Ratings and Reviews for 5891-1: Apple Tree House

5891-1: Apple Tree House

Overall Score

5.90
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 7.00
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 4.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 6.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 7.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 7.00
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 5.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 6.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 5.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 6.00
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 6.00
Review from: Ronda
Reviewed on: Sep 6, 2013
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 7

I love Creator houses.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 4

No minifigures?  Come on, LEGO!

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 6

Well, we need somebody to play with those lown mower and hoop...

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 7

539 pieces for about $40 was not bad.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 7

Creator is an evergreen theme.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 5

It was available from every retailer.

PACKAGING | Score: 6

Nothing special

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 5

Not a money looser, but that's about it.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 6

Sweet house, but you need to add the minifigures.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 6

Apple Tree House continues the long history of classic LEGO houses.  It’s not a fancy, but rather basic set, which can be a nice starter or an addition to your collection.  Included are two 5x10" (16x32 studs) base plates (they are a bit brighter then normal green base plates) and a bunch of elements (door, windows) to build 1 house model (instructions for 3 models are in the box) or create your own design.  Several nice ideas are suggested, such as a lawn mower and a basketball hoop (but no real ball for it). 

However, no minifigures are included and no small accessories.   Combining it with any City set may be a good idea to provide minifigures and a small car to put in your tiny garage.

Issued in 2010, this set was available for a rather long time before retiring in 2013, so I wouldn’t expect it to be a money maker.

My overall impression – it’s somewhat minimalistic, but not bad for a mid-size set, which is not as expensive as bigger Creator houses.