Of many things that the children would love to create is a house of imagination. Be it a deck of cards or just cardboard sheets it comes extremely handy to build a small house. As a matter of fact, such involvement that fosters creativity is slowly diminishing, however thanks to the new inventions like the tree house set-up. Coming with an array of pieces, all that they need to do is to assemble them so as to create a house of their own. Amongst the many leading toy makers, Lego surprises the kid with their unique additions and one such is the Lego creator Apple Tree House (product Code: 5891). Excellent flexibility and texture of warm colours can get the kids glued to the product.
Lego Creator Apple Tree House Outdoor Toy (5891) comes with three diverse models that include the country house, summer house and the tall townhouse. The interesting part is each model is aptly accessorised and final product looks highly satisfactory.
Apple Tree House comes with a huge pack of 539 pieces that is used to build each of the individual building. The box comes with a picture of the completed set and the content covers 16×32 two green base plates, a good number of roof tiles and numerous white beams in differing sizes. Besides, it consists of additions such as the cones, studs and flat pieces that can be used to accesorise the whole set-up. The Lego pieces are packed in many plastic bags. Lack of numbering system will result in emptying all the contents in the floor for the construction. This could have been avoided by giving an identification code or something, considering the age of the users the pieces can be missed if it is not appropriately assorted. Nevertheless once if the children are accustomed with the Lego pieces logical packing, it is easy to pick the right object from the correct plastic bag. Because the wall pieces, roof pieces and the accessories are collectively placed in different pack. There is one long and flat green piece that serves as the foundation to be built three different kinds of structures. The content does not come with any miniature figures and the children should use only their toys to be placed in the tree house.
As stated earlier, three different set-ups can be made using the pieces provided. The country house reflects the contemporary style with garage and cute picturesque windows, along with satellite dish and chimney. The building can be further beautified with the additional accessories. The second model includes the tall townhouse and is equivalently impressive as the country house. But the model is bit fragile. The third model is the summerhouse. It is of average-built and occupies lesser space than the previous one. The admirable aspect in all the afore-said designs are it appears as a fully functional house. Attributes such as working garage door, different types of windows, lawn mover renders an original touch to it. It is made still more realistic with an operating mail box with few letters, basket ball net and ladder towards the attic. The roof can be lifted and other miniature figures can be put inside it, so the playing part will be all the more exciting.
Set-up and User Friendliness:
The Lego Creator Apple Tree house consumes a time range of 2 hours to 4 hours for the set-up process. The time varies with the children’s age limit, engineering skills, and extent of assistance received from elder’s. The product comes with an instruction manual, for each set-up, which is particularly appreciated. The instruction manual is pictorial and can be readily understood. The instructions are broken down in to smaller steps, thereby keeping the complications at bay.
Once completed, the house looks exquisite and is something like a doll house. The floors are not entirely floored at specific areas like the room straight above the front door is devoid of any flooring. However, using some innovative ideas like covering it up with some additional accessories from other set, can give a complete interior look.
Age Limit and Safety:
It is highly advantageous for kids above the age group of seven till twelve years and is not gender biased. Despite the age limit as twelve years, many female children who are in the adolescent category gets tempted with the tree house. The Apple Tree house comes with small sized parts, which must never be opened or used in front of younger siblings, as chances and risks of getting choked with it are higher.
The miniature tree house is deigned and envisioned by Lego to increase the engineering and lateral thinking skills in the kid. The product meets that expectation and further gives an unbelievable reality with all the supplied spare parts. Alongside, using the opening sort of roof, kids can place their favourite miniature dolls or animals inside their house. The actual fun lies not only in building the house, but also the after-math playing with it by using all their creativity. Considering the price on the slightly higher side, it could have added some figures that can be neatly placed inside the house. Apart from that, there are no major draw backs and it gives a good enjoyment to the children to see small apples lying beneath the tree of their newly built country house!
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Lego Creator 5891 Apple Tree House – Product Specification Table
|Model Name||Lego Creator Apple Tree House|
|Dimensions||28.2 x 48 x 7.4 cm|
|Recommended Age||7-12 years|