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To not buy anything other than Lego for DS

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farewellfigure Thu 26-Sep-13 11:15:58

Hello. My DS (5) wants Lego Chima for Christmas, and that's all he can think of. He only ever plays with Lego. We will obviously get him a few bits and bobs from Father Christmas like a book, a game, some practical stuff, but would it be unreasonable for all his other presents (from the family as well) to be Lego. If we buy anything else, it just won't get played with. Is it going to be incredibly dull to just have 6 sets of Lego to play with?

FreudiansSlipper Thu 26-Sep-13 11:18:25

yanbu that is all ds plays with and his lightsabers

tempted to get rid of everything else apart from puzzles

Sirzy Thu 26-Sep-13 11:19:12

DS will be 4 by Christmas and has asked for Lego that is pretty much all he will get as I know it's what he loves.

There will be a few other bits but not much.

VacantExpression Thu 26-Sep-13 11:23:02

All my delightful ds (4) plays with these days is his willy good luck father Christmas lego sounds fab to me xx

farewellfigure Thu 26-Sep-13 11:24:13

Will it get really boring by Boxing Day though? He'll just end up making 6 sets of Lego! Oh, maybe we could get a sledge?

Sianilaa Thu 26-Sep-13 11:24:30

My 4 year old is utterly obsessed with Lego Chima, it is all he wants! He literally talks about it nonstop from the mi ute he wakes up to the minute he falls asleep. YANBU to just buy him that, it will make him happy!

FreudiansSlipper Thu 26-Sep-13 11:27:24

it is not a toy the will grow out of soon, they will play with it more constructively as they get older hopefully not in the same way as neil from the inbetweeners

onadietcokebreak Thu 26-Sep-13 11:28:10

This birthday is the first that my son hasn't had lego from me! Its so strange.

If that's what he wants let him have it!

We also like Imaginext toys now.

mistlethrush Thu 26-Sep-13 11:29:32

Nope, perfectly reasonable. You can get lego board games that might be of interest and a bit different though. The kits that make into 3 different vehicles are pariticularly good as they get built into one and then into another etc rather than being kept just as the completed version.

Mumof3xx Thu 26-Sep-13 11:33:59

I on the other hand am refusing to buy any Lego as I am sick of standing on it and hoovering it up! Also baby will be crawling by Xmas and don't want her eating it

farewellfigure Thu 26-Sep-13 11:34:23

Oh Lego games are a great idea. Thank you. I might also have a look for Lego branded stuff. He's got a torch and a storage box, but could maybe get some bedding or something. The DiLs will absolutely 100% refuse to buy Lego (they hate it for some illogical reason) so I'll have to think creatively for something they can get him.

Anyway, what could be more fun than sitting in front of the fire on Boxing Day making Lego. I can't wait! Lego it is then.

NoComet Thu 26-Sep-13 11:35:12

You are not being unreasonable, DD2 has been known to get nothing, but playmobil because that's what she played with.

I'd have been delighted with Lego and more Lego as a child. I would rather Lego at 45 than many of my 'adult' presents. DN's spectacular remote controlled digger is way more fun than a pair of earrings.

enormouse Thu 26-Sep-13 11:35:42

Boys do not grow out of lego.
DP wants this Sherlock lego for DS.

DS is turning 2 next month.

Quenelle Thu 26-Sep-13 11:38:14

We'll be doing the same. DS is also 4yo and getting more and more into it by the day.

I took him to the Lego shop a few weeks ago to spend some money we'd made by selling some of his old toys. They had free gifts for spending more than a certain amount and being one of the first 200 customers. We came out with a HUGE bag of Lego. I've put a couple of them aside for Christmas presents.

I like the sound of the Lego board games too. Off to have a look.

CoolStoryBro Thu 26-Sep-13 11:39:40

It doesn't get boring for them. DS played with Lego from Xmas day until he went back to school and he's never been happier!!

farewellfigure Thu 26-Sep-13 11:39:59

NO WAY! Someone has actually imagined that Sherlock Lego and rendered it on their computer. There are some serious Lego fans out there. I love it!

SugarHut Thu 26-Sep-13 11:41:21

We went to Lego Land, and in the shops there the Chima stuff extends waaaaaay beyond just the boxed sets. You can get swords, shields, fancy dress outfits, alarm clocks, keyrings, watches...all Chima.

Maybe you could get him some of those, so it's the theme he wants, but not just the actual lego sets? Must be able to buy online somewhere....

Binkyridesagain Thu 26-Sep-13 11:41:56

My DCs inherited their fathers lego collection from when he was a child and it has been added to over the years, so we now have a very large collection. nearly every day is a lego day here, Its the one toy that they have never got board with and definitely worth every penny.

5madthings Thu 26-Sep-13 11:42:05

Yanbu there have been many xmases and bdays where my boys just got Lego, if its what they wanted and often it was the only thing they wanted and the big kits are quite expensive.

Binkyridesagain Thu 26-Sep-13 11:43:15

Nearly forgot, Tesco is selling Lego Batman bedding.

farewellfigure Thu 26-Sep-13 11:43:23

As long as someone buys him the Croc Command ship I'll be happy. I want Crooler very badly. She is so SCREAMY!

I'll check out Chima merchandise. I had no idea it existed. Thanks.

WaitMonkey Thu 26-Sep-13 11:43:32

grin at Vacant's ds.

Just get him Lego if that'd all he plays with. Pointless spending money on things he won't bother with.

YellowDinosaur Thu 26-Sep-13 11:45:50

Our boys are just the same with Lego star wars. They love it. YANBU to buy then sunbathing they love but if you want something different what about a Lego chima clock or Lego chima watch

YellowDinosaur Thu 26-Sep-13 11:47:12

Sunbathing = something

You can get lamps too. Our boys have similar in star wars and they're fab. Massive cross posts and I see others have already suggested similar....

YellowDinosaur Thu 26-Sep-13 11:47:46

And they come with different characters too

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