Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 3 year-old ++
Who would love this: Young DUPLO fans
There is hardly ever a Duplo set that doesn’t excite my kids. LEGO DUPLO Build Me Emotions - 188 pieces is one engaging and cute construction toy that makes us smile and creates loads of fun discussions.
Why I love ❤️ this toy:
(1) Double-Sided Facial Bricks - The best thing about this set is the unique double-sided facial expression pieces. The emotions depicted are obvious and easily discernible. I think this is a great starter set for any young kids who are learning and grappling with the concept of “good” and “bad” emotions. The “angry” face has eyebrows pushing towards each other with suppressed narrow lips; a “sad” face is represented by eyebrows that droop towards each corners and downwards-pulling lips; the “surprise” face has two widened eyes and an opened-mouth gape. The “positive” emotions, on the other hand, are displayed with lively round eyes, cheeky wink, raising lip-corners, and happy rosy blushes. It’s easy to tell the expression apart, and it’s even more fun when we can “transform” an expression just by turning our constructed figures from front to back, as each side of the expression brick shows a different emotion. These are child-friendly toy that teaches apparent and easily- recognisable “feelings”; there is nothing complicated, no “in-between”.
(2) Build Your Characters - The set comes with sufficient pieces to build interesting figure structures. The “curved top” brick is perfect for building “feet”; the “curved bottom” is great for connecting the “head” with “body”, and the taller curvy pieces can be combined into a “skirt” for the characters. There is no right or wrong way to build this. I love how “open-ended” the concept is.
(3) Building Ideas - The set also comes with 8 double-sided building cards (featuring 16 characters) that provides the kids with interesting building inspirations.
(4) It's DUPLO - And last of all, like any other DUPLO sets, the durable plastic brick pieces are compatible with other DUPLO / LEGO products. The colours are, as usual, appealing to young kids with so many varieties!
I think this is an awesome “beginner” emotion set for kids (but it would probably outgrow the kids pretty soon).
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