There have been complaints in recent years from older LEGO fans that the elaborate sets that the company design are too limiting for kids because it just teaches them to follow instructions and enjoy one single building or ship. The 3 in 1 LEGO Creator sets are therefore a great alternative for parents that want kids to get more from a set of bricks because each set provides three models that players can break down, rebuild and chose between as they wish. There are many different directions that these sets can take and each works on a basic theme to provide alternative options in a new scene or adventure, for example providing a selection of vehicles for mini-figures to use, different shops for a street scene or different animals.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Vehicles for Fun Adventure Sets
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Park Street Townhouse 31065 Set
The name LEGO Creator Park Street Townhouse is a little misleading at first as there is actually a lot more to this 3 in 1 set than that. The main build is this townhouse, which presumably sits in the up-market Park Street area of LEGO City. As you may therefore expect, the build is a characterful property with spacious interiors and plenty of features to appeal to the couple that reside there (with their pet dog). The cute facade highlights the shape of the large windows and window boxes, there are also steps with black railing leading to the front door and a roof terrace. Next door is a small park with a bench, and a strangely exotic-looking bird.
Alternatively, players can turn this building set into a cozier suburban house or a city cafe. The latter also fits in very well with the Park Street clientele that need their morning coffee. The suburban home takes away the fire escape, entrance hall and roof terrace and provides a conservatory with a front garden. The cafe has a sweet alfresco dining area and awnings. All three have space for the other accessory in this set – the scooter that lets the mini-figures ride home or to the cafe in style.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Island Adventures 31064 Set
The LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Island Adventures Building set provides players with not one but two brilliant modes of transport to take minifigures on a sunny holiday. The first is the main build of the seaplane. This yellow and blue plane (the perfect color for tropical adventure) has spinning propellers and a cockpit for the captain/ owner. Interestingly, this causally-dressed mini figure can appear clean-shaven on the way there and bearded for the return journey. The other mode of transport is the speedboat – a little slower but great for those that want a leisurely cruise through the ocean. The boat has the same fun color scheme and makes great use of features like the landing lights from the plane.
As this is a 3 in 1 set, there has to be a third build. What better for this Island Adventure than the island itself. This build convert the plane parts into a two storey beach hut with the propeller as a wind turbine for power. There is also a barbecue to grill the fish caught. The scenic details continue with the separate mini build-able island with palm trees and the message in a bottle/map feature.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Beach Side Vacation 31063 Set
There are many different ways to relax by the sea and the LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Beach Side Vacation set reflects this with three very different builds for mini figures on vacation. The main build here is the beach house model. This is an interesting design that shows the facade of a larger home on the sand. The building is elevated off the beach, with room to swing on a hammock between the supports, and there is a small ladder up to the first storey. The build is created in nautical stripes with a place to house the included surfboard, a ceiling fan, fish tank and a palm tree outside.
This main build doesn’t necessarily showcase both mini-figures and all the parts. For this players need to build the other models – the beach side shop or the boat side harbor. The shop is a great place for the two mini figure to mean up and collect supplies. It has a flag, awning and flippers for sale. There is also a little seagull interested in the fish hanging above the door. The harbor build is ideal for playing around on the jet ski accessory. It is a great little lookout post right on the sand.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Robo Explorer 31062 Set
LEGO is known for its range of styles and while some older players stick to the usual brick builds, others like to progress into Technics options with moving parts and robotics. Young players that are not at this stage yet may want to start off with the LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Robo Explorer Building set. The main build here is the robot. It is not clear who he is, or why he came here, but he seems to be pretty useful with those working tracks, claw hand and search light. The posable elements are a starting point with these robotic, moving models. Furthermore, there is the unusual addition of a light brick to light up the models green eyes. This is a great effect that kids will love.
The additional builds of this 3 in 1 set are less technical, but arguably a lot more fun. Once the robot has been mastered, players can create either the robot bird model or the robot dog. The bird is cute with the same azure, grey and black color scheme and moving wings. The dog is a lot of fun as he has a jet pack accessory to allow him to “fly” around the landscape.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Airshow Aces 31060 Set
The popularity of LEGO City Airport and all plane-based build shows that there is a clear market for any set called Airshow Aces. The interesting thing about this 3 in 1 LEGO Creator set is that it takes the pieces and final builds into some interesting directions. The easy option would have been 3 different stunt planes. Instead. The first build alone contains a surprising amount of bricks for a scene with two planes, a transport truck and a couple of flags and a windsock. The big yellow truck has space on the back for the jet plane that is staring in the show. This blue plane – seemingly inspired by the Blue Angels – has folding wings to allow for great aerial manoeuvres. The show also stars an orange and white propeller plane for a bit of history.
This would normally be enough for one set but, as this is a 3 in 1 building set, there are two separate builds. The first turns the yellow truck into a construction truck with a moving arm and cab. This is helpful for creating the hangers and stands for the audience. The other build creates two race cars and some lights, which would make for night entertainment between displays.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Sunset Street Bike 31059 Set
There are many mini-figures living in LEGO City that would love the time and money to have a cool vehicle to race around the streets at night. The LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Sunset Street Bike set provides these adrenaline junkies with not one, but three different ways to do so. The first build is the Street Bike in the title. The design looks like something out of a Hollywood movie, rather than a practical motorbike, and this is why it is perfect. The oversized tires, angular orange body, large exhaust and spring suspension all look brilliant.
There is also a second, safer looking bike to build here in the form of the road bike. This beefy model loses the suspension and provides a wider body with handlebars and a big headlight at the front. For those that prefer a little more power, and a few more wheels on the ground, there is also the Dragster car. Again, this looks like it belongs on a track rather than the street, but that wont stop many daredevils from giving it a try. The long orange body is super streamlined and there is plenty of power behind those massive back wheels.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Mighty Dinosaurs 31058 Set
The beauty of LEGO bricks is that players – big and small – have always been able to make whatever they can imagine..so why not make dinosaurs! The LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Mighty Dinosaurs 31058 building set takes that idea even further by providing three very different, but highly recognizable models for collectors to make.
Unsurprisingly, the lead build on the box is a T Rex, complete with posable joints, sharp claws, a jaw full of sharp teeth and orange eyes. It is the ideal terror for a take on a monster movie in LEGO City. The other animals are the Pterodactyl, with its flexible wings, and the Triceratops. The Triceratops takes the ribs from the rib cage accessory element and use them as horns for a neat finish.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Air Blazer 31057 Set
The LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Air Blazer 21057 building set is designed to provide models that require the careful control of the air and winds. At their best, these machines can navigate their way with ease via high-tech, streamlined designs – provided that players assemble them correctly. The lead build is the Air Blazer helicopter in the name.
This sleek chopper has a large spinning rotor, an engine, a cockpit with tinted glass and a rear landing light for careful manoeuvres. This fun build can be reconfigured into a Seaplane and a Catamaran. The plane makes use of the second, smaller rotor from the back of the chopper and has the perfect landing gear. The cute boat turns the wing elements of the plane into a sail.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Green Cruiser 31056 Set
The name Green Cruiser is an interesting choice for issue 31056 in the LEGO Creator 3 in 1 building set range. There are three very different ways to cruise around LEGO City or other landscape and have fun. The first is the Green Cruiser car. This convertible car has a surprising number of features for this more simplistic LEGO line.
The trunk opens to reveal the engine, there are details to the dashboard and nice touches in the color scheme and use of a tinted windshield. Those colorful bricks and interesting parts come into play again with the additional builds of the truck cab and fast boat. The cab has a great cockpit and intricate design, while the boat looks like the ideal model for millionaire mini-figures with time to kill.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Red Racer 31055 Set
Once collectors have their LEGO scenes set up and streets to explore, it isn’t long before many want a fast car to race around them. The great thing about the LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Red Racer 31055 building set in that there are three different car designs to create.
There is the beefed-up sports car, with its dramatic rear spoiler, low bumper and sporty stripes and the more streamlined racing car, that looks a little more like something from F1. The red and black bricks are put to great use, as are the window elements, strong wheels and prominent headlights. The humorous addition to this set is the tow truck build. Racing cars are cool and fast, but they can still break down.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Blue Express 31054 Set
LEGO train sets are a big hit with kids that love to build engines and take their minifigures on adventures. The LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Blue Express 31054 building set is a great option for any player that wants to delve a little deeper into this locomotive world as it offers three great designs. There is the classic tank engine, with a great colour scheme and recognisable shape, as well as a carriage and a more modern fast train. This extends the opportunities for creative play and lets kids play around with the different shapes and mechanics. Each build makes great use of the blue, black and grey bricks, the window elements, the wheels and the buffers. There is also a “light” for the front of the old-fashioned engine.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Treehouse Adventures 31053 Set
The LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Treehouse Adventure set lets players expand upon the idea of the ideal treetop hideout by providing three great, diverse designs in one building set. They all take the action up into the trees, where mini-figures can plan adventures, escape the world or have slumber parties. However, each configuration has a slightly different feel to it. There is a small clubhouse with a detailed interior, a larger, expanded tree house that it a little more rugged for adventures, and a separate building with a little tree fort attached. Players merely have to fold out the building, move the tree branches and leaves and see what set up they prefer.
To add to this sense of versatility of game play, LEGO have included some great features and accessories for this 3-in-1 model. One set of pieces gives the impression of a work in progress, which is ideal for that larger, opened-out tree-house. This includes the wheelbarrow, tools, and planks of wood. Other accessories in this set include elements for the finished interior, like furniture and a telescope, as well as flags. There is even a frog and blue jay to enhance the natural theme.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Vacation Getaways 31052 Set
The LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Vacation Getaways set is ideal for creative players that want different holiday-themed options for their mini figures. The large camper van houses the mini-figures for their vacation, with an additional trailer with a motor boat for trips on the lake. The roof of the trailer, which has its own storage rack, can be removed to see inside the interior. Here there is a fold-up bed, kitchen area, sofa and bathroom. There are also lots of additional accessories for fun adventures. This includes the barbecue and outdoor furniture to cook up a meal in the sunshine. Just be aware of the large build-able bear that lives nearby!
A camping trailer isn’t everyone’s preferred option when it comes to a country getaway, and some people would much rather be out on the water. The good news with this set is that the main build of the camper van can be reconfigured into either a more cozy summerhouse or a yacht. Here some of the additional elements, like the trees and flowers, can be re-purposed in the scenery. The same goes for the food and luggage, like the suitcases and fish. The latter can be caught from the lake or off the deck of the yacht.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Lighthouse Point 31051 Set
The new LEGO Creator Lighthouse Point 31051 Set for 2016 brings a bold, detailed lighthouse and lighthouse keeper’s cottage to the seafront. This is a 3-in-1 model so one day it can be an important beacon saving ships from dangerous rocks, the next it can be a cost seaside holiday home complete with private jetty and speedboat. There are lots of options with this kit and around 500 bricks of different colors.
The lighthouse and lighthouse keeper’s cottage are made from modular elements so that they can be assembled to the player’s liking and the cottage also opens up to reveal the interior and accessories. In some ways this is perhaps more than just a 3-in-1 model as it all depends on the imagination of the child. With all these bricks and the different elements involved – like the whale, flowers, fire and boat – the coast will always be changing.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Corner Deli 31050 Set
The 2016 LEGO Creator Corner Deli is an interesting model for builders that want to add a little variety to their town because it offers three building solutions in one. The Corner Deli is perhaps the most interesting because it allows players to tell a great story. This two storey building comprises of the sandwich shop downstairs and an apartment upstairs, the latter having a balcony and some basic furniture.
Player can descend the staircase with the girl mini-figure and pick up a fresh sandwich from the deli owner before heading out to work or on a day out. The shop has build-able sandwiches that can be handed over through the serving hatch, a red and white awning and a fun sign for the exterior. Alternative builds for this set are the townhouse and the flower shop, which makes use of the shop interior, cash register and all the flower elements for a completely new retail experience.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Twin Spin Helicopter 31049 Set
Vehicles have always been popular within the LEGO Creator 3-in-1 range, so it is no surprise that LEGO have continued to expand upon this with their recent Twin Spin Helicopter set. The main build is that aforementioned helicopter. It is an appealing build to any player that enjoys building helicopters because of the attention to detail. The blue and white colour scheme is attractive, there are nice twin rotors on the top, landing skis to help it land on snow and other features. There is also a little snow cat model that can be winched into place with the working winch.
The great thing about this snow-scene theme is that it continues to be reflected in the other two builds. If players feel that the helicopter is a little slow, they may want to fly into the tundra and snow storms via the single-engine airplane instead. It shares the same cool design ideas and makes great use of the same skis and navigation lights. Alternatively, if the little snow cat is too simple, it can be transformed into a snowmobile. This vehicle uses the treads of the snow cat and has that brilliant winch system on the back to help with mountain rescues.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Lakeside Lodge 31048 Set
Every hard-working LEGO citizen needs the chance to get away from it all occasionally and the 2016 LEGO Creator Lakeside Lodge provides the perfect retreat out in the forest. The lodge folds out to showcase the interior, which includes the stove, bed and table, and, because this is a 3-in-1 building set, it can be rebuilt into either a smaller cabin or observatory, depending on the purpose of the visit.
Players can rough it with minimal supplies, using the letter and quill for some inspired writing, and opt for a few more creature comforts. Whichever option players choose, the highlight of the set is surely the range of exterior features for the minifigures to enjoy. There is a wood chopping area to create a camp fire, characters can use their fishing rod to catch some fish in the lake and nature is all around – not only are there lilies and a frog in the pond, there is a build-able moose!
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Propeller Plane 31047 Set
3-in-1 aeroplane sets are clearly nothing new in the LEGO Creator range, but there are some interesting new designs for 2016 that take simple color schemes and LEGO elements and let players create some attractive aircraft. The LEGO Creator Propeller Plane set is one of these appealing options. The build that gives it its name is a classic looking plane that looks like it has come straight out of an air show with its fun red, black and white design, prominent opening cockpit and dual spinning propellers.
It also has retractable wheels for a safe landing. If players do want to create their own air show, they can easily reform this plane into either the helicopter or hydroplane. The helicopter brings a fast paced sense of action with is aerodynamic shape and spinning rotor blades while the unusual looking hydroplane could end up stealing the show.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Fast Car 31046 Set
The prospect of building a super-fast sports car is highly desirable for many young LEGO builders that want a speedy, simple model to race around the playroom. The LEGO Creator Fast Car definitely fits this criteria by offering an elegant shape with low-profile wheels, a fun paint job and some cool extra features. There is a black and white racing stripe on the hood, a large spoiler, alloy rims on the wheels and a fold-down roof so that any minifigures riding inside can enjoy the sunshine.
As this is one of LEGO’s new 3-in-1 building sets for 2016, there is also the chance to build two more vehicles – a pickup truck and a skid loader. These practical models may not have the speed of the sports car, but they have used the different elements in a clever way to provide a completely new design and purpose.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Ocean Explorer 31045 Set
If you have a group of keen mini-figure explorers that want to chart the ocean, they need the very best modes of transport to get them out into the deep blue sea and keep them safe as they carry out their research. The enormous scale of the ocean means that there are three ways to approach it – along the surface, underneath the waves and from the air – and the 2016 LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Ocean Explorer building set provides all three.
First, players get to build the ship that will take them out to sea. It has a bridge, lights and communication equipment but also a moving crane with a little submarine on the end. The extra building options here are the larger yellow submarine for more intense undersea exploration and a red cargo plane that can bring in extra team members and supplies. With these three options, any marine team should be well-equipped.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Park Animals 31044 Set
The range of 2015 3-in-1 sets based on animals shows the popularity of this theme with kids, so it is no surprise that there are 2016 animal sets like the LEGO Creator Park Animals set. To call this a 3-in-1 set is actually selling it a little short because there are actually 4 key builds to this set – the dog, duck, squirrel and owl.
The cute puppy, with his big floppy ears and white paws, has come across a duck with three little ducklings and would like to play. Both the dog and duck are posable so players can have great fun acting out this scene. The use of the tan, brown, black and white bricks mean that builders can also create a squirrel with a big bushy tail and an owl. A neat extra touch with the owl is that the yellow of the ducklings and duck’s bill form his own beak and talons.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Chopper Transporter 31043 Set
Some of the building sets in the LEGO Creator 3-in-1 range work within a very strict theme to provide a series of cars or planes with a similar feel. The LEGO Creator Chopper Transporter set, however, could not be more diverse in the three models that can be created. The main build is the most complex of the three, providing players with both a green transporter truck and a small orange helicopter that travels on the back.
The range of elements in this build, from the cab and cockpit to the big tires and rotating blades, means that there is a lot to work with and the two extra builds take these bricks and turn them into something completely different. The wheels, orange helicopter bricks and lights are used to form a cute off-roader and the cab, cockpit and blades can be reconfigured into a sleek tractor and plough.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Super Soarer 31042 Set
The beauty of 3-in-1 LEGO sets is that the designers provide players with a series of unique and interesting elements and then give them three different ways of configuring them. The 2016 LEGO Creator Super Soarer building set works on an aviation theme and has a number of fun elements that can be used to build aircraft. The blue, orange and white color scheme gives these planes a slightly different look while the shape of the movable wings and the inclusion of the tinted cockpit and engines show that these are sleek plane that military mini-figures would love to get their hands on.
The airplane model is perhaps the most conventional of the three, with its long wingspan, recognizable shape and navigation lights but there is also the aerodynamic super soarer and the odd jet with its fold-down wings. Whichever model players choose, they can be sure of fast-paced aerial adventures.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Construction Vehicles 31041 Set
Demolition vehicles are always going to be popular with young kids that like to build their models up and knock them down to start over with new designs. What better method is there to deal with a condemned build than by taking it down with the 2016 LEGO Creator Construction Vehicles. The moving parts of the backhoe loader mean that this small, but well-formed vehicle becomes a great interactive element for keen players.
They can use the rear digger at the back to dig up the rubble elements and then load them up on the front loader. This 3-in1 set’s secondary builds of the telehandler and dump truck provide a different way of dealing with the mess and all use the black and yellow element, thick tires and joints to great effect. Add to this the driver’s cab for a mini-figure and the orange warning beacon and there is plenty of opportunity for creative play.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Desert Racers 31040 Set
When heading out over difficult desert terrain in search of new civilizations, buried treasure or some other exciting adventure, it pays to have a vehicle that you can trust. The great thing about the 2016 LEGO Creator Desert Racers set is that it provides three different build in one kit, so players can build precisely the right option for the situation. The main build is the off-roader that is designed to get you from A to B without breaking down and leaving you exposed to dangers.
This tough truck should be able to keep users safe high above the sands with its large tires, bull bar and roll cage. There is also a fire extinguisher for real emergencies, an antenna for keeping in touch with other members of the party and yellow warning beacons. The alternative builds are the smaller 4×4 vehicle and the dune buggy, which should add a bit of speed.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Blue Power Jet 31039 Set
The beauty of 3 in 1 Creator LEGO sets based on vehicles is that they give kids the chance to really push an adventure further into new areas and the LEGO Creator Blue Power Jet set is ideal for the budding spies and secret agents in the family. The main build is the bold blue jet, which measures 14 inches long and 12 inches wide.
The patriotic colors and aerodynamic shapes are ideally suited to the mission and there is also the movable flaps and usable cockpit to enhance the scene; however, the main selling point for kids is the fact that this jet can be broken down and rebuilt into two other vehicles so our hero will never be left behind when pursuing the enemy. The shapes and parts are well-suited to forming a neat like helicopter for landing in difficult terrain and a hovercraft for venturing out on the water.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Changing Seasons 31038 Set
It is not all about building a range of vehicles with these LEGO three in one Creator sets and there are also a number of sets based on buildings and houses. With the LEGO Creator Changing Seasons set, children get the chance to build a cottage to house their mini figures and provide them with many of the home comforts they might need, as well as a little blue convertible to park outside, but the house can be rebuilt to change the season.
They can start with the summer cottage with its cute awnings on the windows, a garden scene with a light brick barbecue and a swimming pool and move through the year into autumn and winter. With so many accessories in this set and the chance to change the decor there are plenty of ways to spark a child’s imagination. They can harvest veg in autumn and look for Christmas cards in the mailbox in winter.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Adventure Vehicles 31037 Set
The sense of ongoing adventure offered by the Blue Power Jet set is also seen in the Creator Adventure Vehicles Lego set, where the cleverly designed bricks and parts come together to form a choice of three important vehicles for keen adventurers.
Whether kids want to take their mini-figures out on safari in the savannah, tracking down treasures in the jungle or any other scenario they can think of, the choice of the hovercraft, helicopter and off road vehicle means they can easily get around and the use of camouflage means that they can blend into the surroundings. The off road jeep is the star of the three pieces because it has room for the mini figure inside and loads of great pieces that suit the environment, such as the big headlights and tough tires, but there is also a winch in case players find themselves in trouble.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Toy and Grocery Shop 31036 Set
In some ways, the LEGO Creator Toy and Grocery Shop can be seen as more of a 4-in-1 set than a 3-in-1 because even though it has the additional builds that can be created from the different parts – in this case the post office and the news stand – the main build of the combination toy shop and grocers is so complex and detailed that there are essentially two different models here too.
Each build is unique and each provides a lot of fun. The picture on the box shows two shop fronts with a connecting archway that makes a brilliant street scene, especially with the signs and stands that go outside, but these stores fold out into separate establishments with a lot of detail inside, such as the cash registers and all the toys and goods. This range of different shopping opportunities and addition of the money means plenty of opportunity for imaginative play and big-spending mini-figures.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Beach Hut 31035 Set
The many different kits offered from LEGO show that there are plenty of opportunities for minifigures to work, rest and play and pretty much all their needs are covered, providing kids have the time and enthusiasm to build it all for them. The Creator Beach Hut LEGO set definitely falls into the rest and relaxation side with the chance to build three different buildings where characters can relax by the sea.
The main beach house provides the sea front facade of the home and near by store and plenty of accessories for fun games. Players can relax in front of the house on the decking area, rent surfboards and buy drinks from the store and just enjoy the sun and sea. All of these seaside features, which also include a starfish and seagull, can also be enjoyed from the summer cottage and summer shack, which has its own outdoor swimming pool.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Future Flyers 31034 Set
The next model for consideration could also be included in the section on vehicle kits because the secondary builds are a sports car and a jet; however, the main build, which is the biggest selling point for most kids, is completely different as it is a robot. There is definitely something reminiscent of Transformers in this 3-in-1 figure that can be turned into a car but the addition of the jet and the ease of building it all adds to the appeal.
The robot itself is pretty impressive as it stands at 6 inches tall and looks quite tough with its big rocket booster, fold-able orange wings and the big blue eye that keeps an eye out for trouble from the movable head. Being a robot is pretty cool but it is not the best way of getting around without being noticed so the chance to build the fast jet and car are a big help.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Vehicle Transporter 31033 Set
Sometimes it is just as fun for young children to role play in a more familiar world and copy the jobs of their family members, rather than the adventures of movie stars. The first job that kids can try their hands at with the Creator Vehicle Transporter Lego set is transporting cars to their new owners or the sale room on the back of a big transporter truck.
This model is 9 inches long and has a tilting cab and a folding ramp to allow the red car and yellow off-roader to drive aboard. Alternatively, kids can break this down and rebuild it into either a tow truck to tow a yellow car back to safety or a mobile crane for construction work. It is all about a job well done and the finer details, like the moving parts and warning beacons, should help kids immerse themselves in the role.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Red Creatures 31032 Set
Another direction that parents and kids can take with these interesting 3-in-1 kits is to opt for one of the animal based sets. Here the premise is exactly the same, a set of bricks that can be reconfigured to form three different shapes, but the forms are arguably a lot more different from each other than the houses.
With the LEGO Creator Red Creatures set, players receive a set of red, black, white and gold bricks of different shapes and sizes and instructions to create three dangerous, scary creatures. The most impressive has to be the dragon because of detail in the scales, horns and eyes as well as the inclusion of the fire for his breath and the movable wings. These odd shapes can then be used to create a sharp-looking scorpion with big claws and a mean looking snake with big fangs so there are plenty of options for scaring characters, or younger siblings.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Rainforest Animals 31031 Set
The Red Creatures Set is ideal for creating big scary monsters to add to an existing set in order to bring terror to an adventure but there are other animal-based sets that can enhance the scene in other ways. The LEGO Creator Rain forest Animals set is much cuter and provides a series of creatures that those adventures in the off-road vehicles might want to find.
The star build that draws buyers in is the brightly colored parrot with its impressive blue and green plumage, a big beak that opens and closes and movable wings and eyes. This a great starting point for a jungle scene as he also comes with a little frog friend and a fly, presumably for the frog to catch. From there, kids have the chance to rebuild the bird into a chameleon or a tropical fish, both of which make great use of those colors and rotating eyes.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Red Go-Kart 31030 Set
One of the vehicle 3 in 1 sets that will really stand out to kids is the LEGO Creator Red Go Kart, simply because it is a big, red racing vehicle that they can let their minifigures ride around in and race against other kits and toys. It is fast and exciting and offers a great building project with the attention to detail that has gone into the different parts.
Instead of just putting on a steering wheel there is a working steering mechanism for those big front tires and there is also a great shape to the individual parts. Just in case this go-kart was not powerful enough to meet the needs of all the kids looking for a good race, the set can also be transformed into a quad bike and a forklift truck. As always, this gives kids the chance to have whole new adventures, this time providing great off-road adventures and industrial work.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Cargo Heliplane 31029 Set
The final set considered in the LEGO 3-in-1 vehicle sets in the LEGO Creator Cargo Heliplane – a set that arguably brings together the finest elements of the sets above and combines them into a fun, action-packed set of three attractive vehicles. There is once again that important sense of adventure, because this combination of red and yellow bricks comes together to form three very different models for different situations, but there is also the sense of duty and a job well done.
There is the helicopter with its rotating blades that uses its winch hook system to bring vital cargo to hard to reach areas, the cargo plane that can transport larger shipments to communities and the ship for reaching remote islands. There is an important job to do, carrying these vital supplies to people in need, but the design of the vehicles and their features mean it should be easy.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Sea Plane 31028 Set
The idea of finding adventure and looking for treasure in the jungle is one thing but how are kid’s minifigure heroes meant to cope in wetter, swampier conditions with a big off road vehicle? In this situation it is better to call in the cute little LEGO Creator Sea Plane set, an orange black and white that should stand out on the water.
This 3 in 1 plane set is ideal for navigating these treacherous waters and croc-filled swamps because it is far from your everyday sea plane. The main build offers a well-proportioned plane with navigation lights, a strong propeller and pontoons for a safe landing but it can easily be converted into either the swamp boat or the catamaran for an easier passage across the water. The sleek catamaran, with its big sail and rudder, can make short work of large expanses while the swamp boat carefully plots a course through the mist and murk.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Blue Racer 31027 Set
On a similar note, LEGO also offer the LEGO Creator Blue Racer Set. Here the purpose of the main model is much the same as with the Red Go-Kart – build a cool, fast car for racing around in – but the alternative builds are quite different. There is something a bit more grown-up and dangerous about this blue racer because it looks more like a tough rally car, with that hinged rear spoiler and the general bulk of the body, and there is the nice added detail of the four orange traffic cones, which kids can either drive through or smash into as they see fit.
The two other vehicles in this 3-in-1 set reflect this sense of a tougher model because kids can also build a buggy, which is even better suited to racing and shows off the alloy wheels, and a snowplow for clearing up the debris from any crashes.