This is the LEPIN 16014 – Space Shuttle Expedition Real Reviews from our lovely customer Marcel Koehler at Germany.
There it is, the report on the set:
LEPIN 16014 – Space Shuttle Expedition – 1230 Parts Buy here: https://lepinland.com/
Why did I buy this set?
Of course, this set is also a set for people with space problems! On a relatively small base plate, you get this relatively pretty part set up. In addition, that is sometimes a set with a relatively high degree of popularity. The x-spaceship from the Star Wars series does not make any impression on non-Lego-affine friends and acquaintances (yes, should it exist), but a Space Shuttle knows them all …
Unpacked and first looked at relatively surprised! Especially the large parts have a really nice surface on which I could not immediately discover any major quirks or scratches. Since I’ve seen quite different sets … I have partially after I had touched the large parts with my fat fingers, the stones with a cloth wiped again!
Of course, I can not say if all sets are like my set, but here the quality of the stones is really great!
I then sorted all parts and distributed them on 3 sorting boxes and a tray.
The setup went very fast from the hand, otherwise, I’m not really the speed-builder, but here you could almost see how the space shuttle grows. After my black phase (Tower of Orthanc & Tumbler) then WHITE stones are also a welcome change.
Of course, a good pre-sorting also helped …
The landing platform and the satellite (hidden in the shuttle) was then only a finger exercise at the end.
There’s the thing!
End the part is then on the launch pad! The spotlights would have to be replaced by real lights and then a bit more smoke and then you have Cape Canaveral for home! The countdown has started! As I said, on a relatively small footprint a relatively large set! The minifigures do the rest, very good quality!
Basic quality, errors, missing parts:
The quality of the stones from this set needs def. not to hide behind the original on Denmark. Basically good clamping force, no defective parts, no (!) Missing parts!
But I have one problem: the stickers! Unfortunately, the leaflet with the stickers did not make it to me unscathed. Unfortunately, the thing was kinked a couple of times and 2-3 stickers have come off. Therefore, I have not attached any stickers on the finished set. I’ll take a look at that again, maybe I’ll leave it that way too, I like it quite well even without a sticker!
I have about 30 small parts about … I’ll check again if I have not forgotten something …
A very nice set, not only to put it on the shelf, as a playset, the thing sure makes a slim foot!
Of course, the set is not the most sophisticated set, by construction, but it was fun and that’s what matters in the end. I’ll give you 8 out of 10 points. There is a slight point deduction for the flaps to the load compartment, also there I have to look again on occasion if I can possibly change something there. Basically, I give for this set a clear buy recommendation. Anyone who has something to do with space travel does not always want to have only Star Wars and also has space problems: STRIKE!
and a few more pictures: