From now on I will be writing all the reviews and they will all be of Clikits sets. I'll start with 1386 Jewellery Sample, a polybag released in 2004 and given away at LEGOLAND and elsewhere, of which I found a few unopened ones in my stash.
It contains parts to build a bracelet and serves as a good example of the different types of Clikits parts and how they connect.
So, read on to be enlightened...
Packaging and contents
It's packed in a polythene bag rather than a crinkly plastic one as is usually the case.
It does not contain instructions, just a small leaflet showing other sets in the fantastic Clikits range.
There are thirteen parts inside in a variety of shapes and colours. The three girls shown on the leaflet above was each associated with a particular shape of piece: heart, star or daisy and this set contains examples of each.
The bracelet itself consists of a flexible, slightly stretchy plastic wire terminated in pieces which have a male Clikits connector.
The transparent rings are effectively female-female connectors while the larger pink one is male-male.
They can therefore all be joined - or rather, clicked -- together to form the bracelet.
A single transparent ring could have been used to join the ends of the bracelet but they can be hard to separate if connected like that, particularly when it's round your wrist.
The smaller hearts, stars and daisies are produced from hard plastic, ABS and polycarbonate, I suspect. Those on the top have a male connector; those on the bottom, female. The bottom ones also have a groove in them into which the bracelet wire can be laid.
The larger pieces are produced from a softer plastic and fit between the male and female parts above.
The completed model
The heart, daisy and star pieces are simply clicked together around the bracelet wire, so construction takes a matter of seconds.
This little polybag is a great introduction to Clikits that demonstrates how the system works and is also likely to encourage recipients to seek out and buy larger sets.
Unfortunately you're 15 year too late if you're hoping to get it for free but you can still buy it at BrickLink for a couple of dollars.
I hope you enjoyed this review. I really hope so, because there's plenty more Clikits reviews on the way...