Does It Have to be Lego Brand to be Fun?

Do your kids love Lego brand building blocks, but the price for them makes your wallet moan? I hear you!! I have to admit that I’ve always been one of those “it has to be Lego” people…until now. We always had Lego when our kids were growing up but I often wished there was a cheaper version. “Back then” we did try some other brands and found them sadly lacking. But I have found some sets recently that are a great, cheaper alternative and I even found some sets with a Christmas theme. I’m going to share this set with you today:

I found this set…and many others…at the website This set is on sale for $8.00 right now! (Unfortunately, they have been swamped with orders, so they are no longer guaranteeing delivery by Christmas. But you might want to keep this in mind, for those upcoming birthdays.) So, let’s start putting it together! The pieces come in 3 plastic bags inside the box and there is a booklet with step by step directions.

Separating the pieces into little piles of each color makes it easier to find the piece you are looking for as you build.

Haha! Look at these cute little pieces! What do you think they are a part of?

Sometimes when you start making a building blocks set, it’s hard to tell what you are working on. Can you tell what this is?

A few steps later and it’s taking shape now!

Ta dah! If you guessed the sleigh, you are right!

Now back to those pieces that had eyes on them…add a few more pieces to them and I bet you can tell what this is going to be!

Did you say “a reindeer”? Yep, that’s right!

In this kit, you get to make 4 reindeer. Aren’t they cute?

Now to line everything up in just the right way…add a few more pieces…and presto! All done! Doesn’t it look festive?

This Christmas set was fun to put together and is rated 3 stars out of 5 for the difficulty level. A few of the pieces were a little hard to snap together but overall it’s a nice set. The quality isn’t quite as good as the Lego brand items, but it’s still nice. The reindeer and this sleigh will find its way to a spot in our winter decorations! 🙂 I hope you found this helpful!