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Planning for Your Lego Maniacs

Posted By Jessica Fisher On October 7, 2010 @ 1:12 pm In Christmas,Gift Ideas | 26 Comments


As you may know by now, with four boys, our home is Lego central. I did my best to keep those sharp, pokey, kill-your-feet-in-the-middle-of-the-night-when-you’re-walking-down-the-hall bricks at bay for quite some time. But, about five years ago I succumbed, and my boys couldn’t be happier.

Legos are a very sweet part of the fabric of our lives. We’ve visited Legoland [4], built Lego-themed birthday cakes [5], and strived to keep the mess under control [6]. As the holidays approach, I know that my boys would be beyond thrilled to open at least a tiny box of bricks on Christmas morning.

To that end, I’m planning ahead.

  • I’m taking notes on the things that the new sets that they think are cool. Eventually these might be compiled into “Christmas lists,” but I don’t want to rush that. So, I just perk up my ears when they exclaim over the Lego catalogs and magazines that come to the house.
  • I’m keeping my eyes open for more storage systems. The last thing you want on Christmas morning is a ton of Lego without someplace to put it [6].
  • I’m browsing the clearance section at Lego.com [7]. They regularly offer items at rock bottom prices. The selection changes frequently and sometimes you can get some pretty cool things for cheap, like Lego shields for five bucks [7]. (while supplies last) While it might not be the latest and greatest items on clearance, my kids would still enjoy it.

LEGO [8]

How do you plan for your Lego Maniacs?

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