In the world of LEGO, surprises are always welcome, and the LEGO Magic Maze 40596 is one such delightful surprise! This exclusive set is not available for direct purchase but comes as a gift with LEGO Shop orders of €150 or more, whether you shop online or in-store.
But here’s the catch: it’s only available from October 1st to October 9th, 2023, or while supplies last. So, if you’re planning a LEGO shopping spree, this could be the perfect bonus for you.
The Magical Journey
So, what does this freebie offer? The LEGO Magic Maze is a miniature obstacle course where you guide a small orange sphere through a maze of challenges using handles to tilt and navigate the labyrinth. The goal is to reach the finish line without letting the ball drop into the abyss.
The packaging adds a touch of charm with its lovely pink color and graphics. It features the familiar “Limited Edition” label and a gift-wrapped package symbol, aligning with the recent LEGO Shop exclusive sets.
Unboxing and Building
The assembly process is a breeze, thanks to clear instructions and bricks separated into four numbered bags. Once you’ve pieced it all together, you’re left with a fully functional maze.
In the heart of the labyrinth, you’ll find various obstacles to overcome while balancing the orange ball. Be cautious of the occasional “trap” that could send the ball tumbling down. Some challenges require creative use of rebounds and momentum.
After conquering all the hurdles, you’ll reach the finish line, which oddly resembles a whale’s mouth, complete with an eye-shaped brick on the side. The set also includes a small, rubbery attachment to hold a second orange ball.
What makes the LEGO Magic Maze unique is its focus on playability rather than display. Unlike many recent LEGO Gift With Purchases, this set is designed for fun.
Each section of the maze is distinct, from the initial blind maze to sandy dunes, a bee-filled hive (complete with a tiny bee figure), an industrial area with pipes and a valve, and a grassy final stretch with a ladybug and a tiny sheep among blossoming trees.
In summary, this GWP is a pleasant surprise for those seeking play value. It encourages challenge races or solo endeavors and offers a remarkable variety of buildable scenarios using so few pieces.
Remember, you can score the LEGO Magic Maze as a gift with LEGO purchases of €150 or more from October 1st to October 9th, while supplies last. Hurry and grab yours before it disappears!
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