Reviewed by Wendy
What it is: Lego’s 3-in-1 Creator series allows kids to build three different creations with one set of building blocks. Imagine a car that transforms into a plane that transforms into a boat.
Brain Benefits: visual processing, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, logic & reasoning, attention
What I love: Of all the Lego kits, these tend to run on the inexpensive side. I have purchased a lot of these for my son, who is now 11 and still loves Legos, to keep him busy and off technology. It’s nice to get three different projects in one because he builds them very quickly. This last set I have him was the Daredevil Stunt Plane. He loves EVERYTHING about planes, but he thought it was even more cool that it also turns into a rocket car and rocket boat. It comes with a stuntman minifigure, plus a safety helmet and goggles. I checked and this set ($15.99) is only $8 more than just buying a pilot minifigure! Plus, there are 24 other 3-1 sets, including:
- A surfer van that turns into a lifeguard tower or a beach buggy
- A T-rex dinosaur that turns into a Triceratops or a Pterodactyl
- A robot that turns into a robot dog or robot bird with light-up eyes
- A pirate rollercoaster that turns into The Skull Ride or The Ship Ride
- A skate park that turns into a games arcade or a corner café
- A sweet shop that turns into a pool house or a food corner café
What I’d change: I’d love to see more people of color represented in the minifigures. So far, all the sets I’ve purchased have come with white people. At least some have female characters and dogs!