We normally don’t talk about the basic LEGO Creator sets in detail, well, because they are basic. Make no mistake; LEGO Creator is a wonderful theme, and it is the closest to LEGO sets of the past, with mostly standard elements and instructions for multiple models. So yes, they are great, and I highly recommend them. It is just that LEGO Creator is not as flashy as other LEGO themes, so they are usually not such big conversation pieces.
Today however I will have to talk about a newly released LEGO Creator set, because it actually comes with a feature that is just too much fun not to mention. The set is the #31031 LEGO Rainforest Animals, with the main model being a parrot that can eat and poop! Yep, you heard that right! I know, I know, proper adults will roll their eyes, but if you have or ever worked with kids you know that they all go through a stage when they are fascinated with the topic; they find it funny, intriguing, and can’t stop talking and asking about the subject. In fact the book Everyone Poops by Japanese author Taro Gomi is a childhood favorite all over the world. So I’m pretty sure that a LEGO set with this function is going to be a winner with kids. 😀
Going back to the #31031 LEGO Creator Rainforest Animals, here is the official description: Have fun with the colorful 3-in-1 Rainforest Animals! This delightful set features a brightly colored parrot with movable wings, feet and eyes, a handsome frog and a cute fly. Have fun feeding the hungry parrot, hop with the handsome frog and buzz around with the fly! But keep an eye on the frog, he’s very fond of flies! Rebuilds into a pop-eyed chameleon or a tropical fish. 215 pieces. Price: $14.99 – BUY HERE
First of all, the parrot is just a beautiful LEGO-built bird with adjustable wings, and feet that allows the bird to perch. And although the description does mention that you can feed the parrot, it doesn’t talk about the parrot being able to poop too! However when you look at the building-instructions you can see both features in action. I actually discovered this function by watching a video by one of my favorite LEGO reviewers, JANGBRiCKS. He talks about this set in detail, and shows you both the main model as well as the alternate builds (which are also very cute). You can watch the video-review below with all the details.
It is interesting to note that LEGO recently introduced quite a few sets with toilets. There is the #70811 The LEGO Movie Flying Flusher, the #10218 LEGO Creator Pet Shop, #10246 LEGO Creator Detective’s Office, and also several of the LEGO Friends sets have bathrooms. I’m not sure if LEGO hired a bunch of 3-year-olds as designers, or adult designers just decided to have some fun, but based on feedback I have read so far, LEGO sets with bathrooms are very popular. And even though #31031 LEGO Rainforest Animals is actually a 2015 set that was just released a bit early, it is already talked about at online social forums as the best set of the year with the best play-feature. 🙄
If you would like to get the #31031 LEGO Rainforest Animals, you may find it at local LEGO retailers, although availability may be sketchy as it is a January 2015 set. If you don’t find it locally, but would like to get it before Christmas, it is available at the Online LEGO Shop.
So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Creator Parrot and other forest animals in this set? Which one is your favorite? And what do you think of the parrot’s eating-pooping function? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below. 😉
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