Last summer, when I got the word that Toys“R”Us was closing I ran to get the specialty holiday kits for myself and some family members.
I’ve been saving this kit for today! As you can see, my box is a little beat up from being stored in my Block-Kit crate.
This is LEGO® 40236 Romantic Valentine Picnic. It features 2 minifigures, 3 separate base stands with tons of romantic elements. I had a lot of fun putting this together and managed to do a timelapse video of the assembly.
No, I’m not wearing anything cute or romantic, I’m rocking the USMC Skivvy shirt because it’s comfy and my date-night clothes are not. SC and I are joining friends for a dinner for our Valentines.
The water fountain set is super cute and remarkably simple. I adore the curly ferns!
This is the trifecta of Valentine’s gifting. Flowers, food and the bubbly of your choice! Note to my underage or expecting readers, bubbly doesn’t have to be Champagne to be romantic! I love a good Italian soda, great taste, low price and no DUIs!
This tree rocks, I loved putting it and the bird together, even though my hands didn’t want to cooperate. The little birdhouse is a great detail, and the flowering branches remind me that Spring will be here soon!
I went a little nontraditional with the provided couple. Everyone, regardless of gender,or sexual orientation should feel free to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their partner of choice. I placed the short hair piece on the female because I have short hair, and the long haired ponytail on the male because SC has long hair. Regardless, they make a cute couple, don’t you think??
The picnic setup is really cute, although I’m not exactly sure how a pineapple is romantic?? The teddy bear, balloon and tray of cookie,pastry, cupcake and strawberry are all standard romantic treats/gifts. The minifigures are holding a chocolate bar and a valentine letter.
Altogether, this is an amazingly complex and over-the-top romantic picnic!
Happy Valentine’s Day!!
Disability Note: This was a great little kit. I struggled some with my hands, but it was not so difficult that I got frustrated.
Where to buy: Obviously, Toys“R”Us is gone, but I managed to find LEGO® Romantic Valentine Picnic on the Bricklink website for ~$9 USD. Click Here.
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Disclosure: I bought these items for my own use. The opinions are my own, and do not in any way reflect the thoughts and views of the Lego Group of companies.
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