Friday, November 30, 2012

What Happened to Legos?


I was thinking of getting some Legos for my grand son.

Remember Legos?  They used to be these brick-like stick-together blocks that could be used to construct all kinds of wonderful things.  Possibilities as limitless as a child’s imagination.

They are not like that so much any more.

I found some Star War kits and some City kits at the toy store in the mall.   There were not too many of either variety, but I was appalled at the kits on offer.

Robber’s Hide Away is the theme of one.
How about Prisoner TransportDrug Sniffing Dog?
 

I could not bring myself to purchase any of these.

What exactly is the message here anyway?


Now I know. This is what the discriminating five-year-old boy is into.


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Legos, shmegoes.





7 comments:

  1. Yuck! I was kind of looking forward to my little guy building with Legos. If that's what's being offered, I'll forego any purchases!
    Peace,
    Muff

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  2. There are tons and tons of lego kits out there. All kinds, pretty expensive in my mind, but make great toys. I find mind in the Lego store...but perhaps you can search online.

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  3. I just received the delivery of the two Lego kits I ordered on line Monday. They are a doll house and a beach house. Expensive, but with a lot of play potential. they were selected by the kids and their mother for their wish list. I had no idea there were kits like the one you showed!
    My objection is that most of the kits are very large, expensive, and only programmed to make one thing. I still like the universal blocks best. We still have the ones Jake played wit, and his space Legos. they were the best!

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  4. A child needs patience and the eye of an architect to build with some of the kits. Also, following directions is paramount. Did I mention patience? (Can you tell I have some Grammy experience with Legos?)

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  5. Our Target has a huge selection of Legos of all varieties. My son-in-law and my Granddaughter love all the Star Wars ones! It is really a fun bond for her and her Daddy.

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  6. I, too, like the basic sets best. Last year for Christmas I bought my grandson a book that has examples of things to build by putting the different kits together. It's pretty cool!

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  7. We are big fans of unplanned Legos. We have a huge tub. Do they not exist anymore?

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