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Lego Heroes Figures

Submitted by on September 30, 2010 – 12:09 amNo Comment

The Lego Heroes Collection brought a group of six year old boys to awed silence. I think that’s probably a good thing.

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Lego Heroes
Initial thoughts
: Lego Heroes are the successor to the Lego Bionicle range,  and word in the playground is that these figures are WAY cooler than Bionicles. That’s not a cliché – I took this figure with me when I collected Flea from school and her friends thought they were brilliant. The figures are designed for ages 6+ so I wondered how Flea would cope assembling her villain figure, but she was fine, and managed to put it together with minimal assistance from her cousin, who’s also five.

We liked: Flea and Harry (her cousin) thought the figure  was easy to make, which is true – there are only about a dozen pieces so kids can follow the assembly instructions fairly easily. This is great for me, as I’m not a fan of Lego sets which Flea can break apart but not re-build – with this she can play independently.  Having said that, the completed figures are pretty sturdy compared to other Lego sets we have tested. Flea also liked that the figure fits inside the box – she could pretend that was his spaceship when she was playing.

We weren’t keen: Actually, for Flea’s cousin, the Lego heroes were a little too simple – I think he enjoys the building process so found this too quick for him. I’ve had a look at other toys in the range and I’m sure we’re in for some difficult conversations as apparently the villains in this range are only suitable for age 8+ – but children will expect a ‘baddie’ to fight their ‘goodie’.

Overall: Lego Heroes brought a group of six year old boys to awed silence. I think that’s a good thing. The figures were a great hit with  both my daughter and my nephew, the Lego Heroes are sturdy, simple for children to build independently, and look cool. The range looks to include a good range of characters and vehicles, so it’s something children could collect if they chose.

[Sally, Who’s the Mummy?]

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