"My son is a young 7 year-old. I thought this would be okay for him, but it was a bit more challenging than I thought. It really is for a child who is excellent with legos or is 8+ like it says. You need all of the pieces and they are not broken up in an orderly way so that adds to the challenge. I did complete this one right after helping my 3 year-old do one for her age, so maybe I liked less of a challenge, lol.
I love how creative you can get with this set. It’s like you have 3 sets for the price of one. We’re a big science family, so the three space vehicles are awesome! When you have them built too they are pretty sturdy to play with.
Overall, I love the set and would highly recommend for young scientists. :)"
"I used to rebel against pink and purple legos, but not anymore. This set is so sweet. I built it with my 4 year old daughter and it was a great way to get her to follow instructions, be creative, and use her building skills. She did require help, as some of the pieces are very small. I actually ended up building the whole thing with her finding pieces for me and then helping to push them into place when I got them aligned.
It came with three numbered bags, and each numbered bag had a smaller piece bag inside. The instructions were really nice because it built the entire house and swing in three separate sections. The first bag builds the bottom level of the house, the second builds the swing, and the third bag builds the top level. All have fun little details like eggs in a frying pan, letter in the mailbox, hockey stick, etc. I won’t ruin all the surprises, because that’s part of the fun.
While I did get this for my daughter, my 7 year old son likes it too. They ran downstairs after building it the night before and grabbed it first thing to play together. I think I’ll definitely give the Lego Friends sets as gifts more often now, because this was so cute and really fun to do."