As with most children of pre-school age, my kids like lego and we have vast amounts of the beginner's Lego range, Duplo. My daughter had started to lose interest in the bigger Lego Duplo sets and so we decided to purchase this box of lego, which comes in a bright pink box and is aimed at little girls aged 4 and above to see if it reignited her interest or not...
What is the packaging like?
This large pink box is made from coloured plastic with a translucent pink coloured lid so that you can see all of the pieces inside. The box lid secures tightly to the top of the box to ensure that none of the little pieces can fall out, but the lid is easy enough to open. Little children may need helping opening it, but it is easy with no tricky catches to overcome and so this will come with practise. There is a large label on one side of the box which shows many of the items that can be made with this lego set - a little house, a tree, a stable type building complete with horse and a pink car are shown although of course the possibilities are endless. Another large label on the other side of the box lists all of the pieces that are included in the box so that you know what you are buying.
What is included?
As you might expect this box contains various sizes and colours of small, standard sized lego bricks, which is suitable for slightly older children. In all this box contains an impressive 402 bricks and a booklet which is designed to inspire you and give instructions on how to make the trickier items that are possible with this set. Along with the normal square and rectangular shaped bricks there are a number of other items in the box such as a white horse and various accessories such as a grooming brush and golden winner's cup, components to make up the lego lady who is shown on the label, a steering wheel, wheels and a windscreen to make a car with and a door and windows for a house. Fairly versatile, although very obviously aimed at girls with the majority of bricks included being either baby pink, hot pink or white! I am glad to report that there are other colour bricks included such as green and brown so that you can make a recognisable tree and blue and yellow ones if you have overdosed on pink!
Is it fun to play with?
Probably one of the most important question is the one above, because there is no point in having a toy if it just sits in the cupboard and never gets played with. I will admit that I wasn't sure how much use this toy would get initially, but I have been pleasantly surprised and my little girl enjoys playing with it for prolonged periods of time. I think the fact that it is so obviously aimed at girl's and has a horse and the bricks to make a pretty pink house have helped to spark my daughter's interest and she happily spends time constructing stables, houses and other assorted items on her own without much help from myself. There are some very small lego pieces included, which she struggles to take apart (very small thin circular pieces which you can stack) and so I have to help her with these, but apart from that she has taken to the smaller sized bricks easily. There are enough pieces included in the box to ensure that a lot of things can be built using them and so it's a great standalone item and although purchasing additional sets would increase the playability, this is not a necessity in my opinion.
Would I recommend?
Yes, I would - a great lego set for girls which helps hand to eye co-ordination, imaginative play and encourages creativity. I love the fact that the pieces are varied and not all pink and that they all pack away securely in the box. The box is fairly expensive at around £20 considering what you get. The pieces are very small (especially compared to Duplo which comes in the same sized box) and the box in comparison is rather large meaning that you are met with what appears to be a very empty box! I think that the box could easily be halved in size and it would still have plenty of room for the lego that is included in it and that this might make it seem like a more substantial product.
On the whole though I would say that this is a great toy for girls aged 4 and above, who are wanting to move on from starter lego. Considering the amount of use that it gets, I feel that the price is fair and it would make a great gift at this price too.
My 6 year old daughter did really well in one of her after school activities so her father decided to buy her a well done present. The Large Pink Lego box! This is the product description courtesy of Amazon:
This pink storage case with transparent lid is portable and reusable for years of play and imagination! Includes hundreds of great LEGO elements, a minifigure and even a horse. Contains 402 bricks in 12 colors: three shades of pink, red, yellow, orange, two shades of blue, two shades of green, brown, and grey Features a building plate, windows, door, horse and 1 minifigure Lots of accessories included too: brush, cups, pot, golden cup, flowers, fences and wheels Instruction booklet contains 6 different building ideas.
Sounds brilliant, right?
Here are my daughters thoughts on the product:
When i was a little younger, me and my little sister received this box of Lego. We were really excited and began building straight away with my mum. The instructions confused us a bit ...until we got to the bottom of the box. What we found there sort of amazed us: bits of other Lego pieces were there, like the car windscreen, the house window cup of some sort, taps, bits to make flowers with and the horse and girl. Also there were roof tiles.. The only problem with this was that the tiles fell ( or a better word-collapsed) if you pressed too hard, which was sort of necessary if you wanted to attach them with something. On the whole, it's brilliant!
Advantages: girl colours, instruction booklets, new pieces.
Disadvantages: tiles keep collapsing.
Overall: brilliant and cool.
But then... kids are easily impressed at times.
My take: 402 bricks? They barely covered the base of the box! The box was huge compared to the amount of bricks that came with it. Sure sure, it allows plenty of storage space for other lego sets you may buy..blah blah...but thats not the point is it? We thought the description LARGE referred to the amount of pieces that came with the box...not the size of the box itself.
That aside, the product is still pretty good. I would recommend it...it contains lovely girly colours which will always appeal to little girls everywhere. The accessories likewise are loved by my girls. It contains instructions for houses...i think 2 or 3 of which my daughters attempted...and were frustrated by (see collapsing comment by daughter above) My contribution to the building of these houses were...to find the correct pieces. This took far longer than you would have guessed as the pieces are quite small and similar (to my weak and bespectacled eyes anyway). Nevertheless, little girls don't require instructions and specific pieces to enjoy themselves and create something fabulous! Which is exactly what my daughters went on to do after having tired of the (boring) instructions. A great buy once you get over the disappointment of the amount of pieces.
As I am sure many of you were too, I was a Lego lover as a kid and used to spend hours building the tallest houses I could. Looking back though, Lego was pretty boring then, with just the standard primary colours and very little accessories, I thought it was great when they brought out roof tiles and I never imagined I they could make what they make now.
My friend brought this box for my daughter when she was approaching 3, I didn't think she would be interested that much as never really played with her Duplo however I was very wrong. She got really excited when she saw the box and we immediately set about making a house with her daddy.
I think she was attracted to the Lego for two reasons: 1, the box is pink and all the bits are nice bright, 'girly' colours and 2, as there are loads of different accessories, cups, a horse, parts to make flowers and beautiful windows & doors.
We have since brought another identical box and several different sets (you can never have enough Lego and also, no matter how much I tidy, we always seem to find bits everywhere!)
Lauren has had this for around 1.5 years now and she still loves building different thinks and now likes to build houses for her Sylvanian Families to play in.
The only disadvantage would be that the base plates provided weren't big enough to incorporate a decent sizes house (for her clumsy little hands) and a garden together, however these can be purchased separately as a fairly reasonable price.
The RRP of this is normally around £24.99, I think are definitely paying for the colours and accessories but I would recommend this product as either a fantastic starter kit or an additional to any Lego Fans collection.
The Lego comes in a nice brightly pink box with a pink lid. It contains 402 bricks in 12 different colours, windows, door, horse and 1 minifigure Lots of accessories included too: brush, cups, pot, golden cup, flowers, fences and wheels Instruction booklet contains 6 different building ideas.
The box is also ideal ad a lot bigger than needed so if you do buy additional sets, these can also be stored in this box.
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Product information taken from Amazon.co.uk
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Lego is a classic childrens toy, having been around for decades now . My brother and I used to have a massive plastic bin just fillled with bricks when we were younger, and when my daughter got to the age when she could be trusted not to eat the pieces, I started to buy her Lego kits too .
The very fist lego set I purchased for my daughter was this one - the large pink brick box. And yes, I was attracted by the girliness of the box. I remember when I was a child, Lego only seems to come in a small selection of colours - red, blue, green, white and black. There was none of this fancy pink, purple and orange around then - or if there was, I hand't noticed .
This is a sturdy pink plastic container, with a pink translucent lid, and contains an assortment of over 400 bricks . And when we first opened the kit, we were very impressed - not only was there a really good range of colours, but also a good mix of bricks of different sizes. All the basic brick shapes were included, as well as a large nobbly green square ideal for starting your building on. There were also some bricks with special functions - such as windows, doors, and wheels, which give added flexibility. I very much liked in particular that there were two different shades of green, allowing my daughter and I to create a dappled leafy effect on trees and grass.
Another thing that particularly impressed me was the wide selection of accessories . Not only could you build basic houses, but there were plenty of things to help make the house a home - cups, pans, flowers, light fittings and picket fences being just a few . And of course, I have to mention the fact that there is a pony included - complete with feed bucket and brush .
There are a couple of downsides to this particular set though - the first being that there is actually only one person included in the kit . This poor girl is destined to be lonely, unless you buy her some extra friends. It would have been nice to have a couple more figures - maybe a man and a child, to help make more sociable scenes .
I would also have liked for there to have been another large green starter square includded, as when my daughter was playing with friends there would often be fights as they would want to create different scenes but only had the onle large green patch available .
Of course, having purchased many Lego kits since, having rediscovered my own love for the stuff, we now have many people, and many starter squares, but the above points are worth bearing in mind, especially if you have children who are likely to be sharing the kit.
The great joy of Lego is of course, that the only limit is your imaginations . Creations can quickly and easily be dismantled and then assembled in a new form, and it is a toy that can be played with endlessly, with something new every time . My daughter has played with this at least once a week for the last three years, so it certainly seems to have been excellent value for money. Some pieces have, of course, ended up lost, or mixed in with other kits, and you do need to bear in mind that some of the pieces are very small, and easily swallowed or inserted up nostrils, so I would recommend that you follow the manufactureres recommendation of not buying this for children under four. I would also add that if you have more than one child, and one is younger, it is important to make sure the Lego is tidied safely away at the end of play .
This kit is available online, and I recommend shopping around for the best deal as prices vary widely - I've seen it at a very reasonable £20, and also for the incredibly expensive price of £50. A great toy with endless possibilities - recommended with the full five stars!