LEGO DUPLO LEGO Ville 5653: Stone Quarry
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It's another busy work day at the LEGO Ville stone quarry. The big front loader is piling up big stones, while the powerful crane grabs and loads them into the back of the truck for delivery to different construction sites around town.
• Includes 3 construction worker DUPLO figures
• Huge set with two vehicles, including new quarry crane with easy-to-use grab and all-new front end loader
• Stone quarry setting is packed with functions, like load/unload function and cement mixer that clicks as the drum is turned
It’s another busy work day at the DUPLO stone quarry. The big front loader is piling up big stones, while the powerful crane grabs and loads them into the back of the truck for delivery to different construction sites around town. For ages 2 years and over.
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Top Customer Reviews
Two parts have to click together to make the base of the crane connect to the first section of the crane jib, and it is this connection which keeps falling apart when in use, and we suspect it is only going to get looser in time. A 3-year-old with good manual dexterity found it difficult to manipulate the crane without the jib falling off, with a high level of consequent frustration.
Its a shame that this flaw spoils what is otherwise a well made and creative toy.
It's the first Duplo set we have purchased and I've been delighted with all the different options for play that it provides. So many of the parts are interchangeable, for example the red tip up skip can be swapped with the cement mixer part to make a tip up truck and the claw arm can take the place of the big scoop on the other vehicle. The digger has a bonnet that opens so that you can fix the engine (space for one brick inside). The set is designed so that the claw picks up a brick, which can be dropped into the red tip up skip, which in turn sends the brick down the shoot and into the cement mixer.. brilliant.
My son loves driving the vehicles around and operating the long armed claw (as well as sitting the workmen - there are 3 - down for a coffee break on the steps and then picking them up with the long arm claw...)
Previous reviewers are correct in their observations that it is tricky to build, but I can do it pretty quickly now when he wants to play with it, and he'll learn to do it as he gets older too. It is also quite wobbly, but neither of these things would prevent my from buying it. It's one of our top Christmas buys. As a family - we are delighted with it.
Added Note 3rd Oct 2011:
I would like to add that having had this set 10 months now, we have become a little frustrated with the crane part of the set, which comes apart very quickly if not handled 'just right'. We still love the set, but the crane arm coming off regularly does get annoying...
Added Note 3rd Oct 2013 (how weird is it that I do this on the same day 2 years later!?!Read more ›
The digger and mixer were very popular as was the crane - although he gets frustrated when the crane dislodges from its mountings, which happens quite frequently.
I would have given 5 stars if it had included one of those lovely laminated building instruction sheets that come in the 'My first' duplo set. As it is the only instructions were on the box - fine for the adults, but no use for an independent toddler.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good. Not prepared to have to write 18 more words to do a review so will not be doing any morePublished on 22 Jan. 2013 by A. P. Cass
Purchased for grandson who is not easily pleased ..... until now. Has had hours of play from this Stone Quarry Set and shows no signs of becoming bored with it.Published on 8 Dec. 2012 by A. McGuire
My son age 2 got this for christmas & loves it! We are big Duplo fans & this is a great addition to our collection. Read morePublished on 21 Feb. 2012 by Rachel Crete
Bought this for my son's 3rd birthday and he absolutely loves it! Keeps him busy for hours! Lego is always a great toy and provides loads of fun. Read morePublished on 12 July 2011 by EJ
The Lego stone quarry set was good. For the younger child an adult is needed to put it together. It is a toy that will last and grow with the child. Read morePublished on 16 Mar. 2011 by jess