I really like the toilet, with it’s tall cistern and pull chain, and I love the little basin created out of a 1×1 wall corner. I was wondering what that part was for. Once I added the tap, I realised. It looks great! Such a small section of the build, but really interesting. It would have been good to see the bathroom take up a little more space. There’s a little wasted space in that area now, and while it makes a fantastic addition to the set, it could have been extended a bit more, with a bigger sink. Maybe that’s something I’ll mod when I get round to it.
At the top floor you’ll find a kitchen (the source of the contraband cookies), and a rooftop terrace area. The kitchen area contains some pretty standard parts, but a few are noteworthy. There’s another of the white tabletops I mentioned in last week’s post, as well as four of the 1×1 plates with round holes used as hotplates on the oven. There’s also a cat and a very cleverly put together rolling pin. I was pretty chuffed with the cat though. I’ve never had a cat in a set before, so this was a great inclusion. In the kitchen are some arched window frames. They look good as a feature, but don’t have any windows in them. In all fairness, I don’t think LEGO produces glass for that type of frame, but it would have been a great inclusion. I know it’s not really all that unique, but there’s also a nice 2×2 round clock tile included.
The last two parts I want to mention specifically are on the POOL sign. These are, once again, unique to the set, and you get a good amount of them. One is the flat tile corner 1x2x2, and the other is the flat tile 2×2 round with hole. These look really great in bright red, and the sign is fantastic to build.
The amount of spares in this set is pretty nuts. As you can see from the image below, you get plenty! More printed cookies and candy, a full flower bunch, taps, darts, scissors and heaps more. It’s incredible! I’m very happy.
40140: Flower Cart
Parts & Minifig
The minifigure is really nice. With overalls printed back and front, he looks great.
It’s a pretty simple build that comes together quite quickly. It looks clean, and is a fantastic addition to the streetscape of the Detective’s Office, even though it’s a separate set. I’m not sure how the little guy is supposed to move the comparatively large cart, but that’s a discussion for another time.
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The next review will be 60083: Snowplough Truck.