Sunday, June 4, 2023

LaQ Crystal 400, By LaQ - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          LaQ construction set in clear pieces 

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️  

Recommended age:  5 year-old ++   

Who would love this: LaQ builders - this is an awesome enhancement set! 

The kids love things that glitter, the dreaminess of translucent objects, the mystery and fascination of that little glint under the light. We were super excited to receive this LaQ Crystal 400 from LaQ (Australia) - I can’t wait to tell you more about this unique set! 

Why I love ❤️ this set: 

(1) 400 LaQ Pieces In Crystal Clear Colours - They are mesmerising, beautifully translucent building parts that can make crystal-like models. Included in the set are 400 LaQ pieces in 4 crystal colours (Clear Yellow, Clear Red, Clear Blue, Clear). We already owned quite a few LaQ “glittery” pieces (accumulated from other LaQ sets throughout the years), but we had never seen a FULL set of crystal pieces in all 7 LaQ parts! This is a rare addition and a must-have for all avid LaQ builders. 

(2) 15 Opaque Models Of Different Difficulty Levels - We love the instruction booklet with step-by-step guide to build 15 opaque models that sparkle! The models range from the easy, beginner-level kinds (such as Snowflakes in 2D-style, Glass Slipper and Frog); the slightly more challenging ones (Swan, Jewellery Box and Spider); and the relatively complex models (such as Pegasus, Teddy Bear, and Castle). My personal favourite is the exquisite Rose Bracelet; The boy loves the regal-looking Crown and exciting Crystal Geoball. The translucent parts elevate the completed models into something incredibly vibrant that we would never had dreamt of! 

(3) Great Enhancement Set - The set has no special Hamacron parts, no advanced-level LaQ techniques, no moveable or rotatable parts. The models are quick to be built and can be done by young LaQ builders. However, we do need to point out that the LaQ clear parts “feel” different from the regular LaQ pieces - the material components that provide the “visual clarity” seem to have made the pieces less bendable and hence, need a little more effort to click-snap them. My personal view is this set is probably not the best kit for a new beginner, but more of an “enhancement set” for existing LaQ builders. I am absolutely loving the stunning effect created by these clear pieces. I love that they are compatible with other LaQ sets for unlimited potential to create visually-stunning models with hint of spark! 

# gifted in exchange for review 

Where to buy this: 

LaQ (Australia) 

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