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My brother in law brought this box of lego for our son for his 6th birthday, and to be honest was a brilliant buy.
He is six years old and has just started getting into lego, as he had been using it at school. Myself and my husband had never been into lego when we were younger but my brother in law had so he chose this set as he said for a begginer its great to have the freedom to make your own designs up instead of following the instructions to make up a certain model..... and he was certainly right as our son has loved it.
Well I know Lego is pricey...but i must admit its definatly money well spent, My son has got so much enjoyment out of it, he has made numerous models including a tescos, mummy's work, a football stadium...etc etc....so funny how their imaginations work.... he loves it though and has kept him so quiet!!! so is good enough for me!!
For xmas we will definatly be investing in some more lego, especially as we have realised it does last forever in many cases.
Because of how much our son enjoyed it, my mother in law checked her cellar and found boxes and boxes of the stuff all that belonged to my brother in law.... even the original star wars lego ..... so funny though...... she gave some bits to our son, and my brother in law was not happy whatsoever....he seems to have a huge attachment to his lego!!!!! Boys and their toys!!!!
I think he is getting slightly miffed as all his old toys such as his transformers, figures of superheros, star wars stuff, A team stuff etc etc all keeps getting passed to our son!!! bless him!!
Lego is a toy that will always be around and gives children so much enjoyment and really makes them use their imaginations, which i think is a great thing.
I must admit im quite tempted to get the pink lego set for my daughter also....as she keeps breaking my sons models while he is at school and then the arguments start when he returns!!! kids!!
i would reccommend that you check ebay and also check around for deals as i have just brought some indiana jones sets from boots on their 3 for 2 offer.
This is a really neat little lego starter set so it's a shame it's been discontinued by most shops now! You can still get it on Amazon for £45 though so all is not lost as long as you don't object to the price. We grabbed ours from ebay actually at a greatly reduced price though it was brand new when we got it.
Inside this big blue box is a board for building on (known as a baseplate), over 700 different bricks and two little people (known as minifigures). There's even an idea book in the set to help builders think up new and exciting things to build. The pieces vary great in sizes, shapes and colours though of course they're all compatible with one another! There are all kinds of house bricks in the set too so you can build little houses with actual working windows and doors.
Obviously Grandad was the first one in there when it came to getting stuck in. The grandson is fast approaching his fourth birthday though I should note here that this Lego set is recommended for ages 4+. Our grandson has been using Duplo, the chunkier version of Lego, since he was a year old without problems though so we though he was ready to progress to something a bit more challenging.
Sure enough, he got stuck in straight away helping Grandad build a house. He found the smaller bits a little hard to manoeuvre, like the roof bricks, but he had no problems with building the walls and helping me put the windows and doors in. He had loads of fun trotting his minifigs around pretending they were Gran and Grandad going into their house to make some dinner!
I just can't give this set a higher rating than three stars though. And that's because there's no way on this earth this set could be deemed to be worth the £45 RRP it carries. £30, okay, but not £45. It's a really nice set that my grandson thinks is great, and I love that Lego have produced a set suitable for his age (a lot of the sets are 5 or 6+) but the price is way too much even for a good quality brand like this is.
Looking around there are quite a few better deals to be had from Lego, including a £25 bargain bucket the same size as this but without the baseplate (which you can buy separately for £6). So I'd recommend this if you can get it cheap but advise against paying full price for it.