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Lego are awesome
« on: October 23, 2015, 05:14:18 AM »
My son turned 7 last week, and with his sister finally being old enough to know better than to put things in her mouth, we figured it was time to really introduce him to Lego.  That, and the only thing he asked for for his birthday was the Jurassic World Indominus Rex Breakout Lego Set(freaking $170). 

We got it for him, and my family got him some accessory sets to go with it.  I spent a few hours building it all for him(he got a tad frustrated trying) and I had a blast.  Is it weird that I want to buy him more sets so I can build them?  Legos rock!

Who else likes Legos here?
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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2015, 05:17:43 AM »
I am in.  :salute:
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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2015, 05:57:04 AM »
Lifelong Lego freak here.

Wish I had the money to have more.

I collected sets until I was about... ehh... 35? Then one of my nephews was just getting to the the 'age of lego' and i donated them to his betterment.

Now i only have a few small kits, but love them still.
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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2015, 06:00:04 AM »
My kids (oldest is 4) "buy" me a small Star Wars Lego set for my birthday each year, so they all know I'm a fan.  We're still using Duplo's with the little ones, but we have a whole bunch of those too.
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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2015, 08:03:35 AM »
I'm in!

Still have an unbuilt 75055 Star Destroyer downstairs.

Got some blind bags for my boys this Halloween  :tu:

For Christmas, my 6 and 8yr old boys are gonna share a 66512-1: Rebels Co-Pack.  Wife plans to decorate this year's Christmas tree with the kids' minifigs.


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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2015, 09:42:36 AM »
Gotta love Lego! Sean,just wait til you can get your hands on Lego Technic!

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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2015, 10:10:56 AM »
Yup, BEST TOY EVER.  :salute:

I have great memories of my dad building stuff with me when I was little, with my daughter when she was little, and now my nephew. All the same lego I had as a kid, I passed on to my little girl and she has passed it on to her cousin.

Amazing - it never breaks and you can build anything with it.

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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2015, 10:20:00 AM »
Nothing remotely weird about enjoying 'helping' your child build Lego. :tu:

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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2015, 10:24:27 AM »
Next best thing to a set of cast iron toy trains or old Matchbox cars.

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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2015, 10:58:25 AM »
Nothing remotely weird about enjoying 'helping' your child build Lego. :tu:

Absolutely right, I spent many hours with my son and Lego, I'm looking forward to seeing his face when I give him my big box of Lego  :tu:

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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2015, 11:10:59 AM »
Most of the Lego that I had as a kid has been passed on to my nephew, but I expect at some point it'll make its way over to my sons when they're old enough.  I didn't have loads, but there was some nice stuff, including some that belonged to my uncles so there are bricks in there that will be at least 50 years old that still work with the modern stuff.  My eldest (2 1/2) has got a bucket full of Duplo that he likes playing with, and I'm waiting until he's a little older before I give him this:



Can't wait. :tu:

PS: Lego is awesome, not Legos are awesome.  Plural of Lego is Lego. :)
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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2015, 11:27:03 AM »

PS: Lego is awesome, not Legos are awesome.  Plural of Lego is Lego. :)

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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2015, 11:30:30 AM »
Lego were quite expensive and harder to find compared to Playmobil when I was a kid. I had a few Lego, only to find out I needed many more to actually build things. I liked Playmobil and Lego some but was not crazy about them but that's just me, they're a very good toy for a number of reasons.
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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2015, 11:39:09 AM »
Lego were quite expensive and harder to find compared to Playmobil when I was a kid. I had a few Lego, only to find out I needed many more to actually build things. I liked Playmobil and Lego some but was not crazy about them but that's just me, they're a very good toy for a number of reasons.
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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2015, 12:17:24 PM »
They didn't fly fast enough :rofl:

You can't destroy something that hasn't been created/constructed first.

Also, don't destroy anything until you're in a position to build something new in it's place.

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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2015, 12:21:43 PM »
They didn't fly fast enough :rofl:

You can't destroy something that hasn't been created/constructed first.

Also, don't destroy anything until you're in a position to build something new in it's place.

Yup, firiki's in a mood for deep philosophising today. It raining outside.

You're in trouble, magentus :rofl:
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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2015, 12:34:13 PM »
Three words; release the Kraken  >:D




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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2015, 12:38:09 PM »
My youngest (8) loves lego,mainly the superhero stuff,she has got the avengers tower,was really good fun too make,my other daughter (9) has the girly lego  :D i remember as a young boy making mad max interceptor and the airwolf helecopter,i love lego  :salute:
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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2015, 12:41:45 PM »
Another Lego fanatic here. I've still got all of mine in big rubbermaid containers in the basement. Waiting on the day I can unleash it's awesomeness on the next generation of Master Builders. :D
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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2015, 12:47:02 PM »
Three words; release the Kraken  >:D

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Two words; Fire torpedos

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'Derail a thread and we'll come at you like a block of cheese'. Captain Mags and Sergeant Fuzzbucket of the Anti Derai.... mmmmmmm cheese
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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2015, 12:50:25 PM »
I have most of mine from when I was young still, although these days my new sets tend to be Star Wars related ones primarily.

The monitor shelf on my wife's desk is being supported by lego towers... was the easiest way to get the right elevation she was looking for without making a mess... it's not elegant, but it works!

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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2015, 01:17:34 PM »
Three words; release the Kraken  >:D

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Two words; Fire torpedos

One word; Ha (you can't touch me) :neener:

And before you say that's more than one word: a) I was trying to explain, help you understand and b) I may have cheated a little.

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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2015, 01:20:21 PM »
Three words; release the Kraken  >:D

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Two words; Fire torpedos

One word; Ha (you can't touch me) :neener:

And before you say that's more than one word: a) I was trying to explain, help you understand and b) I may have cheated a little.

My youngest got some star wars lego for her birthday, i got so excited when i noticed it had 4 stormtroopers  :facepalm: am i sad  :D
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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2015, 01:26:18 PM »
Nah, mate; being able to enjoy the little things in life is a blessing :tu:

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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2015, 01:28:23 PM »
Nah, mate; being able to enjoy the little things in life is a blessing :tu:

 :tu: ive even found myself searching ebay for other versions of ironman for her  :facepalm: i then discovered custom figures from china  :ahhh
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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2015, 01:33:57 PM »
:oops:  ::)   :)

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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2015, 01:58:40 PM »
Three words; release the Kraken  >:D

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Two words; Fire torpedos


One word; Ha (you can't touch me) :neener:

And before you say that's more than one word: a) I was trying to explain, help you understand and b) I may have cheated a little.
I'm not aiming at you firiki, I am aiming at the kraken (or ex-kraken as of 2 explosions ago). It would be a very short and dull film if the baddie was dispatched at the beginning. We haven't even got to the carnage montage of you and Nate setting off from your respective bases and burning your way to Oz. I can't wait for that bit. I'm hearing 'Into the Void' by Black Sabbath on the soundtrack.
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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2015, 02:10:39 PM »
Well, the Kraken is working for me, so it was said in a figurative sense; you can't hurt the Kraken = you can't touch me...

Mwahahahahawww  :mn:

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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2015, 02:31:35 PM »
Well, the Kraken is working for me, so it was said in a figurative sense; you can't hurt the Kraken = you can't touch me...

Mwahahahahawww  :mn:

Lalalalalalalala I can't hear you from the ocean bed.  :pok:

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'Derail a thread and we'll come at you like a block of cheese'. Captain Mags and Sergeant Fuzzbucket of the Anti Derai.... mmmmmmm cheese
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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2015, 02:38:23 PM »
<------- Not sure your denial of reality can actually be useful to you, magentus :think:

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