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Old 12-31-2011, 04:22 PM   #1
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Santa brought my 8 yr old son a lego kit. He loves the stuff and usually completes the kit, but this one is advanced and he wandered off, leaving me to finish (Or did Mommy hog his toy)....just kidding ....sort of

This stuff is awesome, although a little hard on my older eyes. I wish I had it as a kid.
This is what it will look like at some point soon
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:38 PM   #2
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Definitely cool! I had Lincoln logs and an erector set when I was young, and built a lot of things, but these Lego's really amaze me. We don't have kids, but generally adopt a couple of families at Christmas, so have bought quite a few sets for the kids, and I think that my wife, who is a frequent second set of hands in my shop, may enjoy the Lego's even more than I do. They definitely keep those young minds headed in a positive direction.

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Yes you're so right! but it has to be lego brand. Some of the knock offs just don't hold with the same quality.

We've had a lot of fun with the lincoln logs as well.
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My stepson got some off-brand legos from his grandma for Christmas...you are spot on about the quality.

It made me think... I was HUGE into legos and technics growing up, I wonder if my old stuff is still around.

I called my mom, as we live in the same town, and sure enough, ALL of them are still in her attic, and "I've been waiting 12 years for you to come get this crap". Ha.

Thinking the kids would love it, I ran over when I had free time. Turns out I had quite the collection! Three 5-gallon buckets full to the brim.

My stepson comes home from his dad's tonight, can't wait to see the look on his face. And yes, I think I play with them more than the kids ever will. What can I say? Great teaching toys.
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Kids have great imaginations so your stepson will probably come up with his own ideas, but if YOU are stumped google lego plans. I think you can get free ones
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I will look into that for sure. Thanks for the idea!
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You can also buy individual parts through their website which is ideal for kids like mine who are avid freaks about it - but some lego pieces don't survive being stepped on. . . or if you get an 'almost' kit at a yardsale or something and need a few.
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That's great...wish I could quit my job and design Lego contraptions for a living.
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