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16 Ds says he’d like a bit of Lego 🙈

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Diddydog · 06/12/2022 15:41

Hardly got anything to wrap for him, it’s all money towards a car so wouldn’t mind getting him some. He’s had a couple of the architecture sets. Need something challenging and ideally under £40. Any ideas appreciated 😬

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girlmom21 · 07/12/2022 08:30

Smyths have Lego cars for like £18

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SkylightSkylight · 07/12/2022 08:31

DarkMatternix · 06/12/2022 16:21

I'd be super disappointed if I asked for Lego and got nanoblocks

Me too!!

@Diddydog honestly, you won't find anything challenging for under £40.

the way they package lego these days, even the biggest sets really aren't challenging. I tip all the bags into one, to make it a little more challenging! So many sets have large pieces in them, they do make the finished product look more sleek, but it's definitely make it less challenging.

is it going to be a surprise? Or could you ask him which sets he's interested in?

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Needmorelego · 07/12/2022 09:08

@SkylightSkylight as I said upthread there a loads of decent Lego sets for under £40. They don't have to be 'challenging' - they can just be FUN.
I am a Lego obsessive (you can probably tell from my user name). One of my favourite things is getting 2 very different smaller sets (ie from different themes) and combining them into something else.
One of my favourites is the Creator 3 in 1 Dinosaur (which costs about £15) and you could get a Speed Champion car (similar price). Build both. Take apart. Combine the sets.....ta da you now have a dino-car.
I think some people have forgotten how to 'do' Lego 🤣

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DarkMatternix · 07/12/2022 09:36

Agree totally @SkylightSkylight - even the smaller creator 3 in 1 sets are fun. The dinosaur like you mentioned is great, as are the deep sea creatures and the fantasy creatures sets. You could get all 3 for under 40

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Kennykenkencat · 07/12/2022 12:48

grapehyacinthisactuallyblue · 06/12/2022 16:19

How about nanoblocks? Smaller version of lego and way more challenging than regular lego.

It’s not about he challenge with Ds

He doesn’t take them out of the box

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Mulhollandmagoo · 07/12/2022 13:07

Diddydog · 07/12/2022 08:24

Thanks all for the fab ideas. I’m going to get him the Lego New York architecture. 😁

I have this! It's brill 👍 so is the London one, I'm hoping father Christmas brings me the Paris one.

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IWantNotASoundOutOfYou · 07/12/2022 14:49

I just bought DS this Lego Technic catamaran - it really floats on water so this makes it a real grown up set IMO.

www.sportsdirect.com/lego-42105-technic-catamaran-960107#colcode=96010790

Sports direct have it for £18 online and instore (not always the case with them). They also have the Technics tiger mentiond for £35.

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MrKlaw · 07/12/2022 15:58

speed champions are fab - <£20 for single cars and they have a bunch of different types www.lego.com/en-gb/themes/speed-champions

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whatkatydid2013 · 07/12/2022 16:07

If he wants it to mess about and make own stuff with then worth a look on marketplace as you might well get a boxfull secondhand that he can make all sorts out of.

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TheBlahWitchProject · 09/12/2022 13:14

I’m 46 and ask for lego for Christmas 😁

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HowCanIPayItForward · 09/12/2022 13:24

I'm 41 and have my own Lego 😀
My DD7 is mad on it too, DS9 not so much.
That tiger looks fantastic, I hadn't seen that! I think it's going on my birthday list...

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AdelaideRo · 09/12/2022 18:21

Depends on his interests…..I’m secretly hoping for grimmauld place.

I’m much older than 16!!!

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allthecrooksandnannies · 09/12/2022 18:26

@DarkMatternix we have that and didn’t realise it was a panda and fish too! Thanks for that :)

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BewareTheBeardedDragon · 09/12/2022 20:32

AdelaideRo · 09/12/2022 18:21

Depends on his interests…..I’m secretly hoping for grimmauld place.

I’m much older than 16!!!

This is an awesome set! One of my favourites (I don't have it, but have 3 Lego obsessed children)

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Butchyrestingface · 11/12/2022 18:47

Reading with interest. My 40 something self wants some lego. Xmas Grin

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BewareTheBeardedDragon · 11/12/2022 20:05

If I was getting a set for myself I'd probably buy the orchid. Much easier than the real thing which always dies on me.

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Ffsmakeitstop · 11/12/2022 20:10

My dd bought me some small Christmas Lego last year as I fancied having a go. I loved it. This year I'm getting a massive pick up truck I'm 64.

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00100001 · 12/12/2022 07:09

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Athenen0ctua · 12/12/2022 07:18

DarkMatternix · 06/12/2022 16:19

This tiger is a good build and you can rebuild as a red panda and a koi too.

www.argos.co.uk/product/9576580

I wanted to get this for DS 16, it was only £35 when I looked. He loved similar ones when he was little. I asked if he'd like a lego set and he declared them not worth the money 😕. Which is why I stopped getting them after age 8, he just built them too fast and I couldn't afford a bigger set. I'd love it but can't justify buying it for myself!

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Moomoola · 12/12/2022 07:53

Yes, I’d like to get ds 14 some, he loves it but it’s soooooo pricy and he does it in seconds. Are there any really challenging ones that don’t break the bank?
land yes, I think people have forgotten how to do Lego as a pp said. It used to be advertised as how many different things it could become, now it’s like mini ikea furniture kits!

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Needmorelego · 12/12/2022 09:41

@Athenen0ctua you can never build a Lego set too fast because it's never ending....you can build whatever you want. Even if you only have a few bricks.
Here's one of my builds...

16 Ds says he’d like a bit of Lego 🙈
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Needmorelego · 12/12/2022 09:42

@Moomoola Classic sets are your friend.
Random bricks. Just requires imagination.

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ElfDragon · 12/12/2022 09:58

Moomoola you could try looking up instructions for sets, using the bricks he already has. There’s a Lego app that has set instructions, but also sites like brickset or brick link will tell you (after a bit of initial set up and input of data) which sets you have the right bricks for (even if not necessarily in the right colours), so lots more can be built.

there are a fine of user creations instructions too, sometimes to download for a small fee, which can prolong the joy.

my ds is 10, but regularly looks up MOC stuff and rebuilds it from the general Lego bricks (ie all the sets that have been built, played with and then swept up into the general Lego stash), along with his own ideas.

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Ichangedmynameonce · 12/12/2022 20:49

If by any chance you can get to the lego shop its incredible and has so much that I would never have thought of. Sorry not much help!

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maddiemookins16mum · 12/12/2022 22:59

I buy DH lego every year - top tip, the ‘adult’ lego is cheaper online through Smyths toy stores.

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