Although there are a number of starter ideas included in the pack, the Classic Medium Creative Brick Box encourages people to use their imagination. With such a wide range of pieces and colours, the possibilities are almost endless. If you can think it, you can build it.
Thankfully, the set also comes with its own handy storage box. This is ideal for parents as they can keep the LEGO tucked away neatly, but it also helps to teach younger users to tidy up after themselves, and to keep their LEGO collection together in one place.
- 484 piece set
- 35 different colours
- Ages 4 and up
- Storage box included
- 14.6 x 7 x 7.1 inch box size
If you are looking for a first LEGO set for a young child, then this is probably not for you. This is not because of any shortcomings of the set, but rather its intended users. The Classic Medium Creative Brick Box set is all about encouraging children to use their imagination. While it includes some starter building instructions, these are not extensive, and a very young child with no experience of LEGO will not get the maximum benefit out of the Creative Box.
That one point aside, this is an absolutely brilliant set. For any children or adults that have existing LEGO, the Creative Brick Box is the perfect addition to their set. The huge variety in pieces allows imaginations to run wild, and older LEGO sets can be given new life. The pack is extremely good value, particularly considering the storage box that comes with it. Additionally, you can download additional LEGO building instructions from the LEGO website to compliment play time.
Although there is tremendous fun to be had from specific LEGO sets that come with precise instructions to make particular models, there is a lot to be said for encouraging children to come up with their own LEGO inventions. It sparks active imaginations, develops problem solving skills, and can allow for great interactive play with parents and children.
For example, many parents have recommended separating the pieces into piles; a pile for Mum, a pile for Dad and a pile for child. Everyone gets twenty minutes to build whatever they can think of, using only their pile! You simply don't have the freedom to do this with many other LEGO sets. For this reason, the Classic Medium Creative Brick Box can be the perfect accompaniment to any LEGO play time.