Sunday, March 5, 2017

LEGO Review | Cinderella's Dream Carriage

When I learned that LEGO was going to be making Disney Princess sets, I was overjoyed.  Being a Disney fan my entire life, I'm always happy to jump at any fun new merchandise that I can collect.  This was certainly no exception!  While I do wish that they stuck to the typical Minifigure-style pieces instead of the Doll pieces, I can't complain.  These sets are always really beautiful and fun to build.

Since I have quite a few sitting in my "to be built" pile (we all have one of those, right?), I decided to dive in and built LEGO Disney Princess 41053 Cinderella's Dream Carriage.  This is an older set so I'm unsure if it's availability in stores, but you are still able to find it online.  LEGO seemed to love showcasing Cinderella sets, as I feel like that is the Princess who has the most representation in this line, with Ariel in close second.  

This set has 274 pieces and it a fairly easy build.  You can see that most of the effort is going into the actual carriage, which is obviously appropriate.  Other builds include a small fountain, a treasure chest which holds a magic wand and an invitation, and a bench area with pumpkins, a mushroom and a broom.  

The carriage pieces have a lot of really pretty whimsical detailing in silver, which adds such a fairy tale touch to the whole thing.  I absolutely love the gold wheels and windows on the carriage.  The wheels are so intricate and fancy!  I also love the little ornament on the horse's head.  It's such a small detail but I feel like it just makes such a difference.  You can tell that horse is important, right?  

One thing I wish they would have included would have been the Fairy God Mother.  I think she would have made such a cute figure!  I don't think she's made an appearance in a set yet, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she'll show up soon.

I would definitely recommend this build to anyone who is a Disney fan.  I think this is a great set for anyone who is just starting to get into LEGO as it really isn't overwhelming like some of the bigger builds can be.  Just always make sure to pay attention to the instructions and the dots.  Just one tiny misplacement of a brick can mean that everything is throw off, and I promise that it isn't fun trying to go back through and figure out where you went wrong.  I've been there and it was absolutely awful!

Like I said, I have a couple sets waiting to be built (including this guy, which is quite intimidating), so I'll be bringing you plenty of reviews of LEGO sets in the next coming months!

So now I need your opinion!  Which set should I build next?  Arendelle Castle Celebration, Anna & Kristoff's Sleigh Adventure, or Cinderella's Romantic Castle?  Let me know in the comments below!

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