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To be a bit uninspired by Lego's current range.

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Clembarrass Mon 15-May-17 19:47:15

DD turns 6 in a few days. I spent my morning browsing the Lego shop in search of a present for her, and was totally uninspired.
She's not into superheroes or Star wars or Ghost busters, or elves, she hasn't seen the latest Disney film (Moana?)
I don't like the Friends sets much because of the figures, I prefer the traditional ones - and am a bit turned off by the cutesy cupcake-cafe and hair salon banality of it. And also you don't seem to get much for your money at all - half the pieces seem to be flowers or cutlery instead of bricks hmm.

There were a scant handful of sets that I thought were OK, but hardly amazing (and one camper van one that was really good, but I think might be too complicated for her). All in all, very disappointing.

I'm thinking of trying to find some more inspiring discontinued sets on ebay for her instead - does anyone have any recommendations for brilliant sets that you can't get any more?

Or should I just give up and get her Playmobil instead?

livingthegoodlife Mon 15-May-17 19:51:06

Have you looked at the creator range? We have a cool set that turns from a dog into a bird and then something else. We also have a nice lighthouse set with a light up brick, comes with a boat and whale.

I think there will be nice sets but a bit more generic and less themed.

Good luck!

LightYears Mon 15-May-17 19:52:45

What about the animal ones.

www.amazon.co.uk/LEGO-31044-Creator-Animals-Playset/dp/B012NOBXP6/ref=sr_1_6?s=kids&ie=UTF8&qid=1494874248&sr=1-6&keywords=lego+birds&tag=mumsnetforum-21

LightYears Mon 15-May-17 19:54:14

Lol, I think that's the one I just linked Living

Clembarrass Mon 15-May-17 19:58:20

That is more the sort of thing I was looking for. I was looking in the actual Lego shop and they didn't have that.

I was thinking in terms of a bigger set really though - something that size is more what I would buy for other children's birthdays, rather than a main birthday present.

NapQueen Mon 15-May-17 20:00:30

The Creator ones are brilliant, or the 3 in 1 sets.

Ringaroundthemosey Mon 15-May-17 20:01:42

Dd is in to the DC. superhero girls range of toys (including Lego) if you've seen those?

Girls as in they're in high school not "superheroes for girls" iyswim.

m.johnlewis.com/lego-dc-super-hero-girls-41230-batgirl-batjet-chase/p/3093681?sku=236621101&s_kwcid=2dx92700019010956066&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=CIqT3dPK8tMCFUm37QodNwoBBQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

TTOF Mon 15-May-17 20:02:09

I got dd (6) the 3in 1 treehouse and beach hut sets. They're fab. Proper figured, but a girl and a boy. Lots of little World play opportunities and she could manage most of the building herself.

OpalIridescence Mon 15-May-17 20:02:14

I had similar reservations buying Lego for my six year old birthday this year.
I really did not want to buy another cupcake factory or a poodle parlour type set.

I got her the treetop playhouse in the end, it's really good! Yes it's Lego friends but not a cupcake or hairbow in sight!
Really detailed adventure camp, a lot of building to be done and (for a big Lego set) reasonable price.
My daughter really loves it, I would recommend.

Ringaroundthemosey Mon 15-May-17 20:03:27

www.argos.co.uk/product/6165097?cmpid=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59156%7Ccid:189934165%7Cagid:18091992565%7Ctid:pla-281755230871%7Ccrid:77627767045%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:5050420358762215483%7Cdvc:m%7Cadp:1o5&gclid=CLPy6p7L8tMCFeiT7Qod_eQI9g

LightYears Mon 15-May-17 20:03:28

Tree house.

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lego-Creator-Set-31010-Treehouse-New-In-Box-/371950408002?hash=item5699f8d142:g:08oAAOSwYlRZGLKZ

TTOF Mon 15-May-17 20:03:53

m.johnlewis.com/lego-creator-31053-treehouse-adventure/p/2761379?sku=235656391&s_kwcid=2dx92700017793907799&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=CJKB6ZPL8tMCFa-37Qod-CMKow&gclsrc=aw.ds

m.johnlewis.com/lego-creator-31063-3-in-1-beachside-vacation/p/3093762?sku=236609980&s_kwcid=2dx92700019010955760&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=COmtxKfL8tMCFYi97QodzcILEA&gclsrc=aw like

JapaneseTea Mon 15-May-17 20:04:03

The elves sets look really good. Not too girly and a nice choice of colours. My boys Lego is rather too much grey

CJCreggsGoldfish Mon 15-May-17 20:05:48

DD loves her Scooby Doo Lego. There's also just boxes of Lego that you can buy, they come with a little book of ideas.

soupmaker Mon 15-May-17 20:06:10

How about just a big box of Classic? My 9 year old DD got one for Christmas and loves it. What about some of the City range? We have loads of it.

ditzychick34 Mon 15-May-17 20:06:52

Not much help, but check the age recommendations for the sets. I did the camper van, and it was bloody hard and fell apart during construction twice!

legochick Mon 15-May-17 20:10:07

Is she into Frozen or Beauty and the Beast?

https://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Disney-Sets

LightYears Mon 15-May-17 20:10:36

chick they're the adult sets. They are pretty hard.

Curious2468 Mon 15-May-17 20:12:11

We really loves the elves sets here. The dragons are really lovely!

legochick Mon 15-May-17 20:14:55

Oh sorry Light! I checked a few like Elsa's ice palace which said 6-12, but it probably depends on how much they're used to it. (I agree the big ship one looks a bit complex! --and ££££--)

slightlyglitterbrained Mon 15-May-17 20:18:37

The City range is good, DS has loads of it. I rather like the look of this one:
www.lego.com/en-gb/city/products/airport-air-show-60103

The fire engine ones have fire hoses that you can fit a small blue round piece onto and then fire it at the "flame" bits (which have a round base so they skitter off whatever building they're sitting on quite satisfyingly.)

Clembarrass Mon 15-May-17 20:29:38

Ooh, I love the Friends treetop house! That looks great! The other treehouse also looks good, but not as big.

How come the Lego shop didn't have half of these thing linked? I naively thought it would stock all the sets, will not be going back there again!

ijustwannadance Mon 15-May-17 20:33:09

Because a lot of them are discontinued so no longer available from lego store.

Besides, most of the small common sets are often a lot cheaper elsewhere.

Mayvis Mon 15-May-17 20:50:33

All of the Creator stuff is on the Lego website. I've just looked. Under the 'sets' tab.

Crowdblundering Mon 15-May-17 20:54:30

Uninspired?!!!

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