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(Pocket-lint) - Every time we look at Lego it seems to get more and more advanced. The latest batch to come out of the factory in Denmark is a series of designer sets aimed at not only providing one model to build but nine individual designs. Even better, the large instruction booklet also contains a further 26 design ideas that you can try and copy from the prebuilt pictures.

We tested the Prehistoric Creatures set which when built gives you everything from pterodactyls to the T-Rex. The nice thing about the set is the varying difficulty levels that are catered for. If you're unsure of building with Lego you can opt for a simple model that will be complete in 11 stages (like the pterodactyl in the picture) to something that will take over 25 steps with multiple mini steps in between (like the T-Rex).

However whether it's 11 or 25 stages the technical build aspect isn't that difficult and as with all Lego instruction booklets on the whole everything is well presented and laid out. Lego has introduced some new pieces to this set and they allow a more joined monster than would have been previously impossible. The model choices suggested in the book are good, however some of the designs are faced with the problem of being top heavy and therefore not able to stand up very well - we had trouble keeping the T-Rex standing upright.

To recap

Good fun to stimulate minds young and old

Writing by Stuart Miles.