H is a Lego fanatic. It’s rare that a day goes by when he doesn’t play with his Lego. He’s always working on some sort of ‘creation’ as he calls them and often they are very elaborate with lots of different parts and elements. I like that he will build lots of different things with his Lego rather than just following the instructions that come with the set.
The Lego Movie sets encourage creativity I think by offering a 2 playsets in 1 set up. You can create 2 different sets from the same bricks, although you will need to dismantle and rebuild. This seems to fit in well with elements of the storyline of the Lego Movie and I think it will encourage even the most die-hard ‘keep the model intact’ builder to try a little something new. Luckily H needs no such encouragement, but he has enjoyed building the scenes from this set and they have remained intact for rather longer than most, which I think is due to the fact that they are intricate and well thought out.
H is a touch below the age range for this toy. He has just turned 7 and this is for 8-14. He coped with the building very well and only needed occasional assistance from Daddy. That said, Daddy was required to do the colour sorting work, which is recommended in the instruction manual. Note to Lego: Daddy would prefer it if the bricks came ready sorted.
The Castle Cavalry Set contains 3 mini figures:
- Sir Stackabrick
- Gallant Guard
- Sharon Shoehorn
You can build either the Castle Cavalry ship or you can build a castle. Castle Cavalry features a mounted crossbow that can turn, a cannon, 2 catapults and 2 flame flick missiles. The alternative build is a castle structure that includes lockable doors, a crossbow and skeleton bones plus a mobile catapult. Both sets are great fun both to build and to play with and I can see H having hours more fun with them.