This was bought as a present for my five year old daughter just after we had bought her the police station! However it is good because it fits in well with the emergency services theme and is the start of another section of Lego she can play with. It is available for £9.99 but it is also available from most other shops.
This is aimed at children from five years upwards and I would say this is probably about right as for building it. However I would say that children with delicate fingers that even younger ones could play with it. My daughter managed to follow the instructions and only had a bit of difficulty with a couple of bits, mainly winding in the fire hose. Also she had to have her dad's help to put the stickers on because they are very tricky and can easily go wrong as they need to be placed on first time.
As with all Lego they are very realistic and comes with quite a lot of little features like the hose, walkie-talkie and a fire extinguisher. It also includes the fire chief who has a helmet and visor and an axe. This is quite a tough fire truck and is easy to play with but all the little pieces are easy to lose.
This is a great addition to your set but could be a good little starting point if you want to find out if your child likes building Lego. For £10 it is well priced whether buying for your children or as a present for a friend or family.
The Lego City Fire Pick Up Truck only costs £7.99 which I think is relatively good value for this play set. You can get it from Amazon, toy shops or even some supermarkets depending on which Lego sets they decide to stock.
In the little box you get all the pieces you need to build fire truck with trailer, a hose reel and a little fireman complete with safety helmet and fire axe. There's an instruction booklet included too that shows you how to build all the parts with step by step pictures. Everything comes in pieces in a plastic bag inside the box and there are quite a few fiddly bits in here so you need to set aside a good twenty minutes to get this all put together properly.
The recommended age for this is 5yrs and over so my 4yr old grandson needed me to put the toy together for him. There's no way an under 6 would manage this particular Lego set on their own I don't think because there really are quite a lot of fiddly little bits and pieces to build into this.
I took about twenty minutes to put this together properly by following the picture instructions. My grandson practically tore my arm off he'd been waiting for it for so long! He absolutely loves this set and has played with over and again ever since he first got it a few weeks ago. He especially loves the little hose reel that the fireman uses to put out all the Lego fires with. There are loads of little accessories with this like fireman safety gear and a walkie talkie etc which makes this play set complete without the need for anything from other sets.
I don't recommend this for those who have never seen Lego before as it's a bid fiddly but it's certainly a huge hit with Lego fans like my grandson who've become accustomed to how Lego works.