Monday, 24 March 2014

Lego Juniors Review

My youngest always looks up to his older brother who is a very capable LEGO builder with awe.  Youngest is interested in LEGO generally and enjoys adding pieces together to make something of his own creation but he does not tend to follow the instructions, finding them too complicated and tuning off quickly when it comes to set model building.

Well that all changed when he was sent a box of LEGO Juniors to try out.  It is a good transition from DUPLO as children can get used to the smaller bricks but without it being too much of a leap in capability!

We have stacks of Duplo at home (which we will keep for the grandkids one day!) but we are slowly building up a collection of the smaller bricks to rival it, having LEGO Juniors to review here has helped build up the confidence of my youngest, so he feels he can do things just as well as his brother now.

They are simpler sets because the instructions are very easy to follow, some parts are ready to start them off (like the base of the vehicle to build on) so they feel they are making progress straight away and the pre-numbered bags make it easier to find the various parts for each particular build project.  Children 4-7 years old will love the 13 play sets and the extra included bricks were well received (youngest considers himself a master builder now and wants more bricks to let his imagination run wild, the only limit to his creations is the number of bricks he has!).

We were sent the Juniors Construction set (£14.99) not only is the LEGO itself appealing, both my boys loved the sturdy brick box it came packaged in.  It is handy to store your LEGO creations or just to hold any of your “treasures”.  LEGO fans will fight over who gets to keep the block in their room… (mine did!).  It does seem great value for £14.99 seeing as the storage box was a very welcome bonus and the instructions come with suggestions for rebuild projects so you do get a lot of playability here.

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