A wonderfully versatile set. It's so clever that they made it able to do three different items with the same legos. That versatility could partly explain the higher price tag on this one. But otherwise...it's lego. Great quality and great fun!
Lego Creator Space Shuttle Explorer provides bit of imaginative history for youngsters in a kit that reflects the quality one expects from Lego sets. Junior astronauts can experience the space travel that the Space Shuttle once provided, and they can operate the manipulating arm to deploy satellites into space. After landing on new planets, they can explore brave new worlds with various sorts of vehicles for surface travel on planets far, far away. This is a marvelous Lego set, and one that will provide entertainment and stimulate imaginations for years!
Another great Lego Creator product. This is fun to build for any space loving kid or adult. The 3 build options are fairly straight forward to put together, but all very different. As with a lot of Lego age recommendations, I feel like this is geared towards the younger end of the age group listed, and even younger if your kid is into Legos. My 5 year old built this with very limited help.
What I didn't realize is there are three ways to build this and they are so, so different. There is a space shuttle, a moon rover, or a space station. All look cool and very different. No one would know from looking that they are from the same kit.So far we built the space shuttle. My 4 year old did the astronaut, while I did the shuttle. It's a fairly fast build and straightforward. The shuttle is also surprisingly sturdy for a Lego build. He can actually play with it, and pieces fall off, but it doesn't just crumble on sight, like so many Lego builds do.At the price point, this is a pretty nice set. Check out all the pics to see the rover which also looks cool.
Our household is a Lego household. Legos and Mega Bloks - we've got more sets than I can count, including all the biggies, enough spent on them to fund a small nation.We enjoy simple and complex ones, and my son especially loves the Creator series ones, so he has multiple things he can build from the set.But this is one of the Creator sets that just didn't float well here. For the price, while it's within the average of 100 pieces per 10 bucks spent, it just seems like too little, too simple. We have the larger shuttle set, with the external tank and boosters - it was a blast to build, and one of the ones we didn't deconstruct to eventually put back into storage (and rebuild later sometime) because it's just so awesome to look at. And maybe that one is coloring our judgement with this one, but this is just *TOO* simplified to be much enjoyment for any but the very youngest kids. Build time was insanely short for the shuttle, and no better for the other two. We actually preferred the other two builds to the shuttle simply because the shuttle was too disappointing. It's almost like how they do super deformed cartoon characters, but with the shuttle.The base was cool, kind of reminded us of the movie "The Martian" and the rover the same, although I wish they had at least given us some rubber circles, even thin strips, to put around the plastic pieces for the wheels on the rover.The space shuttle we would only do 3 stars for, but the other two at least give it a bit more, so we'll go with 4 stars overall.
I've got two Lego-loving, space-crazy boys, 10 & 6, and we already had one of these sets, but had to get another one because they were fighting over who got to play with it so often.The shuttle is, by far, the largest most popular build of the possible three (only enough blocks for one at a time), with its opening doors and astronaut minifig.It's not a terribly difficult project; even my 6-year-old can assemble it on his own, but our original has proved popular, and quite sturdy, in weeks of post-build play, which is what prompted me to add a second set to our Lego household.