My 11 year old daughter and her friend spent 7 hours one day putting the large Salt Lake Temple together and loved it! We look forward to purchasing more!
Overall it was pretty good. The directions were decent and we were able to build it completely. Some of the pieces were really tough to get to click together, especially the single pieces. The temple spires were a major problem because they didn't click together at all. I had to heat them up and bend them in order to get them to fit and then they still popped off. When it was all said and done, we had fun building it.
Turned out awesome! It's even a classy decoration for my shelves!
My girls are constantly begging to build the temple with this brick set. Best purchase I've made for them
We are a brick-fan family. To now have a scale model of the temple we were sealed in more than 26 years ago to display proudly in our living room is a wonderful addition...
This brick temple has provided hours of fun for my husband and son! My son is only five, but is great at reading instructions and has done well on this when working with his dad. It's awesome!
My husband and daughter put it together, but then we couldn't get the spires to attach, so it never really came together. My husband then just took it down. :(
It looks beautiful and was worth what we paid for sure. Only downside was that the small pieces are really hard to stick together. We were hoping the kids could help out a little more but it hurt my hands!! Once we got the tops on and Angel Moroni it was all worth it though:)
Salt Lake Temple - great idea
Poor quality - Very 3rd party feel to the bricks. Don't fit together like you would expect, especially from the big names. Seem bricks you are forcing together, others are so loosely put together, that they fall apart being lifted. More often then not, the problem is they don't fit and are being forced together. Bricks have scratches and gouges on them also causing the bricks to not fit together. With the big names in the brick business, you stack 4 pieces together, you get a nice straight tower. Due to the poor quality, instead of a straight little tower, you get something more resembling the leaning tower of Piza, causing them to be difficult to let stack together as they don't line up as they should. Visible air gaps between the bricks.
Poor instructions - instead of the clean, one step per page instructions, these fit 6 steps per page and are difficult to see, let alone try to make sense of what they are doing. Almost need a magnifying glass to be able to see what they contain.
Cost to brick quality - Seems like a high price being paid, especially for the quality of the bricks received."
I purchased both the small and the large Salt Lake City Temple. I sent the small one to my missionary and we completed the large one as a family at home. My missionary enjoyed completing it on a p-day. We've always enjoyed building brick's together as a family and so it was nice to still be able to do that. We love the option to be able to build the temples! Our only complaint is that the bricks are cut for a very tight fit. We all had very sore thumbs for a few days after applying soo many of the small thin one piece bricks. And taking the small one apart to ship home and rebuild later, may prove challenging. Overall it's a great product!
Just difficult enough to make it last and make it fun! Kept the kids entertained through three sessions of Conference. Everyone who sees it is impressed! My kids age 6 and 9 definitely needed a lot of help, but doing it together was the plan anyway. We love it and are taking it apart to do it again next Conference!
"I ordered one set as a trial to see if I wanted to get sets for my seven children (and their 28 grandchildren). Opening the box it was obvious (though I guess the number of pieces stated in the ad should have clued me in) the pieces were much smaller than I expected. My grandchildren range from 1 yr to 17 years...good age spread for each family to put together the temple as a project I thought. But I won't be buying one for each family for Christmas as I had expected. I actually don't know what to do with the one I bought now. I certainly will be interested if there is a simplified version.
While I seriously love the premise of brick toy temples I was pretty disenchanted by the end of our build. The pieces are fairly well built and sturdy but many do not fit together well. Some are too tight, some too loose. It became quite frustrating to try and build on to the temple when previous levels would collapse under the much pressure. The spires did not fit very well and continue to pop off no matter how tight we try to press them on. The roof instructions were lacking. It took us quite a bit to figure out a way to make the roof work. The "House of the Lord" plaque is totally missing from our set. And the extra bag of parts floating outside of the box but within the shipping box was confusing. There were no instructions indicating what they were for. Only when I wrote the company and asked was I enlightened on what the extra bag was for. All those complaints aside...I realize that this is an idea just beginning to take flight. I tell you these things to hopefully help improve upon a truly fantastic idea. I realize this is the more complex model and that there is supposed to be a simpler model coming out for younger builders. That is a great idea. This ended up being MY project because it was just too complex for my kids. I definitely plan to buy other models and hope the Logan temple is in the works soon!
The two roof panels just rest against each other in the middle, kept falling into the temple. The flat finish pieces were only connected to the temple with one button, they could turn in place. Had to line all of them up and not bump it or they would go crooked. Not that big of a deal--overall a good but tedious project.
I love the concept. We are a big brick family (as in 100,000's of bricks- yikes!). You could even say that we are brick purists. I bought the set chiefly because while I could get the instructions online- I wanted the part list, so that we could build it with our own bricks. The quality of the bricks in this set are pretty sub-standard. Many bricks don't hold well- they are just not the quality of material or precision that you'll get with real bricks. I was a little disappointed that the set includes customized parts (the angel and the steeple), although I understand the difficulty in trying to use standard pieces. As it stands, I went out and purchased actual bricks to build the set with, and we are working on building the top with standard pieces. So, I understand that you probably can't re-package real bricks, and that you probably need customized pieces. I would (and have) recommended the set to friends. I suspect that most people aren't going to care too much about the concerns that I noted. But for my family, we're probably just too darn picky to give more than 3 stars. I understand that there will be a Nauvoo temple soon. I haven't seen the plans but was surprised the set was going to be so small. I'd be much more interested in larger sets.
Very happy with our purchase on the SLC Temple brick set! Easy to follow instructions it was fun for the while family to build! I displayed my temple at a church activity and EVERYONE asked where is had gotten it, cost, others temples etc. It was a HUGE hit!!
We bought it as a birthday gift for our son who really enjoyed putting it together and was excited about it. Our other children really enjoyed it also.
I was so excited to give this to my mother as a present. As she started putting it together there were a bunch of missing pieces. We had to go through and find which pieces were missing in order for the company to send us more. The company did respond quickly but it was such a pain. Hopefully this doesn't happen to other people.
Such an awesome thing for LDS families. We are using it as a baptism gift for our oldest. We will buy more temples for our other kids baptism as they become available!
I bought each of my grandchildren's families a set of the Salt Lake Temple. They loved it, even the little ones helped build it. It was a great way to spent time working together. A great summer project.