Did y’all know there’s a brand new LEGO product on the market? It’s true! LEGO® JUNIORS is designed to give children age 4-7 a great first experience with LEGO bricks through iconic, fun and easy to build models.
When I first heard about the product, I mistakenly thought that the bricks would be larger, which would make LC feel like it was too babyish for him since he’s already started doing regular LEGO kits. But that wasn’t the case at all. LEGO JUNIORS sets contain quick start elements and numbered pre-packaged bags that can be built without help from Mom or Dad – which makes any small builder extra proud. All of the individual bricks are the standard LEGO sizes and can be interchanged with any other bricks and sets he owns. There are just some “quick start” pieces to make things easier, for example, in this set the front of the castle is one large pre-made piece and so are the walls of the side towers.
Inside the box, there were simple instructions and numbered bags of bricks. Little Crafter was excited about building the castle, so he got right to work. He opened the first bag and constructed the catapult, as well as putting together two Knights and the horse.
Once the catapult was completed, he moved on to bag 2, which was the beginnings of the castle itself.
He had the whole thing put together in no time and the instructions were easy enough for him to follow that I didn’t have to supervise and help him through certain steps like I often do with the larger LEGO kits.
Once the castle was completed, he was very anxious to play with the King, the Knights, and yes, the catapult. My favorite part was hearing him do funny voices for each character as they talked to each other!
There were instructions provided for a few more additional projects, but Little Crafter opted to be a “Master Builder” instead, using the bricks and his imagination to come up with his own creations…like this giant robot. Because, why not? After all, we’re born creators, right? As LC makes his own things, he not only has fun, but gains confidence in his ability to bring ideas to life. It was so much fun watching him put things together and come up with the legs, arms, and other “body parts” of his robot using just the bricks available in front of him.
Little Crafter had so much fun building with these LEGO JUNIORS that he gave his little friend Ms. A. a set of them for her birthday just last weekend. They are perfect for kids in his age group because they provide all the fun of “regular” LEGOs without the frustration that sometimes comes from the bigger, more difficult sets. Do you know any little builders who are at the right age and stage for this fun new version of a classic toy? These are LC tested, LC approved with two enthusiastic thumbs up!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.