on 30 December 2012
From our ten year old:
"I got this for Christmas and couldn't be more happy. It is worth the building time and the characters are great. The only problem is the split manual for bags 4 and 5, it was a bit of a problem but a minor one. Everything in this kit has something special, the barrier is great, everything is great. A recommendation for 8+ or 5+ with adult help"
I'd add that there are some really nice touches, the police office has some great little items, computer screen and coffee machine. The bear is a nice shape and posable, we had him rearing up at the tree one of the robbers was hiding in.
This kit has been reduced on Amazon to 40% of the RRP so it is worth checking prices before buying.
on 5 December 2012
Got the set for a 7 year old, and he loved it, and built it independantly quite quickly.
There are lots of sub-parts to build - helicopter, police van, buggy, and the station itself, so it really lends itsself to being played with. Also there are lots of really great details. I loved the way the criminal can excape the jail by bursting through the letter box!
The price on Amazon does seem to fluctuate quite widely - suggest you wait til it is available at a good price - I think I paid £30-35, but then it is well worht the money. Also is in a huge box - important for any gift!!!!
on 18 November 2013
i've bought many Lego sets over the years for my grandchildren but I must say this looks far better quality than the rest of them. Firstly, if you want to give a large present this will not disappoint since it is in a very large sturdy Lego box and I can't wait to see his face when he opens this on his birthday. Although he will only be just 7 he is able to build Lego very well for his age and his favourite is Lego City like his brothers.