LEGO DC Super Hero Girls – Lena Luthor Kryptomite Factory (41238)

These LEGO sets continue to be the most satisfying toys in the whole DC Super Hero Girls line.

One of the larger sets from the second wave of LEGO DC Super Hero Girls releases, this is headlined by the villain Lena Luthor.

The set also comes with a new Supergirl figure, her superdog Krypto, and what appears to be a Super-boat – though quite what this super-powered pair need with a boat is beyond me. Just for good measure, Lena has her own getaway boat too.

Lena’s 3-storey Kryptomite factory (these are little creatures she creates out of Kryptonite), is basically a villain’s lair. It has the factory on the top (with slide for finished Kryptomites, a science lab in the middle, and a holding cell plus hidden dock for getaway boat on the ground floor.

For ages 7-12, this offered a good building challenge for our 5-year-old daughter, who completed the set largely unsupervised with only a little help.

The finished build offers great imaginative play opportunities, and as with the rest of this girl-targeted (but unisex line) – the colours are lacking in the stereotypes pinks and pastels of say LEGO Friends.

I continue to love these sets for what they are, but also because they (and DC Super Hero Girls in general) offer girls a gateway into the wider world of superheroes.

When our daughter has girls over for playdates, they are keen to play with these toys in a way that the suggestion of Star Wars is usually met with a resounding ‘no’.

The use of the Friends style minifigures remains a subversive way to entice girls, while also creating a toy that rejects traditional stereotypes associated with a girl-targeted product.

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The LEGO DC Super Hero Girls Lena Luthor Kryptomite Factory has an RRP of £54.99.

We were sent this set by LEGO for the purposes of this review. 

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