Lego 6860 – The Bat Cave. *meep*
Not to say we’re big fans of LEGO in this house, but if you look at this picture here…
See those white tubs stacked up? They’re ALL full of LEGO.
So when the Son asked for yet ANOTHER set for his birthday we may have rolled our eyes and huffed a little… but of course we gave in. Because really, there’s no other toy we’d rather buy. Nothing else has the play value, the durability, the lasting value and the sheer absorption factor of LEGO.
And the Bat Cave set? It’s one of the good ones.
The atmosphere is a little mean and moody – but it is aimed at ages 7-14, and isn’t a set suited for younger LEGO-ers. There are enough figures (5) and vehicles (2) and buildings and details (all the little extra’s that LEGO are so good at) to really get into an entire play scenario with no need for further rummaging for bad guys/more props/hideout construction. It’s all here.
Building it didn’t seem to take long at all – though of course would no doubt take ignorant aged parents MUCH longer to figure out. I don’t even try any more, I just leave him with the box, and an hour later find him pottering happily with the completed set.
Of course, the one big issue with LEGO is the price. It’s not cheap, is it? I don’t really quibble too much – you get what you pay for, I think – but one thing I DO hate is finding it £10 cheaper two days later.
If you are looking, try using the price comparison site Idealo – it’s where we found ours the cheapest (Amazon, £64.99 – compared to most retailers’ £70.99 price tag). Here’s a tip though – if you’re searching Idealo for LEGO, use the LEGO number code. if you use the set name, you’ll be less successful with your shopping bargains.