Lego - should be lovingly assembled and displayed, but never played with...

(71 Posts)
StayAwayFromDeliriumDive Thu 26-Dec-13 20:28:34

Hours I spent yesterday, hours and hours, creating an entire city. One badly timed step during a puppet performance and the fire station is in bits.

Tempted to buy a display case so the children can look from a safe distance.

Beastofburden Thu 26-Dec-13 20:30:12

Tut tut, the children shouldn't be playing with your lego.

Tell the little vultures to get their own.

Oddsocksrus Thu 26-Dec-13 20:32:17

Dh spent ages making th Lego friends stable today..
The dog has eaten both people already.....

Christmaspuddingaddict Thu 26-Dec-13 20:32:53

No, you have it all wrong. Lego should be lovingly assembled, played with for a day, and then strategically scattered throughout the house for unsuspecting adults to step on, or at least that is how its always gone in our house! fsmile

bamboobutton Thu 26-Dec-13 20:33:45

You need to superglue it as you go.

Dh spent 1 1/2 hrs this morning putting together a Star Wars X-wing fighter. It was broken in about 10minutes. Although, to be fair, ds2 was most upset and wanted dh to fix it. It's very irritating though.

ajandjjmum Thu 26-Dec-13 20:36:14

DH bought DS a huge Lego item for Christmas - they're going to build it together, following which it will join the Eiffel Tower and Formula One car in getting broken every time the vacuum goes near!! grin DS is 21.

StayAwayFromDeliriumDive Thu 26-Dec-13 20:36:56

I love lego, but letting the boys play with it make me incredibly anxious, and I am not normally an anxious person.

I will only allow controlled play under strict supervision - what the hell is wrong with me?!

I have a neigbour that keeps lego in a box, does she have no idea of the damage a box can do?

Oddsocks - the dog needs to go!

MisForMumNotMaid Thu 26-Dec-13 20:38:37

Someone needs to invent a kind of pressure can spray glue that would put a thin but strong film over it holding it all together. They would also need to invent a dissolving spray for the thin film for if you wanted to take it apart.

GhostsInSnow Thu 26-Dec-13 20:38:53

DD has an entire bookcase dedicated to her lego. It's all loving assembled then carefully placed on the shelf. Mostly Lord of The Rings/Hobbit stuff but there is a bit of Harry Potter in there as well.

Then again she is 16....

StayAwayFromDeliriumDive Thu 26-Dec-13 20:39:09

Christmas pudding - scattering would make me ill!

DS3 is approaching the station - trying to keep calm...

SirSugar Thu 26-Dec-13 20:39:50

I've just finished building Jabbas Sail Barge - on behalf of DS of course.

I was pondering how long before bits start falling off.

Hands up if you'd love to do the Death Star! I'd love it. It costs £££s though.

I think it would be hard to dismantle.

ClaimedByMe Thu 26-Dec-13 20:42:10

Ds builds the Lego as per instructions, keeps the model for a few days then it gets broken up and thrown in the Lego storage bin so he can make his own models, my life has enough stress in it to be worrying about Lego models!

MeMySonAndI Thu 26-Dec-13 20:42:50

I hate lego, it is no longer the creative toy it was, it is now more like modelling nowadays, albeit not as good looking or resistant to handling.

I really don't enjoy the frustration of trying to put things together just to be stressed out at DS getting a fit at someone accidentally breaking it.

MammaTJ Thu 26-Dec-13 20:43:40

Are you my DP? He is like this with his DS's lego!

He even asked me to buy superglue, so it would stay made. hmm

ghostinthecanvas Thu 26-Dec-13 20:44:04

I have found my spiritual home. Lego is not for fun. It has to be managed carefully. It is not a toy, common mistake. Only when it is mistreated does it 'bite back'. If children are allowed to touch it, accidents will happen. Don't say you haven't been warned.

I realise I do have an addiction and this may be the year I face it and start selling it. though the cafe is so pretty and I love my greengrocers

StayAwayFromDeliriumDive Thu 26-Dec-13 20:44:19

You need to step away from the barge and admire - never touch it again.

DS is now playing with the station, I can see missing bits. 100 years ago he would have has a job by now.

ghostinthecanvas Thu 26-Dec-13 20:45:50

misformumnotmaid I like the way you think

StayAwayFromDeliriumDive Thu 26-Dec-13 20:46:25

Ghost - I agree with every word. I wonder if a fixing spray from a craft shop would work?

DeckTheHallsWithBoughsOfHorry Thu 26-Dec-13 20:48:28

yy to "more like modelling nowadays". Why can't you buy just a kg of blocks nowadays, instead of models of parts that can't be used to make anything else?

<gimmer>

StayAwayFromDeliriumDive Thu 26-Dec-13 20:51:47

Hell fire - two of them are playing with it now - this will not end well.

The work benches have been removed, I can feel the stress building...

BigBirthdayGloom Thu 26-Dec-13 20:54:17

So-dh had an offer of a second hand Lego millennium falcon. Ds would have been delighted and very at ease with the gradual destruction that would take place. Eventually, he'd feel he'd had two tots for the price of

BigBirthdayGloom Thu 26-Dec-13 20:56:03

Sorry, for the price of one. Dh, however, would be in bits along with the Lego. So we bought a second hand ready made non Lego millennium falcon and everyone's happy!

GhostsInSnow Thu 26-Dec-13 20:56:57

TBH I think Lego today is more aimed at adult/teen collectors than kids.
have to confess I wanted to rip my BIL balls off and watch him eat them when he told DD all her friends would laugh at her and call her a baby for buying lego and that at 16 she was too old for toys.
DD has health problems including anxiety and she was distraught. She adores her collection. It's only the fact that FIL was dying at the time that prevented me from really going to town on him.
Just another good reason why I flatly refuse to have anything to do with BIL and SIL now.

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