The tree house comprises of 356 pieces and includes one minifigure, a little boy with a big smile on his face! At a cost of 24.99 GBP / 29.99 US$ it is very good value for money. There are no new pieces or colors but, as is usual, the minifigure is unique in this combination of hat, head, torso and legs.
Being a Creator set the build is slightly more challenging than City sets and uses more complicated techniques to achieve the end result. There are lots of nice little features such as a fold away ladder to stop unwanted intruders, and a container of 'water' to pour on their heads if they do manage to get up the tree. There's a working winch to pull a bucket of water from the pond below, though in the best traditions of Lego, in City sets the bucket is a rubbish bin! At the base of the smaller tree there is a secret compartment that hides a treasure map and there's a pull along trolley to fill with goodies for the tree house.
|The treasure map with the secret compartment open.|
The boy also comes equipped with a telescope, a radio and a nice big pizza, no wonder he's got a smile on his face!
The house part is sparsely furnished with only a bed and a storage container. A table and chair would have added a bit more fun.
Okay, the tree doesn't look much like any tree I've seen but the main part of the model is the house and it's deck and they are nicely designed. With all the extras this is a great set with lots of play value and the instructions show two alternative builds as in all Creator sets, so if you get bored of the tree house there's always another house or a little hut with a jetty to keep you amused.
It's a thumbs up from me!