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6187 Lego Road Construction Set

6187 Lego Road Construction Set

Spring 2008 Toys
Ages: 4 & Up
Manufacturer: The LEGO Group
Price: $19.99
It may sound silly, but what's unique about this construction set is the many extra pieces. Yes, there are components a plenty to create three types of construction equipment (dump truck, bulldozer and steam roller), but the extra pieces provide added versatility and more play time. Youngsters can cart around the extras in the back of their truck, or the front of their bulldozer, create some roads, or roadblocks - all designed to extend the play value, and the learning.

Lego has made the directions more accessible for younger kids, added more colors to this set, and included instructions for up to 15 different models, although of course you must re-use the pieces from one before building another.

The suggested age range on the package is 4 and up, but our testers proved this toy is most appropriate for about ages 3-6, especially pre-schoolers who have mastered Duplo and are ready to start emulating an older sibling-builder.

Ann Hillers   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Ann Hillers, a creative writing graduate of Duke University, is a mother of three boys and a former international tour director. Her work led her all around the globe and she's imparted her kids with the same wanderlust. They have traveled together to 20 countries including South Africa, Botswana, Nicaragua, Colombia, Laos, Cambodia, and Indonesia, where they all became certified scuba divers. After living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for six years the family now resides in California.

Look for this product at:
The LEGO Group
Major, Specialty & Online Retailers

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