What It Is
The City Park Café is part of LEGO's new LEGO Friends line of construction sets geared toward girls. LEGO did extensive research over several years to develop this line. Construction play appeals to both boys and girls, but where LEGO's research really pays off is in the play that's built into these sets. Girls love to play scenarios that represent the real world around them, and that's part of every one of the 23 LEGO Friends sets. The City Park Café does that, down to the tiniest detail.
This 222-piece set lets girls build a café complete with a frozen yogurt dispenser, cash register, seating areas, buildable food, and more. The playset comes with two minifigures (Andrea and Marie), which have been redesigned to be more lifelike, something girls said they wanted in LEGO's research.
Is It Fun?
Whatever girls want to pretend—whether running the cafe or hanging out with friends, there are lots of details that bring this to life—and will be familiar to them from their own worlds. Combining all of the fun and stimulation of building with LEGO with a beautifully executed theme that will inspire all kinds of open-ended play, LEGO Friends opens up a whole new range of options and imaginative opportunities for girls who love LEGO.
Who It’s For
The LEGO Friends City Park Café is for girls ages 6—12.
What To Be Aware Of
The directions for putting together the City Park Café are very easy to follow.