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Lego - still the best toy ever made,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: LEGO DUPLO 5497: Play with Numbers (Toy)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)Like countless others I grew up with Lego. It was just a basic set but I played with it for hours. Of course you COULD play for hours with Lego because it is practically indestructible (people say that cockroaches are the one creature that would survive a nuclear explosion, if that's true they will almost certainly be found living in an house made out of Lego) unlike most other toys that usually ended up broken in the dustbin a few weeks after Christmas.
What wasn't around when I was a kid though was Lego Duplo, which the internet informs me first appeared in 1969. I hadn't seen a Duplo set before this one but I have to say that I am very impressed with it and more importantly, so was my four year old daughter. Visually it is a very appealing toy. The colourful individual pieces are a bright & eye-catching and they are perfect size for young hands. There are pieces with numbers on which match up with pieces which depict that number of items (stars,apples or cars for example); young children love to learn numbers so this is offers an excellent means of doing so. The set also contains a few other pieces such as a dog and a Lego person which most kids would enjoy playing with too, although to be honest I would have liked - and expected - the set to contain a few more.
This is a perfect toy for five year olds and under, being both fun and educational. Unfortunately the manufacturers have done nothing to remedy the big problem that I encountered countless times with Lego when I was a nipper - it still very, very painful when you step on a piece when you are wearing nothing on your feet!