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Lego 6166: Large Brick Box
Member Name: anwar7
Lego 6166: Large Brick Box
Disadvantages: Not as many bricks in the tub as you think!
Last Christmas my son received lots of lovely presents from friends and family, some are still going strong and some have unfortunately fallen out of favour! One of the best presents has to be a large plastic storage tub of Lego. The set is numbered 6166 and it's marketed as a starter set.
This set comes in a large rectangular blue plastic storage box with a clear lid. Although it is marketed for those starting out with Lego it is also a great addition to any Lego collection. My son already has lots of Lego sets, including sets specifically to build one item. He actually prefers using his bricks to build his own constructions and so extra bricks were a popular choice.
Although the storage tub is quite large, the number of bricks contained inside is a big disappointment! The storage tub is only about ¼ full! However the tub is really useful to storage extra bricks you may purchase.
Inside the box is a 16 x 16 stud base plate, 1 workman mini figure, lots of different coloured bricks, wheels, windscreen bricks, window bricks and bricks to construct a roof. There is an ideas booklet with clear instructions showing you how to make vechicles, houses.planes and several other constructions. My son also likes to make up his own creations! It is worth noting that if you have previously used Dupo then these smaller Lego bricks will fit them.
This set retails for around £25, although I have seen it on offer recently in my local toy shop. It is available from Amazon, W.H Smith and Tesco as well as many other retailers. I think this is a good set despite feeling a bit cheated by the actual number of bricks the tub contained!
Lego is expensive but will last a lifetime as it is so well made. I would have liked to have seen a few more wheels included and maybe a couple more mini figures. The base plate is quite small and we have invested in a couple of large sized ones. The possibilities for using your imagination are endless with Lego. It is also good to see my son following instructions to create a model that he can be proud of!
This set is recommended for children over 4,but I think the over 5's would get more from it as the small pieces can be difficult for little fingers to manipulate. I feel this box is aimed at boys (blue box, vehicle bits etc)This is a shame as girls also enjoy building and may not be interested in buying the pink coloured box Lego have introduced! I think it would have been better to make this starter set unisex!
Summary: Starter Lego set
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