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LEGO for the Horse-Mad Child
LEGO Horses and Stables Keep Children Happy
Lots of children go through a horse-mad stage, but not every parent can afford to indulge them with a real pony. I raise cattle but have a few horses and four little ponies. I find that when the weather is good and you put a child on one of them they have a great time. However, if you expect them to catch them, brush them, clean their hooves and saddle them it is a different matter entirely. And then there's the weather - too hot, too cold, too windy or too wet.
While the real horses and ponies are getting fat out in the paddock, the horses of the LEGO set Heartlake Stables get a good workout whatever the weather. LEGO friends kits are aimed at girls, hence the pinks and purples, but I've found boys like this one too.
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Heartlake Stables LEGO Set
Heartlake Stables is for ages 6 to 12. It has the pieces to build the pink and yellow stable block with 2 stalls, a hayloft, fences, practice jumps and colorful flower pots. It comes with two Friends mini-dolls, Katharina and Mia, and their horses Bella and Niki. There are saddles, bridles, horse brushes and ribbons to award to the winners of your jumping competitions. There is also a small cat and a frog and a pitchfork and wheelbarrow to clean out the stables with. Other items include carrots for the horses, riding helmets, and big pink mugs for cocoa after riding. Altogether there are 416 pieces and building instructions.
Real Horses and LEGO HorsesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Other Horse LEGO sets
This kit has a truck and horse trailer with a hinged door for a horse called Robin, and his rider Emma. It includes a saddle and bridle for Robin plus brushes, combs, soap, hairspray and prize ribbons. There is also an apple and a carrot for him and a practice jump. Kids will love getting their horse ready to take to the show and then awarding him a prize!.
This kit is for ages 5 and up and has 54 pieces. It includes rider Cecilia, her horse April, a colorful jump and award ceremony steps!
This is a large kit of 1145 pieces for children aged 7 to 12. It would be a massive hit as a gift for any horse loving girl. There are so many parts including the horses and cart, minibus, and plenty of buildings that they can let their imagination run wild and stay busy for hours.
is kit has a foal, a buildable tree, moving water pump, carrot, wheelbarrow, hay, flowers and a grooming kit with brushes, combs and ribbons to make the youngster look beautiful. It includes an Olivia mini-doll figure.
Children aged 6 to 12 can enjoy playing vet to the 3 animals included in the kit – Bella the horse, Scarlett the dog and Oscar the hedgehog. There is lots of veterinary equipment including weighing scales, x-ray machine, examination table, stethoscope, thermometer, syringe, ice pack and clipboard. Mini-dolls are Sophie the vet and helper Mia.