20131121-142151.jpgWe love Lego in our house and have boxes of it all in every room. Everytime I clean the floor in any given room I can guarantee to find at least one piece of lost Lego. Yes there is pain, and then there is standing on Lego – ouch!

A lot of our Lego once belonged to Gary aka Daddy, and has lived for the last 25 years in his mum’s loft. It was rediscovered, cleaned and of course it hasn’t lost its magic! The boys love building new creations, usually spaceships it has to be said but we have also had a theme park, a campsite, a boat. aeroplanes and many many versions of cars. Noah built the spaceship above last night!

When I was little we had a big tub of Lego too but I don’t think I had quite the imagination of my two as I seem to think I just built a house with a very flat roof, or possibly a car but that was equally box shaped! It may be that the range of Lego shapes, colours and accessories has developed so much that they have much more choices to fire their creativity.

The boys have had lots and lots of Lego kits bought to them and they do follow the instructions to build but more often than not they soon are taken apart to build something else entirely.  That actually really bugs me to be honest as what is the point of buying a kit if you aren’t really going to play with the thing! Yes I am a control freak.

The range of Lego available now is amazing and new products are always hitting the shelves along with current trends, movies or technological developements. The brand has gone from strength to strength and it is easy to see why – they totally have their market nailed. Lego is timeless, ageless and genderless (OK that isn’t a word but you know what I mean!).

We have been to Legoland twice and also invited to a couple of Lego events at Warwick Castle and the Space Centre. These were brilliant fun and the boys were in total paradise.

Lego really is just the best toy on the planet of all time in our opinion. If we are stuck for something to do just raiding the Lego box soon has them amused and we can all join in.

The Lego films that are in 4D at Legoland and totally brilliant, but also some available on DVD also have a magical power over the boys and they sit transfixed throughout. That is why we are so thrilled there is going to be a the first, full length Lego movie, starring Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett and Elizabeth Banks to name a few is out on 14 Februaru 2014.

The trailer looks totally awesome, bringing together lots of the Lego characters and things you can built all together in one movie. The boys are going to love the superheroes! Check it out here..

We are so so excited!!

This post is written as entry to the Tots 100 competition to win tickets to the Lego movie screening and a weekend stay in London. Fingers crossed!!
 

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2 Responses to Lego and Us!

  1. Granny says:

    Brilliant Louise you have two clever young men there! Possible engineers?

  2. John says:

    fantastic! One of the best things I did for my children was to buy a bucket of old lego from someone at work whose kids had grown up – it set their imagination free, and sooooo much cheaper than buying the specific lego kits.

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