We are all huge LEGO fans in our house, in fact my lounge is covered with LEGO Minifigures and sets that the girls have had. Along with the free LEGO that was given out with a newspaper. I even made our own LEGO table which you can check out here .
So when we were contacted to review some LEGO we jumped at the chance. My youngest has been a huge LEGO Friends fan and has had a lot of their sets for birthdays and christmas’s etc. She had also been looking at the new LEGO Elves range and deciding which set she would like to add to her Christmas list. We were lucky enough to receive two sets, one for each of my girls. They were hugely excited and shocked when the opened the package….. As I didn’t tell them that it was coming, I wish I had taken a picture of their faces.
These are the sets that we got
Aira’s Pegasus Sleigh 41077
Heres what is says about this set.
Build a flying sleigh with Aira Windwhistler, the Wind Elf! Fly up to the clouds pulled by Starshine and Rufus, the 2 pegasi to help the LEGO Elves find the magic wind key they need to send their lost friend Emily Jones back to the human world. Load up the chest with cookies for the journey and then follow the magic map with Aira and Azari Firedancer, the Fire Elf, to an ancient windmill in the sky. Miku the baby dragon has the last key, but how will the elf friends get it from her? Help Aira muster her magic wind powers to blow cookies towards Miku, and distract her long enough to grab the key. Includes Aira Windwhistler and Azari Firedancer mini-doll figures, plus Miku the baby dragon and 2 pegasi Starshine and Rufus.
Skyra’s Mysterious Sky Castle 41078
Heres what it says about this set
Find the magic portal to send Emily Jones back to the human world! The LEGO® Elves have completed their quest to find all 4 magic keys needed to open the portal. Now Emily and Naida Riverheart, the Water Elf, must make their way through the obstacles in the amazing Sky Castle to reach the portal while Skyra, the guardian of the portal, watches on from above with her owl, Nascha. Help the elves make their way through the overgrown entrance and use Naida’s magic water powers to find the secret door in the spa behind the waterfall. Then reveal the enchanted staircase to get past the lava kitchen and overcome Skyra’s protective Pegasus, to place all 4 keys into the portal. When you finally face Skyra, convince her to open the portal using her staff. Who knows when Emily will visit the incredible universe of the LEGO Elves again! Includes 3 mini-doll figures: Emily Jones, Naida Riverheart and Skyra, plus Golden Glow the Pegasus and Nascha the owl.
The girls couldn’t wait to get building, after a little bit of bickering who was going to do which set they got down to do some serious building.
Below are some pictures of the Aira’s Pegasus Sleigh 41077 set that my eldest built, she found the instructions easy to follow and it didn’t take her long to complete the set. I had to stop her to take photos as she was whizzing away. We loved that it was an easy set to build and both girls loved the Elves and the cute baby Dragon.
Next we moved on to building Skyra’s Mysterious Sky Castle 41708
Now when we opened this box and poured out its contents I was shocked at how thick the instruction book was. In fact I think that this is the biggest set that we have ever made. So me (I wanted to have a go at building too!) and my 8-year-old got on the floor and we started to build, the instructions are easy to follow. There were 7 bags to this set and I loved that the stickers were numbered…. I haven’t really noticed this before with the LEGO we already have.
Heres some pictures of us having a great time building. I liked that as you built each section you clipped them to the next section, my youngest loved seeing the whole set come together bit by bit.
Now my youngest is a huge LEGO Friends fan and she said and I quote “Mum I think this is great and possibly even better than the Lego Friends that I already have.”
She has been looking at the other LEGO Elves sets and I can see them already being put on a wish list. There has already been so much play with both these sets together and I love the stories and adventures they go on.
I do love that Lego are creating new sets for girls, my girls are very girly and this was perfect for them.
We were sent LEGO for this review but all thoughts and opinions are my own.