Lego Time

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The best thing about having kids is that it gives you an excuse to be a kid again. Preschool age is great because the toys get more fun and they still need your help. My kids are getting into that Lego stage. Now the blocks are getting smaller, they are more fun, but easier to loose and more painful when you step on them. My son loves Star Wars, my daughter likes anything her big brother likes, but she loves pink. Recently, as a reward, we told the kids they could go to the store and pick out a Lego set. My son went straight to the Star Wars sets and picked the Sith Nightspeeder set. My daughter went for the Olivia’s Tree House set. My son and husband were so excited about his that they went to work on it right away. My father-in-law started helping my daughter with hers but they never finished it. We kind of put them away and forgot about them… until today.

The kids really wanted to play with their Lego sets today, so I decided to sit down and finish putting hers together. I hadn’t played with Legos in a while. They have one of those Lego bins full of different blocks, but I am not very creative when it comes to these things. I must say though, I had a great time and loved putting this Olivia’s Tree House set together. I guess I’m a follow instructions kind of gal. (Note to self, must work on the whole outside the box concept.) The set had a ton of tiny pieces and to my surprise, we still had all of them. The instructions were great and very easy to follow. The recommended age group for these sets is 6 – 12 years, it’s good to know I can follow directions meant for a 6 year old.

The nice thing about these sets is that they can play with them after they are done with the building. The Star Wars set comes with lightsabers, missiles that shoot out and two detachable pods. The Olivia set comes with the Olivia doll, a cat and bird.

Luckily my kids play well together so Anakin Skywalker was friends with Princess Leia (Olivia was quickly renamed). Together they protected the tree house from the bad guys!

Did you get to play with Legos today? Were you a big Lego fan as a kid? What is your favorite Lego set? It’s great to know that after more than 60 years this company is still making fun, high quality toys.

Until next time!

Mariel

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