The series — currently available to watch on Netflix — encourages a “growth mindset,” modeling flexible thinking, confidence, and celebrating mistakes, and each LEGO set offers kids a unique role-playing opportunity that encourages imaginative play and creative problem-solving. Think: “I haven’t figured that out YET,” or “I failed fantastically!”
For example, each of the eight rooms in Gabby’s Dollhouse tells a story, where there is a specific skill or challenge for kids to tackle. The 498-piece buildable dollhouse ($79.99) comes with a Gabby mini-doll figure; LEGO minifgures of Pandy Paws, MerCat, and Cakey; and also features a sliding cat-a-vator.
All of the sets are suitable for kids ages 4 and up and are tailored to fit the skills of new builders. With quick-start large pieces, step-by-step specialized instructions, and pre-decorated pieces, preschoolers with little building experience can easily distinguish between pieces to start their LEGO adventures with Gabby and friends.
The Bakey with Cakey Fun set features a 58-piece kitchen and giant cupcake. For $10.99, kids can decorate the cupcake and mix ingredients with a Gabby mini-doll figure and a Cakey minifigure, while developing creative construction skills.
Gabby and MerCat’s Ship and Spa combines beauty and boating all in one. Kids can take Gabby on a boat ride to the spa, where MerCat is ready to give her a makeover. This 88-piece set costs $19.99 and comes with lots of accessories, such as sunglasses, stars, a life vest, a mirror, a brush, hair products, and an extra wig for the Gabby figure.
Finally, the Kitty Fairy’s Garden Party set ($34.99) is packed with activities. In the treehouse and garden, kids can imagine drinking tea and watering flowers. Plus, there is a slide, a swing, and a merry-go-round for friends. Accessories in this 130-piece set include apples, a watering can, a teapot, cups, and butterflies.
These sets are now available for preorder on lego.com and will be available at select retailers beginning on Aug. 1.