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My son loved it!
on October 4, 2010
I was surprised when the box arrived at our doorstep because it is a lot bigger than I had expected. The biggest part of the whole Lego set is the airplane. My son (a 3rd grader) took the Lego set straight into his room as soon as it arrived. About 2-3 hours later he finished building it. He just asked me for some small assistance in prying some lego pieces apart because he attached it to a different piece.
It is an impressive airport, a lot of good detail, such as a Soda machine, ticketing counter, a computer behind the ticketing counter, a few coffee mugs, departure/arrival screen, baggage check-in, and security scanning area.
One "con" I found was that there is only ONE Lego minifig to run the whole airport, i.e. that one minifig is in charge of ticketing, baggage check-in, security, contol tower duty, cafeteria, etc... So we headed out to a nearby Lego outlet to get more minifigs for the airport terminal.
Another issue I'd like to highlight here is that LEGO has been skimping on the durability of its recent builds. There are pieces that come of easily and not too sturdy, Such as the door for the airplane. the terminal building is also not as sturdy. While playing, some parts would fall or get knocked off easily, like the lamp post and the terminal walls.
The airplane on the other hand has 3 minifigs:- a passenger, a pilot, and a flight attendant. As for the airport ground crew, there is only one guy to drive the baggage truck, and guide the plane in during "taxi-ing", so we got another minifig to help him out.
All-in-all, my son enjoyed this Lego set very much.