Thursday, 30 October 2014

LEGO this Autumn


LEGO City, LEGO Disney Princess, LEGO Mixels

Every time we get a LEGO delivery, let it be from the family blogger program or our own orders, there is always chaos: "ooo that's mine!"; "I want to open it now!"; "please mummy, pleaseee" ; "no that's mine and no you can't help!" ... we just can't help it, receiving LEGO is definitely one of the most exciting thing happening in this house for all of us!

The Autumn LEGO box from the family blogger program is definitely one of our favourite delivery.

Clay has been bothering us with requests to rebuild his LEGO City fire engines all the time, and here is a new one! Hubby is happy that he can tick something else off his LEGO City To Collect list!

Abby has been collecting LEGO Mixels since they've first launched at the beginning of the year, and she has especially been looking forward to the purple set. She was quite impatient when I was taking this picture!

I have to admit that I'm more interested in the LEGO Disney Princess collection! We already have Brave and Tangled, and I have been looking for another set to add to the collection! I have to admit that I was waiting for a Frozen set haha.

As for the LEGO Chima set, it has arrived just in time as Clay broke one of my nephew's LEGO Chima set, which took him a while to build and was one of his favourite on display. The pieces were scattered around so it would be a challenge to rebuild it (I tried!), so Clay gave this to Luca instead to say sorry, and Luca used this as an opportunity to practice his review and literacy skill. He's really quite good, and you can read his LEGO Chima review here!


LEGO City, LEGO Disney Princess, LEGO Mixels

As soon as I've finished taking pictures, these 2 dove straight into a building frenzy. I wouldn't recommend spreading 2 sets of LEGO bricks side by side like they did of course, luckily nothing went missing.


LEGO City, LEGO Disney Princess, LEGO Mixels

LEGO City, LEGO Disney Princess, LEGO Mixels

LEGO City, LEGO Disney Princess, LEGO Mixels

If you haven't heard of LEGO Mixels, they are the collectible pocket money range (£2.99 each packet) launched this year, and a colour set (of 3 Mixels) can be built into a bigger Mixel, just like in the TV show.

The third release contains the purple, orange and green tribes, which were all Abby's favourite. Both Abby and I really adore the purple scorpion-like Mixel - WizWuz! The green Tortz is very nice too, especially with the neon yellow slime-like arms!


LEGO City, LEGO Disney Princess, LEGO Mixels

LEGO City, LEGO Disney Princess, LEGO Mixels

LEGO City, LEGO Disney Princess, LEGO Mixels

The LEGO City Airport Fire Truck (rrp £24.99) is like a posh version of all the other fire engines/ trucks! We love it that it's completely build from basic pieces, instead of having a full base to start with. The truck has a much more solid build, and it's still mostly intact after a few weeks, which to us is impressive because Clay likes to take lose bits off. We also noticed that the thread used for the water hose is slightly thicker and of better quality than those from the other fire engines.


LEGO City, LEGO Disney Princess, LEGO Mixels

LEGO City, LEGO Disney Princess, LEGO Mixels

LEGO City, LEGO Disney Princess, LEGO Mixels

The LEGO Disney Princess Cinderella's Dream Carriage (rrp £24.99) is so elegant and pretty, with lots of attention to details! Abby wouldn't let me build the whole set by myself, especially after seeing the pretty heart shape LEGO pieces. I was surprised that the carriage is also built from basic pieces, and even though it looked like it will fall apart easily, the main body of the carriage is sturdy enough for play, and it rolls across the surface with the feeling of a fully built car.

And the foot steps! They actually took note that foot steps for this type of carriages folds up against the carriage door, I was really impressed to see that!


LEGO never cease to amaze us with their playsets, no wonder they remain as one of the top toys for generations! Our next delivery will be for Christmas, and we can't wait to see what the thoughtful PRs have put together for us!