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LEGO Juniors Knights' Castle

LEGO Juniors Knights' Castle

Fall 2014 Toys
Ages: 4 - 7 yrs.
Manufacturer: The LEGO Group
Price: $49.99

Designed for first-time builders, the Juniors Knights' Castle is a set of colorful interlocking LEGO bricks and three mini-figures to construct a castle, two bags of extra pieces for open-ended building, all packaged in a much appreciated storage container. The prescribed build was fun for our 5 year old; he followed the directions easily and felt a sense of accomplishment and ownership over what he built. The extra bricks gave our young testers (and their parents) not only many ways to build, but also (and equally importantly) great dialogue and questions from our two sons. When they see that their structures can't stay up, we talk about foundations; if they make something we don't recognize they'll describe the parts and clarify their creations (the 5 year old made an aquarium with sharks and rays). The three year old likes the human-like mini figures and will use all the backdrops to create story lines.

Maria Clinger   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Maria, a mother of three, has a BS in Biology and is a National Board Certified Teacher in Virginia. After teaching Biology for 10 years, one of those years in Quito, Ecuador, Maria is now a part-time Spanish teacher to sixth and seventh graders. The other half of her time is spent with her bilingual family, reading, cooking and enjoying sports.

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