I like it very much. The design of the original building is a kind of Nordic design, which I like and this set reflects original design in the great level. It has the greatest value for money comparing to other products from the series. The concept of series "Architecture" is great and I think that LEGO should fallow this way. I don't want to write too much now but what I would like to recommend LEGO's designers is to model on this set in your next sets in term of reflecting original building.
This is the first Lego Architecture set I built and it was a quick one. During the process you get A LOT of those 1x1 tiles and keeping them aligned was crucial. The main feature I like about this set is that the windows actually let you see the chairs and tables inside and everything looks pristine. For the money though, I think I preferred the White House set because it had a lot more character to it and was about $10 less than this set but if you like the windows like I did then you still can't go wrong with this one.
We are so pleased with the way our 3 and 5 year old grandsons love this well fitting, large set of logs. I think that they will enjoy it for years. Variety of configurations is only limited by builder's imagination. Get on the floor and join in the fun. It'll bring out the kid in you. One suggestion, purchase two containers for storage. Because this is a large set and the logs are of wood, one container might be too large and heavy.
These are awesome. My kids got them for Christmas. No, there is no container but considering their QUALITY and PRICE in comparison to the other log toys.. These are well worth it. Very durable, my 3 boys love them. We're going out for a [...]popcorn tin to store them in today!
I'm a college graduate who grew up collecting/playing with Lego, and I saw this set in the clearance aisle of my local big box store. I usually go for Castle or LOTR sets these days, but this treehouse took me back to my childhood Belville days and I couldn't resist scooping it up (apparently I have 6-12 year old tastes). ;)
Things I love:
-The animals each have a "home"-- kitty has a bed, and the bird has a house. Just too cute, and satisfying somehow.
-New flower elements- way cooler than the ones I had as a kid!
-Unlike Belville, these are roughly the same size as the other Lego themes. I remember as a kid kinda resenting the implication that girls couldn't build small, detailed models-- the Belville sets included huge wall elements and oversized characters, and were generally unsatisfying builds that didn't mix well with my other Legos. I like what Lego has done with the Friends line. Some people say they're "too small"--I prefer them the same size as other themes.
-You can swap hair elements with traditional minifigs! It's a little thing, but I love the new hair elements and it's fun that you can use the styles you already have on the Friends as well (or put Friends hair on your Castle princess).
-Tons of fun details! The little milk carton is adorable, I love the telescope, and the flowers/ladybugs/butterflies are fun to decorate with.
-Good construction. Unlike the tree in the Medieval Market Village, this one doesn't constantly fall apart (don't get me wrong, I love my MMV).
Things I don't love:
-Lego's a bit more stingy with the minidolls than they are with traditional minifigs. The Friends sets in the $20-$35 price range come with only one or two figures, while other themes will have 3-4 figures in this range. The animals in this set kind of help make up for that, but still, I wanted more than one figure.
...so of course I had to buy more Friends sets.
In conclusion, I don't know that I would have bought this at full price, but on clearance it was a heck of a deal and I love it. I now have the urge to buy ALL the Friends sets. This could be bad. But it will definitely be fun!
This is a perfect first set. It has fun pieces, like cats, a ladder, and a bench. It's not well supported on the left of the tree house when you look at the front of it, so kind of be careful on that part. Though it has 191 pieces, I don't think twenty dollars was appropriate.More like fifteen dollars would be nice.
i picked this set up for my 5 year old daughter yesterday.she came back into the living room(we set up our spare bedroom to display and build our legos,the living room was getting crowded.)and said "look dad,done."..i was like "man,that was only a half hour.im gonna go broke if you keep building these this fast!"..its true because when shes done building a set,she starts talking about this other set she saw and wants now.she gets it from me i guess:)anyway,i didnt build it so ill let her review it...ok,this tree house is awesome!there are flowers all over the tree tops,a cat bed for Olivia's kitty,and a really cool birdhouse with a birdy!The ladder is cool,it lets Olivia climb up to her treehouse and play with her kitty and water her flowers.i like this lego the best because of all the flowers and pretty colors.it reminds me of summer.build me a tree house dad...ok parents,i think its all about the colors with these friends sets.my daughter loves these sets,she wont take any help on them and the cool thing is,she doesnt need any.im very proud of my little one.awesome.she has her eye on a few more friends sets but we still have a few chima and superhero sets to collect.she loves them though so those others might have to wait a little bit.thats cool too because i get to see her build these by herself.one cool thing,i told her that the "other" blok building company has barbie sets,she looked at me and said "they arent legos dad,they just arent the same..."..i think she got that from a Family guy episode..too funny.love that baby.:)