One of the easiest and most fun ways to bring Disney Imagineering home are the Disney Lego sets. Lego is one of those places where the meeting of Art and Engineering come to life, and it’s something I adore doing with my kids.

Lego Castle

Outside of the castle

This was by far one of the hardest Lego sets I’ve ever put together. This one I did without the kids, and the book that came with it was heavy and thick. The attention to detail on this is what sets off my Imagineering love.

The front is the standard Cinderella Castle we all love from Disney World. I would have preferred if they did the Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle, but, hey, maybe someday. One thing with noting on the front is the small frog down on the front, referencing Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog.” This is consistent throughout the castle, small references to Disney properties.

The back of it is doll house style. Each room is a reference to various the various Disney princess movies.

The set includes: Mickey Mouse with a tuxedo, Minnie Mouse with red dress, Donald Duck with classic outfit, Daisy Duck with pink skirt, lavender colored shoes and a bow, and Tinker Bell with wig element, skirt, wings and a magic wand.

Things to note:

  • On the front of the castle there are little fireworks shooters. They fire little jewels in the air. Great hit with the kids.
  • Snow White’s room room has an Apple and a Mirror
  • Sleeping Beauty’s has the legendary Spinning wheel
  • Jasmine is represented with the lamp and the rug
  • Belle’s room has the flower and a very familiar looking candelabra.
  • Cinderella’s room is the kitchen, complete with pumpkin
  • There’s even a hidden compartment. sshhhhh

So overall, this was an amazing set. It’s fun to play with. Biggest downside I’d say is that it’s fragile, the pieces seem to come apart really easy with play, moreso than other sets. But it makes an amazing piece of decoration.

Lego Disney Train

This set was a love note to Disney Lovers. The attention to detail on this set is so much fun, and just screams Disney Magic.

Putting it together is pretty great with Kids. You can divide up the work into multiple days and put together each car separately. The biggest piece is the station itself.

The cars themselves are great. You have everything from the Lilly Belle (complete with interior) and the BEST configuration of the cars for travel to Disneyland’s Primeval world (facing to the side).

The details in this thing are great. There’s a hidden Cinderella castle lego set in the attic even. COMPLETE WITH BOX!

One of my favorite deta

The Track set up is pretty quick, which is great for quick setup and playtime.

One of the neatest things about this set is that there is an App to be able to drive the train. Complete with sounds. This went a step further and they even have a Holiday Time vs Regular music/map.

Holiday Time App
Regular App

Lego Steamboat Willie

I don’t have this set, but I was really impressed with it. The feature I see with this is how well the lego designers captured the black and white feel of the original cartoon.

Things to note:

  • Turkey in the straw music – the music playing during steamboat willie
  • As the wheelboat turns, the smokestacks go up and down, mirror the cartoon
  • Minnie has a guitar, which I haven’t seen in any other set.
  • Working crane

Lego Duplo: Elsa’s Ice Palace

This one is a favorite with our youngest. The hours she’s spent on it is amazing. It’s pretty quick to put together, so it’s an easy one to build, play with, break apart, build, repeat.

Things worth noting:

  • Elsa and Annas dresses are cloth. My daughter loved taking them on and off and dressing them.
  • There’s a slide that Olaf can use
  • There’s a great little drawer thats kinda hidden. Fun for hours.
  • This set features a light up brick.

Conclusion

Lego sets are a great mix of Art and Engineering in one. It’s a great way to bring the parks home, but also a great way to learn how pieces fit together to form something larger.

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