Lego Elves

TV review by
Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media
Lego Elves TV Poster Image
Glittery, mild series features adventuresome elf friends.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Characters don't give up, are inclusive, and support one another.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Some of the characters make mildly sarcastic quips. Overall tone is very positive and friendly. Fantastical creatures use their powers to help their friends, and make a point of being appreciative of others.

Violence & Scariness

Characters face some challenges, like an angry squirrel or a stomping Pegasus -- decidedly mild fare.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

The series has accompanying toy sets available for purchase.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Lego Elves is an animated series tied to a line of toys by the same name. The toys are marketed to girls, and the resulting series shows it, with a whole lot of pink, purple, and glitter on display. The story centers on the adventures of a human girl, Emily Jones, who travels through a mysterious portal to visit the magical realm of Elvendale to hang out with her four elf friends. Her initial visit is sparked by wearing an amulet passed on by her recently deceased grandmother, a fact that is referred to though not dwelled upon.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byJake P. April 15, 2018

Average stories and negative behaviors

Watched 2 episodes of Lego Elves. The stories are OK but rely heavily on drama between the characters. Some scary scenes that are presented in graphic anime car... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bygoofygirl323 March 31, 2018

Don't Bother

There technically isn't any thing bad with this show. It's just not put together well. Young kids will like the flying animals and the weird sounds so... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byJulissas mommy May 15, 2018

READ THIS BEFORE YOU WATCH

My Little Jullissa should not be watching this :( It hurt her little 12 year old ears :(

What's the story?

Young Emily Jones has recently lost her grandmother, who bequeaths her an amulet that has strange powers. Wearing the amulet, Emily soon finds herself transported to the magical realm of Elvendale, where she instantly buddies up with four friendly elves, who are each associated with en element (Air, Fire, Water, Earth). The friends grow closer as they help Emily find her way back home, but it's not goodbye forever -- Emily continues to visit her elf pals periodically for more fantastical quests and fun.

Is it any good?

This series is jam-packed with little girl bait -- sparkling rainbow oceans, a flowing-haired Pegasus or three -- and though the plot has a similar amount of depth, there's still something kind of fun about it. The quests Emily and her elf friends go on can be a tad generic, sure, but it's always nice to see a show with a high percentage of female characters, most of whom jump right in on the action and don't need a boy (or boy elf) to lead the way. The girls are depicted as competent and strong. The characters show bravery and compassion, and the elves are always using their special element-based powers to help each other (and Emily) out of various scrapes. Despite the commercial tie-in -- and the likelihood that your child may start begging for the "Naida's Epic Adventure Ship" building set—there are worse messages to expose your kids to.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how watching the series makes you feel about the corresponding Lego toy sets. Does it make you want to purchase more Lego toys so you can re-create these adventures at home? If there were no show, would the toys have the same appeal?

  • Why is it fun to watch stories about people from our world going on adventures in fantasy worlds? How would you react if the same thing happened to you?

  • How does spending time in Elvendale help Emily Jones deal with her grief? What are some real-world ways people try to heal when they're feeling sad?

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