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Pink Lego! How cool is that??
Lego 5585: Pink Brick Box
Member Name: kingfisher111
Lego 5585: Pink Brick Box
Date: 30/10/09, updated on 17/08/11 (372 review reads)
Advantages: great lego set
On a recent trip to Legoland, Windsor, and in an attempt to persuade our daughters that they really did want to come home now, we stopped off at the vast Lego shop at the top of the site. Although it does seem that a lot of the Lego products are targeted towards boys, we couldn't help noticing tons of pink tubs stacked up all over the shop. This is simply called the pink brick box and i have to say that both my daughters' eyes lit up when we saw it. My elder daughter's actual words were: 'Pink Lego! How cool is that?' We did buy it between them for the price of £12.75 which I guess is not an unreasonable amount to pay. (Compared to the cost of getting into Legoland in the first place you could say that it was dirt cheap!)
The box measures 28.8 x 19.2 x 19.5 cm. It is a little bit disappointing when you open it up though as you sort of expect that it will be jammed packed full with Lego pieces but in actual fact these only take up about a quarter of the overall space. I suppose this does mean that there is space to keep completed objects or to be able to add from other sets as the actual storage box is quite handy!
The box itself is very pink and quite sturdy with a well fitting lid. This lid fixes into place firmly but not to firm to make it difficult for a young child to remove. The box contains all manner of Lego pieces - including a window, a door and a flat base already to make a small house! I'm not sure just how many pieces there are but there must be well over 150. It shows just what you get at the back of the instruction leaflet.
Although little girls can make whatever they like with the Lego, it does come with some instructions of things that they could choose to make. These include a horse, a little cart with wheels, little people and a house. The instructions are really easy to follow as they are solely pictures with no words at all. All children need to do is to find the correct piece and just follow what is shown in the picture. It is also helpful that the instructions are in colour. I was amazed at how well my six year old just got on with making and completing a rather cute little cottage with absolutely no help from us at all.
All of the Lego pieces are bright and colourful with lots of pink and pastel pieces which suit my daughters down to the ground. They love all the things that they have been able to make and I think that they are quite proud of their Lego collection. It has also promoted a lot of discussion between the two as well as some animated role play.
The kit is suitable for children aged four and above. I feel that this is just about right because, although most of the bits are quite easy to attach to each other, there are some more fiddly smaller bits. I think this was a very good buy and in the few days that my daughters have had the box, it has been very well used! Long may it continue!
Summary: Provides hours of enjoyment!
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