Little Bird is mad about Lego, his favourite range is Lego City so imagine how excited he was when we were sent our latest box of Lego to review. A big box landed on our doorstep and the children couldn’t wait to open it. It was filled with many set and on the top was the Lego City Coast Guard Helicopter 60013. Little Bird couldn’t wait to get it out of the box and start building it.
The children are counting down the days to Christmas and with two days to go they are desperate to get started on this years advent calendars. Every year the children change their minds about what they would like on their advent calendar but this year there was only one theme they wanted and that was LEGO.
My little man is Lego mad, and being part of the Lego Family Blogger programme is the best job in the world according to Little Bird. A few months ago we were invited along to view the new Lego Galaxy range at the National Space Center in Nottingham and we were not disappointed. Little Bird loved the new products that were soon to be in the shops and worked his way around the room testing them all out. His favourite Lego set that day was the Galaxy Squad Bug Obliterator 70705 and he was over the moon when we were sent one to review.
When the childrens father left the first thing I wanted to do was start changing things around the house, out came the paint and in came the new accessories to make our new family home feel slightly different. Firstly I created the perfect bedroom for Big Bird, she has always wanted her bedroom bright pink and girly so I made it happen. I then moved onto the office and kitchen/dining room, whilst I was transforming our house Little Bird kept asking me when I would do something with his room. My little man is obsessed with Lego and I wanted to do something Lego themed but didn’t know where to start. That’s when I had an email from Argos asking me if I would like to review some childrens bedroom furniture.
The children return to school two weeks today, they have enjoyed the Summer holidays but now its time to start thinking about preparing for school to start again. At the end of the school term I threw away the childrens lunch boxes because they were material ones and couldn’t really be washed properly so I decided this year they would have to have plastic washable lunch boxes because I know they will last longer because they can be washed up properly.
Two weeks ago we were invited to the National Space Centre at Leicester for the launch of Legos new range ……. Galaxy Squad. It was our first time to the National Space Centre and the children were excited to see a Rocket as we walked up to the front door. This was the perfect day out for Little Bird because he is mad about Lego and last term at school his topic was space so he was keen to get inside.
Little Bird recently turned 5years old, when I asked him what he would like to do for his birthday party this year all he said was could it be Lego themed. I got my thinking cap on and couldn’t really think of what to do but then a lovely lady came to my rescue with a fantastic idea that I knew Little Bird would love.
So here is what we did ….
Little Bird had a Lego Speedorz birthday party, we were sent some amazing Lego toys to help us on our way. Each child who came to the party had to build a Lego Speedorz set each and then we held races where the winner received a fantastic prize. It was a brilliant idea and something I knew would go down well with all the children. Little Bird also wanted to add a prize for the child who finished their build first which made me laugh because I knew it would be him he can build Lego sets really quick.
The children really enjoyed building the Lego Speedorz sets, Little Bird finished first so he helped his friends complete theirs. It was a great activity to keep the children quiet, adults also pulled together to help their little ones finish so everyone got involved. Each child then went off to practice launching their Speedorz before the races started.
Little Bird made a leader board so we could track the winner easily. It was a great idea. All of the children then made their way to the kitchen to start the races. I was amazed how quickly some of the children picked it up, there is an art to launching them but they got it really quick.
They all lined up and began to race, it was lovely watching them all having fun, giggling and laughing together. This was definitely a party with a difference but one that the children loved. They all enjoyed building their sets, it was nice that they could all take them home to continue the fun.
Little Bird had a Lego Birthday cake with his favourite character on it …… Chase McCain. He was really excited when he saw it, so much so he didn’t want me to cut it up.
This idea came from the lovely Elyssa, it was something I hadn’t dreamed of doing but something the children loved, all the children received Lego themed gifts in their goodie bags and they all went home happy. Personally I think Elyssa should go into party planning because she helped pull off the perfect party for Little Bird so thank you lovely lady for all your help. X
The Bird Family are really excited to be part of the Lego Ambassadors team, if you were to come and visit our house you would think that you had stepped into a smaller version of Legoland. Little Bird absolutely loves Lego, its the one toy that he talks about all the time and its the one toy he will spend hours playing with. Our lounge is covered in Lego sets and also both of the children have an area in their bedrooms where they have on display all their Lego constructions.
Being part of the Lego Ambassadors team is the best job in my childrens eyes. When they are at school I have over heard them asking their friends what job their parents do, when they are told my children normally follow it up with “my Mum has the best job ever because she tests Lego.” Its a good job I love Lego just as much as them because most days these small bright colourful bricks are scattered across my lounge floor like a covering of snow, and I have lost count of the number of times I have stepped on the bricks and then been hopping around counting to 10.
Recently we received our first parcel from Lego and it was filled to the top with lots of Lego sets for the children to try out. It arrived when the children were at school and when they got home they couldn’t wait to see what was inside the box.
Firstly Little Bird spotted a range that he has not seen before it was the Lego Chima Speedorz and he couldn’t wait to start building. Lego Chima Speedorz are a great idea inside each set you get a collectible minifigure, two weapons, one challenge, a rip cord and five trading cards.
There are two parts to build in each set, Little Bird started by building the the challenge first which was a water tower that could be knocked down easily by the Speedorz. Even though Little Bird is 4 years old and the Lego Chima Speedorz are designed for 6-12 years old he managed to build this set all by himself with no help at all from me.
I love the idea of Lego Chima Speedorz and the rip cord brings back memories of toys we used to have when I was little. Little Bird wasn’t sure what to do with the rip cord but once I showed him he picked it up really quick. The rip cord slides down the side of the wheel, you put the cord in all the way and pull it out as fast as you can. Then you place the Speedorz on the floor and they will whizz off at great speed. I was surprised just how fast they went and how far they travelled. Little Bird loves the Speedorz and has now gone on to build the other three sets we have been sent. They have really kept him interested for long periods of time. Little Bird has also enjoyed creating his own Lego challenge, he has broken down all of the three sets and loved designing his own.
Lego Chima Speedorz are great for playing with friends because you can race and battle as much as you like. Little Bird has been battling with Big Bird it has created alot of laughter and fun for them both, and I have been able to relive a bit of my childhood with this toy, and yes I admit it when the children are at school I often put the rip cord in and let it go over the kitchen floor.
The Lego Chima range was launched in January 2013 and I know it will be a big hit with Lego fans, Little Bird is really taken with them so I am sure they will be popular. Keep your eyes peeled next month because there is some new products being added to the existing range.
Oh yes they have arrived …….. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been shrunk down and transformed into Lego characters. Little Bird was really excited when he heard Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was now available in Lego. Little Bird is mad about Lego, its the one toy he spends hours building and then playing with, its funny how these little colourful bricks can keep someone amused for so long, especially my little man who finds it hard work to sit still.
Last week we received a Lego set from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles range to review. When Little Bird opened it up he was excited to see the Kraang Lab Escape (79100). This set is designed for children aged 5-12 years old but Little Bird is 4 years old and he managed to build it all by himself with no help from me. I was really impressed with how quick he put it together aswell, it only took him around 40 minutes.
The Lego manuals are fantastic they are simple to follow and there step by step instructions are great for children. Little Bird has been building Lego sets for about a year now and he’s picked it up so well.
Kraang Lab Escape
Give the villains the slip with a hot slice of turtle power. The Kraang has Michelangelo locked tight in a laser-shield prison inside his lab. Use Michelangelo’s leftover pizza to turn a sticky situation into a slick escape. Slide the pizza through the prison bars to make the Foot Soldier slip and fall. Then activate the explosion function on Michelangelo’s cage to escape. Once he’s free, battle The Kraang in his awesome mech walker with dual laser flick missiles. Be ready for a wild ride through the city sewers when The Kraang detaches the mech walker’s legs to create a flying escape pod.
There is some fantastic toys out in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Lego range, you can currently buy the Kraang Lab Escape for around £9.99.
I remember Lego as a child having a large box of the multi coloured bricks and building houses with garages, planes, swimming pools etc. I also remember my brothers coming along and dismantling what I had made but the enjoyment would then start again as I would re build something else. So when I got the chance to review the Lego City Police Boat 7287 I thought for about a millisecond before replying. I just knew my children need the memories of Lego that I have. The Police Boat is part of the City range. Its designed for children aged 5-12 years old and not only is it a toy boat that you build from little blocks of Lego, its also a boat that floats in water.
Now you can patrol and protect the waterways where you live, keeping the City safe from robbers. Watch as they try to escape on their own personal watercraft. They will never escape you whilst your in the high-speed Police Boat, when you catch him make sure you put the handcuffs on and take him straight to the city jail.
The Lego City Police Boat set features:
- Includes 3 minifigures – 2 police officers and 1 robber
- Accessories include personal watercraft, life vests, handcuffs and walkie-talkie
- Lift deck for play below
- Float the police boat in water
- Boat measures 16” (40cm) long.
My Nephew Ollie built this with help from Big Bird. They really enjoyed building it together, it certainly kept them both quiet for a couple of hours. Little Bird wanted to help build the Police Boat but he is only 3 years old so I decided to distract him by helping him to build a house with his large Lego bricks. It was a great idea because it allowed Big Bird and her cousin to get on and build hassle free. This took around 2 hours to build.
Ollie followed the instruction booklet with no problems at all. Its laid out really easily for children to follow using pictures to make it that little bit easier. It was good because Ollie kept showing Big Bird how to follow the instructions step by step as they were going along so hopefully she will be able to build one of the smaller Lego sets on her own next time.
The Police Boat is amazing and both children had great fun building and playing with it. When Big Bird realised it floated on water she insisted straight away that she wanted to put it to the test and she asked to put some water in the bath. I agreed to a small amount well enough to let it float and they were really pleased when they saw their hard work had paid off, as it drifted around the bath.
Now Little Bird and Big Bird have turned the Police Boat into a bath toy and have enjoyed having police chases in the bath, although I do have to make sure they take it in turns to be either the Police or the Robbers.
This would make a fantastic Christmas or Birthday present. You can buy the Lego City Police set for around £19.99 but prices may vary depending on where you shop.