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About comments regarding my 12 year old son and lego

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Everythingnotsaved Wed 22-Jan-20 12:25:40

My 12 year old still loves Lego especially Star Wars and Ninjago etc. He had a large Star Wars ship for Xmas & still plays with it, reads Lego books etc.

My mother things he’s too old for it (although she hasn’t specified what she thinks he should be doing at 12)

I always thought Lego was for any age to be honest and would rather he played with Lego than spend hours on a screen....

Aibu? What should 12 year olds be doing?!

Busybusybust Wed 22-Jan-20 12:26:51

You are never too old for lego!

elQuintoConyo Wed 22-Jan-20 12:26:54

ignore her, for she seems to not know your son very well.

Lego is awesome at any age!

Trooperslaneagain Wed 22-Jan-20 12:27:03

DH is 50 this year. Loves it.

kelper Wed 22-Jan-20 12:27:27

Mine still plays with his lego and his toy cars, and also his xbox.
I'm 40 and love playing with lego ;)

okiedokieme Wed 22-Jan-20 12:29:37

I know several 40-50 year olds who spend their spare time (and too much money) on Lego!

recrudescence Wed 22-Jan-20 12:30:01

Your mother is simply wrong. Tell her to do one and your son to crack on.

Collywibbles Wed 22-Jan-20 12:30:04

My husband (42) got Lego for his birthday. Your Mother is being daft. Lego is fab for developing all sorts of skills.

MermaidUnicorn Wed 22-Jan-20 12:31:30

If you go to Billund in Denmark (the birthplace of Lego) you will find a lot of enthusiastic adult Lego fans. A lot of the sets are 16+ !

RedskyAtnight Wed 22-Jan-20 12:31:43

As others have said Lego is fine for all ages.

However, I think the key thing is "balance". I wouldn't think it odd that a 12 year old enjoyed playing with Lego among a variety of other hobbies/interests. If he's playing with Lego to the exclusion of doing other things that DC of his age are more typically doing, I'd perhaps worry a little bit.

Blackbear19 Wed 22-Jan-20 12:31:46

Get her a box with age 4-99 on it and point out some of the sets clearly aimed at the adult market. £600 Star Wars sets aren't for primary school kids.

Leave the boy alone with his lego.

Butchyrestingface Wed 22-Jan-20 12:31:58

I’m in my 40s. No TV but I loves me some lego. 💕

I’ve got my beady on the Millenium Falcon for my next birthday...

SisyphusDad Wed 22-Jan-20 12:32:47

I'm just getting back into Lego. I'm 54.

sparepantsandtoothbrush Wed 22-Jan-20 12:32:50

I'm 40 and had Hogwarts Castle for Christmas in Lego form blush

Just ignore her. If he's happy then who cares

PhilomenaChristmasPie Wed 22-Jan-20 12:33:38

DS1 still builds Lego at 29. AFOL, Adult Fans Of Lego, are a thing.

TossACoinToYourWitcher Wed 22-Jan-20 12:33:45

My Dad plays with Lego. He's 61.

ShinyGiratina Wed 22-Jan-20 12:33:46

There's plenty of sets targeted as 16+ so there clearly is a market beyond junior school.

I know a few families with older/ teenage children who have their own Lego sets.

I'll be thrilled if DS is still going with Lego into his teenage years as it's a healthy break away from Minecraft. Well, I'll be thrilled if he learns to keep it under control and in select areas of the house...

Crawley65 Wed 22-Jan-20 12:33:53

She’s probably doesn’t realise how intricate Lego can be nowadays. My ds loved building Lego until he was about 15.

ShinyGiratina Wed 22-Jan-20 12:34:27

Own Lego sets as in parents and children having their own collections.

Everythingnotsaved Wed 22-Jan-20 12:34:46

Ahh thanks, you have all made me feel much better!

YouCantBeSadHoldingACupcake Wed 22-Jan-20 12:35:49

I got all the Harry Potter Lego sets for my last 2 birthdays (I'm 33) my ds asked for Lego for his birthday, he is 12 and quite a few of his friends still play with it. Dd(13) got Lego for Xmas. You are never too old

Windyone Wed 22-Jan-20 12:36:08

She’s wrong!

OhWellThatsJustGreat Wed 22-Jan-20 12:36:19

My brother is 27 and still gets Lego sets. That's like saying past a certain age you can't do jigsaw puzzles, essentially that's all Lego is...

noeyedeer Wed 22-Jan-20 12:36:26

I'm nearly 40. I've just finished the Diner, I have the Garage to build next, and the rollercoaster and big wheel are waiting until we have more storage space built. My 65 year old dad enjoyed building the fishing shack at Christmas. Let the boy have his Lego.

Whatsnewpussyhat Wed 22-Jan-20 12:36:49

I got lego for Christmas. I'm in my 40's.

He is happy. Leave him be.

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