LEGO Creator 3-in-1 31129 Majestic Tiger review

LEGO Creator 3-in-1 31129 Majestic Tiger captures detail, expression, colour and life in a fabulously creative and effective LEGO set. Just wow.

The only obvious criticism for 31129 Majestic Tiger is that the LEGO Group has included ‘majestic’ in the name of the set, because it leaves us with one less superlative to use to describe what is otherwise a stand-out creation from the Creator 3-in-1 team.

Using a combination of clever tricks and techniques, the form of a tiger is fully realised and beautifully expressed in a poseable, fun build. What more can we say?

— Set details —

Theme: LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Set name: 31129 Majestic Tiger Release: January 1, 2022

Price: £44.99 / $49.99 / €49.99 Pieces: 755 Minifigures: 0

LEGO: Available now

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— Build —

There’s not much more you need to know about 31129 Majestic Tiger than we have already stated in our opener. Right from reveal through to launch (when it sold out online), it’s a clear stand-out from the January 2022 line-up, and will certainly continue to impress for the duration of its shelf life. That’s for its choice of subject matter, its use of colour and build techniques and its sheer brilliance in realising the former with the latter.

Remarkably for how good this model is, it is only stretched across four numbered bags and 755 pieces, some of which are actually for the small bird side-build. It means that not a brick is wasted in putting together the tiger, and that it begins to take shape rather quickly in your hands.

Utilising any number of ways to turn bricks and plates on their side and to place them at an angle (ball joints play a part in more places than you can immediately identify), the Creator 3-in-1 design team has captured the most important aspects to a tiger’s form whilst keeping the build process interesting and engaging, and the final model still very accessible and sturdy for play.

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And play with it we all will, thanks to all the joints built into the creature that open up the possibility of innumerable cat-like poses, from head to tail. This is where the fun can really be had, as you decide whether to set the tiger roaming through the jungle, or ready to pounce on its prey, or creeping along in the long grass, or midway through a roar, or just about to clamp its jaws down, perhaps on your finger.

The most important aspects to the tiger are actually easy to overlook in and amongst all the fun, but are only able to be overlooked for how quickly your eye accepts them. These are the striped pattern of the tiger, which has been skilfully built into the model through careful colour selection of various parts, and the head, which so brilliantly catches the size, features and expression of a tiger.

It’s arguably the most complex part of the entire build and it is undeniably the most important, because without those piercing eyes staring straight through you, or those menacing teeth on display, or the smart integration of black and white to break up the orange, the rest of the model wouldn’t work half as well. As it is, the eyes have you locked in, drawing you in and holding your attention, just like everything else about 31129 Majestic Tiger.

Did we mention that there are two other builds in this Creator 3-in-1 set? Using the same selection of parts, you can also put together a red panda or a koi fish. Both are effective and interesting builds, but let’s be honest about what 99% of us will be building here…

— Price —

Every now and again with a LEGO set, price flies out the window. If you can afford to buy Creator 3-in-1 31129 Majestic Tiger, then there is nothing but the very best design, display potential, play and fun to be had at your fingertips. Even at double the price (and let’s see how bad Brexit gets), this set would still be tempting. Don’t believe us? It sold out at launch online in the UK, US and Europe.

31129 Majestic Tiger is a future classic that has just released, is available now, why are you still reading this, click one of our affiliate links and pick up a copy when it’s back in stock online.

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— Summary —

31129 Majestic Tiger doesn’t need to be a Creator 3-in-1 set – as much work and expertise can clearly be seen in the alternate red panda and koi fish builds, but the lead model of the huge, roaming, colourful tiger steals the spotlight. This is a piece of LEGO art and creativity, bundled in the form of an official LEGO set that we can all have a chance at owning.

There is so much to take in, appreciate and enjoy about 31129 Majestic Tiger over and over again – it’s the type of LEGO set that will appeal to and reward LEGO builders across various age groups and themes.

It’s one of the best in recent times from the LEGO Group, and is a fine example for why LEGO fans have such high expectations of LEGO sets – because sometimes, every possible expectation is met and then exceeded, and the end result is something very new and really quite amazing.

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This set was not provided for review by the LEGO Group.

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How long does it take to build LEGO Creator 3-in-1 31129 Majestic Tiger?

LEGO Creator 3-in-1 31129 Majestic Tiger isn’t the largest build, requiring just around an hour for the average builder to put together.

How many pieces are in LEGO Creator 3-in-1 31129 Majestic Tiger?

There are 755 pieces in LEGO Creator 3-in-1 31129 Majestic Tiger, which you can use to build a tiger with small red bird side-build, or a red panda or a koi fish. The tiger, you’ll be building the tiger.

How big is LEGO Creator 3-in-1 31129 Majestic Tiger?

LEGO Creator 3-in-1 31129 Majestic Tiger can stretch as long as 38cm and will generally come in around 12cm at its tallest and 10cm at its widest.

How much does LEGO Creator 3-in-1 31129 Majestic Tiger cost?

LEGO Creator 3-in-1 31129 Majestic Tiger comes in at £44.99 in the UK, $49.99 in the US and €49.99 in Europe, and sold out in all three regions at launch.

Rob Paton

As one half of Tiro Media Ltd, I mix a passion for print and digital media production with a deep love of LEGO and can often be found on these pages eulogising about LEGO Batman, digging deeper into the LEGO Group’s inner workings, or just complaining about the price of the latest LEGO Star Wars set. Make a great impression when you meet me in person by praising EXO-FORCE as the greatest LEGO theme of all time. Follow me on Twitter @RobPaton or drop me an email at [email protected]

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