Husband & Dan chose this box of Lego, which was on sale, for this week's Lego project--it's called Lego Brick Street Getaway. It's pretty neat actually--it contains 5 vehicles, all of which have to be built from scratch--1 police car, 1 SWAT team car, 2 monster trucks & 1 tow truck. There's also a build-from-scratch police station-of-sorts with barriers that can lift, and a "jail" to impound a "bad truck". Plus, a bank with a safety deposit box.
Unlike some other sets, this set comes with a sort of "storyline" which is illustrated on the box & in the instruction booklet. The tow truck can hook onto the bank's door and pull it down to "capture" the safety deposit box. The wall of the "jail" can also be pushed down for the "bad truck" to escape. And there's also the SLAMMER--which is a sort of machine you have to construct from scratch--placing the car under the slammer and pushing the slammer down makes the car zoom forward.
It's a very interactive & fun set--like dollhouses for boys! =) They're really enjoying playing with it!
I'm really impressed that Lego packs its sets into sub-packs, making it easy for children to divvy up the work of building everything. For this set, Ben & I worked on the orange monster truck, and Dan... did everything else by himself! I tell you, I'm truly in awe. The slammer was particularly confusing as it required screwing stuff & placing axels and a rubber band here and there. Well, it was confusing for me when I stared at the instructions. Thank goodness Dan didn't ask for my help! I felt another headache coming on just by looking at the steps!
Here's a video of the kids playing with the set on Tuesday night. Dan finished up the last vehicle--the tow truck--on Wednesday afternoon.
Triple cheers for Lego! =)