Next up on our reviews of the LEGO DREAMZzz sets, we’ll be checking the Dream Village (40657). It’s one of the smaller sets in the wave coming in at 434 pieces and it retails for $29.99.
The set does include a minifigure of Jayden. He has on his usual purple pajama set with the unicorn printing on the torso. His double-sided head shows him having braces with one side of his head sleeping.
There is also three Dreamlings in this set, the Blacksmith, Baker, and Wizard. The Blacksmith has a full beard going on along with long slicked back hair tied up in the back. His accessory is a hammer.
The Baker has on a toque which is the white chef’s hat. His accessory is a whisk.
Lastly, we have the Wizard who also has a full beard but in white. He also has the blue wizard hat that we’ve seen before and a tan wand.
The build is pretty straightforward. There are three small buildings that you build separately which include the bakery, magic shop, and the blacksmith workshop. The bakery has a little table out front filled with goodies and on the inside, there’s a pretzel on a table. On the walls are spots for a knife and a cleaver. The bakery has a windmill attached to the front of the roof. The chimney uses hinges to get the curved shape. On the inside of it, there’s a little bed for Jayden.
For the magic shop, had a opening door that leads you to a pot in the middle of the room. The windows uses stickers for some random potions. The roof has a window with a large awning over it. There’s also a stickered sign hanging out on the right.
Lastly we have the blacksmith workshop which has a lot of weapons displayed in the front along with a helmet. In the back, there’s another sword on the anvil. The roof area has a more castle vibe with the turrets on the side and stickered shop sign in the middle.
With the LEGO DREAMZzz sets, you can change up the sets to make a whole new build out of the existing parts. With this set, you don’t really take apart anything like with the previous ones we’ve reviewed already but instead, you just rearrange the three buildings and combine it into one. The only that was added were a couple of 1×1 round tiles with bar to clip the blacksmith roof to the side of the house.
In addition, you can also combine it with other sets to enhance the play features on those ones as seen on the back of the instructions. These sets include Mrs. Castillo’s Turtle Van (71456), Stable of Dream Creatures (71459), and the Fantastical Tree House (71461).
Overall, the LEGO DREAMZzz Dream Village (40657) is actually a fun little set. The thing I really like about it are the Dreamlings themselves. They’re so random and whimsical that I liked them as soon as I saw them, especially the blacksmith. The set itself isn’t too shabby either. There’s three distinct building structures even though it’s the same genre, each with their own accessories. The price point for what you get isn’t too terrible and not marked up like with some of the other sets.
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