Omg ive just looked up from mning and seen what dh is looking up on the internet.

(67 Posts)
EleanorCuntBucket Fri 04-Jan-13 21:14:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

JamieandtheMagiTorch Fri 04-Jan-13 21:16:45

Oh that's totally par for the course here. Lego, hornby. All "for DS1" but actually just as much for DH. Love them both for it really.

bluebiscuit Fri 04-Jan-13 21:20:03

My dh is playing with our 6yo ds's Christmas present at the moment. Ds is in bed.

fuckadoodlepoopoo Fri 04-Jan-13 21:20:43

Is that not normal then?

[gives lego obsessed dh a sideways look]

fuckadoodlepoopoo Fri 04-Jan-13 21:21:21

. . . Didn't know you could add doors!

StanleyLambchop Fri 04-Jan-13 21:21:31

I will confess to enjoying a game of Brio trains. blush

FrustratedSycamoreSnowflake Fri 04-Jan-13 21:22:35

Please post link if he discovers how to add doors

Pascha Fri 04-Jan-13 21:23:47

DH is currently sitting cross-legged on the floor sorting his Short Circuit magazines from 20 years ago into date order hmm Yesterday he brought home all his old Transformers and Ghostbusters and He-Man magazines from his mums house and did the same.

I have chocolate. I'm happy.

LegoAcupuncture Fri 04-Jan-13 21:25:35

<shoves ds3's colouring book and crayons under settee>

Get him to look up building the Simpsons out of Lego, they are so easy to make and will impress loads of people.

cozietoesie Fri 04-Jan-13 21:25:55

I remember going to Hamley's basement many moons ago at Xmas time and seeing all the Dads playing with the train sets and bored kids standing around watching them. (Bored because they'd been there for hours while their dads 'tested' the toys.)

You're stuck with it I'm afraid. Have you considered a big garden shed for him?


JamieandtheMagiTorch Fri 04-Jan-13 21:26:27

DH is currently playing Lego LOTR on the Wii

JamieandtheMagiTorch Fri 04-Jan-13 21:27:13

My "walk in wardrobe" somehow morphed into a train room.....

TandB Fri 04-Jan-13 21:27:21

I love lego. Looking forward to the transition from Brio to the proper stuff.

I also have a little box, tucked away in a chest full of old stuff, containing three pippa dolls and whole pile of intricate clothes that I made for them as a child - yes, I was a sewing geek! Sometimes I consider getting them out and having a bit of a play... blush

Foggles Fri 04-Jan-13 21:27:51

You should try living in the middle of a Warhammer battle site sad

<I always record million pound drop so I can fast forward through annoying ads. and Davina's odd facial expressions>

Pascha Fri 04-Jan-13 21:28:42

DH has just found his grass mini on the front of one of the magazines. That one is now in its own special pile...

StanleyLambchop Fri 04-Jan-13 21:38:01

Kungfu- Pippa Dolls !! I'm so envy

<glances at Xbox games>

Erm, I have Lego batman, Lego batman 2, Lego lotr, Lego star wars...

Attackofthefiftyfootwoman Fri 04-Jan-13 21:46:42

I take it you have kids...

MammaTJ Fri 04-Jan-13 21:46:45

My DP at least hides his lego obsession with buying DS age 6 complex lego kits and the 'making it for him'. Perfect.

LTB!!! grin

wonkylegs Fri 04-Jan-13 21:47:34

I just skipped the pretence and bought DH Star wars Lego for his birthday & Xmas. He bought me Architect Lego (I also got architect barbie) last year and DS got Lego fire station to add to the mounting collection.

We have more Lego in the house than food, and DH bought a couple of Lego Millennium Falcons as an 'investment' a few years ago.... I thought he was insane, but he's actually been proved right hmm (bought for £300each, currently sell for £2k on eBay shock )

He calls his collection 'The Legocy', as that's all there'll be for DS to inherit...

NewYearNewNagoo Fri 04-Jan-13 21:51:26

grin @ legocy.

I've been feeding the playmobile horses hay with a pitchfork this evening.

The toys are soooo much better than in my day [old gimmer smiley]

Ooh you can do that with lego now??

Anyone want to send me their spare lego?

I so want this and this for me DS

PurplePidjChickIsNotTheMessiah Fri 04-Jan-13 22:05:57

Ds is 6 weeks, is it too early for Lego? My Dad and i have great plans for bluetooth controlled robots...

VictoriaPlum01 Fri 04-Jan-13 22:07:32

Embrace the kidult - you know you want to wink My DH looked up how to modify his Nerf gun to make it quick-reload. He has three Nerf guns. We have 2 DDs. He makes the eldest go and collect the foam pellets once he's fired them. He's 40 this year hmm

Startail Fri 04-Jan-13 22:08:42

The huge kinex ball machine kit was bought before DD1 was conceived.

BitBewildered Fri 04-Jan-13 22:10:43

My DH and DFiL spent the whole of Christmas morning setting up DS's Brio train set. DS is 22mo and was busy with the Play Doh.

Usually DH usually collects gardening stuff and bits of electronic gadgets - the insides of computers, wires and tiny, tiny screws.

I seem to acquire stationery, books and kitchen utensils.

My children have rather more Lego than I had as a child, so you can guess what I wanted when I was younger.

DS1 and I have spent quite a few hours building an Airfix spitfire too. blush

spoonsspoonsspoons Fri 04-Jan-13 22:23:14

My lego train has doors, working headlights and interior cabin lights grin

ChristmasIsForPlutocrats Fri 04-Jan-13 22:23:14

I wish my FIL had played with DS's xmas present before DS opened it and then had to wait weeks well, we're still waiting to see it put together, while DD merrily played with her incredibly easy noisy flashy toy which DS, understandably, tried to pinch

TeamSledward Fri 04-Jan-13 22:27:34

The geeks shall inherit the Earth...

Sod the men doing it, my MumBoss and I spent nearly an hour on Wednesday trying to make an awesome brio train track, my 2yo charge wandered off and got half her clothes out of the drawer upstairs before we'd even realised she was gone blush

HollaAtMeBaby Fri 04-Jan-13 22:41:11

He needs to google for instructions on how to build a station out of Lego? hmm

Do you have/can you borrow a small child to help him with that? grin or is there some technical aspect that I'm missing? confused

PandaOnAPushBike Fri 04-Jan-13 22:50:08

Could be worse. Mine is looking at crime scene photos from serial killer cases.

<backs out of the room slowly>

Winterwalk Fri 04-Jan-13 22:54:18

At least Lego shows some imagination! DH is currently furiously trying to beat DD's highest score on her Bop It that he was so keen to buy her for Christmas! hmm

pumpkinsweetieMasPudding Fri 04-Jan-13 23:02:27

Ive spent the last few days putting together a lego monster castle for my 9yo dd, it was great funsmile
Lego is great fun

Anniegetyourgun Fri 04-Jan-13 23:04:04

Like the wise one said: Getting old is inevitable. Growing up is optional.

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Fri 04-Jan-13 23:04:38

I love Lego, they all get sets beyond their years so they need help blush

I sit and play with play dough long after my son has gone to bed and make things of them.

I then send the pictures of what I've made to my 18 year old brother who sends pictures back of what hes made put of dads power tack [blush&#55357;&#56851;]

I cannot wait for the Lego stage, DS is 3 and got lots of duplo for birthday/Christmas. Even that is about addictive, earlier i had to stop myself wishing he would go away and play with something else, so i could build a house in peace blush

DH bought DS a Lego advent calendar this year.

DS is 7 months old.

They opened it 'together' every night!

2kidsintow Fri 04-Jan-13 23:17:49

I got mine Mindstorm Lego for his birthday last year (at a bargain compared to this year's prices, thankfully)

He went online and found out how to build, and then did build, a rubix cube solver machine that impressed even me.

TameGaloot Fri 04-Jan-13 23:54:59

Op Are you my sil?

Silly daddy
I'm wicked at the lego games (we have them all). Ds got lotr for Christmas. Almost finished it when ds3 reset the lot. What a pity now I gave to spend hours more...

Tame I'm just about to tackle helm's deep grin

Oh and none of the Lego games are for my dc. They all belong to me grin

2anddone Sat 05-Jan-13 08:16:05

Dh spent most of boxing day sulking as ds announced he would like to build his own Lego this year and would tell him if he needed help!! Think that's because last year poor ds was allowed to help build the Lego Santa brought him by passing pieces to dh! hmm

MadderHat Sat 05-Jan-13 08:25:00

I agree with Holla - who needs instructions to build a station? hmm

(The lego in this house is MINE, the children are still on duplo)

SPsFanjo - you need Fimo!

MrsGeologist Sat 05-Jan-13 08:26:32

I may have ask for, and received, Lego Hogwarts for my 21st birthday.


Lego is fucking brilliant.

Eleanor, my DH mostly watches minecraft videos, so it could be worse.

EleanorCuntBucket Sat 05-Jan-13 09:54:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

fuckadoodlepoopoo Sat 05-Jan-13 10:37:12

Of course people need instructions! . . . that's if they want to build a really specific cool station instead of a crappy block shape that could pass as one, just about.

Oh but i forgot this a good opportunity to slag off a man hmm

Don't you just love mn! An amusing lighthearted thread like this still gives some the opportunity to criticise a man!

TameGaloot Sat 05-Jan-13 10:38:38

Silly daddy
You get the fire bow at helms deep

Ooh! Fire bow grin

Booblesonthetree Sat 05-Jan-13 11:19:35

DH 'helps' D with lego and I 'help' with the airfix models. DS got 4 for Christmas and we spent a happy boxing day evening building a ship. DH not impressed as no one got any lego this year.
Am considering asking for my own airfix kit for my birthday...

If I win the lottery I'm having a Lego room. Just for me, not for the kids.

Booblesonthetree Sat 05-Jan-13 11:21:57

Oh forgot, our garage will never see a car. DS (and DH) have plans for the n gauge train set in there. Along with the dart board and numerous other things to make it their own 'man cave' type place.

thegreylady Sat 05-Jan-13 11:30:16

Do you think a Brio train would be a suitable newborn gift-they have all the essentials?

BitBewildered Sun 06-Jan-13 00:16:10

Everyone needs a Brio train thegreylady. I have been won over! grin

TameGaloot Sun 06-Jan-13 11:14:59

Ds3 is now banned from playing in ds2s login so I now have to help ds2 to get back to where he was and ds3 insists I play with him
That's a lot of lotr

MsTakenidentity Sun 06-Jan-13 12:55:26
TameGaloot Sun 06-Jan-13 13:06:15

We never had brio but we did have a red railway that we used to build true to life tracks on then do bell codes between our signal boxes to say what type of trains were coming through blush
I was then trained to make colliery wagons from kits for my dads model railway. I did attempt a diorama of wildcat island at one point but I must have started secondary school or something as it never took off

Billybubbles Sun 06-Jan-13 13:19:32

Dh has spent the past 3 days building an exact replica of our house out of lego.Its awsome actually...rooms are laid out exactly the same as the house and he even has furniture pieces in the rooms.He even found a tree and put it in the corner of the living room exactly where our christmas tree wasshock.He does have an enormous collection of lego since childhood though!

allthatglittersisnotgold Sun 06-Jan-13 14:14:23

I just bought a playstation move and a dance game with "one" controller. I'm nearly 30. I am on countdown for it's arrival!

Lueji Sun 06-Jan-13 14:16:55

Join him?

TameGaloot Sun 06-Jan-13 14:17:26

Oh billy that sounds cool
He can move onto my house after if he wants. I may have possibly done floor plans of it blush

McNewPants2013 Sun 06-Jan-13 14:21:33

lego is amazing, i order DS a job lot of the stuff from ebay and google instructions smile

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