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Lego-Where's the best/cheapest place to buy some for dd.

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Whooosh Wed 04-Jul-07 12:04:05

That's it really....

bundle Wed 04-Jul-07 12:04:53

i got some roof tiles from the lego website at christmas, delivery was really quick. did seem quite expensive but i couldn't get the bits anywhere else (apart from in humungous kits)

Whooosh Wed 04-Jul-07 12:05:06

Oh and what should I get for a 2yr old girl?

hoxtonchick Wed 04-Jul-07 12:05:14

ebay has loads.

hoxtonchick Wed 04-Jul-07 12:05:39

oh, & tk maxx but it's hit & miss.
age 2 is probably duplo territory i should think.

laneydaye Wed 04-Jul-07 12:06:04

Toys are us have always got offers on their lego!!

Whooosh Wed 04-Jul-07 12:06:29

I just looked at Ebay and it is a complete minefield-can you tell I am a lego virgin?

Was going to go the Duplo route but reckon I may as well just get on the lego slippery slope....

bundle Wed 04-Jul-07 12:08:00

there's some stuff called belville which lego does with girly themes - palaces etc but it's not available in many places

Whooosh Wed 04-Jul-07 12:12:10

Thank you-will go hunting,but in the meantime wtf are Megablocks?

Maybe I should just deprive her of such things?

bundle Wed 04-Jul-07 12:17:13

megablocks are cheaper version iirc of duplo. woolies often has its own version of lego (does work with normal lego)which is quite cheap for big box

LIZS Wed 04-Jul-07 12:20:20

She'll get frustrated with the little stuff and you can use both in tandem later. Duplo definitely atm - Woolies , Argos, John lewis, The Entertainer, Mailorderexpress all worth a look for bargain buckets of it

LIZS Wed 04-Jul-07 12:24:28

this sort of thing for example

hoxtonchick Wed 04-Jul-07 12:48:54

2 is too young for proper lego, honestly. my 2 year old dd totally ignores 5 year old ds's 'little' lego.

bundlecod Wed 04-Jul-07 12:58:53

agree with hc, dd2 only playing with lego recently (she's 4)

hoxtonchick Wed 04-Jul-07 13:00:08

bundle & i always agree .

flibbertyjibbet Wed 04-Jul-07 13:04:24

I have been trying to get duplo on ebay but it seems to go for high prices and then they aren't always the pieces you want, there will always be an essential piece missing, so am just going to go and buy new from woollies or somewhere.

Whooosh Wed 04-Jul-07 13:46:49

Thank you all-looks like Duplo it is then <<Whooosh resigned to more buckets of plastic crap in the house>>

stringbean Wed 04-Jul-07 14:10:35

My dd (nearly 3) has this Duplo Dollset

It was hard to get hold of in the UK, so I bought it from this website in the US. Although the postage was a bit hefty, given the current exchange rate I thought it was good value as dd has had so much playing time from it. Loads of people have asked where I got it from - it's a really unusual set, but perfect for age 2 upwards.

ChippyMinton Wed 04-Jul-07 14:47:45

25% off lego in woolies at the moment (but might be the small stuff rather than duplo).
Most of ours is secondhand (car boot, charity shop etc) because it is indestructible and you can give it a good clean in the dishwasher or washing machine.

Whooosh Wed 04-Jul-07 17:03:31

Stringbean-that looks great.
Chippy-great idea about the dishwasher-now why didn't I think of that?

hoxtonchick Wed 04-Jul-07 18:39:46

that is fab stringbean. where did you buy it from? i have found it for $80 but the shipping is another $40 (timberdoodle i think)...

BouncyTigger Wed 04-Jul-07 19:45:40

My dd (2.5) has the legoville duplo dolls house, which is about £30. It's fab and very pink. You get lots of pieces and can build a whole house complete with garden. If you are anywhere near Bluewater shopping centre they have a Lego shop and we've managed to get some bargains there.

Whooosh Wed 04-Jul-07 20:34:00

Ooo-a reason to go to Bluewater eh?
Now wouldn't it be a shame if I couldn't fien the Lego shop....

flibbertyjibbet Wed 04-Jul-07 20:34:51

Where can I get baseboards for my duplo?

bagpuss Wed 04-Jul-07 20:44:25

John Lewis do the base boards.

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