Product Type: Re:creation Group Plc Novelty Toy
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Lego torch - nostalgic buy for those young at heart
Lego Key Light Keyring
Member Name: rolandrat
Lego Key Light Keyring
Date: 25/01/12, updated on 14/03/12 (48 review reads)
Advantages: Cute nostalgic strong torch keyring
Disadvantages: Price - but shop around
The Lego Group began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter from Denmark, who began making wooden toys in 1932.
In 1934, his company came to be called "LEGO", from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means "play-well". It expanded to producing plastic toys in 1947. (Wikipedia)
A strong blue plastic Lego man with the customary yellow head, red arms and the Lego logo on the front of his chest. (Although online they do have a red Lego man as well with blue arms).
The head, arms, hands and legs are movable.
The torch shines out of the base of the Lego man's feet by pressing the logo on his chest.
His legs move independantly so they can be adjusted and positioned to suit.
To the top of his round brick head is fixed a chain with the standard round keyring on the end.
The box states it is advisable for over 5 years only.
If the batteries run out his back can be opened up and two small circular watch batteries inserted (CR2025 3v batteries).
He stands 7cm tall. Although there is also a mini version.
This has been on sale in a wide variety of places from Ebay to Argos, Amazon and even AVON catalogues.
Most sell for over £8 but the mini half size version is currently selling on Play.com for £4.99.
I would say I bought the standard keyring version.
You can buy the keyring as a Star Wars figure or as larger torches and a lantern - some are firemen, policemen, construction worker or even as a large Lego brick, also he comes as a mini keyring as well.
I was fortunate to buy this online through Ebay off Argos and only paid £1.99 plus 99p postage - making a bargian price of £2.98.
I had seen this in the AVON catalogue for around the £8 mark which was way too expensive for a novelty in my opinion.
---Why I Bought It and My Opinion---
Firstly I have to confess that my youngest son is 21!
However he loves Christmas so as wel as having money for the normal male things like computer games and DVDs I like to get a selection of items for him to unwrap on Christmas morning - bearing in mind I am on a limited budget so many of the quirty gift ideas online are too expensive.
However I was given a tip-off from the Money Saving Expert forum about these keyrings being on sale at a reduced price before Christmas so thought it would be a cute novelty - as we had always loved doing Lego years ago and still have huge boxes of it in the attic. I am sure everyone is quite nostalgic about Lego as I doubt there are many who never had a box of the bricks somewhere.
I was so surprised when it arrived - it came on a super bright yellow card and was much larger and stronger than I had expected, really good quality and not at cheap and plasticy as I had expected - I was sorry I had not ordered more - but of course they were all sold out at that price by then.
Anyhow son delighted with the quirky gift - and even his 27 year old brother was asking 'where did you see that?' as I have to do most of my shopping online!
Also eldest son's girlfriend had got him a Lego brick keyring - so it was not too babyish a gift after all!!
I cannot comment on its durability if used every day as a keyring as son now has it on display on his desk!
---Would I Recommend?---
Yes definitely - and not just for children!
Would have liked one for myself.
The torch is not a hugely powerful one but that would not be expected anyway.
It is fine for finding the keyhole of the front door for for your car, or for rooting around inside your handbag!
4 stars. The product deserves 5 really but I have marked it down purely because at over £8 in most places it is quite expeinsive.
Summary: Nostalgic torch keyring for those young at heart
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