Designing Divas Love The New Lego Pink Brick Box
Jul 5, 2009
Review by Freak369
Rated a Very Helpful Review
User Rating: Excellent
Pros:Great selection of elements, great gift for girls.
Cons:Only one figure, limited number of builds.
The Bottom Line: A good add on set for girls but limited builds as a stand alone.
Recommend this product?
When it comes to Lego building sets, boys definitely have the advantage. With cool themes like Agents, Batman, Star Wars and Indiana Jones the testosterone runs rampant. Tossed into the mix are a handful of girlie themes like Belville and Click-It products. The beauty of Lego is that you can build almost anything with it. Having a solid cache of pieces doesn't hurt but getting your hands on girlie pieces can be an ongoing project. With Annabelle's growing love of Lego and all things pink and purple, I've started keeping my eyes peeled for older sets that contain a lot of 'cute' pieces.
The Pink Brick Box is an assortment of girlie themed Lego pieces designed to give girls a little bit of an edge when building. The set contains 402 pieces ranging in size from 1x1 to 2x10, door frames, small scale base plates, flowers, grooming articles and enough pieces to build a sweet pink car. Everything comes packaged in a strong and sturdy pink Lego styled box with a clear pink window. There is only one figure in the set but she looks pretty cool and is a step up from most of the generic looking female figures that you would get with a set like this or one of the mini figure sets. As expected, the pieces in this assortment are standard Lego size so they can be mixed in with other sets without having to worry about scale or size. The colors are also exact matches. That might not seem like a big deal to most people but if you are buying this set to use the pieces to add on to other sets, having a few bricks stand out because they aren't the same hue will be bothersome.
Lego designers dropped the ball on providing some solid building ideas for girls; the booklet that comes with it has six possible builds for the elements but that's about it. While you can buy idea books I really feel that they needed to provide something a bit more substantial with the set for those that are just getting started with Lego. This is a girlie set so it isn't something that is going to appeal to most boys; there are other bulk sets like this that contain basic pieces that would be better suited for boys. The suggested retail price is $29.99 but with summer toys sales happening, you might be able to find this for a little less. Be sure to look for the much anticipated "buy one get one free" and buy one, get one half off" sales that happen towards the end of summer. That is a great time to start stocking up on presents for the holidays as well as grabbing some sets that you can hoard away for birthdays and rewards for good grades in school. The Pink Brick Box is great if your child already has some Lego sets and wants to add to it; for those just starting out it can be an inexpensive way to test the water and see if there is enough interest in it to warrant spending more money on other sets.
For the price you are getting a lot of girlie themed Lego pieces but if all you want are pink bits, check out the Pick A Brick section of the Lego World Shop to order them individually. It might save you some money but if you want variety then the Pink Brick Box is worth the thirty dollar price tag. Contrary to what other sites have said about this set, it is not a limited edition release so you don't have to worry about Lego discontinuing it any time soon. It remains to be seen if this will be a hot seller or not. While it does have a lot of girlie themed elements to it, it is a basic set so kids lacking a lot of Lego building experience might not get a lot from it. There are Lego themed books that can provide them with some building ideas but chances are you will have to buy a few more basic building sets like this to provide them with enough elements.
On a side note, the pink plastic box is stackable so if you buy or receive more than one of them, you can stack them up in a corner to save storage space. These are not stackable with the older blue tubs that have a different design pattern on the bottom of the boxes.
Name: Pink Brick Box
Set Theme: Lego Basic
Set Number: 5560
Piece Count: 402
Age Recommendation: 4 and older
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Amount Paid (US$): 29.99
Type of Toy: Blocks
Age Range of Child: Whole Family
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