Set Name: Lego Birthday Party Kit
Set Number: 852998
MSRP: $39.99 USD (reduced from $59.99)Description from Lego.com:
LEGO® has the tools you need for the best birthday ever built!
Celebrate the LEGO® way with brick inspired party products! Build the perfect party with LEGO invitations, thank you cards, name stickers, building tips and tricks booklets, minifigures and more!
Includes 10 each of invitation cards, thank you cards, 3D name stickers, building tips and tricks booklets, Birthday Builder Packs, Official LEGO Builder Licenses and minifigures as well as a pop up card and magnet.
Exclusive birthday-themed minifigures
Everything comes packed in a handy kit!
The ultimate resource for LEGO fans of all agesMy comments:
I purchased this kit back in November during Black Friday to receive 10% off. Back then it was $59.99. It has since been reduced to $39.99, which is a much more reasonable price, still not great but it works out to about $4 per person. My daughter turned 6 when we used this.
Box front: The lid flips up and you can see inside, but I didn't take a photo.
Back of box:
Inner Tray: you get postcard style invites, thank yous, name tags, a magnet and the minifigure "sets" with a set of builders tips and a member card.
Invite: Someone brilliant made these postcards (with a place for the stamp) but did not leave a place to write the party-goer's name and address. I did not end up using these, but made my own invite because they seemed silly.
Thank you notes: This is slightly better b/c you could squeeze an address over on the right. I had my daugher fill these in and we mailed them in an envelope since her writing is large.
Card: I wasn't sure what to do with this so I had all the guests sign it as a little guest book.
The interior has some serious 3D
- pop up style!
The minifigure packs: They come with a party favor pack...a minifig, lenticular builder's license and a "booklet". The figure is the main reason I bought the pack. BUT it is a boy figure. My daughter was not thrilled that it was a boy. I took them to the Lego store and they did let me swap out a few hair pieces for girl hair. I should have asked for the faces too but it was very last minute. The buider's license card is fun, but not that useful. The "booklet" is a joke. Seriously one sheet, very basic, pretty useless, the back has graph paper.
The name tag is also useless. A Sharpie marker would NOT write on it...for some reason the ink did not adhere. I also could not use a regular pen or marker. I ended up printing stickers with a label maker. I used them on the goody bags since my daugher knew everyone's name at her party
The magnet is cool (square yellow piece)
The right figure has the original hair, the left the more girlish hair:
Here is a little scene with the magnet, cake, presents and "my daughter in lego", which I used as our basis for our invitation.Conclusion:
You can make nicer/more creative invites yourself. I like the figures and the magnet the best. There really are too many "cons" to recommend this. I basically bought it for the figures. The fact that the figure is a male is not great for girls. I was able to switch out what I needed at the store for my daughter and the girls at the party and the boys got the original boy figure. I did not feel the minifigure was enough as a party favor so I ended up buying the Party Favor Kit (review to follow) and some Series 4 minifigures to supplement it.
Lego really needs to work on this kit if they want it to sell. I have sent them comments via e-mail since I was disappointed in how useless most of the kit was for us.