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This review is from: Doctor Who the Tardis Mini Construction Playset (Toy)It was with much anticipation we bought this set (2 of them!) for my two boys age 6&8. They are both well versed in the world of Dr Who and lego. So our expectations were high. Sadly this set was not up to these expectations.
The 11th Dr Figure is probably the highlight of this set, it is a lovely cartoonish replica of the Doctor, captures the doctor well, the Amy figure is also good, but doesn't quite capture real Amy in the same way.
The tardis itself is were the problems start, it is incredibly fiddly to put together. Both of my lad struggled and they are usually pretty good with other similar construction sets, getting the doors on was a particular feat!. When on the doors have no easy way of opening or shutting them. Some of the bricks didn't click together as well as I would expect (such as the lamp on the top of one kit kept popping off!) Since construction, even the smallest amount of play has resulted in the model falling apart (this doesn't happen with usual construction toys). Also since then the flimsy door connectors on one set have broken totally, resulting in me having to do a repair job.
I fear, as with most of the Character Options Doctor Who range now, this has been designed with collectors rather than children in mind. It would happily be built and sit on a collectors shelf, but doesn't have much play strength. Needless to say I wont be buying the other sets.
This is a great idea, but very badly implemented
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Initial post: 2 Aug 2011 09:27:32 BDT
Loobie Loo says:
Agree wholeheartedly. I nearly broke my six year old's trying to help him build it.
Posted on 11 Sep 2012 19:21:33 BDT
Rachel Gatt says:
could you possibly tell me how big the tardis is when built? thanks!
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