This honestly kept us entertained for 2 hours solid, which was fine by me, as I'd been feeling under the weather for a couple of days and I still had the thought of a duathlon looming over me for the following day.
As we have a collection of Star Wars LEGO in the house that fuels the boys in the house need for battles and war games, I was secretly rather chuffed that we received this LEGO City car and caravan set to review. It was something that I really looked forward to building and in fact Daddy didn't even get a look in with any building so intent were the boys and I in helping each other create our little scene.
Despite the fact the age on the set is for 5-12 years old, even Mr 2.5 helped putting wheels and lights on the vehicles. Noah on the other hand pretty much singlehandedly put the rest of the set together with just a bit of guidance from me assisting with the instructions and placement of some parts. At his age, some of the more intricate pieces are still a little challenging to get them centred and easily fitting onto the piece below, so it is good practice for his dexterity.
It's great how the car and caravan can be played with separately (good when you have two littlies who want one each to play with) or together, and that the whole back of the caravan opens up to provide more play opportunities, sitting at the dining table, drinking a cuppa and admiring the lovely mountain views outside.
Yes this is rather naughty driving with one hand and eating a sausage in the other! Tut tut.
Funnily enough, last weekend I'd spent time creating a cool little woodland scene for the boys out of nothing but paper, scissors and glue. And once we'd finished creating our car and caravan, we drove them right into the scene, imagining our couple arriving at their favourite holiday spot. They unhook the caravan, go for a quick bike ride and light up the campfire to cook up their sausages for dinner.
If I could show you the rest of the day in pictures, it would look a little like this: the smallest child carrying the caravan, car and bike around with him EVERYWHERE he went. Including to the toilet every time he needed a wee.
This set is one of many new cool LEGO City Great Vehicle sets which retail for $40 at a store near you.