I love this time of year, the festive lights, the cosy snuggling up in front of a film and the lego – well there is always Lego at Christmas – isn’t there?!
We are a family of lego lovers, we love to spend time building our own creations and Daddy and Monkey love the sets!
We recently got the DC Universe Superheroes: Battle of Smallville Set and oh my word I have never heard so much excitement in the house (and that was just Daddy). The set promised to be amazing, it includes an offroad vehicle, the Black Zero Dropship and 5 mini figures; and if that is not enough it also has moving parts and actual shooting weapons!
Opening the box is exciting in it’s self; what it includes is 5 bags of lego, 2 books of instructions and a free comic! The instruction booklets are simple, you start on book 1 and work through, then go to book 2 and do the same. It is clear when to open what bag and how to put the pieces together.
The set is aimed at 6-12 year olds, I don’t think the higher end applies considering how much Daddy loves the set and other adults seem to want it too.
Last Christmas Daddy felt a little redundant when Monkey no longer needed help with lego, but this set is actually good for bringing them together, Monkey isn’t 6 until early next year and Daddy is more than happy to assist with the trickier bits. 6 is the perfect starting age for it!
What really impresses me about the Battle of Smallville set is the amazing detail, from the full on vehicles to the details on the clothes of the mini-figures, Superman looks like Superman and all the figures show emotion (some with two sided heads), everything looks like you would hope it would and the whole thing looks like a piece of art!
You can use it as a toy or as something to display. It is awesome!
After playing with this, I know what is on the boys (both Monkey and the Big Kid in the family) Christmas lists – more superhero lego, it really is the kind of toy Dreams are made of!
I know some may think it is expensive, but for the play you get out of it it is definitely value for money, and when they do finally grow out of all thing hero (well, if they do) you can use the bits to add to your collection to build all sorts!
I will be heading over to Argos to finish my Christmas shopping this year as they have a large range of Dream Toys to browse.
Disclaimer: This post was written in collaboration with Argos