The brick quality was clear immediately, not-quite-alike and not entirely in alignment.
What also caught my eye in the first few steps is that the bricks supplied were smaller than would have been efficient and sturdy.
But in a way this was sometimes also true of the genuine article all those years back.
Sluban did its best to resemble the genuine booklets, with a small block indicating the parts to be used in a step, displayed next to the actual layer of parts to be added in vibrant colours, on top the faded colours of the previous step: That said, I did also enjoy the KAZI and the Enlighten booklets.
This prevents me from commenting on the newest of the new LEGO (tm) series, apart from the NXT systems, with which I have worked for the First (tm) LEGO (tm) League. Well, up next are the booklets, I feel that all of them are a bit too concise for the age advertised on the box.
I have my doubts whether the complexity of a single step will be correctly executed by all children.
I started out with building the KAZI set, of which I bought two because that meant outrageous discount in a trade-spectacular end of March.
Also on the figurines the joints feel good, the hands snap in, allowing easy rotation without constantly falling out.This is the part of the Website where you get to tell me your scary stories. If you have a really good scary tale swirling around in your brain, you can post it in the comments section on this page. They employ a similar tactic of using the blocks next to each step to show how a portion of that step should be built.Whether it's the wheel of the ship, or just how a few block should be arranged.