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Son only wants Lego for Xmas!

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twinklz Sat 11-Nov-17 09:54:11

My son had only asked for Lego for Christmas.

Do you think I should just get Lego or should I try and encourage other toys?

He lots of other toys at home that he hasn't bothered with for months on end ,
Like- imaginext, turtles , hot wheels etc

Ifartrainbowsandglitter Sat 11-Nov-17 09:57:25

So get him Lego? Why waste money on things he won’t play with

ShowOfHands Sat 11-Nov-17 09:57:35

My son only wants clothes. Experience has taught me that they know their own minds. Plus, other family members buy other things so it won't JUST be clothes. But he wants clothes so that's what he is getting (plus a satsuma in his stocking and chocolate coins and a new flannel of course).

SoMuchToBits Sat 11-Nov-17 10:03:59

Buy the Lego! At least it's a toy that will keep him occupied, encourage fine motor skills and creativity. And is timeless, so unlikely to be a fad he will grow out of quickly.

My experience when ds was small (he's 16 now) was that it was a waste of money to buy things he didn't want, as they would sit in the cupboard unused.

Paddington68 Sat 11-Nov-17 10:05:00

Buy him lego and you thick socks and slippers. OUCH!

MimsyBorogroves Sat 11-Nov-17 10:05:48

So does mine.

I’m getting him all the Lego.

endofthelinefinally Sat 11-Nov-17 10:06:57

Just get him the lego.

cakedup Sat 11-Nov-17 10:10:03

Just get him lego, he'll love it. You could also get him lego themed stuff if you think he'd like it. If you look online (ebay I think) you can get a personalised lego figure with his name on it

Sirzy Sat 11-Nov-17 10:12:41

All the Lego here. And for his birthday on Monday too.

Given up wasting money on bits he won’t want and not wasting money on shit means I can buy him better Lego sets!

Yika Sat 11-Nov-17 10:12:53

Just get him the lego. My nephew was like this, I have some photos of him on Christmas Day surrounded by lego sets and beaming his little head off.

megletthesecond Sat 11-Nov-17 10:15:30

Just get Lego. How old is he?

twinklz Sat 11-Nov-17 10:46:50

Thanks everyone! He's 5 by the way smile

SoMuchToBits Sat 11-Nov-17 10:50:32

If he's 5, that's great - he'll have several happy years of Lego making ahead of him (if he's anything like mine was!) smile

Firenight Sat 11-Nov-17 10:58:02

Definitely all the Lego - that’s sorting out my 3 and 8 year old this Christmas too.

twinklz Sat 11-Nov-17 11:27:31

I was thinking maybe as he liked construction then we could try mecanno - knex- magformers?

AgnesBrownsCat Sat 11-Nov-17 12:49:34

What about some technic Lego which you can build with him .

Therealslimshady1 Sat 11-Nov-17 12:51:23

My two boys had just lego for years grin interspersed with nerf guns for birthdays.

They are now teens, and I miss the simplicity of Christmas presents past...

CannotEvenThink Sat 11-Nov-17 12:54:57

All the Lego. All of it.

If you wanted something different then Edison robot is an awesome little robot that you can do basic coding with and it is compatible with Lego so he can build it into a mega robot!

ihavetogoshoppingnow Sat 11-Nov-17 13:15:53

DS 4.5 and gave me a massive list of all the Lego he wants. Between us and family he’s got what he wanted and I’ve bought a few other bits like board games, a Spirograph, new pens and crayons but the main bulk of presents will be Lego so Christmas Day will involve us all being bossed around to make things and trying to stop DD eating it

badgermum Sat 11-Nov-17 13:26:49

Lego all the way,

PinkSquash Sat 11-Nov-17 13:29:35

DS2 is 5 and has solely asked for Lego (batman and Lego city only) so he will be getting that. It's a toy that everyone can get involved in, including my usually too cool For toys DS1.

Anatidae Sat 11-Nov-17 13:30:20

It’s all I wanted as a kid. I say get the lego!

BenLui Sat 11-Nov-17 13:36:29

Get the Lego

shakeatailfeather Sat 11-Nov-17 13:37:49

Yep same for 6 yr old ds here. We already have tons, but it is all he wants. 90% of the time it is what he plays with so we'll go with it, especially as I'm having dc2 between Christmas and new year so something that is going to keep him occupied is no bad thing. We do stockings from santa so there will be a few books, small vehicles sweets etc too

Didiplanthis Sat 11-Nov-17 20:09:49

Same for my 5 yr old ds. List is just endless Lego sets and a few cuddly type toys. His twin brother is rubbish at Lego and am really struggling to find equitable toys that are good and worried that Lego boy might be peeved on the day he doesn't have playable toys. Also his lego list is growing daily and bank breaking !

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