The LEGO Creator 3-in-1 sets are some of the best value money can buy, because each of them includes building instructions for at least three different alternate models. This increases both the play-value of the sets, as well as the number of interesting building techniques you can learn. To say it simply, LEGO Creator sets are very fun and very interactive. 🙂
For this summer, we get five new LEGO Creator sets; one focuses on vehicles, one on space exploration, and the last three are houses. The houses are particularly interesting, because besides having their own alternate building instructions, they also have modular sections you can swap around (much like in the LEGO Minecraft line). LEGO calls this the “new-for-June-2017 LEGO Creator modular system”. In addition, the three sets can be combined to create a super large dream house. Below we will look at each of the five sets in more detail. 🙂
➡ #31066 LEGO CREATOR SPACE SHUTTLE EXPLORER: This set is similar to previously released space shuttle models in the LEGO City line, however because this is a LEGO Creator set, you can do a lot more with it. The main model is a very impressive space shuttle, and the two alternate models are a moon station and a space rover. If you would like to build a larger space station, you might even consider getting more than one set, as the models are compatible in style, scale, and color. Here is the official description: Carry out daring space missions with the Space Shuttle Explorer, featuring an authentic white, black and gray color scheme, large engines, opening payload bay with robotic arm, satellite with foldout wings and a minifigure cockpit with tinted canopy. This 3-in-1 LEGO Creator model rebuilds into a Moon Station or a Space Rover for further outer‑space adventures. Includes an astronaut minifigure with a removable jetpack. Space Shuttle Explorer measures over 3” (9cm) high, 10” (26cm) long and 7” (19cm) wide. Moon Station measures over 2” (6cm) high, 7” (18cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep. Space Rover measures over 2” (6cm) high, 5” (13cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide. 285 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE
➡ #31070 LEGO CREATOR TURBO TRACK RACER: While vehicles are common in the LEGO Creator 3-in-1 collection, they tend to be a bit generic in both part-selection and design, because the focus is on having three alternate builds. The Turbo Track Racer however brings the LEGO Creator 3-in-1 vehicles to a whole new level. The design and features are so well done, that it can easily fit in with the more advanced LEGO Creator Expert vehicles, as you will see in the video-review by JANGBRiCKS. The two alternate models are simpler, but also very good looking. This set is a true winner. Here is the official description: Climb into the cockpit of the powerful Turbo Track Racer, featuring a light-blue color scheme with a broad white racing stripe, white rear spoiler, black and white rims with low profile tires, automatic upswing doors and a detailed cockpit with roll cage, racing steering wheel, speedometer, moving gearshift, emergency brake lever, and flame-yellow and gray adjustable racing seats. Also features an opening rear hatch and hood, detailed engine with chrome colored grilles and moving parts, tinted windshield and detailed headlights, taillights, exhaust pipes and wing mirrors. This 3-in-1 LEGO Creator model rebuilds into a Forklift Truck or a Cool Blue Racer. Turbo Track Racer measures over 2” (7cm) high, 8” (22cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide. Forklift Truck measures over 5” (14cm) high, 8” (22cm) long and 3” (10cm) wide. Cool Blue Racer measures over 1” (5cm) high, 9” (23cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide. 664 pieces. Price: $59.99 – BUY HERE
➡ #31067 LEGO CREATOR MODULAR POOLSIDE HOLIDAY: This is the smallest of the three new LEGO Creator houses, but it still has a number of interesting features and options. First of all, there are three main models, and each of the models also have modules that can be swapped around for a different layout. Still, I would say that, by itself, this set is the least interesting of the three, however it does add some valuable elements to the combined model. Here is the official description: Enjoy a wealth of summer activities with the Poolside Holiday set, featuring a house with a red and tan color scheme, rooftop terrace with flowers and barbecue, and a garden area with trees, greenery, swimming pool and a table tennis table with rackets. Interior details include a guitar amplifier, flat-screen TV and a sofa. Mix and match the buildable modules to create a rooftop pool or a rooftop garden, and easily swap the window, door and other modular sections to customize the house. This 3‑in‑1 LEGO Creator model can also be rebuilt to create a Skate Park Holiday or a Music Garage Holiday. Includes 2 minifigures: a girl and a boy. Poolside Holiday measures over 4” (12cm) high, 7” (20cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep. Skate Park Holiday measures over 5” (13cm) high, 6” (17cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep. Music Garage Holiday measures over 5” (13cm) high, 5” (13cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep. 356 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE
➡ #31068 LEGO CREATOR MODULAR MODERN HOME: This set includes 30 more pieces than the previous one for the same price. The building system is the same; three alternate models, and each of the models feature smaller sections that you can swap around. You can watch the video-review below to see all the features, and here is the official description: Build the bright and airy Modern Home, featuring a white, brown and pale-blue color scheme, large windows, solar skylight, upper-level bedroom and balcony with parasol, and a ground-level room with sofa and armchair. Mix and match the buildable modules to create a rooftop terrace, and easily swap the window, door and other modular sections to customize the house.This 3‑in‑1 LEGO Creator model can also be rebuilt to create a Lakeside Home or a Garden Home. Includes 2 minifigures: a woman and a boy, plus a buildable dog figure. Modern Home measures over 6” (16cm) high, 5” (15cm) wide and 3” (9cm) deep. Lakeside Home with jetty measures over 4” (11cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 7” (19cm) deep. Garden Home measures over 5” (14cm) high, 5” (15cm) wide and 5” (15cm) deep. 386 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE
➡ #31069 LEGO CREATOR MODULAR FAMILY VILLA: This is the largest of the three new LEGO Creator houses. Here you can really appreciate the alternate models, as well as the smaller modules that can be removed and swapped around. This system gives you infinitely more ways to customize the buildings without taking the whole set apart. Here is the official description: Enjoy urban adventures at the 3-level Family Villa, featuring a red-tiled roof, white facade with lots of windows and colorful details, plus a garden area with a basketball hoop, outdoor fireplace, mailbox, doghouse and a stairway that leads to a mid-level terrace with a sun lounger. Interior details include a bedroom and kitchen, tables and a sofa. Mix and match the buildable modules and easily swap the window, door and other modular sections to customize the house This 3‑in‑1 LEGO Creator model can also be rebuilt to create a Golf Hotel or a Summer Villa with a swimming pool. Includes 3 minifigures: a man, woman and a boy, plus a buildable dog figure. Family Villa measures over 8” (22cm) high, 14” (36cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep. Golf Hotel measures over 9” (24cm) high, 11” (30cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep. Summer Villa measures over 5” (13cm) high, 7” (20cm) wide and 9” (23cm) deep. 728 pieces. Price: $69.99 – BUY HERE
➡ LEGO CREATOR COMBINED DREAM HOUSE: As I mentioned at the beginning, you can combine the #31067 LEGO Creator Modular Poolside Holiday, the #31068 LEGO Creator Modular Modern Home, and the #31069 LEGO Creator Modular Family Villa to create a dream house with endless play opportunities. To put together the combined model, you use the already built modules of the three sets, so it only takes a few minutes to do the whole reconfiguration. In the video-player below, you can see all five of the sets in more detail (including all of the alternate models), as well as the combined model for the LEGO Creator houses.
The #31066 LEGO Creator Space Shuttle Explorer and the #31070 LEGO Creator Turbo Track Racer are both very solid sets that are some of the best examples of the 3-in-1 LEGO Creator line. And the three LEGO Creator houses expands the 3-in-1 concept even further with the added modular system, plus they can be combined into a giant model with infinite possibilities. Sets like these are what make you really appreciate the continued innovation and ingenuity that happens at the LEGO design headquarters. You can find all the new sets under the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO Creator sets? Do you have a favorite? Did you build any of them already? Feel free to share your thoughts and own review in the comment section below! 😉
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