5 Stars By Dre on 2013-08-17
A Big and Impressive LEGO Friends Luxury Boat!
Our daughter loves LEGO Friends. She first saw them at a friends house and was instantly obsessed with them. We purchased the "Olivia's Tree House" Set for her for Christmas and it was a big hit. Since then, we have purchased several additional sets for her collection.
The LEGO Friends Dolphin Cruiser Play Set comes with a big 612 pieces. It includes two girl characters (Mia and Maya) and one boy character (Andrew). It comes with everything you could imagine for a boat trip. It has large yacht type boat that has a top that lifts off so you can play with your characters in the inside living areas (living room with an L-shaped couch, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom with two beds). The boat has several features like deck chairs, a water slide, a captains area on the top for driving the boat and a wave runner with a ski rope and skis for the characters to use. It also comes with lots of little accessories for drinks and snacks, music equipment, two dolphins and some fish to feed to them. It is a really nice and big set with a lot of playability and plenty of pieces to let your child's imagination run wild. The instructions are very detailed and easy to follow and the recommended age is 7-12 because it is such a large set, but a 6 year old will only need minimal help with it.
One point of caution, the MSRP on the LEGO web site for this set is $69.99. If a set isn't Retired, you shouldn't have to pay much more than the MSRP. That is the going rate from WalMart/Target/LEGO and usually when BTA-MALL is the seller. Some secondary BTA-MALL retailers sell the Friends sets for much more so be careful if the seller isn't BTA-MALL, especially around the holidays when BTA-MALL sometimes sells out. Make sure to shop around. We picked it up when the price dropped to $50.99 on BTA-MALL. You can check the BTA-MALL price history and set price drop alerts on camelcamelcamel dot com.
Long story short, this is a huge and fun set that will be a great addition to your LEGO Friends collection. It looks really impressive when it is built and it is designed really well to allow for a lot of pretend play. While this is one of the more expensive LEGO Friends sets, the 11 cent per piece price is right in-line with the average for other multi-character sets. Highly Recommended!
5 Stars By Jen L Thomas on 2016-10-22
My 9 year old LOVE it!
This is a great Lego product. Keep in mind -- like other of these products -- there are several small parts. The instruction manual is crazy big and very detailed. If you have a kids who like to take the time to put something together then this is a great purchase. Whatever you do -- make sure you know not to open any of the packaging inside until the instructions are out and a plan is made.
1 Stars By stephanie on 2017-04-21
Not in the original box. Don't waste your money
I just recieved the logo friends dolphin cruiser in two zip lock bags. Some of the pieces were in the bottom of the box because the zip lock bag had broken open. Not sure if all the pieces are there but I can't tell you how disappointing this is for the price. Shame on you
5 Stars By Celia on 2016-11-30
Great fun set
Purchased this for our Lego loving daughter. This Friends sets are excellent brain workers, it's refreshing to see my daughter interested in the building and thought process that comes with this. She completed it within a day at 9 years old. Lego holds true to its name as everything is strong and durable.
4 Stars By JanJan on 2014-01-05
Granddaughter loved it.
My granddaughter (8) loves Lego Friends. She's good at putting them together too, She will, when possible, start and finish one all in one sitting. On her Christmas list the only one that hadn't been purchased for her was this Dolphin Cruiser. It was also the one she wanted the most. It was a "hot" item this year so I had to grab one before they became scarce and sellers jacked up the price just because they can. I cut out one star because I have a hard time paying $70.00 for Legos. I think most of them are over-priced. I was going to spend that much on her anyway, so I decided as much as I thought they aren't worth 70.00, I wanted her to get what she wanted. She said she's finished it and it "looks cool" but I have not seen the finished product. Her birthday is around the corner, and what does she want? More Lego Friends…..
4 Stars By Cool & Chic in Washington on 2014-12-22
that my daughter could better explain. She in fact re-engineered a few things
Daughter begged, wished, dreamed...finally got here this for birthday in April in 2014. It's cute, a few design flaws keep it from being a play ship, that my daughter could better explain. She in fact re-engineered a few things, which was cool to see her think through. Otherwise for the money spent it just takes up space and isn't really played with, whereas she plays with her other Friends play sets all the time and even makes mini-movies, but never with the ship.
P.S. The ship's "captain", the one male Lego friend that was included, is the deck boy and waiter not the captain.
5 Stars By Fletcher on 2015-04-14
Patience when opening, and only open the packages that are needed. Tons of little parts that are easy to loose.
My daughter was so excited when this came in the mail that she invited several of her little friends in and tore open all the bags and then attempted to put the thing together before I got home from work. Instructions were lost and pieces were all mixed together. As any parent knows when that happens it is almost easier to just buy a new one and start over with these advanced Lego sets. But we looked up the instructions online, and set about putting this together, it took several days longer then it would have had she waited for me. Live and learn, it was a good lesson for her about patience.
She has had allot of fun with the little speed boat that comes with it and the dolphins. The top of the boat comes off to get to the kitchen and other things inside the boat.
5 Stars By ROBERT C on 2015-12-27
This is one awesome Lego set that I highly recommend for a boy ...
This is one awesome Lego set that I highly recommend for a boy or a girl of the ages targeted with this kit (and I don't give all Lego's 5 stars... see my review earlier today of the tiny empire state building .. but I digress...)
This set has 612 pieces, instructions spanning two books, and my 9 1/2 year old sat there for over three hours straight building it on Christmas morning. Not only did she enjoy the building process (which was a bit challenging, but not overly so), she is having a ton of fun playing with it now that its built, given that its such a big ship with so many extras.
This is probably the most detailed, fun and largest Lego set for the money that I have ever purchased over many years.
The kicker is that we spent Thanksgiving at Sea World and Discovery Cove, so the dolphin theme fit perfectly.
5 Stars By Lyamchiki on 2016-10-18
Fun Lego set
Such a fun Lego set and my kids love building with it. First time mommy had to help but now they got hand of it and build their own cruise ship and alternate the design to their liking. If your kids love Legos, this is a nice set to add to their collection.
5 Stars By 5rupples on 2015-01-24
I'm sailing awayyyyyy!!
Ordered as a belated gift for my middle child (age 10) she was thrilled when it finally arrived. She got to work right away and had it built within a few hours (if that). She's the envy of friends and continues to use it almost a month after having put it together. I am pretty happy with it too because it has stayed together well and I'm not finding bits and pieces everywhere like her brothers sets often do. Of course she is pretty responsible compared to him so that's likely the reason. Still, for the priceyness of the item , I am super happy it is still keeping her entertained. Lots of imagination can be accessed with this fun cruiser and its even made an appearance during play with her little bro. By the way, I really do mean envy of her friends. Shortly after telling one friend she had it the same thing showed up at the other gal's house within weeks.