LEGO Boutique Hotel Review
The Boutique Hotel set is 3066 pieces and will take you 6 to 7 hours to build. The build is split into 3 chunks, so finding a natural stopping point is easy. The process is so much fun! There are so many diagonal walls, angled tiles, curved facets, and tiny details that ensure the build is never boring for a single second. You’ll build a reception desk, art gallery, a work desk with a typewriter, little bedrooms with beds and drawers, and even bathtubs. This one set has so many brilliant ideas and executes them all flawlessly.
Once done, the exterior of the hotel is a delight to behold. Its tan, light peach, and “copper patina” or “sand” green stories are layered one on top of the other like a decorative cake. The white columns framing each window are reminiscent of frosting, further adding to the appetizing comparison. The doors to the hotel lobby and art gallery can open, as can the sunroof windows. To help set the scene, there are sporadically placed studs so you can plug in one of the seven included minifigures, which include tourists, hotel employees, a gallery owner, and a street vendor.
The level of detail on display on the exterior is bonkers, but you may be wondering how to admire all your handiwork for the interiors. Well, each layer is connected via a sparing amount of stud points, which securely affix the layers when on display, but also allow you to easily remove them from each other without a big struggle. This is by far the best feature of the set. This lets you open up the building to adjust your minifig display, or just drink in the beautiful details. The amount of clever LEGO engineering on display here will have brick fans geeking out to the nth degree. Honestly this set is absolutely perfect. Well, it almost is. At a whopping $199.99, this relatively small, yet incredibly content dense set is not cheap. In my mind, it is absolutely worth it as a work of art that you have fun building yourself, but it’s still a significant factor to bear in mind as a consumer.