When There’s No Lego, The Guidecraft Dress-up Carousel’ll Do

Awhile ago, we bought this thing online for Queen E’s birthday. Several cancelled orders later (because no one wanted to ship it), the pieces arrived. Added bonus: saved us getting a Lego set. I am guilty of calling Scratch projects and Ikea assembly instructions Lego sets. Everything’s a Lego set. Or a jigsaw. Like, all those little kiddie pretend building sets they sell for tonnes of money (and convenience) and the there’s lotsa real-life stuff you can use..

Over here we have under-utilised cheap free child labour to assemble furniture (NO glass; those are child-safe mirrors).

JD builds a mean Guidecraft Dress-up Carousel.

JD builds a mean Guidecraft Dress-up Carousel.

But Queen E did quite a bit with the alan key.

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dis is an alan key (pic from popista.com)

dis is an alan key (pic from popista.com)

The instructions are quite comprehensive...

Lego instructions separated at birth

The instructions are quite comprehensive, the kids could search the parts for those little alphabet stickers… we put Queen E on Alphabet Location Detail… but we still ended up having to reassemble this thing a couple times. Ok fine, I held stuff up while they reassembled. And bickered about reading the instructions wrong.

She's using her little turtle magnets to pull the screws back out after unscrewing them.

Although here she’s using her little turtle magnets to pull the screws back out after unscrewing them.

The turntable was tonnes of fun

The turntable was tonnes of fun…

Almost done...

Almost done…

...and voila! Now Anna and Whatsisname can go for a spin (while she takes an egg break)

…and voila! Now Anna and Whatsisname can go for a spin (while she takes an egg break)

...And now you know why there are animals strewn everywhere.

Joyously, Queen E moves all her Animal Subjects in. (Like, the look on her face is just cray, okay.)

Voila! Animal high-rise

Voila! Animal high-rise that goes round…. and round….. and round…… and round…………!

Ps: I just got back. In a manner of speaking. Been awhile, my marbles were elsewhere.

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About Aileen

I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.
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  • mun

    Miss Rockstar must be over the moon with her birthday gift! Good that everyone had fun assembling it. Mommy is so cool to let the children put it together instead of her doing it and keeping the fun all to herself! 😀