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About comments regarding my 12 year old son and lego

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Everythingnotsaved · 22/01/2020 12:25

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?!

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Am I being unreasonable?

1681 votes. Final results.

You are being unreasonable
You are NOT being unreasonable
Busybusybust · 22/01/2020 12:26

You are never too old for lego!

elQuintoConyo · 22/01/2020 12:26

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

Lego is awesome at any age!

Trooperslaneagain · 22/01/2020 12:27

DH is 50 this year. Loves it.

kelper · 22/01/2020 12:27

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

okiedokieme · 22/01/2020 12:29

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

recrudescence · 22/01/2020 12:30

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

Collywibbles · 22/01/2020 12:30

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

MermaidUnicorn · 22/01/2020 12:31

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 · 22/01/2020 12:31

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 · 22/01/2020 12:31

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 · 22/01/2020 12:31

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 · 22/01/2020 12:32

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

sparepantsandtoothbrush · 22/01/2020 12:32

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

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

PhilomenaChristmasPie · 22/01/2020 12:33

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

TossACoinToYourWitcher · 22/01/2020 12:33

My Dad plays with Lego. He's 61.

ShinyGiratina · 22/01/2020 12:33

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 · 22/01/2020 12:33

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

ShinyGiratina · 22/01/2020 12:34

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

Everythingnotsaved · 22/01/2020 12:34

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

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YouCantBeSadHoldingACupcake · 22/01/2020 12:35

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 · 22/01/2020 12:36

She’s wrong!

OhWellThatsJustGreat · 22/01/2020 12:36

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...


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noeyedeer · 22/01/2020 12:36

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 · 22/01/2020 12:36

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

He is happy. Leave him be.

Fightingmycorner2019 · 22/01/2020 12:37

Meh , I would 1000000% prefer Lego to Xbox and switch
Be happy 😃

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