Okay, this is an odd polybag. First of all, it’s big, almost the size of a sheet of paper. Second of all, there’s no name on the front of the bag. Yes, it’s one of those. I looked it up on Bricklink and the set is called “Build to Learn Pack”.
What you see in the picture is what you get.
A set of cards that I think act as a building challenges. The cards are double-sided and offer different building challenges. They’re grouped by color and each color set have different kinds of prompts. At least this is what I assume because there aren’t any instructions anywhere that describe what to do with the cards.
There is a small sampling of bricks in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors to help with the building challenges the cards offer.
There isn’t much else to build with the bricks other than this stand for what I assume is some sort of …. yeah I don’t know. I can’t come up with anything. Is it a calendar? Is it a scorecard? Is it a bar graph? Who knows.
There’s this sticker sheet. Maybe you’re supposed to decorate the bar graph above with the stickers?
And the booklet. After perusing all of the bags contents, I looked to the booklet as a savior, hopeful that there would be some clue as to what to do with the polybag. But no such salvation would be offered. Instead it just raised more questions.
The instructions for the stand are on the first page. I think the second page is a table of contents. It shows different things you can build like letters and numbers on the baseplate. Then there’s a section where there’s basic math problems.
Another section that showcases Architecture sets and doubles as a geography lesson?. Of all things, though, Architecture? Most everything about this polybag screams grade school learning so why not show some better age-targeted sets. There’s a disconnect between the intent and feel about this polybag and then stepping up to Architecture sets. It’s just a bizarre theme to promote.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set sucks! This is just a bizarre amalgamation of bricks, stickers, and paper goods. With no clear guidelines as to how any of it is supposed to come together. LEGO has always had a big focus on education and methinks this set belongs to that division more than anything. And since this is a polybag, it should at least promote the other sets that are in the same vein or same theme. But there’s no such connection to a larger ecosystem of “Build to Learn” sets if they even exist.
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You Can Win This And Every Other Polybag I Review This Year
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