The CITY theme sets from LEGO are usually great fun to build. This year is no exception. While all things STAR WARS are big with the LEGO building crowd, we also recommend these more Earth-bound rescue heroes. The LEGO Fire Boat comes with 306 pieces–it has real heft to it and it floats! (Whether a boat floats is always one of our standard questions at toy fair–you’d be surprise by the number of boats that don’t float.)
The large red boat has a moving ladder and several water hoses. The set also includes a little yellow motorboat. Marked 5 -12. Younger builders will need assistance with this one. There is also a very spiffy LEGO Fire Station. Now while the Fire Boat seems big, the Fire Trucks and Station look a bit on the small size to us but the trucks and multi-level stations gives kids a lot to build. Both would make great birthday presents.