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    Toy Fair 2014: Creator
    Hot Bionicle NewsFriday, February 21st, 2014 at 10:55am by Andrew, BZPower News Manager

    I think that Creator sets often get overlooked, but LEGO keeps churning them out and many were on display at Toy Fair 2014. These models often have great designs and a good selection of parts, making them worth looking at. So what are you waiting for? Read on to check them out!

    Toy Fair 2014 Creator 01

    31013 Red Thunder

    Toy Fair 2014 Creator 15

    66 pieces. Age 6+.
    $4.99 (USD) $6.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    At only $5, sets like these are a great impulse buy and can be a lot of fun. They offer instructions for three models, and the one on display, at least, is quite impressive for the size.

    31014 Power Digger

    Toy Fair 2014 Creator 16

    64 pieces. Age 6+.
    $4.99 (USD) $6.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    I actually got to build this set at BrickFair Alabama where Watashi Wa an I participated in the blind speed build (check out the video). All three models are fun and functional, but the real fun we had was using the pieces during public hours to build robots and spaceships and whatever our imaginations could think of! I think that's some of the real power in the Creator line.

    31015 Emerald Express

    Toy Fair 2014 Creator 17

    56 pieces. Age 6+.
    $4.99 (USD) $6.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    This model is a cool little steam engine. The proportions are a bit off I think, but that's perfectly fine. I also like the use of an offset to attach a three-wide cabin to the two-wide base.

    31017 Sunset Speeder

    Toy Fair 2014 Creator 12

    119 pieces. Age 6+.
    $12.99 (USD) $15.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    Now we're moving up to some of the larger sets. The speeder makes an impression with the bright orange, and of course I noticed the trans-black Bohrok eyes.

    31018 Highway Cruiser

    Toy Fair 2014 Creator 13

    129 pieces. Age 7+.
    $12.99 (USD) $15.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    This Creator set does a pretty god job integrating System and Technic pieces, ending up with an awesome motorcycle. The lime green is a nice color choice and makes it a good way to add that hue to your collection.

    31020 Twinblade Adventures

    Toy Fair 2014 Creator 14

    216 pieces. Age 7+.
    $17.99 (USD) $19.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    I enjoy planes and this Osprey lookalike is no exception. It has some great color blocking and 216 parts for $18 makes it a steal. Definitely worth looking into.

    31019 Forest Animals

    Toy Fair 2014 Creator 10

    272 pieces. Age 7+.
    $19.99 (USD) $24.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    The Creator line isn't all about vehicles. Using the eye pieces from the Mixels line, designers have made some adorable animals. Even better, unlike many of the Creator sets, you can actually build more than one at the same time!

    31021 Furry Creatures

    Toy Fair 2014 Creator 11

    285 pieces. Age 7+.
    $19.99 (USD) $24.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    Oh man, how do you say no to a face like that? It's so cute! The mouse is cool too. The kitty makes use of some ball joints to give it additional poseability, making this set of interest to constraction builders.

    31022 Turbo Quad

    Toy Fair 2014 Creator 08

    186 pieces. Age 7+.
    $24.99 (USD) $29.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    Here's another set that features a lot of Technic pieces to give this quad some cool suspension. There's also some trans-clear Bohrok eyes, in case that sort of thing interests you.

    31023 Yellow Racers

    Toy Fair 2014 Creator 07

    328 pieces. Age 7+.
    $29.99 (USD) $39.99 (CAD)
    Available in August

    The main model here is pretty slick, going for an attack helicopter vibe but without all the guns and missiles. You can see some tires in the background of the picture, since you can build a car using the same parts - the wonders of bricks!

    31024 Roaring Power

    Toy Fair 2014 Creator 06

    374 pieces. Age 8+.
    $29.99 (USD) $39.99 (CAD)
    Available in August

    Sometimes I feel like the designers are just showing off in these sets, coming up with things like the Bohrok eyes seamlessly transitioning into the cheese slopes. There's lots of great details in this set!

    31025 Mountain Hut

    Toy Fair 2014 Creator 09

    550 pieces. Age 8+.
    $39.99 (USD) $49.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    One of the few minifig-scale Creator sets, the Mountain Hut offers a wide variety of parts. The mountain with the waterfall is fairly simple, but it works.

    31026 Bike Shop & Cafe

    Toy Fair 2014 Creator 02 Toy Fair 2014 Creator 03 Toy Fair 2014 Creator 04 Toy Fair 2014 Creator 05

    1,023 pieces. Age 9+.
    $89.99 (USD) $109.99 (CAD)
    Available in August

    I have to admit, when I first saw this set I thought it was a new low-end modular building. It's not quite up to par with the likes of the Parisian Restaurant or Palace Cinema, but these are still awesome models. They cram in lot of details, both inside and out, and I feel like they set a new standard for the Creator line.

    I'm pretty impressed by this year's Creator line and their showing at Toy Fair 2014 - if you liked what you saw make sure to check out the rest of our Toy Fair coverage. You can also let us know what themes you want to see next, although there's not too many left. You can keep checking back on BZPower to see them and all our other LEGO news!

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