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3-in-1 kit makes a Stegosaurus (our favorite), a T-Rex, and a Pterodactyl, each taking about 2 hours to complete.
<p><strong>Toy Description</strong></p> <p>This 3-in-1 model kit creates three different dinosaurs, each with light up eyes. Each dino is mostly green in color, with gray, brown, and yellow highlights.</p> <p>Kit contains 731 pieces and instructions booklets</p> <p>Dimensions for Stegosaurus: 17 X 8 inches</p> <p><strong>Play</strong></p> <p>Use the detailed illustrative instructions to piece together one of the mighty models. Put it on display, take it along on adventures, or take it apart and do it all over again.</p> <p><strong>Observations</strong></p> <p>With large sized models and functional yet sturdy moving parts, these dinosaurs are great to build and durable enough to play with afterward.</p> <p>Though the box doesn&rsquo;t say so, the eyes also glow in the dark.</p> <p>Due to the specificity of the instructions and the need to follow them precisely, toys like this are helpful tools in teaching children the importance of thinking ahead. Additionally, fitting the small pieces together challenges fine motor skills.</p> <p>Each model takes a decent amount of time to complete, with about 2 or so hours as the average. Children 7 and up can usually handle the instructions on their own, but may need an adult&rsquo;s help every now and then. We haven&rsquo;t heard of a single adult complaining about this. In fact, most adults we talked to are usually pretty excited about getting to help out.</p> <p>Speaking of adults and LEGOs, we know this kit has been also been a hit with LEGO and dino enthusiasts in general, regardless of age. We&rsquo;ve thought about getting one as a birthday gift for one of our writers, and she&rsquo;s turning 30.</p> <p>There have been a few reports of pieces not fitting as tightly as one might like. For instance, the back legs on the Stegosaur may pop off if it&rsquo;s played with too roughly. Most users didn&rsquo;t have this problem. We recommend making sure that the dinosaur glides across the floor rather than actually trying to go through the walking motion, which can cause unnecessary jarring to the back legs as they hit the floor.</p> <p>Overall, a pretty cool kit with hours of play.</p> <p><strong>Care</strong></p> <ul> <li>Wipe down with a damp cloth</li> <li>Wash bricks in warm water and a mild soap</li> </ul> <p>For more detailed information on how to wash plastic toys, please see our blog, <a href="/Blogs1/The-Cleaning-Guide-for-Toys.htm" linktype="8" target="_self">The Cleaning Guide for Toys</a>.</p> <p><strong>Parts and Pieces</strong></p> <p>In the case of a lost or missing piece, <a href="https://wwwsecure.us.lego.com/en-US/service/help-topics/bricks-and-sets/replacement-parts" linktype="3" target="_blank">use this page to contact the manufacturer</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>As with most LEGOs, the pieces in this kit can fit with other pieces of the brand. However, we recommend keeping these separate since trying to sort them out later may be frustrating.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Concerns</strong></p> <p>Don&rsquo;t step on the pieces. It hurts. So much more than it should.&nbsp;</p>
LEGO Creator Stegosaurus
Date published: 2016-05-26
7.50 / 10 stars

LEGO Creator Stegosaurus

by LEGO
current stage2016-05-26

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  • LEGO Creator Stegosaurus
  • LEGO Creator Stegosaurus
  • LEGO Creator Stegosaurus
LEGO Creator Stegosaurus
Overall7.50
This measure how often, for how long, and how many different ages will play with this toy. A great toy will be loved for years, and is still wanted as the child grows.
Replay
  • 7.00
 
This measures the quality of the materials and production processes used.
Quality
  • 8.00
 
This scores how well a toy encourages critical thinking, pattern recognition, and memory improvement.
Cognitive
  • 8.00
 
Including both gross and fine motor skills, this measure how much this toy engages and challenges physical mobility, body awareness, and coordination.
Motor
  • 7.50
 
This measures how likely a toy is to spark social play between children or how well it teaches socially healthy behavior.
Social
  • 6.00
 

Product Specs

Age 7-15
Made in Denmark, Hungary, and Mexico
Recalls No
Batteries Included
Materials Plastic
Choking Hazard Contains small pieces
Date Reviewed 05/26/2016

Where to Buy

Amazon $44.99
Pros
  • Models are large, making them great for play after building
  • The Stegosaurus looks really, really cool
  • Batteries for light-up eye brick are included
  • Great for engaging sequential thinking and fine motor skills
Cons
  • Make sure not to lose pieces as it may affect future building 
Detailed Review

Toy Description

This 3-in-1 model kit creates three different dinosaurs, each with light up eyes. Each dino is mostly green in color, with gray, brown, and yellow highlights.

Kit contains 731 pieces and instructions booklets

Dimensions for Stegosaurus: 17 X 8 inches

Play

Use the detailed illustrative instructions to piece together one of the mighty models. Put it on display, take it along on adventures, or take it apart and do it all over again.

Observations

With large sized models and functional yet sturdy moving parts, these dinosaurs are great to build and durable enough to play with afterward.

Though the box doesn’t say so, the eyes also glow in the dark.

Due to the specificity of the instructions and the need to follow them precisely, toys like this are helpful tools in teaching children the importance of thinking ahead. Additionally, fitting the small pieces together challenges fine motor skills.

Each model takes a decent amount of time to complete, with about 2 or so hours as the average. Children 7 and up can usually handle the instructions on their own, but may need an adult’s help every now and then. We haven’t heard of a single adult complaining about this. In fact, most adults we talked to are usually pretty excited about getting to help out.

Speaking of adults and LEGOs, we know this kit has been also been a hit with LEGO and dino enthusiasts in general, regardless of age. We’ve thought about getting one as a birthday gift for one of our writers, and she’s turning 30.

There have been a few reports of pieces not fitting as tightly as one might like. For instance, the back legs on the Stegosaur may pop off if it’s played with too roughly. Most users didn’t have this problem. We recommend making sure that the dinosaur glides across the floor rather than actually trying to go through the walking motion, which can cause unnecessary jarring to the back legs as they hit the floor.

Overall, a pretty cool kit with hours of play.

Care

  • Wipe down with a damp cloth
  • Wash bricks in warm water and a mild soap

For more detailed information on how to wash plastic toys, please see our blog, The Cleaning Guide for Toys.

Parts and Pieces

In the case of a lost or missing piece, use this page to contact the manufacturer

As with most LEGOs, the pieces in this kit can fit with other pieces of the brand. However, we recommend keeping these separate since trying to sort them out later may be frustrating. 

Concerns

Don’t step on the pieces. It hurts. So much more than it should. 

Manufacturer's Description

Here comes the plate-backed Stegosaurus! This Jurassic dinosaur may have eaten plants, but it was no pushover... just check out the four long spikes on its lashing tail. The Stegosaurus is fully articulated with eyes that really light up. Includes instructions for rebuilding into a hungry T-Rex or a soaring Pterodactyl. Features movable mouth, tail, head and body and comes with a light-up brick. Batteries included. Measures 17"L x 8"H. 731 pieces.

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