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what type of lego for a 5 year old? i want to get a biggish box.
Depends how good they are with it. My ds1 is very good with lego and could eaily do models meant for children older than him.
Is it a five year old boy or girl? They do gender specific lego now you know!
You can get little kits which a five year oold might find quite challenging. Hold on while I find a link.
Or just browse the whole lego website for ideas.
Or visit a Lego shop. There's one at Bluewater, not sure about anywhere else.
There is also GURL Lego called Belville for fans of Barbie (originally typed Barfie...)
What else does the 5 year old like pleaserewind? You can basically get Lego Technics, themed boxes such as Star Wars or Harry Potter, or Builder/Create which are more like olde-time Lego (doors, ordinary bricks etc)
thanx, i'll have a look on the website. it's for a boy, think traditional type will probably be best. Theres so much of it !
these sets are good cos you can make several designs from one set
DS has several of these
TITAN is very difficult and too hard for 5 year old though is is for 9 years and that is about right IMHO
DS has harry potter, star wars, orintal express, train sets, and regular bricks
we have a LEGO addict with DS
Is it your DS/DD or for a pressie???
Does he already do Lego? I'd say a nice big bucket of Builder/Create for a novice.
There is an alternative...we got some terrific and bizarrely discontinued Jack Stone on ebay recently. I liked Jack Stone because the little figures were bigger than the teeny, annoying little Harry Potter/Star Wars men. Perfect size for 5-6 IMO.
If second-hand via ebay is at all viable, I really would recommend Jack Stone if you want themed stuff. Whyohwhy did they stop making it? No wonder the company is in trouble
Is it Marina?
I thought my family kept Lego going single handedly!
It's why the Lego shop in Bluewater downsized somewhat. Apparently they over-extended themselves in terms of product ranges which is why they discontinued all sorts of my favourites - Jack Stone, the lovely Duplo dollies for toddlers (got those on ebay too), that gorgeous music machine also for toddlers.
The problem is compounded by the fact that although people are still buying plenty of Lego it is not being played with through to teenagerhood as was formerly the case. Children are "moving on" from it far earlier than ten or 20 years ago. Heck, I still play with ours and ds and dd have all my old yellowing sixties and seventies stuff
They are even contemplating selling Legoland Windsor apparently.
Ds1 turned nine last week and he still asked for and received the latest Star Wars model for his birthday, as he has had every year since he was 4. The model is quite complex too. I know because ds2 dropped it one day when he was off school and it took me 2 and a half hours to rebuild it so ds1 wouldn't kill his younger brother!
I wonder how much longer ds1 will enjoy Lego?
Legoland is the only theme park we have been to. The kids loved it I have to say.
DS is 10 and is the same all pocket money and pressies are lego lego lego etc.
I doubt if Legoland would shut. It is hugely successful and a good way of them getting a pile of cash PDQ.
RTKM, that gives me hope that ds will continue to love his Lego for many years to come
DS is deffo addicted
He and his friends even wrote a comic story about lego charcters they made up
He has lego star wars playstation game, gets the memebers magazine
It is good thing we have 2 houses cos his both bedrooms are taken over with lego
He has it in rollaway boxes under his bed, in boxes on wheels so I can clean his floor
The sets don't get taken down after being built they stay up IYSWIM
He designs his own models as well
So it deffo has longivity to it can't see him stopping in near future
sigh. marina, I sooooo wish you hadn't told me about lego for girls. i feel a transaction coming on....sigh.
I have two girls (5 and nearly 3) and recently bought our first lot of lego. Its a Creator set and is basically lots of pieces with an instruction book with lots of different things to make - we all love it and sit for ages making the things, even the 2 year old.
Dd, also two, adores Lego too enid. It must be a younger sibling thing but she will barely touch the age appropriate Duplo she has.
The dollies, Sarah and Anna, are beautifully made (anyone remember Amanda-Jane, but not ugly like she was).
I can totally recommend ebay for non-presents. We have beefed up our collection very effectively.
Lego is MY top toy too...
dolls? duplo? beautifully made?
where, where, where?
Here for dolly Anna
Sarah is the same with a cute red top and stripy leggings, plus dark hair.
Seller of this particular dolly is very good (and no it is NOT me!)
I think I read that Legoland might be sold off, still to be run as 'Legoland' but with someone else reaping the profits.
My ds is 5 and he is particularly keen on their knights kingdom range. I think it is for older boys so he did need some help constructing his knight.
Other than that he is more than happy with loads of lego bricks (the proper size, not duplo) and a couple of the boards to build on, especially the ones with roads marked on or the moonscape ones - those might be really old though, from dh's childhood collection!
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