What It Is
LEGO's Duplo line offers construction play for preschoolers, and in keeping with the popularity of cooking play, particularly among preschool girls, this new set is called Creative Cakes. This colorful building set comes with 55 colorful and specifically designed Duplo blocks kids can use to build and serve pretend cakes of all shapes and sizes. The Creative Cakes set comes with two muffin cups, three muffin tops, three candles, two meringues, flowers, and assorted LEGO Duplo blocks. The storage box lid doubles as a serving tray. To get the creativity cooking, the set also comes with some building ideas, though we're pretty sure that kids will just jump in and start playing.
The set comes packaged in a sturdy cardboard container that's ideal for storage.
Why It’s Fun
The LEGO Duplo blocks are designed for younger preschoolers, and so they're larger and chunkier than traditional LEGO bricks, which makes it easier for them to build and create. The theme–and the included ideas–are all about getting kids playing imaginatively, and since construction is all about open-ended free play, kids will have fun creating their own one-of-a-kind LEGO cakes using all the great blocks and accessories that come with this set. These pieces integrate with other LEGO Duplo-size pieces so that they can either start a collection or integrate with sets already in the toy chest.
Who It’s For
The LEGO Duplo Creative Cakes set is for ages 2–5.
What To Be Aware Of
Kids can use some of the pieces from the Creative Cakes set with other Duplo sets they might already own.