...Not that I would discourage girls from playing with it but I find they don't. I bought this at Christmas for my nephews who really like it, but the real test is that I was given one for my infant classroom lego box a few years ago. It wasn't new when I got it, has been in almost daily use since,and shows no sign of wearing out. Even a couple of illicit visits to the sand tray haven't ruined it, although it takes the shine off the plastic a bit. Great toy!