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anyone know about lego?

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flipflopper Fri 24-Oct-08 13:57:27

Is this normal lego, you know the small bricks, i thought it would be easy to find a box of it, but there seem to be a lot of construction kits which is a bit confusing (for a dimwit like me). I take it the lego duplo is bigger blocks as it is for younger.
Itis actually for ds's bday at end of november and he will be 4.

sagacious Fri 24-Oct-08 14:10:31

Think you're right.
Looks like the small bricks to me.
Duplo are bigger for younger children

Those sets are a good idea rather than buying a specific car for him to make, bit complicated for a 4 year old (you'll end up doing it yourself)wheras windows doors/wheels are brilliant for imaginative play.

LIZS Fri 24-Oct-08 14:18:29

Creator is regular sized Lego, Duplo is twice the size , for younger ones, but you can join together with the right bricks.

MorocconOil Fri 24-Oct-08 14:20:20

We got one of those for the DSs at 4. Now at 9 and 7 they like those complicated sets which they construct once, then use their imaginations to construct other models. Lego is a great toy. Definitely worth cultivating an interest in it at an early age. smile

childrenofthecornsilk Fri 24-Oct-08 14:21:46

Yes that's lego. Lego website is excellent and has lots of good offers - check there as well.

sunnygirl1412 Fri 24-Oct-08 14:26:09

Some Lego shops have a 'Pick and Mix' section - you pay a certain amount for a small pot, and more for a larger one, and the selection available includes all sorts of useful bits and pieces like wheels, axles, different coloured blocks, people (if I remember correctly). I think this is a good way to buy lego - and it's worth every penny - mine still play with it, and our set even includes the lego that I used to play with as a little girl.

littlestrawberry Fri 24-Oct-08 15:51:49

Thats what we started off with. The boxes of basic bricks are a great starter. Agree about the lego walls in lego shops and they do an online pick and mix aswell which is great as you can get exactly the brick you want. The lego pick and mix is a good way to get extra wheels and stuff.

We love lego, its all our ds's play with at the moment (6 and 4) Ds1 has built the most amazing cars and spaceships, all from his imagination.

flipflopper Tue 28-Oct-08 21:44:51

Thanks for the help, think I will go for that. I used to love mine as a child (but can still remember how much it hurts when you step on it!

mustdripgore Tue 28-Oct-08 21:55:35

Lego website: plastic starter box of bricks is 9.99, card box is 7.49, but they do include lots of little bricks, so you may need to buy some eighters etc individually, and a baseboard. Also, for 8.99 each, you can get box of wheels,doors and windows, or roof tiles.Very nice advent calendars for 12.99, but based on lego castle rather than generic stuff. Or Argos do a big startertype box, I think for 24.99.

I know my lego grin

mustdripgore Tue 28-Oct-08 21:56:28

Ooo, or get the anniversary edition box (50yrs) for 19.99, which includes one golden brick grin

flipflopper Tue 28-Oct-08 23:13:49

Thanks, so the one in toys r us is quite expensive? I wasnt planning to buy from there anyway, we have got a good local toy shop so will see what they have got there. Think its a good idea to get the starter pack for now and we can add to it.

Whats the advent calendar? Has it got a brick in each door??

PhantomOfTheChocolateCakeAvena Tue 28-Oct-08 23:19:05

Avoid Lego like the plague!!!

This is a basic set, your child can build houses with this and a few other things but it's limited. The pack's designed as a taster to get them hookedgive them an idea so they can nag you collect more for the next 20 years. In the mean time you will be the one picking it up and bankrupting yourself for Hogwarts castle that takes you 3 days to put together and takes them 3 minutes to break to pieces.

Tis the stuff of the devil!

It gets really expensive, most of the boxes have the same things in them apart from one or two pieces. I hate the stuff. Can you tell?

gigglewitch Tue 28-Oct-08 23:21:17

toys r us is where we have got our best deals on lego, but they are almost never on the website. in the shop they have stuff like buy1 get 1 half price, or normal box with a bonus-box attached, last xmas we got 3 for two which is very considerate of them as one of our three dc got a free present...<cheapskate>wink Give yourself plenty of time to go a-hunting.

gigglewitch Tue 28-Oct-08 23:22:09

Avena - wash your mouth out!!!grin
Never knew you hated it <makes note>

PhantomOfTheChocolateCakeAvena Tue 28-Oct-08 23:23:49

It's the bane of my life and has been since ds had his first 'hit' at the age of 3. It's almost all he ever talks about. He's got tonnes of it! Think Emelda Marcos and her shoes.

gigglewitch Tue 28-Oct-08 23:30:04

lol! so you haven't banned it then...

PhantomOfTheChocolateCakeAvena Tue 28-Oct-08 23:37:41

angry I've been trying to stop it coming into my house for years! Farkin grandparents!!! We have: All Harry Potter, All Mars Mission, Alot of Star wars, the police stuff, the construction stuff, Bionicle, Lego Technic, Fire Station and stuff to go with it, a remote control car made out of Lego, a ferrari, dinosaurs, some dude in an glider.... I forget, ds will know though. He even knows which set has which pieces in them. hmm

PhantomOfTheChocolateCakeAvena Tue 28-Oct-08 23:38:55

Farkin grandparents even paid for me to take him away for a weekend. To Legoland!

Cauldronfrau Tue 28-Oct-08 23:47:41

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PhantomOfTheChocolateCakeAvena Tue 28-Oct-08 23:48:59

Farkin boxes!! He saves all of these aswell!!!

Cauldronfrau Tue 28-Oct-08 23:52:29

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Cauldronfrau Tue 28-Oct-08 23:53:52

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PhantomOfTheChocolateCakeAvena Tue 28-Oct-08 23:54:19

Bloody stuff! He wanted to go to Denmark last year....so he could visit the factory. We have their phone number and address if you want it. I should have brought shares, I'd have made some money through him. sad

PhantomOfTheChocolateCakeAvena Tue 28-Oct-08 23:55:10

grin He's a hoarder!

Buda Wed 29-Oct-08 09:31:10

We love lego! Hate Playmobile though!

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