Review: Star Wars Lego Buildable Figures
I am a mother to a wonderful, spunky, and at times completely frustrating 3-year-old boy. He loves everything and anything that has to do with cars, trucks, dinosaurs, and Star Wars. My husband and I made a conscious decision not to indoctrinate him in the Star Wars world. But from the moment he saw a Storm Trooper, he was hooked. With his love for Star Wars, and knowledge of the characters growing every day, I’m always on the lookout for things that not only will be worth the money but hold up against the play and imagination of a child. This isn’t to say I don’t buy the stick on tattoos from the Dollar Tree because I do, but I also try to test out some of the bigger items before diving in.
Finding Lego Buildable Figures
In my quest for great Star Wars gear, my requirements aren’t extensive, especially since the items are for my son, and I want him to play with them. I do, however, expect whatever it is to stand up to the love and play of a 3-year-old. With this in mind, Lego has come out with some incredible buildable characters. Now, keep in mind these are marketed to a slightly older crowd, starting at age 7 I believe, but my son LOVES them. We have built four of them so far, Luke Skywalker, Jango Fett, General Grievous, and a Stormtrooper.
We have built four of them so far, Luke Skywalker, Jango Fett, General Grievous, and a Stormtrooper. Lego puts together great instructions. They are easy for my son to follow with the help of my husband or myself. The characters, once built, are sturdy and stand up to the duels they find themselves in. When arms get cut off by treacherous lightsaber battles, they are easily reattached and made battle ready once again. These toys have been thrown across the room, stepped on, broken apart and put back together multiple times, and are still in excellent condition. General Grievous is slightly more fragile than the other three characters, his four arms and bent body make it harder for him to stand, but balance can be achieved with a little patience.
The Bottom Line
If you’re wanting something that is more than just an action figure, I recommend the Lego characters. They are worth the money, varying from $19.99 to $34.99 for the ones mentioned above. The crafting that has gone into these toys will definitely hold up to my son’s imagination.