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Lego Elves: Secrets of Elvendale

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Beautiful visuals, charming characters, heavy commercialism.

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age 2+

Beautiful Animation

I really love the animation, it's very much in the same style as Netflix's Voltron re-boot, with bright vivid colors. The story is engaging and, despite the fact that it stems from Lego's Elves line of sets, there's not one mention of Legos, building, or anything having to do with the toy line. If I hadn't already seen the sets in store I wouldn't have known this was a Lego tie-in show.

Is It Any Good?

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The action is mild and the animation beautiful in this fantasy series linked to a line of Lego toys. The visuals in Lego Elves: Secrets of Elvendale seem custom-made to attract fairies-and-magic-mad young children: flying dragons you can ride on, pink trees, giant gems that grow out of the ground like bushes, enchanted mermaid-filled caverns, cozy tree houses. Human character Emily, meant to be the avatar for viewers (unless they're young enough to sympathize more with her pesky younger sister, Sophie) is granted access into a magical club, with a group of really fun new friends who are totally excited to do things like have a slumber party with a pillow fight -- or raid the Goblin King's secret hold in hopes of banishing him forever.

It's certainly lovely to look at -- the typical blocky Lego style has been abandoned for a rainbow-hued and glitter palette -- and it goes down smoothly enough for young viewers who like mild antics lightened up with lots of jokes and friendly repartee between characters. But even parents who buy Lego toys may want to consider how they feel about this show's marketing tie-in before letting kids watch.

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