LEGO City Ski Resort quick review + thoughts! 60203

LEGO City Ski Resort quick review + thoughts! 60203


everyone this is the LEGO City ski
resort set and yes all of this stuff
here comes in one single set in one
single box it’s a lot to look at so let
me first give you a fairly quick
overview of everything the set has to
offer then I’ll come back later and look
at some of the finer details and
definitely give you my personal thoughts
so many minifigures 11 of them in total
these are some of the slope rescue crew
members here with the torsos on the left
being identical but the one on the right
is different all three of these faces
are different I’ll take those helmets
off so as you can see under they’re a
little bit better you’re not able to
raise the visors but there are the
prints on the backs of those torsos and
this will also let you get to see the
rest of faces on the left here is the
helicopter pilot for search and rescue
as well as just general scouting out of
the park and the German Shepherd dog
could actually be another crew member
they’re you know helping to to look for
people who may have gotten trapped under
an avalanche or something or it could
just be a dog that came with one of the
park patrons you know who’s visiting the
place so here are some normal people who
could be those visitors I really like
the torso prints for all three of them
and I appreciate the the kind of dull
tones you know not using colors that are
too bright but they’re not too boring
either and I like the the two different
uses of the orange scarf piece that was
introduced with jay from the lego
ninjago movie there are no alternate
faces to see on these so let’s move on
here are a couple of kids one boy one
girl got these short legs on these the
all the way short ones not the ones that
are medium size isn’t able to articulate
to let them walk but I think the gray
color on the left is not the most common
and also the lavender on the right is
not too common just different colors
here in general to what we typically see
in traditional Lego sets and I
appreciate that here’s a snowboarder
with some definition to his chin that’s
something you don’t see too frequently
from Lego I think it looks pretty good
his snowboard is the kind of school bus
yellow color it’s the flame orangish
yellow or yellowish
orange color and also has a couple of
stickers on the top of it and lastly
here’s a skier with a pair of medium
Azure coloured skis got a couple of dark
gray ski poles and notice the helmet is
dual molded with the hair built into it
there’s also a little bit of texture on
the top to represent some air vents and
with this type of helmet you can raise
up the visor which is good to see and
with this one for a change compared to
the others there is an alternate face so
this is a skier who’s about to take a
fall or perhaps you already just took
one the biggest thing in the set is this
ski patrol building which Lego refers to
as a rescue base it’s fully a two floor
building and outside down at the first
floor there’s just a little bit of
detailing on the outside physically but
they use some stickers to show you the
sign you know for what the building is
what the weather conditions are and also
the statuses of the slopes that are
currently available have some tools
outside some things that you can pick up
and use with the minifigures and then up
above there’s a dual satellite dish set
up on an antenna stalk and up front
there’s also a small balcony where you
can put maybe two figures side-by-side
inside or around back the first floor is
basically a first-aid kind of medical
clinic so they’ve got an examination
table over on the left a syringe a light
up above and over here you have the
admission and/or you know an attendance
computer desk no chair unfortunately
does sinneth have the all-important
coffee mug and the weird thing that’s on
the table there that white thing on the
black stand is a cast so you can put
that on the arm of a figure if somebody
breaks their arm
there’s not a lot upstairs with what
looks like potentially a dispatchers
desk but again with no seat to sit at
and then over on the other side are just
some tools for the rescue personnel to
use with the walkie talkie pair
binoculars and a pair of ice picks or
axes the other building is a small shop
which looks like it would be right at
home in a small to medium sized
destination town you know they’ve got a
TV up top which is definitely gonna
bring in a lot of attention just a huge
thing you can actually angle that down a
little bit if you want the minifigures
on the ground to be able to see it a
little bit more easily this is set up
pretty nicely from the outside they even
have a display with a couple of
snowboards there these have the same
brand name on them but different designs
and also that is a real snowboard so you
could potentially use that if you want
you know just pull it off and stick a
minifigure on it inside in the window
display is yet another board with
different branding this time you get a
couple pieces of headgear we’ll see
those around the back as well and a pair
of snowshoes looking around the back
interestingly there’s not a whole lot
more to see they have two pairs of skis
for sale but they’re that same medium as
your color again so in this set you get
three pairs in the same color that’s a
little bit of a missed opportunity I
think for some additional variation
there’s a better look at the detail on
that nice piece of headgear there and
this is where you check out it’s just a
computer
yeah where’s the credit card scanner oh
yeah there’s also this signboard to put
out in front of the store and
interestingly even though it’s just this
tiny little thing it actually shows you
most of the stock that is carried at
that store here’s what they give us for
a snow park so basically it’s a pretty
generous sized halfpipe including passed
through in the center you can see that
as a as a finish line of sorts so you
can come through here and it’s smooth
enough that figures can actually go over
this stuff and not get caught up so you
know it’s not it’s not gonna be
particularly frustrating to play with
that you have a small set of stairs over
here on the side just you know it’s the
thought that counts there I think I
think that’s a good inclusion and then
just a rail for people to be able to you
know grind down and again smooth enough
to actually play with and then here is
one more structure build just a small
booth where you can go buy some hot
cocoa and it looks like a couple of
cupcakes as well one of them is white
top to the other one is light aqua which
I’m assuming represents a minty flavor
you know this is really small but I
think it’s more than good enough for
it’s trying to do a little bit of
terrain there to be able to put a very
small pine tree on it and this just has
room around the back for an employee to
stand back there and they should have
included a ladle to get the hot cocoa
out of this almost caldron looking pain
this ski patrol truck is in the style of
an older generation of short wheelbase
SUV pickup based covered top thing and I
think it looks pretty good has doors
that you can open it has a snow plow on
the front which you can angle from side
to side and you can also bring it up or
you can just remove that entirely if you
want to and oops supposed to pull it
pull it out from the ball joint there
but I think that this is a very
effective little design that they put
together and leaves you with a pretty
respectable looking truck behind it as
well just has that little adapter on the
front the doors on both sides are able
to open there’s only one single seat
inside of it dough to get to that just
pull off the roof and there’s a steering
wheel also a small console in the front
which is a printed piece that they’ve
had around for quite some time which
looks pretty good and I was mistaken
about the number of medium as your skis
in this set here’s yet another pair to
use they’re in the exact same color the
shovel is in a silver color here and
there’s also a pair of ski poles over
here and a tool box in the back here’s a
snowmobile a snow machine with a trailer
this has enough room on it to have two
people or twice as many people ask the
whole SUV that you know I can just sit
back to back and technically you can
actually put a third person back here if
you want to the trailer is able to carry
along a stretcher so you can do some
rescues on the ground from here and that
could just be pulled up and then you can
put that on to the surface the table
surface back in the clinic or in the HQ
and you’ve got a clip over here with
another walkie-talkie a couple more
Clips on the back where you can put some
additional accessories such as maybe ski
poles or something else from the base
another silver shovel over on this side
and then this whole thing is able to go
from side to side and you can take it
over bumps and everything kind of looks
like it’s able to handle the terrain
with this skis being able to or the
skids being able to go up and down just
a single sticker used there on the front
and you know it’s pretty realistic
I think it’s realistic enough looking
and here’s one more way to save people
it’s a helicopter and it uses that same
helicopter canopy that Lego almost
always uses for relatively small
choppers and the design is built up to
look a little bit kind of capsule like a
little bit round these clips on the
sides are actually set up to hold on to
a stretcher so you can just clip that on
like that with a patient if you need to
pick up somebody in the field they also
have a camera over here which can be
angled up and down for searching for
folks as you’re going around and that’s
pretty much it for this you know inside
is very simple with just a single flight
control stick and you can rotate both of
the rotor sets and here’s a pretty
simple but I think pretty effective
basic built up design for a snowman
technically the minifigure head that’s
used there and just plain white is not
all the way on the stud it’s not able to
go all the way down so it can kind of
fall off easily which is a little bit
realistic in weight if you think they’re
not supposed to do things like that in
official sets but I think it’s
completely forgivable because this looks
pretty good and it doesn’t really need
to be that durable when all said and
done these are the pieces that are left
over the spares hit pause if you need to
poof okay now I can actually slow down
catch my breath and relax a little bit
that’s a lot of stuff in one set you
know it’s a pretty big box but they do
pack it full of plastic and once
everything gets assembled together you
know it doesn’t all go into these tiny
tiny little builds you know this is a
nice spread of things over 800 pieces
they’re asking $90 suggested retail
price I think that’s not too bad for the
amount of stuff that you get here forget
about the price depart ratio just the
amount of stuff that you get here and
how usable it is for
play and display you know I think
everything looks pretty nice and we’ll
play pretty well the way that these
things are designed however I personally
do have at least one major issue with
this set with the selection of things
the choice of things that they included
here see I think a ski resort is a very
good topic for a play set but look at
this line right here and look at what’s
on either side this is all emergency
related stuff over here this is all for
rescuing these people over here these
these patrons these visitors for you
know when they get into trouble when
they get injured this is set up to carry
a stretcher to take people back to the
clinic this is set up to carry a
stretcher to take people back to the
clinic clinic this is set up to do
rescue to look for people to also keep
the roads clean and perhaps to do a
little bit of slope maintenance although
it’s not quite the right type of vehicle
for that but you know you can use it for
that use your imagination a little bit
but ultimately all this stuff over here
is all official stuff it’s almost like
municipal stuff it’s emergency services
like you know Hospital Police and Fire
kind of stuff over here and then this is
the actual what I consider to be resort
stuff over here’s the visitors and the
destinations the things that people are
actually going to see and to interact
with that place I wish that the
distribution between these two was
significantly different I would like to
see maybe just this here with a couple
of the figures for the sake of rescue
that would have been enough maybe have
about that much space for a clinic but
have it in a building that also has some
other stuff so take that attach it over
to the side of the shop and then put a
second floor up above that worth
additional jobs maybe a nice restaurant
or something and then take this entire
building and turn it into a lodge you
don’t let it be
leasts at least a place that people can
rent to actually stay there put you know
a bed or two in there maybe a whole
little kitchenette maybe a little
fireplace or something you know that
would have been nice
I could have expanded on the snow park
although this is nice and it’s more
generous than I think they’ve stuff that
they’ve put like this in other sets for
quite some time so I really can’t
complain too much about this but I
wouldn’t have minded a little bit more
this is great
the shop is great I wouldn’t have minded
another shop another little thing like
this maybe a little skating rink here
yeah it would have been nice you know
just more stuff for people to do for the
sake of fun a little bit less stuff to
deal with all the injuries that could
potentially come about I don’t feel like
kids tend to imagine that many injuries
in their general play to warrant all
this for just this number of people
that’s that’s my main complaint about
this I don’t think that any individual
thing here is done poorly at all I I
could you know get in and nitpick about
some specific things like especially
right here this oh yeah I forgot to show
you this be a little slope map over on
the side and that’s a printed piece that
they first introduced with a minifigure
pack was it earlier this year or last
year I think it was last year but up
here the second floor just isn’t a good
use of space because they have these
open areas which in and of themselves
are nice and I think if this had been
set up like a a modern log cabin then it
would have worked out okay but as it is
it’s just completely wasted space or you
know maybe could have had enough room to
maybe put a chair in there for this desk
you know maybe another full table off to
the side or you know just more stuff
could have been put up here with this
amount of space but that’s not that big
of a deal
overall I don’t feel like this is a bad
building I definitely don’t think the
shop is a bad building even though
there’s not much inside of it I don’t
think even the helicopter is bad I don’t
think this set needed it a helicopter
you know Lego is always putting
and everything especially in the city
theme in the city sub themes within it
this is not a bad looking helicopter
even though it’s using that same canopy
that they keep using over and over again
it has a little bit of different Flair
different style to it
I like the kind of bubbly shape to it
kind of rounded so even this which
typically would be the weakest thing to
me it’s not bad I think the snow machine
is one of the better things here because
there’s so much that you can do with it
you put two to three figures on it you
put potentially two figures here on the
back you can carry the stretcher if you
want it has clips for accessories extra
clips for even more accessories I think
that’s one of the best things in this
whole set for the amount of pieces that
actually uses this is not bad at all
it looks actually quite good again not
the best use of space but at least there
is kind of a bed area back here where
you can put more things you can pop this
off you can put more things in there
there’s actually hollow space under
there it could have been better used but
as it is this is fine it definitely
looks nice it looks very complete
underneath there looks very complete
looks like a pretty mature design and
this works really well I like the use of
this snowplow there so you don’t need an
entire separate vehicle just to do
plowing and this works great you know
you can angle it all around looks
realistic enough and you can take it off
if you don’t want it worst case scenario
you can leave that piece out if that
bugs you right there
so a lot of things here are done really
really nicely I just wish that there was
less emphasis on injuries injuries
injuries and rescues and emergencies
more emphasis on fun and you know a nice
a nice time at the ski resort name of
the set for the figures that are
included if you want to see how all of
this went together you can watch my
real-time pure build or the speed build
version of the same I will link to those
at the end of the video in the end
screen thanks for watching leave a
comment if you’d like to yeah I’ll talk
to you in soon

100 Comments on “LEGO City Ski Resort quick review + thoughts! 60203”

  1. The ramp is the most unnecesary in this set. Kids usually ski on folds of sheets.
    The small snowmobile also feels like a unnecesary addon. Instead they could add that cool new snow-scooter they made for arctic sets.
    I also dont like how they barrely used the upstairs of ski center

  2. They should've just omitted the helicopter and restocked the one from last year. That helicopter was so much better. This one looks fine though.
    Also, I'm pretty sure the print came in a City minifigure pack this year.

  3. I'm with you with the distribution. But if you don't apply the stickers, remove the 2000th helicopter and remove the bed from the now "maintenance center", it's not so bad.

  4. Seems odd that it's a ski resort set yet there's no ski slope, no ski lift or even a set of slalom posts. All those rescue resources to deal with sprained ankles on the halfpipe? A helicopter to save people from the snowboard shop?

  5. More stuff will be a higher price and Lego will get a lot of negativity for that. I think Lego has been fair with this price tag, it's not outrageous if you want to give a kid a somewhat bigger set. The weird thing with this set is that the Ambulance Helicopter was released as a stand alone and is of the shelves now while it would have been a perfect companion. And as far as I can see the Ski Patrol building can be transferred to a lodge fairly easy (that's what I would do indeed). Still undecided if I'll get this in the end.

  6. Yup, complete missed opportunity to actually include a “resort” in their Ski Resort set. How about a lodge, or a condo ?

  7. Hello Jang I hope you see this I just want to say that you're a big inspiration to me, if not for you I wouldn't have loved Lego as much as I do, your reviews are awesome there are a lot of people that review the same set's that you do, but I always wait for your review because I think that your review's are more funny, proffesional and cool, I also love your city and how you always think about the minifigures as if they would be real people, so pretty much what I want to say is Thank you!

  8. There is zero resort here. I shall call this set "Alpine Emergency." Suddenly the set makes a lot more sense. I'm not really a person who is into so many objects, but this is still a great looking set.

  9. I like how it 2019 and lego still make helicopter glass open on the side
    LEGO: you get a helicopter. You get a helicopter…everyone get a helicopter 🤣
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  10. I agree that it has a little too much rescue stuff, and a restaurant or a lodge/hotel thingy would have been good. However, kids will probably enjoy the fact that they get all those vehicles! They like emergencies. It is a great set though, lots of play value, lots of value, a lot of pieces.Great set.

  11. YES! I live in Australia and have never been skiing in my life, and I was thinking, "Man, is going to the snow really THAT hazardous???" Seems like an awfully heavy emphasis on injuries and emergencies! If we do buy this one, I will combine it with the Modular Winter Vacation Creator set and perhaps the log cabin from the Lakeside Lodge set to make a more lighthearted winter holiday settting. Might consider turning the emergency building into another shop or something, too.

  12. I disagree with your final opinion. For me, the spotlighted MiniFig always meant that this was an EMT services set. So imho this set wasn't balanced wrong, it was labeled wrong. It should've been called mountain rescue instead of ski resort.

  13. Agree on the final thoughts. Lego City is definitely the most accident prepared theme! Wish it had a ski lift and maybe a bigger lodge.

  14. 2 Questions:
    1: Would a hotel-like structure have been a fitting replacement for the Ski Patrol-stuff to still make it a US$90,-/€80,- set? Or maybe a hotel and a 2nd shop to make it a US$100-110,- set?
    2: Do you think the Ski Patrol-related stuff could've been done as a seperate set of, say, US$50-, alongside a Ski Resort set that would have had hardly any Ski Patrol elements?

  15. We could argue on the name of this set, but it still looks great. Everything feels really cozy and playable, good figures and vehicles, although I'll never be a big fan of Lego small helicopters. Price tag is pretty standard, just the wrong name

  16. I still think that the Lego buildings are way too thin. I think 4 studs should be the absolute minimum, and 5 studs being the average.

  17. Hey Jang, great review and thoughts as always! Any chance of you giving your thoughts and opinions on the new UCS Star Destroyer?

  18. I’d refocus the set slightly with three snowboarding competitions and perhaps rework the helicopter to be for filming the action, plus a bit of a podium…

  19. This is a great first set in a nice potential sub series. It’ll fit into my Christmas Town really nicely, and actually will provide some nice emergency services to put into that layout. However now they need a chairlift, lodge and maybe some cabins….

  20. If children play with this set together I bet the boys will play with the rescue side of the set and the girls play with the Ski resort side of the set EXCLUSIVELY. Having watched children in my own family, both boys and girls play with Lego together and I can say with good certainty that this is what Lego was thinking with this set.

  21. I'm looking at the rescue patrol building, and I'm thinking, get a second one, clip the 2 together, and make a lodge with lounge & hospital downstairs, and bedding upstairs 🙂

  22. I would like to see two of this set put together. With a big lodge/shop/rescue center all in one big building. Then the halo pipe twice as big. Also I think it inspires the build of an actual ski slope. It is a good base for something amazing.

  23. I also agree that there is too much rescue stuff and there are already enough helicopters in the City line, although the set is not bad at all. I would have liked a small ski-slope landscape with a bit of vegetation and maybe some flags instead of the half pipe and two of the the rescue vehicles. The main building could have been an alpine cabin instead.
    I wonder if I see it this way as an adult, but thinking about it, when I was a child in the 90s I had a lot of City sets and then already felt that there are too many helicopters, police and fire sets and too few depicting everyday life. Maybe that's just me?

  24. Honestly disappointed in this one. The idea is cool but it's called a ski resort. But there's no actual resort building. More log cabin style hotel etc. thanks for the review. Might have bought it otherwise. I'll save my money.

  25. There is a great Friends set that goes extremely well with this. The 41323 Snow Resort Chalet. And I guess you could add 41324 Snow Resort Ski Lift aswell (with a bit of work might I add).
    Always awesome to see something refreshing in City sets.

  26. Completely agree with your assessment Jang. I am still trying to figure out where the "resort" is in this set. They could have easily done the emergency stuff in a separate set. Lego just doesn't know how to do a City set. Haven't bought a city-related set in a very long time.

  27. I think they added a big rescue part for the kids as it is an easy excuse to have there a helicopter, a car and a snow scooter, the stuff that kids enjoy. Yet if the ski rescue base was a lodge with a restaurant, it would add a lot more play options.

  28. I'm planning on buying this set next month to start my own Lego city (already have the donut shop and couple of other buildings)

  29. It seems obvious that there will be a ski resort set coming next, this is just the first ski set (minus the ski rescue helicopter set), more definitely incoming!

  30. It almost feels like it wants to be a small playset for maybe two people, trying to appeal to multiple play styles at the same time.

  31. Jang, I know you like thoughful comments/suggestions, etc., so I thought to write this one. There is a set that's been around a while, but it seems to underwhelm those who've reviewed it. I believe they have failed to recognize the charm and value the set has. The set is the Target exclusive 40358. The set is simple, but look at all the printed pieces and assortment of massable minifigs (for city/town use): a nurse/doctor, construction worker, bussiness person, barista and even an animal (for under twenty dollars USD)! Most importantly (to me) is the charisma of the packaging, esp. the back of the box: it almost tells a story!
    Jang, I'd really like for you to take a look at this set. I'm sure other viewers would like for you too, even if they don't know they would. 😉

  32. the sports news could be a refernce to sky sports as the logos are very similar with the biggest difference being reversed colours

  33. Agreed, it would have been nice for this to have been split. The resort set could have included a cool chair lift system too if possible.

  34. With the way you had the set divided up, I could easily seen it turned into two separate sets. Maybe have a lodge, as you said, in with the regular resort stuff just to fill it out a little more. It looks like a great set, otherwise. I think the alpine/ski theme hasn't really been done with Lego, so it's nice to see them expanding into something a little different. Usually its the holidays or winter based ones.

  35. Seems like this set was a result of focus groups or marketing decisions. There are a large proportion of emergency response sets in the city line which seem to do well with the target demographic, so Lego execs probably wanted this as an arctic search and rescue set instead of an actual resort.

  36. Agree with your comments, although I believe the helicopter is primarily supposed to be filming the snowboarding/skiing events shown on that giant screen. If it was a rescue helicopter wouldn't it have the same livery as the other vehicles? Overall though still a very well put together set, other than that strange upper floor of the Ski Patrol building. I especially love the look of the shop. I'd convert the medical centre into something else. Would fit in well with my winter village sets, which I'm planning on using for a snowy mountain village rather than a specifically seasonal display. I think I'll definitely pick this up but only when it's on a large discount. If it was more like 80% resort, 20% rescue team I'd be more inclined to bite at closer to full price.

  37. fits in with the fire and police themes in City, action oriented and a bit of a super hero mentality built into the rescuer group

  38. Isn't it a little early to talk about snow stuff? LOL I believe this set would have greatly benefited with a winter lodge, something to allow the skiers to go relax, watch a little TV and drinking hot chocolate before they go back out to play in the snow, it's definitely not a bad set, far from it, but it's missing that little something, not focus so much on rescuing, otherwise, looks like a very fun set!

  39. Very good review. Do the stickers have the same problem you have experienced on other recent sets though, where the adhesive doesn't fill to the edges?

  40. Im not sure if you read all of these but I like the set in the background out of focus on the minifig review. I havent noticed this before but I like it.

  41. I think they include so many rescue things in sets because that's the main point of buying these sets. Where's the fun in watching toys relax in a resort? There's no action, or basic entertainment value in that, at least for me. But rescue operations are fun. They give you plenty of resort to come up with your own plot and adventure, which in the end, requires rescue. I guess I'm with Lego and think that sets like these should be more action-oriented. But I will say, a fireplace would be nice to see.

  42. Jang, do you have any plans to do a snow section in your city? I have scene in youtube videos at conventions where moc builders do a Star Wars snow scene, but I haven't seen anyone yet make a moc section to their city with snow or a winter theme.

  43. This set is mostly nice but not one I will buy. If I were working for Lego and involved in some of the decision process for City Themes, here's what I would do. With this Ski Resort set I would introduce a white 32×32 stud base plate for snow. I'm just perplexed how Lego releases city sets that don't seem to really fit in when you are building a Lego City.

  44. man its been almost 6 years and i haven't touched a piece of lego in years but i came here to revisit my favorite child hood channel and man all i got to say is i love to see this channel alive and well thank you for making my child jangbricks and lego 🙂

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