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LEGO Creator Ex Mini Cooper Building Set (10242)

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Take the iconic MINI Cooper for a drive! This beautifully crafted LEGO brick replica of the classic MINI Cooper Mk VII is full of authentic details, from the classic green and white color scheme with white wing mirrors and racing stripes, to the opening doors, hood and trunk, sporty fog lights, detailed engine and separate spare tire compartment. You can even remove the roof to access a tan colored interior with patterned seats, veneer-style dashboard, turning steering wheel, and moving gearshift and handbrake. And of course, no MINI Cooper would be complete without a picnic basket and blanket, the perfect accessories for a fun day in the countryside!

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085087

992D18B8

673419210287

6061192

3 pounds

14.7 x 13.9 x 3.7

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Average Customer Rating:

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LEGO Creator Ex Mini Cooper Building Set (10242)
 
4.7

(based on 67 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Solid little model!

I put the LEGO Mini Cooper together in about two hours and loved every minute of the build. I like the colour, the detail and the novel building techniques used here. I will...Read complete review

I put the LEGO Mini Cooper together in about two hours and loved every minute of the build. I like the colour, the detail and the novel building techniques used here. I will admit that it's hard for me to come up with any dislikes for this set. And I only include these because they jumped out at me as I was building. Keep in mind, these are minuscule complaints and the model must be really spectacular if these are the only faults I can find. 1. The scale. Another reviewer mentioned that the scale of the MINI is a bit different than than the recent VW Camper van. I agree that it would have been nice if both were in the same scale. 2. The stickers. To make the angle of the front windshield and back windshield work, the designers employed four 'black out' stickers. These are a bit of a cheat. 3. The steering wheel. It's built so that it adjusts forward and back with tilt. But then, when the dash is install, the dash smashes the steering wheel down into the seat. I know the scale of the model isn't such that a mini figure (or even a LEGO Friends figure would logically fit inside, but the wheel look silly resting so close to the front of the seat. 4. On my model, the printed dark green 1x4 bolster pieces were a fun surprise. Unfortunately, mine had pin stripes that were printed on an angle and ruin the effect of a car-length racing stripe. I took them all apart and fussed with them until I got them in an order that mostly made them line up. But still. Now for the pros. 1. Love the colour. The white plus dark green plus the choice of the interior checkered pattern is smashing. Even love the tinted glass panels -- those made the whole model pop. 2. Details like the skates for the door handles, the rear tailpipe, the curved lid of the boot (trunk) and the curved side mirrors make this one an exceptional capture of the real vehicle. 3. Love the insets for the wheels, the metallic bumpers (front and back). 4. All the opening and moving features. We take for granted the rolling wheels but I love these soft rubber ones. Also, the opening trunk, hood, realistic engine (with metallic pieces inside), two opening doors and removable roof. 5. The dash with all the gadgets, wood paneling and instrument gauges. Shifter knob and emergency brake. Might have liked the roof to be made with larger white tiles. 6. The clever picnic basket, contents, wine bottle and blanket. When I showed my wife, it reminded her of one of our earliest dates. I had forgotten that moment until she reminded me (Shhh! Don't tell her!) and was instantly transported back to that night when we had a picnic with wine on the banks of a beautiful lake. Great build! Great memories. And when my kids get older, they can enjoy building this one too!

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Mini Cooper

This is a nice model to build and looks ok once complete I feel that it needed a little bit of a polish up though the steering wheel and gear lever both to big,...Read complete review

This is a nice model to build and looks ok once complete I feel that it needed a little bit of a polish up though the steering wheel and gear lever both to big, there no sun visors rear view mirror or wipers but seems there was meant to be, the bonnet sits proud and roof not finished off on the corners, the mini badges should not be stickers, spear wheel dose not match the other 4 wheels and last of all it has a black exhaust not silver. I know it seems a lot and bit picky but this is an expert model and has a steep price to go with it I felt that it was easy to build and did not take to long. Over all this is not much harder than most of the standard Lego creator sets that iv built.

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5.0

Love this series

By RikVicious

from Detroit

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex Mini Cooper Building Set (10242):

My partner and I both are big Lego fans, and usually try building at least one thing while we're visiting another. We got the Mini Cooper because we've both been desperate to build it, and had such an incredible time building it. The attention to detail is insane, and was well worth the money. This series (Mini Cooper, VW Bus, etc.) is probably my favorite with Lego right now.

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5.0

Best treat

By Vic2316

from Undisclosed

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex Mini Cooper Building Set (10242):

Bought this as a treat for myself, couldn't decide between this and the VW Campervan but in the end this won me over. I wanted something more challenging and this was fantastic,I started building this late at night and would have happily stayed up and built it in one go but wasn't able to. The small picnic set is adorable , the seats are amazing and the brick separator included in the kit saved my nails! I get bored easily with other smaller kits and they usually passed on to younger family members but this will be staying firmly on my shelf!

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5.0

Amazing

By RedLobster

from Frankenblick

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex Mini Cooper Building Set (10242):

This is one of my favorite Lego Sets. With a litte bit light it looks even better;)

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4.0

Fun to Build

By CocoaPuff

from Calgaru

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex Mini Cooper Building Set (10242):

This set is way easier than I thought. the Lego guy in the store told me it took his mom 7 hours to build and I got scared. I hesitated because I didn't want to spend 7 hours to build a set which only has 1077 pieces. Once I started it went very smooth. It could be even faster if I didn't take a coffee break or play with my dog. I like Mini Coopers, I own 2, I drive 1, now even have a mini Mini in my living room. Cutest thing ever!

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5.0

Mini Cooper

By brickdude1964

from Rockford

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex Mini Cooper Building Set (10242):

Wonderful model - just right level of difficulty to build. Lots of nice features. Proud to display completed model.

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4.0

A fun model to build, but has a few tiny flaws

By mcleod4568

from DAGENHAM

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex Mini Cooper Building Set (10242):

Overall I would say that this Mini Cooper model looks absolutely great once it is finished. It looks so sleek and sophisticated compared the the VW Camper Van. It took me about 5-6 hours to build the model, spread out over 3 days. With long builds like these I like to do a stage a day. So do all the bricks from number 1 bags on the first day, all the bricks from number 2 bags on the second day and so on and so forth. This is a great model, don't get me wrong, but there are a few bits that I think could be better. The steering wheel is too big and looks out of scale compared to the rest of the model. The usual lego fan's grievance with stickers reared it's ugly head again - lego managed printed bricks for some parts on this model, but for the mini cooper badges/logo and the number plates you had to peel off as stickers. And I tried my best but I inevitably put them on wonky which is annoying. I also think the wheels and the wheel arches look oversized. It is probably just me, but I think they could do with being made a teeny bit smaller. But there are so many things to like about this model. The front area with the white stripes contrasting against the dark green looks stunning and the rear of the mini looks just like the real car. The interior seats look awesome as well and I like the little picnic basket, drink bottle and blanket included. Once I get a proper shelf to display the model, they will sit next to the car, but for now they are stored in the boot. And even though they are stickers, the British number plates look really really cool. I wish that British number plates could have been an option for the VW Camper Van. For the Mini Cooper model you get a choice of British, American, German, Danish or Australian number plates. Despite the flaws it is a great model and well worth the money.

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4.0

Great set shame about the mirrors

By waterytowers

from Melbourne

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex Mini Cooper Building Set (10242):

I wanted this set from the moment I saw the designer video. I got this set for myself but also as something I could build with my 5yo son. The build was fun with lots of lovely details. I agree with another reviewer that the steering wheel was just a little too big for the car but you don't really notice when you have it on the shelf. My only real gripe is with the side-mirrors. They fall of relatively easily and it detracts from it being a play set. My son is probably one of the few children his age that does not have a propensity for demolishing everything and is very careful when playing with things he knows need more care. Even then every time he has played with this set the side-mirrors keep falling off. For most people this is probably seen as a display model, but in reality if the mirrors were more solid it could be a play set, as it is a very solid build. Great set Lego, keep up building the wonderful detailed models, they are getting better every year.

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5.0

Fun build!

By raspberryswirl

from Undisclosed

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex Mini Cooper Building Set (10242):

When I saw it in the store I wasn't sure if I wanted it or not. I liked it but I wasn't in love with it like the VW Bus but after a few more visits to the store it started to grow on me so I picked one up. The color kept me from loving it haha. I'm glad that I did though because it was a fun build and I'm really happy with it. The seats were my favorite part to build. The picnic basket accessories are adorable and I love how they store in the trunk! The quality of Legos is definitely superior. Very enjoyable, relaxing and fun experience!

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5.0

Coolest Christmas Present!!

By FisherKat20

from Richmond

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex Mini Cooper Building Set (10242):

I am extremely happy with the way it turned out! It looks great on my shelf (yes I did play with it first). Build time is not exact.

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5.0

Cool model

By Miley

from Queen creek

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex Mini Cooper Building Set (10242):

Really fun to bild and hard to figar out different color piece

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