LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box

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We like

Allows children to socialize with other children in group play

Children’s imaginations are given a work out as they can create what they want

Kids can follow the instructions on how to build the objects that are made specifically for this set working on their reading comprehension and understanding

The set is compatible with any and all LEGO sets and pieces

Comes in over 33 different colors

The set includes over 700 LEGO pieces to choose from

We don’t like

Some of the pieces can only be used for this specific set

Some of the patterns may be difficult to create

How it works

The Lego Classic Creative Brick Box is a building set that allows your child to be as creative as possible with a LEGO brick set. The set comes with hundreds of pieces and an instruction manual that helps your child learn how to build several structures and expand their creative minds.

Like all classic LEGO sets, your child can build whatever they can see in their mind and they don’t necessarily have to follow the patterns or instructions that come with the set. With so many different structures to build and so many possibilities to create and expand the mind, the LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box is a great toy for your child to have no matter what their age. 

 

Materials

Materials

There are several pieces to the LEGO Creative Brick Box. There are over 790 pieces that come with the set. Among those pieces are doors, wheels, eyes, windows, and other rare pieces that allow you to build such things as scooters, houses, castles, and apartment buildings. There is even a pattern for your child to build a camera that they can then use to play with.

When you unbox the set, there will be several bags for you to open. They are all small plastic bags that hold the pieces according to their color scheme. There are over thirty-three different colors of bricks that come with the LEGO Large Creative Brick Box. The pieces are separated in a way so that all the blues are in one bag and the yellows in another etc. There are also smaller bags that hold some of the special pieces that come with the set.

In these smaller bags, you will find the unique pieces that are for building specific items like scooters, and houses, and people as the pieces will be tires, rims, windows, doors, and funny, cartoonish eyes. The pieces can all be used as your child wishes for whatever fun ideas they come up with.
Safety

Safety

There is a major safety hazard with the LEGO Creative Brick Box. Many of the pieces of the set are extremely small. Many classic LEGO blocks are two by four, however, in the Brick Box, there are several pieces that are just a single LEGO square. Those extremely small pieces can easily be swallowed by a smaller child who does not realize that toys should not go in their mouths. It is recommended that parents are always vigilant when their child is playing with the LEGO blocks in order to ensure that their child does not in any way harm themselves.

The other safety concern with the LEGO Creative Brick Box is the small plastic bags that come with the set when you unbox it. Those small bags also pose a choking hazard or a breathing hazard if your child places the bags over their nose and mouth. When unpacking the set, it is best to keep all the plastic bags out of the reach of your child so that they won’t run the risk of hurting themselves or putting themselves in a position where they could potentially be in harm’s way, and as with all LEGO sets, always be careful where you are walking because stepping on a LEGO brick can be painful.
Age Range

Age Range

The LEGO Creative Brick Box is recommended for children four-years-old to adulthood. Children under the age of four-years-old run the risk of putting the pieces into their mouths and potentially choking. Children under the age of four-years-old also may not have the creativity necessary to follow the directions and build the structures that are able to be built with the pieces that come with the set.

Children who are early toddlers will most likely throw the pieces as they won’t know what to do with them. Four-years-old seems to be the age where your child will be able to understand how to work the LEGOs and use them to create and be creative as they think up of new and different things to build.
Creativity

Creativity

The biggest benefit to the LEGO Creative Brick Box is that it allows your child the freedom to create whatever they want whether it’s off the top of their head or following a pattern. When children have the freedom to create they are able to think more critically and do better in school. Creative learning and the practice of being creative allows children to do better at problem-solving because they will be able to think in different ways and see things from a different angle.

This advantage also boosts self-confidence and the confidence children need to excel in their education. Being creative also allows children to express themselves and their emotions in a healthy way. Being artistic gives children the outlet they need to get their emotions out through role-playing, creating new worlds, and creating objects and toys that speak to how they are feeling at that moment.

It’s a healthier way to deal with emotions and feelings than not talking at all. Sometimes role-playing allows children to say what they have been feeling without feeling vulnerable. All of this positive reinforcement and comfortable space give children what they need to feel safe and heard.
Motor Skills

Motor Skills

Motor skills are what get the best workout with the LEGO Creative Brick Box. All the pieces must be meticulously manipulated in order for the object and patterns to be built and come to life. Children will get the opportunity to grasp at the blocks, switch them around, and then place them where they need to be placed in order to have the pattern or object come to life in front of them.

Younger children will learn to balance themselves and use their upper bodies to pick things up and move them around while older children will be able to use their hand/eye coordination to see the object in their mind and then take the physical action necessary to take what is in their mind and put it all together in the real world.
Social

Social

LEGOs have been bringing children together for decades. Building houses, cars, and scooters are a great way to bring children together in a social environment. Whenever children get together to work on something together they will learn to talk to each other, communicate openly, and feel confident around their peers and friends. Working together towards a common goal is a great way for kids to get to know each other and get along with each other so that they can build friendships and relationships.

This particular LEGO set requires that certain blocks be used in a certain way in order to build what your child needs to build, and when more than one child come together to make that happen your child will also know what it feels like to be a part of a team and what it feels like to use teamwork to reach a common goal that everyone is striving to meet. This is the same feeling as being on a sports team. The idea of teamwork is one aspect of growing and developing that makes socializing easier for kids as they start to learn social skills and social cues.
Portability

Portability

One of the greatest perks of the LEGO Creative Brick Box is that it is extremely portable and can be taken anywhere. If you own regular LEGOs you would normally have to find a container to put all of the pieces in so that you can not only store them but take them with you anywhere you would want to go. With the Brick Box, the pieces already come in their own box so that they can be placed back in their container and stored or taken anywhere.

If your child wants to share their LEGOs with other kids or if your child wants to bring their LEGOs to wherever you are going in order to build and play with other kids, it is easy to do so with the Brick Box. Just put the box in the car or take it with you on the go and your child can play with their LEGOs virtually anywhere. It is a great way to keep your child socially engaged no matter where they are.
Parental Concerns

Parental Concerns

Many parents have had some concerns with the pieces that come with the LEGO Creative Brick Box. The biggest concern that most parents have had is that the pieces are not all like the traditional LEGO pieces that many have come to know and love. A lot of the pieces are half pieces or singular pieces or odd pieces that are not ubiquitous with what most think of is a LEGO. What most parents may not see when they buy the set is that the pieces that come with the set are specifically designed to build certain objects. As a result of that, certain pieces needed to be created in order to build a structure that has a unique shape or design.

Many parents when they open the box expect to find over 700 normal LEGO pieces, but that’s not what this set is meant to contain. The odd pieces help bring structures to a point or help connect structures or helpfully complete a car, scooter, dump truck, or animal. If parents want to add their own traditional LEGO pieces that is a viable option because all the pieces are compatible with any and all LEGO pieces and sets. Online, a parent can even buy a supplemental set of pieces to add to whatever set they own.
Price

Price

The price of the LEGO Creative Brick Box may be out of the budget of some parents, but the set is not too expensive either. There have not been too many concerns over the price, but there have been parents who have felt the price was high for a set that contains pieces that can only be used for that specific set. Many parents were a bit let down that they had to pay more money for a supplemental set in order to give their child more options to build and create outside of what has already been deemed for this particular set.

For the parent or grandparent who wants to buy this for their child or grandchild, the price seems about right considering you get over 700 LEGO pieces plus the unique pieces that were made specifically for this particular set. Again, the price may be more on the expensive side for some parents, but the price is not inflated either.

Conclusion

The LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box is a great toy to buy for the child who wants to be creative and use their hands to create. The set gives kids the opportunity to work with other kids and build social skills, work with the bricks and develop motor skills, and work with the instructions and patterns and work on their creative skills. LEGO has been a staple in every child’s toy collection, and the Brick Box is no exception.

Having LEGOs in your child’s toy collection is a great way for them to take a classic toy with no frills and use it to better their minds and better themselves as they express themselves through art and creativity. With so many perks and positive aspects to owning the set, the LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box is a must-have for the parent who wants a toy that allows their child to expand their minds and learn better.
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