Perfect gift for teenage sons. I thought they were too old for legos, but this kit kept them engaged. The boys especially liked the lighting. Each kit took at least 4 hours to build. Appears to be Lego compatible.
At a fraction of the price You would have to spend at the big marked leader (still?) for a comparable set a lot of unique design gags and even illumination are included. I like the natural color setting, the chinese/ japanese writings and the authentic „tea-house-feeling“ it spreads.
The model shows a traditional architecture that has been upgraded step-by-step with modern equipment as e.g.: aircondition, vending machine, steet lamp, power pole with mast transformer fed by earth cable.
I additionally added some real lightning to the outdoor lamps which severely complicated the building process.
My only backdraw was the ceiling of the 2nd floor, the tea room (steps C1-C2). Applying all dark brown JA30690009 tiles to the plate JA10760007 plate bent the plate in such a strong way upwards that it could not be put in place any more. I had to continue with leaving the tiles. No idea if the plate is to week or the tiles are out of alignment.
But apart from that I love this tiny little full-of-character model.
Bought it together with Summer Coffee House and don't know which one I love more. This build was really enjoyable with no real hickups, and it features some fun technical details you can play with (sliding door, etc.). Quality of plastic is pretty good too. Opening backwall is so tall it tends to curve a little bit, which makes it harder to fit into place, but if you fit bottom half first and than build the top half, it works fine. Love the colors!
I just received mine and built it and I’m happy to say it was really great. It matches up with other brands perfectly and is now my favourite shop in my city layout. I’ll definitely look at buying the other sets and any future new ones that come out cause I really like the Japanese style.
So yeah, the title says it all. I like these little stores. I have all three of them. What i would like to add are small alleys between these stores, so that the coffee shop for example can open its awning.
In this set i love al the details. I would like it more when there where prints instead of stickers ... but at this point im fine with it. One important piece (the second floor roof piece) was a bit bent but the contstruction made it even ^^'
I also think its a bit darker then on the promo pictures and the roof contstruction was a bit difficult.
But in the end it stands there and i like it very much ^^
I hope for many more future sets!
This was my first Cada set and i enjoyed it a lot! The final result is very beautiful and it gives a lot of japanese vibes!
I've got a lot of fun at building it, there was some step harder than other (the joint of the biggest roof for example) but generally i found it well thinked! I will buy the other set in the future for sure!
This set is amazing! I love how complete it feels from the front to the interior all the way to the top. The details are amazing and I also love how it can combine with the other buildings to form a nice street!
Para los amantes de los bloques de construccion muy recomendable gran detalle
Super! Amazingly detailed and well put set. Perfect choice for a gift. Will buy more of these Japaneese themed sets.
This set was a blast to build and now lives in my living room.