Both sets had to be built immediately, and Anna was given the task of constructiong the Friends set, while Lea dug into the massive buch of bricks for the Hideaway herself.
The building instructions are very graphically detailed, with no text, allowing children down to 6 years of age to follow them and construct the sets, which is one of LEGO's big strengths, in my opinion.
Below you'll see pics of various WIP stages, as well as the finished builds.
|Both girls digging in.|
|A tree made of bricks. It is almost like Minecraft.|
|Jungle rock and cave entrance.|
|Details are being added.|
|Things are shaping up!|
|Almost done with the first tree.|
|The canopy of this tree is movable...|
|...and can be 'closed' in front of the Hideaway to 'conceal' it.|
|The full set of the Treetop Hideaway|
|PLAYTIME! Several other Jungle Rescue sets added to the setup, and play in progress!|