2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Too expensive for what it is. Purchased for $20 less at Target.,
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This review is from: LEGO Friends Olivia's House 3315 (Toy)
Price: I paid about $60 for this at Target. After my 8-year-old daughter completed it, I felt misled because the actual house is so small. It is so tiny compared to the photo on the box. Other reviewers here have said the same thing, that they would not have spent the money on this particular set had they known it was so small (especially for the price being asked). This should have been a $40 set. I can't imagine spending $80+ on it.
My 8-year-old daughter loves the set. Over the past year she has discovered she loves LEGOs. She loves the CITY series and the FRIENDS series. She loves the process of building it. She puts most of it together on her own. The step-by-step, photo instruction booklet and separate, numbered bags make it easy for her to do this. My 12-year-old son was never a LEGO fanatic, so the world of LEGOs is new to me. The nice thing for my daughter is that she keeps the sets up and plays with them, creating different story lines, mixing up stories/characters. Some children just like to build it and leave it alone. I am glad she can continue to enjoy playing with them.
Gift: If you are giving this as a gift to a LEGO fan, whoever will receive it will probably love it. But you can find other LEGO sets that are a better value for the money. If you are shopping for a girl, my daughter also likes the CREATOR 7346 Seaside House and CREATOR Lighthouse Island 5770.
Price: Just compare Amazon to other stores. For Christmas, my daughter is getting the CITY Police Station 7498 ($104. at Amazon). Toys R Us has it listed for $148. and my local stores are sold out. Online Toys R Us has it now for a special $79.99. But only available to pick up in your local store. I'm not going to sweat it. I'm happy Amazon will deliver it to me within 2 days, so I don't have to drive all over creation to get it.