#LegoElves is the most recent addition to the Lego brick phenomenon pitched specifically at girls, tween ones at that.
The Aira's Pegasus Sleigh constitutes a product that can be happily mix and matched across Lego genres to create a wildly personalised 'set'.
The 'cute' set specific 'collectibles' (two LEGO® Elves mini-dolls, a baby dragon, two Pegasi and a host of accessories including cookies, fish, lamp, map, signpost and wind key) have an appeal that reaches well into teendom! Can imagine them being used as 'swapping' currency in many a school playground!
Nimbleness and dexterity are useful skills to successfully build with the multi-coloured but small Lego bricks in this set. Unsurprisingly given that it's aimed at older children (this one is suitable for ages 8 - 12). Lego 'veterans' of the guideline age should easily be able to follow the instructions independently. Construction of the sleigh, windmill, fishpond and cave shouldn't be too arduous, taking an hour
The miniscule figures and the small dragon are very well done and add to the appeal of the set. If one turns the sails of the windmill to a slight angle and blows gently upon them, they move - a great attention-to-detail touch, but it needed the added experience of an older 'child' (well over 21!!) to demonstrate this to her.
It's an ideal product to add to other LEGO building products or even to use in other play contexts, broadening its appeal.
It is beyond heartening to find that even in our digitally driven age, children can still find enchantment and bond over Lego products in all their glorious formats, including this one!
(We were sent this product to review. It constitutes my opinion of the set, based on seeing my DD construct and play with it. The opinions are my own).