I was so excited to see this new line of "girlie" Legos at Target! Why couldn't they have made these when I was a kid? My daughter had Christmas gift card money and chose to spend most of it on this tree house set. That tells you something! Everything appealed to her, from the purple packaging to the girl figures and especially the themes of the sets. She loves animals and several of these new sets feature animals, plus other fun things like a cafe, beauty shop, convertible, house, etc.
My 7 year old daughter and I spent part of a rainy afternoon making this. She really enjoyed it. I like that this is more engaging and gives her a feeling of accomplishment when finished. They separate the pieces into different bags marked #1 and #2 so you do the one bag first and the other bag second, and aren't overwhelmed with all the pieces at once. The directions are good, they only show adding 2-3 different kinds of pieces at a time so it's easier to follow along.
I liked having something to do with her that wasn't boring for me ;) My daughter is an only child so I am frequently her playmate. Well I'm 35 so often times I have to feign excitement. This was fun though! We BOTH want to get the other sets, ha ha!
These would make a great gift if you have a girl's birthday party to go to. The prices range from $10 for the smaller sets to $50 for the big ones, so you can choose the one that is right for you.