Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

The Crazy Scientist & His Monster

The Crazy Scientist & His Monster

Fall 2012 Toys
Ages: 7 & Up
Manufacturer: The LEGO Group
Price: $49.99

The LEGO Monster Fighters: The Mad Professor and His Monster kit includes enough pieces to create a laboratory, a car, and a prison within the overall monster fighters theme. A light brick and batteries are also included. Parents will be reminded of Frankenstein's monster, though children may not make this connection.

The set encourages innovation, invention, building, re-building. Its almost-limitless exchangeability and compatibility with other LEGOs is its greatest defining characteristic. Character-oriented LEGO sets like this one also facilitate storytelling. In particular, the monsters theme interested pre-teen boys who have outgrown the police car and city Lego phase.

Our testers' children did not lose interest in this toy over time. In one of our tester's home, it has become a favorite toy that is regularly played with and asked for. Her children completed the original design, and then one son, age 10-and-a-half, constructed a camera and a flashlight with the light brick.

Karen Hamer   ©2012 Parents' Choice

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