The successful Lego brand has now ventured into the board games sector with the worldâs first collection of games that you have to build before you play. Their Build, Play and Change games is a clever way of encouraging creativity into the game play because you can also change the rules so each game is different.
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The idea of the Lego Lunar Command Game is to build enough space stations to house a full crew that consists of astronauts and robots and out smart your opponent by placing UFOs in strategic positions to hinder their progress. Itâs worth remembering that they can put a halt to your progress too.
Be quick, be smart and with a little luck as you roll the dice you can win the game and launch the lunar rocket!
This is a varied game involving luck as well as skill and is designed for two players from the ages of 7 years upwards. Friends and family will enjoy this brand new board game from LEGO, it is innovative, fun and throws a whole different angle to playing with Lego. The manufacturers say the approximate game play lasts around 15 to 30 minutes but no one will be clock watching while playing such an engaging game.
Strategic board game
1 Buildable Lego Dice
6 Lego microfigures
For 2 Players
Lego item no: 3842
Game Play: Approx 15-30 mins
This fast paced action adventure game may have some parents a little confused over what type of toy is Lego Lunar Command, and ask âis it a construction toy or board game?â Well the answer would have to be both. More about Lunar Command:-
How are Lego board games different?
They are unique in the way they need to be built before play can start and the rules can be changed, making for a varied and exciting game that is always different.
How difficult is it to play?
The changeable rules are reasonably simple but being a strategic game some would think an adult may have an advantage over a child but itâs not the case with Lunar Command. The reason why is because the game is not solely based around strategic skill, instead there is a nice mix of skill and luck which is why it is such a good parent and child game.
Who is it for?
Lunar Command is designed to be played by 2 players and the recommended age is from 7 years upwards. Children and adults can enjoy the innovative board game.
What is the price for Lunar Command?
It is priced at around ÂŁ19.50 and found a most leading toy stores and shops including Amazon.
The globally successful LEGO brand is making waves in the board game sector with the release of their first collection of board games. Known and loved by kids, the building bricks of LEGO are no longer just for constructing fantastic worlds; they are now being used to create exciting board games.
Most parents are already familiar with the many varieties of building toys but are probably not too sure of how to play LEGO games. Basically you build it, play it and then change it.
The new LEGO Board game is going to be very popular with kids as well as adults and building them is all part of the fun and makes it different every time. The 75 year old Danish company has a clever idea here that will see LEGO on Christmas wish lists everywhere. LEGO have released 10 new games in the UK for 2009
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The release of these innovative toys will have children constructing their own board games out of LEGO blocks and when the game is over they can rebuild another for a different version of the game. While other old time favourites are revamped and given a complete makeover LEGO decided to be different and break away with this unique toy.
The price start at around ÂŁ7.99 and are aimed at 5 to 9 year olds.
The designers of the games wanted to encourage children who loved the idea of building with LEGO extended to a different style of play ; one that could be shared with others. Board games, rated the 3rd largest toy category have always proved a family favourite and LEGO’s entry into the traditional world of board games is hotly tipped to be extremely popular.
What makes LEGO so appealing is the range of game experiences that have âsomething for everyoneâ, including the grown-ups. The game designer’s concept of a breakable, changeable and re-build game is a unique idea that encourages the players to be creative and come up with new ideas.
Building with LEGO was mainly a solitary pastime that kids loved; introducing the “Build, Play, Change” board games has now added another dimension to LEGO play. Now parents and friends can join in the fun over and over again!
Building toys and construction systems have been around for generations and have been keeping kids amused for hours. Hand to eye coordination, fine motor skills and imagination can all be developed helping to instil confidence and self esteem.
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At Top Toy Guide you can find the best construction toy and popular building play sets from loveable favourites like Bob the Builder to the more advanced construction kits like Meccano.
Introducing construction toys at an early age helps your child use their hands effectively and develop good reflexes itâs also a great way of having fun. They can let their imagination run wild with the many types of construction toys such as LEGO, Geomag, Meccano, wooden bricks and more.
Playtime can be so much more exciting when a child can use their own imagination to build weird and wonderful things thatâs why traditional toys like LEGO and Meccano are still a firm favourite when choosing a Christmas toy.
Building toys can be found to suit all age types and gender. For younger boys and girls construction toys are fun and colourful with safe and easy to use pieces. A good example is the popular Meccano Build and Play Funky Car. The recommended age is 4 years and over and is perfect for little hands.
The strong flexible parts are made with strong plastic rather than metal and are fun and colourful to play with. Best of all, the instruction booklet shows how to build five different models including a helicopter and a plane.
ELC have a selection of build it construction toys for ages 2- 6 years and 3-8 years and it wonât cost the earth to keep those little ones happy. Kids will particularly like the Robot poppers; a popping robot and alien that make popping sounds when stretched.
The magic of Playmobil has been with us for over 30 years and this high quality brand of toys still delight children today. One of a kind themes like: Romans, Knights, Police Seaplane, , Zoo, Life in the City etc come with just the right sized pieces for little hands to grasp plus the figures are bendable with pleasant faces.
Construction toys encourage children to use their hands to create and learn dexterity and The masters of the construction world has to be the LEGO company who know a thing or two about building with their famously coloured bricks. Lego favourites include: LEGO MINDSTORM NXT, Deluxe Brick Box , LEGO CITY and LEGO Star Wars.
Other big players include Brio and Kânex and the recent inclusion of magnetic variations like Magnext; a revolutionary new magnetic construction system that offers excellent play value for both boys and girls. Children from the ages of 6 and over can enjoy building their own magnetic magic with endless construction possibilities.
The MagNext 360 Degrees Magnacase is a great building platform where two can build at the same time. It is compact and portable making it ideal to take on long car journeys and holidays.
Wooden toys are a bygone favourite that still hold their place as top spot when it comes to building blocks especially for much younger children. You canât beat the smooth feel and warmth of wooden toys that can stand up to the rough and tumble play of youngsters.
A classic toy like the Wooden Baby Walker helps develop motor skills in children and comes with colourful wooden blocks featuring letters and numbers for learning, loading stacking and unloading.
Bob the Builder Construction Playset
Still with the youngsters the Bob the Builder Construction Playset is perfect for 3 year olds and over. They will love this amazing playset with all their favourites: Tumbler, Scoop, and Muck as well as Bob himself. Little builders can help out with the building and hear Bob call out fun phrases as the vehicles move around the site.
Construction sets have a wide audience from tots to teenagers and are a great foundation for creativity and learning. So whether its traditional wooden blocks, building sets or complex model kits they make ideal Christmas presents where all the family can join in and have fun building stuff together.