I’ve come to the conclusion that Legos are going to be a very expensive hobby!!
The boy, now 6, is finally old enough that we’ve given in to his request for Legos and he received several Lego things for his birthday and is hoping for more for Christmas. After bday shopping online and online wishlist browsing with Little Prince, I just have one thing to say — yowza! Legos are expensive! Especially the Star Wars Legos. Ay ay ay. I guess we’ll just be amassing a Lego collection little by little over the next few years.
On the other hand, Little Prince is very mechanically minded.. he likes to construct and build things. He has an enormous imagination and he is very creative. Legos are toys that also exercise his mind and keep his hands busy. It’s worthwhile, right?
For his birthday on Monday, Little Prince received a 300 piece Lot of miscellaneous Legos, a Star Wars ship kit, and a few Star Wars Lego minifigures. It’s a small start. So I sat down with Little Prince and browsed Amazon to get an idea of other Lego things he’d like to have. Of course, they call Wish Lists “WISH lists” for a reason, right? So of course Little Prince’s wish list is chock full of lots of things to wish for. < insert obvious Amazon links now. > ; )
Oh boys and their big dreams! = p Little Prince won’t get all of that for Christmas… but we can probably add to it a little bit. I definitely do want to get more Legos, though. It’s something that all three kids are having fun playing with TOGETHER. “Together” is always good!!
Is it just coincidence that I’m holding Lego Darth Vader’s helmet as I read this? Yes, it’s an expensive habit, but the creativity that can come out of it is worth it. We usually buy the smaller sets, though. I let my mom buy the really expensive ones. =)
I’m thinking of getting that huge bricks and more set for my 5 year old. It’s not a bad price for what you get!
I’m leaning toward the bricks and more set, too. Looks like a really good amount of essential basic pieces to get started with. =)
Keep your eyes open for yard sales and rummage sales. We have a very large collection of legos, but most of them came in a large box for $5 at a school rummage sale. Lego people are sometimes available on Ebay, as well.
Will do! Thanks. I’ve thought about looking at yard sales. I don’t normally go to any, but I may make a habit of peeking from time to time. =p