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on January 8, 2012
I was very impressed by this lego set. It's as intricate and detailed as the Harry Potter or Star Wars lego sets. There are two small bags of legos inside. As I started assembling, I was very impressed by the attention to detail and realistic build of the lego set.
Olivia is a minifigure with separate brunette hair, smiling head, body with articulated arms, and bottom with articulated legs. She can hold all of the tools included. The only downside is that she's wearing sandals (a no-no in any laboratory, especially one that has chemicals), but I may paint in the sandals later so it looks like her toes are safely covered.
There are 5 stations/mini sets to build. There is the blackboard station with scientific drawings, the microscope station with red jewel to investigate and a flask of fluid, a storage station with 6 bottles of colorful chemicals, a workshop station with a clamp, 2 drawers that open and close, and 6 tools (wrench, hammer, socket, drill, screwdriver, and oiler, I think), and a cute robot (who looks a bit like Wall-E) with a remote control for Olivia to use.
I was afraid the lego colours would be a pink ghetto, but they're a refreshing cool aqua, turquoise, black, grey, colourful chemicals, purple tools, and a few pink accents.
Compared to the pink barbies, dolls, baby dolls, fake food, and other toys found in the girl's section of the local toy store, the Lego Friends sets are much more intelligent and challenging. You could easily incorporate other lego blocks to expand on Olivia's workshop. I highly recommend this. It's recommended for children ages 5 and up, as some of the pieces are very small.