(Written by Miro of The Brick Corner)
I have recently found a very interesting little set at the gift-shop of the LEGOLAND park in California. It is the #40115 LEGOLAND exclusive set, containing four LEGO Miniland size figures depicting a family visiting a LEGOLAND park. There is not much information you can find about this set online, so I decided to share my review with you. 🙂
The set is a LEGOLAND exclusive only available at LEGOLAND parks. It costs $19.99 before tax, and for a box of 270 pieces it comes to about 7.4 cents a piece, which is not bad. The kit comes with interchangeable tan and reddish-brown bricks to allow you to build either a light skin-toned or dark skin-toned family (there is a separate instruction manual for each). The set also contains a cardboard backdrop you can put behind the family to create a small display setting.
The pieces of the #40115 LEGOLAND set are organized in four bags; not in any particular order, and they are not numbered. The colors are mostly from the basic LEGO color-palette with some rarer tan elements.
As this is a small set with only 270 pieces, it is best to open all the bags at once and spread them out on a table. Building either version of the LEGO Miniland family takes approximately 20 minutes for an experienced LEGO builder, and a bit longer for a novice.
The building experience was quite enjoyable even for an adult LEGO fan like me, as it gave helpful insights into the techniques used for constructing LEGO Miniland-scale figures out of standard LEGO pieces. Once you are finished building the set you can use the techniques you learned to build other Miniland size people from your existing LEGO collection, or even build members of your own family!
If you are considering getting the #40115 LEGOLAND set for your BrickLink shop, I would suggest selling it as a sealed set instead of parting it out. It includes mostly common LEGO elements and the part-out value is not spectacular ($31.17 for 6 month average, not including the cardboard backing). The set does come with lots of extra elements – especially tan and reddish-brown – which is always nice to have.
My overall opinion is that this is a great little set to take a slice of the LEGOLAND park back home with you. It makes for a nice display and also works great as gift. Additionally, it is an excellent set for learning how to build Miniland size people, and can inspire you to try building Miniland figures of your own. I’m definitely planning to build my own family!
As I mentioned this set is a LEGOLAND exclusive, so look out for it if you are planning to visit a LEGOLAND park anytime soon. You should also be able to find in on the secondary market like BrickLink and eBay, however expect to pay more due to the limited availability. See eBay listings here: #40115 LEGOLAND SET AVAILABLE ON EBAY
What do you think? How do you like this unique LEGOLAND set? Do you like to build LEGO Miniland scale? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below! 😉
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