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OK Place to Start, but You'll Want More,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: LEGO Ultimate Building Set - 405 Pieces (6166) (Toy)
I bought this for my children and to relive my days of playing with Legos in the 1970s. The kids really enjoy playing with them. I like this generic collection of mult-purpose bricks better than the sets that are designed to build one unique item. For the price (normally around twenty five dollars), you get a reasonable amount of stuff. On the down side, there are a lot of the smaller bricks (1 x 2 and 1 x 1). After playing with this for a few days I found that my kids wanted plates, bricks (2 x 4 and 2 X 8), and wheels (my son loves to make cars). I went to lego dot com where I was able to buy these specific things separately. Also, if you want to find some odd parts from old sets (even going back to the 1970s) try bricklink dot com. It takes awhile to navigate the site, but you can buy whatever individual pieces you want used.
In summary, buy this set first from Amazon and then go to lego dot com or bricklink dot com to buy wheels, bricks and plates.
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Initial post: Oct 19, 2008 5:29:08 AM PDT
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Posted on Jan 7, 2010 1:26:28 PM PST
Peter Jang says:
I agree as well... I have a 5- and 7-year old and getting these generic sets (as opposed to themed) encourage creativity more than Star Wars theme sets and so on...
Posted on Feb 22, 2010 1:01:37 PM PST
! Aesop - Sam says:
An informative and helpful review indeed!
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2011 10:48:50 AM PST
Great review, and I appreciate the link to old lego pieces. Thank you very much.
Posted on Feb 28, 2013 10:17:10 AM PST
Donna Wong says:
My 5 year old grandson is just now interested in legos, thanks for the advice and information, I will be purchasing this item as a starter set.
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