The Brick Bank set is has twice the significance for me than previous such Creator sets. The first significant aspect for me was that I'm back to leaving a 5-star rating for a Creator set. Last year's (2015's) set, the Detective's Office (with pool hall & barber shop) was somewhat of a disappointment to me – the first time I ever had such an experience with any of these sets (see my review of it under that particular product – I won't take up space elaborating about it here). The other - and really special - aspect for me was that the Brick Bank is a corner building. All 11 other sets already constructed (representing 13 buildings) were arranged in a square city block format – with one open, corner lot remaining “up for sale”, so to speak. When Lego released the news that 2016's Creator set was to be a corner building, you can imagine how thrilled I was. Now my city block would be complete!
My partner once again ordered the Brick Bank as my annual birthday gift (more about that in my Detective Office's review), and this year I sort of commandeered him into assist me in its construction. Right away, I knew I would not meet with any disappointment like I had the previous year, and never once was I. We forced ourselves to limit our daily assembly time to one hour, so the total construction time would be dragged out as long as possible (and thereby maximizing “fun/playtime”. Although he resisted at first, my partner became visibly more & more into the project than I ever would have dreamed possible.
Once again, “extravagant detail” is the only way I can think to describe the level of detail found in the Brick Bank. And the construction challenges it presented were the sort of challenges I appreciate in Lego sets – all construction & analysis, not those caused by difficulty getting parts to stay together without falling apart, like I experienced with the Detective's office.
I've attached a few pics of the Brick Bank, plus one of “Lego Square, Legoville USA”.