McDonalds Fries Are NOT Just Potato....Try Adding Another 14 Ingredients!

by Nada in Misc on 22 January, 2015 at 9:22 am

McDonalds Fries Are NOT Just Potato....Try Adding Another 14 Ingredients!

Ever wondered what how McDonalds fries are made? How do they get them so uniform? I can now answer those questions thanks to watching a video made by the television show Mythbusters.  The Mythbusting guy on the video is called Grant Imahara and he exposes the fact that a total of nineteen ingredients go into the world famous McDonalds fries.

We all know that fast food like McDonalds is never going to be all that great for us. We have all seen Supersize Me or something similar that warns us of the dangers linked to junk food.

Never has the title of junk food been so appropriate. McDonalds fries are fried TWICE and are coated and pumped with another eighteen ingredients. What content is actually potato?

One of the ingredients used is called TBHQ and is petrol-based chemical. Yikes! Alongside dimethylpolysiloxane, which is a silicone used in things like Silly Putty.

Gee whizz! And I thought it was the fat, salt and calorie content that we all had to worry about!

Here's exactly what McDonalds fries are made of (some are added twice in the fries making process):

  1. Potatoes
  2. Canola Oil (Added TWICE)
  3. Soybean Oil (Added TWICE)
  4. Hydrogenated Soyabean Oil
  5. Natural Beef Flavour!!!!
  6. Hydrolyzed Wheat
  7. Hydrolyzed Milk
  8. Citric Acid(Added TWICE)
  9. Dimethylpolysiloxane(Added TWICE)
  10. Dextrose
  11. Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate
  12. Salt
  13. Corn Oil
  14. TBHQ

Are you still as eager to eat McDonalds fries after learning what goes into the making of them? Let us know over on our Facebook page.

Five REALLY Naughty Things To Do With Oreos

by Nada in Misc on 21 January, 2015 at 9:54 pm

Five REALLY Naughty Things To Do With Oreos

We heard news today the USA will be getting a brand new type Oreo, lucky beggars. The special Red Velvet Oreos are released especially for Valentine's Day. We aren't jealous at all. Okay, so I am a jealous liar. The UK won't be getting these special biscuits so us lovely PlayPennies girls have compiled a list of five really naughty things to do with oreos.

1. Make Oreo Cocktails: These are not for kids. Why should they get all the goodies? Splash of milk, lots and I mean lots of Baileys, and ground Oreos.

2.Make Oreo Milkshake: Warning! This milkshake will bring all the boys to the yard and make you backside enormous. Grab some ice-cream (vanilla or chocolate), shed loads of Oreos and a spalsh of milk. Blitz in the blender and pour into the glass. Down it infront of your least favourite child.

3.Make Oreo Cheesecake: Nevermind the recipe, crush some Oreos with melted butter and top with an icing sugar, cream cheese and Oreo mix. Smear all over husband and enjoy date night! Lacking confidence? See number 1!

4. Make an Oreo Sandwich: Two slices of bread, chocolate spread and fill to the brim with Oreos. It's might sound gross but this will cure any "time of the month" woes I tell ye!

5. Make a Giant Oreo Cookie: Your kids will moan that you eat all the Oreos and your butt says your right. I suppose you could buy loads of Oreos and make them into a giant one. That'll mean you will have to share. Drown your sorrows with number 1!

Want the real recipe for the Oreo Cheesecake?

Grow Your Own Crystals In This Kids Science Project @ Nurture Store

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 21 January, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Grow Your Own Crystals In This Kids Science Project @ Nurture Store

I hadn't heard of Nurture Store before, but they specialise in creative learning for children. They do sell products and books, but they also have lots of free resources to use, including more than 40 creative science projects for kids to do at home.

If your children are at home on a Snow Day like mine, or you are looking for something to keep them happy and occupied over half term then this Grow Your Own Crystals project looks like a great idea.

The only special thing you will need to buy in is the alum to create the actual crystals, everything else you will probably have at home already, like jars and string. The suggestion is to look in with the spices in the supermarket, or you can get a bag from Amazon* for less than £3.

This is a project that will take a while to complete, so is great for school holidays as the children can check each day to see how their crystals are growing.

Children love really visual science projects like this, and I know a few who would find this really great fun.

Six-Year-Old Writes Letter Of Complaint To Train Company For Making Daddy Late

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 21 January, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Six-Year-Old Writes Letter Of Complaint To Train Company For Making Daddy Late

It's not exactly an original idea, but when six-year-old Ella Porter grew tired of her Daddy never being home from work in time to tuck her in at bedtime, she decided to take matters into her own hands.

The little girl penned a letter to the train company, whom she deems responsible for making him late home on a regular basis. Her father, Neil, shared the letter online and, predictably, it went viral.

Here's what she wrote to Southern Rail:

Dear Mr Railway Man,

My daddy is always late home and I miss him very much because he always used to tuck me into bed. This makes me upset. Please get him home on time.

Daddy says you take all his money, that is why I can't go to Disneyland. I really want to go to Disneyland.

Ella, aged six.

Now call me an old cynic if you dare, but am I the only one to wonder if this letter wasn't helped along, at least a little, by an adult?

If Ella had stopped at merely complaining about her Dad's tardiness due to train delays, I'd have assumed it as a heart-warming act of innocence, but the whole Disneyland angle is making me wonder whether this might be a ploy to persuade railway bosses to fork out on some free passes to a certain famous theme park...

When he shared his daughter's letter, Mr Porter added the message:

Please share my daughter's letter. I think SouthernRailUK should compensate my daughter for her time without her dad. I pay £4000 p/a, I accept the odd disruption. Major chaos surrounds every journey. It's stressful.

According to Metro, Southern Rail then tweeted Mr Porter, saying:

"Really sorry for the disruption caused to you. Genuinely has got me welling up. I'm sorry. Don’t want to ruin the surprise, but watch out for the postman…"

Hmm. Thoughts? Share them on our Facebook page!

Phil&Teds Strike Back With An Open Letter To 'Joel'

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 20 January, 2015 at 10:09 pm

Phil&Teds Strike Back With An Open Letter To 'Joel'

You've read about Joel, the hapless Dad who listed his 'Green Monster' Phil&Teds pushchair on eBay.

Now read the response from Phil&Teds:

An open letter to Joel:
Like yourself, we weren't really expecting internet fame on an average Tuesday, Joel. However with great power comes great responsibility, so we wanted to reach out to you & anyone else with a pushchair that is needing a new home, to look at donating it to our Buggies for Good program (find out more here)

We suspect you like the pushchair a bit more than you let on, given you mention filling the tyres & lubricating parts over the years. Good stuff, Joel. We'd also like to provide you & others some advice for cleaning off those various 'bodily fluids' you mention. See some tips here.

And Joel... we know the parenting life is full of mess & hard work, so do try to keep your own 'fluids' away from your lovely wife if you aren't so fussed on more of that. 

Happy parenting everyone! 

phil&teds

Yep, we think Phil&Teds won that round!

Warning: Glass In Home Bargains Frozen Cushions

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 20 January, 2015 at 9:27 pm

Warning: Glass In Home Bargains Frozen CushionsIf you're one of the obliging parents who've tried to appease the Disney Frozen monster, you may be in possession of the Frozen cushions from Home Bargains. They were found when their owner complained to her parents about a hole in the cushion with something sharp inside.

James Henry wrote this message on his Facebook page:

WARNING! If any of you have bought one of these Frozen cushions, we got this one from Home Bargains, but they have been on sale in other shops around town. Eryn just came down stairs saying there was a hole in the cushion and she could feel something sharp. We found these two shards of glass tangled in the stuffing. She has had this on her bed since Christmas day, she's lucky not to have been really hurt. Please share this post if you know anybody who may have bought one, don't want anybody getting hurt.

From there the message has been shared over 19,000 times with reports of other people finding the same.

While Joe Morris, operations director at Home Bargains, said: "We have requested that the customer returns the product to us, so we can fully investigate the incident", and trading standards from Darlington Borough Council are investigating the incident, parents who have bought these cushions are urged to check them closely, and report any issues to the stores they were purchased from.

Usain Bolt Rates Baby 'Lightning' Poses on Twitter

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 20 January, 2015 at 9:11 pm

Usain Bolt Rates Baby 'Lightning' Poses on Twitter

If you have a few minutes take a peek at Usain Bolt on Twitter. Do you remember that famous 'lightning' pose he did after winning a race?

Well, people have been sending him pictures of their babies in the lightning pose, and he has been posting them on his twitter account and giving them his appraisal.

It's very cute, and very funny too.

Usain Bolt Rates Baby 'Lightning' Poses on Twitter

10% Playstation Store Discount from Friday for PSN Members

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 20 January, 2015 at 6:05 pm

10% Playstation Store Discount from Friday for PSN Members

Remember the little problem that the Playstation network encountered over Christmas where they were taken offline by hackers? Well by way of a thanks for customers loyalty members of the Playstation Network can get a 10% Discount on the Playstation Store this Friday to Sunday.

You will be able to find the code on Playstation Store, and it will also be published on your local PlayStation Twitter channel.

Also, anyone who was affected by the "service interruption" when the network went down will be receiving a 5 day extension to their Playstation Plus Membership, with no action required. Those that this applies to will be receiving an email with all the details soon.

To make use of your 10% discount visit the Playstation Store from 9am on Friday 23rd January. Just make sure that you check the prices of anything you want against other stores first, as they can often be bought cheaper elsewhere.

To read more about this announcement from Playstation you can visit their blog here.

99p Fashion Deals All This Week @ Now Magazine!

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 20 January, 2015 at 5:11 pm

99p Fashion Deals All This Week @ Now Magazine!

It's the end of January, and we're all broke, so how about a 99p dress to cheer us up? Yep, 99p. All this week Now Magazine are running a daily 99p fashion deal, with a different item from a different designer each day.

Today's is the 99p Darlene Body Con Dress from Daisy Street. Wednesday you'll be able to get a pair of Chelsea Boots, Thursday is a t-shirt, Friday another dress and Saturday is a necklace.

You don't even have to buy the magazine to take advantage of these fashion offers, you just need to use the link to go to the Now Magazine website and all the details and the link to buy the first item is there!

You might think that you are going to get stung with massive delivery charges instead, but the first 99p dress has a Standard Delivery Charge of £2.99, so that's still a pretty amazing bargain!

The other 99p items are not live yet, so we can't look at them in any more detail, but you can see what they look like on the Now Magazine website.

I'm going for the boots rather than the boobs t-shirt. :)

Thanks to beccajay @ HUKD.

It's the Batmobile Buggy!

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 20 January, 2015 at 3:01 pm

It's the Batmobile Buggy!

If you have trouble getting the little one to stay in their pushchair then this should solve that problem once and for all. It's the Batmobile Buggy!

Don't get too excited, you can't buy this is in the shops, it's a one off. It was made by prop designer Tim Baker for his You Tube series 'Super Fan Builds', and the lucky lad who gets to ride in it is Collin Earl.

It's based on the Batmobile from The Dark Knight batman series, and is built around a car seat for safety. We have no idea how much it would cost to make one of these from scratch as Tim did, but there are probably a few Dads rushing to B&Q right now to grab supplies and have a go!

You can watch the You Tube video here.   "I gotta get me one of those"

It's the Batmobile Buggy!

Poor Dad Auctions the "Green Monster" AKA Phil And Teds

by Nada in Misc on 20 January, 2015 at 9:48 am

Poor Dad Auctions the "Green Monster" AKA Phil And Teds

This week the internet has been awash with funny videos, funny articles but the funny that caught our eye was an eBay listing. eBay Seller ukjoel25 has listed his Phil and Teds Green Explorer Double pushchair for auction BUT you just have to read what he has to say about it.

Currently sitting with 216 bids and at £153,800, the "Green Monster" as described by this bedraggled father has caught more than our attention it seems.

In his description of the pushchair he goes on about the fact his other half showed her intentions of having children by purchasing the Phil and Teds, and as it's a double that she clearly had an agenda for more than one child.

He goes on to say that it's had many bodily fluids all over it, as well as it's fair share of Ella's Kitchen meals.

Why has this gotten so popular? I reckon because it is SO close to the bone. I can certainly relate to elements of this, nothing remains immaculate with kids around.

I suggest you read the questions too, which are responded equally as humorous by ukjoel25. We say thank you ukjoel25, for giving us a giggle that we can all relate too.

I am secretly routing for you that you get a good price for that buggy!

Can you relate to this poor dad? Do your kids drive you to distraction? Let us know over on our Facebook page.

 Thanks to ebeneezer on HUKD

Children's Writing Competition '500 Words' Launched Today on Radio 2

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 19 January, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Children's Writing Competition '500 Words' Launched Today on Radio 2

Do you have a budding writer in your house? This morning on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show, Chris Evans launched the '500 Words 2015' Children's Story Writing Competition. It's been going for 5 years now, and has been a great success, supported in many schools, and by celebrities.

The story competition  is open to children aged 13 and under, and the idea of the competition is to promote reading and literacy. It is supported by lots of online tools, inspiration, ideas and tips from children's writers.

Last year's prizes were lots and lots of books - 1st prize in each category was Chris Evan's height in books, and he's a pretty tall man! Also the winning stories are read and recorded by celebrity readers, and last year it included Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugh Bonneville, Paloma Faith and Dick & Dom!

It sound like a great idea, and there are lots of resources and fun ways to help kids get inspiration on the official website.

At half term on a rainy day I might see if my eldest can have a go. "Edward And The Bee And The Bear" wasn't quite 500 words, and neither was "Edward And The Bread Factory", but maybe he's ready for a longer story now! Anyone else thinking their children might like to enter?

Five-Year-Old Gets Invoice For Missing Pal's Birthday Party

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 19 January, 2015 at 10:04 am

Five-Year-Old Gets Invoice For Missing Pal's Birthday Party

For the love of all things merciful, I thought I'd heard it all until I read a piece in the Daily Mail this morning about a five-year-old boy who was invoiced by the parents of a play mate, for failing to turn up to his friend's birthday party.

Now, I know that kids' birthday parties can turn even the calmest and most reasonable of parent into something of a stress-head, and I'm well aware that plenty of parents think it's the height of bad manners not to reply to a child's birthday party invitation, but surely sending an invoice to the no-shows is just a step w-a-y too far?!

The Daily Mail reports:

"A five-year-old boy has been invoiced £15.95 - for missing a friend's birthday party.

The host's mother gave the bill to Alex Nash via a teacher after he visited grandparents instead of showing up at a ski centre in Plymouth, Cornwall.

Alex's dumbstruck parents found it in his school bag - and their refusal to pay could now lead to a hearing at a small claims court."

Apparently the parents sent an RSVP to the invitation before Christmas to say their child would attend the birthday party, but then forgot that they'd already arranged for the child to go on a day trip with his grandparents on that same day.

The parents say they had no choice but to fail to turn up since they claim they didn't have contact details for the party-throwing parents, and they planned to apologise in person after the Christmas holidays. Instead, they opened their child's bag after school one day to find that they had been invoiced for the sum of £15.95 in a 'no-show' fee.

Would you ever go to such lengths to claw back your expenses when people fail to turn up to your child's birthday bash? Or do you agree that this is indeed a touch too far?

Co-Sleeping Saved My Marriage, Says Mum of Six...

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 18 January, 2015 at 9:32 pm

Co-Sleeping Saved My Marriage, Says Mum of Six...

Regardless of your personal views on co-sleeping, there can't be that many parents around who would claim that it can do wonders for your marriage.

But that's exactly what mother of six Amanda Moss believes, and she even appeared on ITV's This Morning to explain why. (Or at least the Daily Mail reckon she claims it 'saved' her marriage...)

The This Morning website phrases the debate like this:

"Bed-sharing has been relatively recently re-introduced into Western culture by practitioners of attachment parenting and those wanting easy-access for feeds. Opponents argue this practice may interfere with the parents' own relationship and that co-sleeping presents a physical danger as a parent may smother the child during the night. We speak to Amanda Moss, a mother of six who has two children that regularly co-sleep with her, and Alley Einstein believes co-sleeping is disruptive and bad parenting."

You can watch the debate for yourselves here - but we're more interested in hearing what you think.

If you co-sleep with your kids, how do you get round the fact that it presumably makes the marital bed somewhat, er,  redundant? Or would you agree with Amanda that sharing your bed with your kids can be good for your relationship with your partner in the long run? And what of safety concerns about co-sleeping - how do you address those if it's something that works for your family, given that current NICE guidelines state that it's safest for a baby to sleep is on its back, in its own cot or moses basket in the parents’ room for the first 6 months.

Whatever your view, we'd love to hear your thoughts over on our Facebook page...

Is It Normal To Have An Interest In Your Son Or Daughter's Sex Life?

by Nada in Misc on 16 January, 2015 at 10:36 am

 Is It Normal To Have An Interest In Your Son Or Daughter's Sex Life?

Anyone hear about Coleen Nolan? Oh. My. God. Her son accidently left her a steamy voicemail of him having sex. As if that wasn't cringe enough, but she listened to it for a whole four minutes, then broadcasted to the British public that she was impressed. This got me thinking that could be me one day. I think if that happened to me I'd be sick. But why?

The thought of my sons sharing details about sex with me just makes my stomach turn. Whether it's because they are still young I do not know. I will happily accept teaching them about safe sex, babies and the perils of unprotected sex but I think ignorance is bliss when it comes to things like masturbation or details of sex.

I was always open with my mum about my relationships and sex. In fact it's safe to say I have probably horrified her a few times. I actually left her a dodgy voicemail myself when I was 17 and she has stumbled across things she most likely didn't want to see. With those instances we skirted over them, never to be mentioned again.

I think the fact that Coleen sat and listened out of choice to her son having sex then boasted about it is a tad invasive and gross. Maybe I am just prudish when it comes to my children? Is it okay to have an interest in your son or daughter's sex life? We want to know! Head over to our Facebook page and tell us what you think.

The Lego Movie snubbed by The Oscars!

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 15 January, 2015 at 2:21 pm

The Lego Movie snubbed by The Oscars!

The Oscars is not something we would usually write about here at PlayPennies, but to be honest we are a bit shocked. The Annual Academy Awards Nominations have just been announced, and in the Animated Feature category The Lego Movie has not been nominated!

We have a bit of a fondness for The Lego Movie here, as it is such a huge favourite with the kids, and the adults too. Let's face it some of those jokes are for us grown ups, and go right over the kids heads. It was a massive box office success, which we know means not a jot to The Academy, but if Box Trolls and How To Train Your Dragon 2 made the list how many people are seriously going to argue that those films are better? 

The only nomination The Lego Movie has received is in the Best Song category for Everything Is Awesome! Now if there was a 'Most Annoying Song That You Can't Get Out Of Your Head For Months' Category then that's where I'd put that one.

We're not the only ones who are shocked by this almighty slip up. There's a twitterstorm brewing too.... #Lego Movie  #Everything Is Awesome.

If you want to know the 6 films that have been nominated for Best Animated Feature they are: Big Hero 6, The Boxtrolls, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Song of the Sea, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.  Not that we care now.  #gutted

Why Boys Should Play With Dolls... (Insert Eye Roll Here)

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 15 January, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Why Boys Should Play With Dolls... (Insert Eye Roll Here)

Do you have a son who loves to play with dolls? If not, you might want to think about introducing one to his toy collection.

Because according to the equalities minster, Jo Swinson, we should all be encouraging our sons to play with dolls on the basis that it will make them more likely to choose careers in the caring sector when they grow up.

What now?! Here's a snippet of what the BBC News reported on the story:

Boys should be encouraged to play with dolls to make them more "nurturing and caring", Lib Dem equalities minister Jo Swinson has suggested.

She said it would make them more likely to work in the adult care sector when they grew up.

Ms Swinson, East Dunbartonshire MP, also criticised "the messages" society sends to children about gender roles.

She said changing boys' perceptions could help to avoid a predicted future shortage of professional carers.

While I've no problem with the suggestion that we should encourage men to consider caring professions, I can't be the only mother who's rolling her eyes and muttering into her morning tea over the absurdity of linking the caring professions with playing with dolls.

I mean, give me strength. Not only is it a tenuous link at best - I'd love to see the evidence that playing with dolls increases the likelihood that a male child will choose a caring profession as an adult - but it also hardly helps to portray the sector in a favourable light. Isn't the implicit statement here that being a carer is in someway akin to playing with a dolly? Like that's going to make it appeal to more men.

Ms Swinson's exact words were these:

"The messages we send to children about the role of men and women and whether boys can be nurturing and caring - and yes, dare I say it, play with dolls - getting into those habits of care and nurture and that being seen as something that is just as appropriate for boys as for girls and men and women to be involved in is, I think, important."

That I agree with. But I think perhaps Ms Swinson should stick to the subject.

What's your view? We'd love to hear it over on our Facebook page. Do you encourage your son to play with dolls, and is it part of some master plan to shape his future career path, or is it just because um, he likes dolls?

NSPCC 'I Saw Your Willy' Campaign... What's Your View?

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 14 January, 2015 at 7:42 pm

NSPCC 'I Saw Your Willy' Campaign... What's Your View?

Have you watched the NSPCC's 'I saw your willy' campaign yet?

If not, you can watch it here.

Inevitably, it has provoked quite some debate online, and at Playpennies Towers we've been discussing the whole issue of keeping children safe online, as a result.

The basic premise - that we should help keep our children safe online by being 'share aware' - is totally commendable, but this isn't a campaign I plan to show my kids. Why? Because frankly - and perhaps I'm naive - I don't think sharing pictures of their willies is something that has entered my kids heads, so I'm inclined to think that this attempt to raise awareness around what it means to be 'share aware' could end up opening quite the can of worms with my kids.

I'd like to see a campaign that creatively teaches children how to use social media safely, instead of one that just focuses on what not to do.

And while the campaign effectively highlights that kids - and indeed all of us - should think twice before sharing anything online, I'm surprised that nothing was made of the point that re-sharing inappropriate content isn't cool either.

But working out how to talk to your kids about staying safe online is undeniably something of a minefield. In our house, we've already been debating the whole question of how old a child should be before they get a mobile phone for the past year or so,  and this piece from a couple of years ago about keeping your child safe online is still a useful read.

But what do you think? We've love to hear your views over on our Facebook page. Have you watched the campaign video, and is it something you plan to watch with your kids? Or do you think there are other more subtle ways of driving home the same important message about how to stay safe online?

Product Safety Recalls from Toys R Us and Dunelm

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 14 January, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Product Safety Recalls from Toys R Us and Dunelm

The Trading Standards website has information on two new product recalls issued by the retailers Dunelm and Toys R Us for children's toys which have been identified as having safety issues.

The Toys R Us Just Like Home Toaster has been identified as having a potential safety hazard as the play toast supplied with the toy can crack and break into small sharp pieces. Customers are advised to stop using this toy immediately and return it to Toys R Us.

The other item being recalled is all sizes of the CJ Bear that have been sold by Dunelm Mill stores. A potential safety hazard is that the seams may come undone exposing the filling, which may be a choking hazard. Customers are advised to contact Dunelm stores for a full refund.

Full details of the product numbers and the contact details for the stores can be found on the above links which will take you to the official Trading Standards website.  In the case of safety recalls you will be offered either a credit note or a refund for the item from the retailer.

If you think your children have either of these toys, or you gave them as a gift to someone else please stop them being used immediately and contact the retailer.

Lego Maths Education Launched In UK Schools.

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 14 January, 2015 at 3:17 pm

 

Lego Maths Education Launched In UK Schools.

A primary school in Shropshire has become the first in the world to get a  teaching kit from the Lego Education team and is using it to help teach children about maths.

'More To Maths' has taken two years to develop in the US and Denmark by the Lego team, and has now been adapted to help Key Stage 1 children in the UK. It is matched to the mathematics curriculum and is launched officially next month.

Lego already do education aids for literacy, science and computing, and the idea of these is to offer an alternative method of teaching and challenge the traditional methods, with the slogan being "There's More To Maths Than Facts".

So if more schools try out the new Lego More To Maths way of teaching will it help to vary the lessons and get children who struggle to see maths in a new way? Or will the pieces just get made into buildings and lost under the chairs like they do at home? Either way we think the children would enjoy it!

What do you think? Let us know your thoughts over on our Facebook page.

We spotted this story on the LEGO Deals UK Facebook page, where you can read more about it.