Really good once installed. The functions are easy to use and the dim function is superb. Fairly easy to install and wires very well hidden.
The skyline looks awesome with the addition of the light kit. You will see the wires but you can route them in a way that makes them a little more discrete. Also, on the Willis Tower (it will forever be the Sears Tower in my world but I figured I should be PC for this review) the bricks will definitely have gaps since you have to run the wires behind them as you go up the tower. The non-flush look is a little difficult to deal with since Lego is so good about engineering their bricks to snap together tight and perfect, but if you take a little time to line up the gap/wobble it doesn’t look too bad. It also helps that the gap/wobble is on the black bricks because it helps hide the imperfections. Typically, you aren’t right on top of the Legos as you view them anyway so for me the benefit you get with the addition of the light kit far outweighs the look of the wires as well as the gap/wobble of the bricks. I am curious to see how a light kit works on something other than a landscape (architecture) build as I also purchased the Las Vegas light kit, which also looks awesome, so I will be purchasing the Home Alone kit next. With all of the light kits out there it is also difficult to decide what company to go with but I have reached out to LeLightGo’s customer service department a few times with some general questions and they actually responded to me unlike other companies and their response time was within 24 hours. To me that is super important because I felt like they actually care about their customers and not just selling products.
Las Vegas was the first light kit I purchased for any of my Lego sets. Unfortunately, one of the Bellagio fountain lights did not work (a short in the bulb…*NOTE that it was not damaged from mishandling) but I reached out to the customer service department with some pictures of the faulty bulb and they responded quickly and mailed me a new one. Now that I have all of the lights hooked up, it really looks awesome…GAME CHANGER!!
At first I was hesitant about the wires of the light kit and while they are definitely very thin, if you are careful they are just fine. By no means do you have to be a surgeon, they are not that difficult to work with, you just have to be careful. The next concern was the visibility of the wires and where to run them. Sure they are visible but if you take your time you can tuck them behind bricks and route them in places that are relatively discrete. Unfortunately, the wires will be visible, it’s not perfect, but for me the payoff of seeing Vegas lit up is worth it. The last concern was whether or not the bricks would snap together…unfortunately if you have to run a wire under a brick it will not snap together in the tight “Lego” fashion and if you press the bricks together tightly you will probably crimp the wire and create a short in the lights. That being said, similar to the visibility of the wires, if you take your time and snap the block together as tight as possible within reason, the gap is visible but not horrible and once again the payoff of the lights far outweighs the gaps.