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4996 Beach House

4996 Beach House

Spring 2008 Toys
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: The LEGO Group
Price: $29.99
Review:
Oh those Legos. They encourage ingenuity and open up worlds of pretend play. They require mechanical reasoning and artistic sense. The Lego Beach House, as others in the Creator line, includes directions for building multiple designs from the same kit. Here, there are three configurations of a yellow, black and white building full of windows and complete with a kitchen, grill, and outdoor seating. Kids can construct a house, a narrow apartment building, or an airy café. Clever, colorful, and fun to build, children love collaborating on sets like this - one lines up the pieces while the other builds, and then they trade positions, for hours of bickering-free entertainment. They pull mini-figures from other sets to live in the house for hours more of pretend play, then they tear it all down and start over.
Emily Crawford   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Emily holds a BSE in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University and a Master's in computer engineering from Georgia Tech. She is a homeschooling parent and lives with her husband, three children, five cats, and thousands of LEGOs in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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The LEGO Group
860-763-3211
http://www.lego.com
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