I've been working on the Ninjago City Docks for almost a month now, and I still cannot find the motivation to finish it.
It's not to say that it's a bad model per se or the construction techniques are boring. There have been some serious "ah-ha" moments when I thought a build was not going in the right direction. It also combines with the Ninjago City set from last year - I hope they continue this trend like the Creator Modular line.
...but yeah. I've got three bags' worth of steps to do, and I find myself putting it off indefinitely.
It almost feels like studying in college - I keep finding reasons not to do it, and at some point, I'm going to have to make myself get it done.
Pretty sure that's not how a (super-pricey) LEGO set should make you feel.
I think part of the problem is that I have the partially completed model ($230) adjoined to the Ninjago City set ($299), and I am not seeing a $70 gap in value between them. Ninjago City is infinitely more interesting and impressive. Heck, the old $150 Creator Modular City components have more presence and splendour.
Maybe if the designer had kept the build confined to a single baseplate, this would have given the build more height?
And of course, the amount of space devoted to the water-way, while aesthetically pleasing, does hamper the extent of the actual builds. This was a detracting point of Ninjago City as well, which is, effectively, 3/4ths of an actual building.
The docks feel like 1/2 of a building and then stretched across the additional 1/2 baseplate.
Edited by Betty Nor, 17 December 2018 - 06:24 PM.