I would like to start by saying, I love LEGO City!!!! It is one of the best hands one visually stimulating toys I could play with. I find LEGO to be a little challenging. For me it’s like climbing a mountain and all you feel like is quitting, then you get to the top and you’re like- WOW I did it! There are many people who love the challenge of building LEGO City toys and don’t face the challenges I do. I love this specific toy because of its versatility and works great for creating pretend play opportunities. You can also play with them: outside, inside, or in water.
I’m not going to lie, I have had a hard time building this specific set because I am terrible with directions. Even when I had the instruction manual, I had a rough time building the set. The 3-year old I was working with, put me to shame!!! He did not even need the manual! Mind you, this Lego City toy is for people 7 years old and up. He absolutely love LEGOS too and has a large collection of them, my little genius! Alright, it’s time for me to stop reminiscing and get to the point- the review!
BLOCKS, BLOCKS, BLOCKS!
What makes LEGO City Jungle Explorers Jungle Mobile Lab so great?
- Teaches one to learn more about science
- Allow for learning how to get directions and follow through
- Teaches patience and can be soothing for some
- Has 426 pieces
- It’s visually stimulating
- Create opportunities to learn about different: modes of transportation, occupations/people, and plant species/animal species
With Great Things Come Bad Things
Now we know great things may not always be great for others. What is wonderful for some to have, can be detrimental to others. Below is a list of things to look out for if you are considering this product.
- The 426 pieces are really small
- Can cause frustration to those who are easily overwhelmed by many items in front of them
- Can be a choking hazard, especially if the child is under the recommended age or if the person is diagnosed with pica
- May cause injury when played with excessively (pulling pieces out constantly will damage nails and can lead to minor bleeding)
I know I laid a lot of cons out there, but I believe that pros out ways the cons. I have not experienced any issues using this product with my kiddos, just minor bleeding under the nail because their nails were trimmed too close to their skin. Beyond that, there is truly nothing to worry about, unless your child engages in a lot of mouthing behaviors or has been diagnosed with pica (the eating of non-nutritious items). Setting that aside, where’s my construction crew? Let’s build!
I hope you enjoyed my review. CLICK HERE to get your hands on the awesome LEGO City Jungle Explorers Jungle Mobile Lab. If you already own it, please share how much you love it. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. Remember, always make play a learning experience!!!