April 17, 2013

LEGO Friends Pencil Holder Review

by LFX

LEGO Friends Pencil Holder
# 40080

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   Here we have a another great addition to LEGO Friends gear.  Like the LEGO Friends Brick Calendar, the Pencil Holder offers us some great pieces in the Friends palette, as well as a practical and functional brick LEGO set.
   Here is my brief synopsis: 

Pros:
  • 138 pieces in a variety of colors, a great way to beef up your Friends palette brick count
  • Two pets, printed LEGO Friends tile
  • Better play value than the Brick Calendar set
Cons:
  • Too much white, they could have offered a couple more colors like the Brick Calendar offers
  • Fills up fast, not much space, but I can understand that a bigger design would be less portable and too heavy
  • Fold-out instructions are not as nice of quality as we're used to seeing
   I can't help but compare this set to the Brick Calendar. The Brick Calendar, in my opinion, is the better set but I'm sure my daughter will say the pencil holder is better. She wouldn't stop asking me if she could take it to school.
   So, although the color selection may not be as good the Brick Calendar, the novelty factor is off the charts.

   I would recommend this set to any LEGO Friends fan, especially anyone with kids. I would rate this set a solid 8 out of 10.

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Available online at shop.LEGO.com and any LEGO brand store, while supplies last.
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1 comment:

Hannah said...

Great review! I definitely agree about the lack of colors. I wish it had included *something* in medium azure, but I'm sure I can find something to swap out. I used my smallest section for my brick separator, too! I don't need markers though, so I used the medium section for chapstick and have my pens in the main section. I do love this set! It's much prettier than my basic LEGO® cupholder, though I still love the little painter on the side.

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