Lego is something that never bores the children and a Lego present is always a big hit.
I quite like the Lego Minifigures as they are ideal for little gifts throughout the year for achievements – reading well, working hard at school, dressing oneself and yes – eating everything on your plate (for a week!!) 🙂
I was sent the new Minifigures to review and I think these were really amazing. The children could not wait to put them together and lost no time in setting them up.
Each of the figures are part of a series and of course since they are blind bags, we did have some repeats. But that’s not a problem too as the children sometimes don’t like sharing. Especially when it’s Lego!
“Nobody’s getting in trouble while I’m on duty!”
No one knows what the Lifeguard Guy did before he became a lifeguard. He just showed up one day, fully trained and licensed, and started keeping the beach safe. He sometimes talks about a past full of action, intrigue and martial arts, but if there’s any record of his adventures, nobody has been able to find it.
All through the hot summer, he scans the water with his binoculars, ready to spring into action at the slightest hint of trouble. If anything goes wrong, he’s there in a flash and a splash, using his floating rescue buoy to help tired swimmers get back to shore. And what about his mysterious history? A few of his co-workers think that maybe it was all just a role he used to play on TV, but there’s no doubting that he makes one swell lifeguard!
“C’mon, I’m not so bad!”
It isn’t easy being a Hun Warrior. Just because your empire has a reputation for rampaging across the countryside, conquering and plundering everything in its path, everybody thinks that you must be a bad neighbor. Well, this is one warrior who’s out to change that view!
Instead of pillaging towns, the Hun Warrior visits them with plates of cookies (though it’s best not to ask what’s in them). He decorates town walls with homemade art, and hardly ever smashes them down and rides over the rubble on horseback. He even baked a friendship cake once, but when he went to cut it with his sword, things got kind of messy. It’s only if all of his attempts to be neighborly fail that he shrugs and goes back to the conquering and plundering. Hey, at least he tried!
“Now, where did I put that potion? I know it’s in here somewhere…”
The wise and kindly Wizard has studied the magical arts for many years, and few are better than he at crafting spells, enchantments and useful elixirs. He knows just the right rhymes for undoing curses, and can cure hexes with a touch of his crystal-tipped staff. He’s even mapped out all of the dragon caves in the land so that everybody can avoid them.
But the Wizard’s problems began when he created his mystical Robes of Many Pockets. It sounded so useful to be able to carry his vast collection of potions, scrolls and spellbooks around with him all the time, but he forgot to write down the instructions, and now he can’t figure out what pockets hold what. When he reaches into one, he can’t predict whether he’ll pull out a rabbit, a wheelbarrow, or a hungry troll!
“Prepare to face my ultimate super mega ultra combo move!”
The Video Game Guy is an expert on anything and everything to do with video games. He’s recorded all of the top strategy tips, memorized every combo, and found all of the hidden rooms and bonus coins – even a few that the game programmers themselves didn’t know about.
Although he’s played every kind of video game that you could name, the Video Game Guy’s favorites are the classics. There’s just something about those clunky old 8-bit graphics and those bleeping, blooping tunes that really gets his gamer adrenaline racing. Plus, it’s way easier to get the high score when nobody else remembers how to play!
“From Allosaurus to Zuniceratops, I’ve caught ‘em all!”
You never know when wild dinosaurs might pop through a time portal or escape from a crazy scientist’s lab. When pesky prehistoric reptiles go on a rampage, there’s only one person you need to call: the daring and dauntless Dino Tracker!
As a member of an elite team of dinosaur hunters, the Dino Tracker has the gear, the experience, and the know-how to take down plant-eaters and carnivores of any size. Moving swiftly and silently, she sneaks up close and then fires a tranquilizer arrow to knock out her titanic targets so they can be picked up and transported to the dino nature reserve. She might get a few scuffs and scrapes along the way, but it’s all in the name of keeping both civilians and saurians safe!
Each figure comes with a little stand so it can be a freestanding figure. Alternatively, it can be added to other sets for great playtime.
Each also has a little accessory or two that reflects it’s character.
Priced at £2.49, they are inexpensive additions to Lego in the household and never fail to satisfy the children. They are also freely available at all retail stores so they are easy to pick up.
Disclaimer: I was sent the above minifigures to review. All ideas and opinions are my own.