I have owned legos since I was a child myself and now buy them for my almost 5 year old son. This recycle truck is part of the city series and is brand new this year. For the $15 this cost I feel it is worth it. We highly enjoy legos and this collection.
Being not quite 5 my son is not able to completely build this himself but does help with parts of it. It is recommended for ages 5-12. With my help he is happy to build it or even to just watch me do it and help find the pieces I need. Legos now a days are more specifically molded so it is not that versatile in that you cannot build a ton of different things out of this. It comes with instructions for 1 model and then the back of the box shows 2-3 others.
The bricks are made of plastic and very durable, it is about impossilbe to destroy a lego, although being so small are easily lost if you are not careful and tear them apart often. My son does enjoy tearing it apart and making his own creation.
He will play with the truck either by itself or with other legos. We have a whole town that it can be played with but he is also happy just having it on a table alone. The details in this are exquisite, the trash can and trash being a favorite. The back area opens and closes kind of resembling a real trash truck. We both really enjoy this toy!