Duplo Bricks are chunky, designed for little hands – safe and non-toxic. Children love to create buildings and lock the bricks together, using their imagination and enhancing their creativity while using their fine-motor skills.
“The Little Mermaid” is a Disney classic movie that’s held little children captive since its release in 1989. More than one generation has thrilled to the excitement as Ariel struggles to stay human, get Prince Eric to love her and as her friends Flounder and Sebastian help her throughout. The vile Ursula, a wonderfully nasty villain, tries to thwart Ariel by taking human form, using magic to make Eric fall in love with her
Ariel and her sisters live in a castle under the sea. Sixteen-year-old Ariel dreams of life on dry land, daydreaming of one day walking about on legs, experiencing everything she feels is missing in her life. When she catches a glimpse of Prince Eric at his birthday party, she falls madly in love, saving him from drowning after he is shipwrecked in a violent storm and singing to him as he awakens. Ariel begs Ursula, the sea witch, to give her legs so she can find the man she loves. Ursula agrees, taking her voice in return, and giving her three days to get “a kiss of true love,” or she will be one of her slaves for life. Eric vows to find the girl who saved him and marry her, causing Ursula to take human form and use Ariel’s own trapped voice to stop him from recognizing Ariel.
LEGO Duplo Disney Princess Ariel's Undersea Castle
Our first introduction to Ariel and her sisters is at Triton’s castle, where the young princesses are rehearsing for a performance. All are present, except the youngest, Ariel, her father’s favorite. This castle is the perfect setting to let the play extension begin, as Ariel and her friends, Flounder and Sebastian, hide in the grotto to explore all of her treasures from dry land. Using other toys such as Ursula and Sebastian, which are also available at ToysRUs, children will spend many hours exploring life “Under the Sea.”
This playset lets your child imagine Princess Ariel, Flounder and Sebastian in their hidden playground, where Ariel can swing on her seaweed swing while Flounder plays on the slide. There’s even a hidden treasure-chest. The set features Ariel and Flounder, a slide, swing, seaweed, chest and a brick designed to look like Sebastian. The special bricks decorated with seashells, mirrors, “jewels” and flowers add to the effect. Just like in the movie, Ariel has a mermaid tail. The slide is over 7 inches long, 4 inches wide and 4 inches deep, while the swing is over 6 inches high, 5 inches wide and 2 inches deep.
The Undersea Castle playset is designed for children between 2 and 5 years of age, and retails for just under $30.
LEGO Duplo Disney Princess Ariel’s Magical Boat Ride
No one will forget the boat scene, with all the ocean creatures urging Eric to “Kiss the Girl,” and break the spell. This could not be a more perfect pairing of Duplo and The Little Mermaid, since the “Magical Boat Ride” lets children relive this part of the story, where Ariel, with the help of her friends, tries to claim that kiss from her Prince as Ariel and Eric set sail in their little boat for a romantic date. This Lego play set includes Ariel and Eric, a Sebastian brick, a variety of transparent and rounded bricks and flowers, a castle, arch, golden boat. Just as in the movie, Ariel and her Prince float past the pretty pink castle in their little golden boat, admiring the flowers and colors along the way, as your child pretends that Sebastian and their underwater friends are serenading them. The castle is over 7 inches high, 4 inches wide, and 1 inch deep. The arch measures over 3 inches, and is 5 inches wide and 1 inch deep. Designed for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years, this play set costs under $15.