I recently picked up a copy of 41066 Anna & Kristoff’s Sleigh Adventure. This new entry into the Disney Princess theme costs $29.99 for 174 pieces. The set features Anna, Kristoff, and Sven the reindeer.
This is the second Frozen set to feature Anna in her mountain-cold gear, and the only set currently with Kristoff and Sven. I have a conflicted relationship with this set. The parts-cost ratio is off (17 cents per part, well above the 10 cent average). My initial reaction was that the magenta on the sleigh was out of place and jarring. That said, the set grew on me as I built it. Also, I’m a big fan of Sven. The box comes with parts divided into two numbered bags. The first bag includes Oaken’s Trading Post and the hay bale/tree, along with Anna. Bag two includes the sleigh and Kristoff. The sled rails, in Dark Blue for the first time, are free-floating in the box along with Sven in his bag.
Oaken’s Trading Post is a fairly simple facade with the register and box of Medium Azure skis (great color for skis!). I do like the approach for carrots. This set doesn’t use the traditional pre-molded carrot but rather uses uni-kitty’s horn in orange with 1×1 with flower edge in green. I like the effect. The orange uni-kitty horn previously came in Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle as Olaf’s carrot nose.
The little hay bale/tree seems somewhat out of place, but does provide Sven something to eat, which is important for this particular reindeer.
When it comes to building the sleigh, it’s an overall good design. It’s sturdy and well scaled for the two mini-dolls and Sven. It’s most definitely not screen accurate by any stretch of the imagination, but based on a quick image search, might come closer than the other Frozen toys currently on the market. I don’t like the bright magenta on the sleigh. It feels out of place. The color is used as a highlight on the Trading Post and features prominently on Anna, but just feels too much on the sleigh.
Let’s talk about Anna, Kristoff, and Sven. Anna’s printing on her dress and torso are spot on, and I really like the cape. Her hair-piece feels out of place with the rest of the doll. The hair-piece’s printing is off and not as precise as the rest. Kristoff, to me, doesn’t look like his character, and that’s by no fault of the set. The character is a big, burly, blond ice cutter. That doesn’t translate well to the mini-doll style. He does have a new pants-mold with back pockets.
I really like Sven. His whole personality is captured well. The molding is the usual hard plastic, with soft plastic for his antlers. I would have liked LEGO to include a 2×2 modified brick with a curved top or something to put into his back, like the horses come with the 1×2 brick and the plate to fill their back. The set only provides you the parts to make his blanket.
This set is well worth a buy. The parts selection is decent and this is the best way to get yourself Kristoff. But really, you should purchase this set for Sven.