Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Lego Love


I know my son is not the only child out there that LOVES LEGOS! In fact, until just recently, I never truly understood the literal mania there is over Legos! I guess it all started around the time The Lego Movie came out. (Boy, was that smart of them to make a Lego Movie! Huge Props Lego PR people!) That is when my son really started to get into the whole Lego craze. Alexander, of course, loves the movie, and we just had to buy it as soon as it was released on DVD, lol. But I really don't mind. I love Legos too! Yes, I will build with my son, but that's not really what I mean when I say I love them...I love the creativity my son can have while playing with Legos. I mean, it's like truly a never-ending experience. Each time he gets out his huge box of Legos, he will make something new. Each and every time! It's pretty amazing!


Recently, my sister (who lives about 700 miles away from us) sent Alexander a wonderful Lego set! It was the Arctic Base Camp. She was actually making fun of the fact that while living here in the "Arctic", also known as Western New York...she and her family won't be dealing with all the freezing temps down there in Tennessee, like we will be here. Thanks for rubbing it in! lol....Anyway, Alexander was so excited about his surprise! He opened it up and was totally thrilled to see it was Legos!!! (Thanks, Auntie Eva!)



 
It just so happened that about a week prior to receiving the Lego set from his aunt, I also bought him some Legos! (Spoiled kid) The set I bought for him was neat because you know how most of them are a specific theme, with specific items to make? Well, this one was just random pieces so he can make anything he wants! That is what he really likes. He'd rather just create things from his imagination, than follow instructions to make a specific thing...which is fine with me. He has a great imagination so I won't ever deter him from using it to its fullest!

 
 
 
Ok, so now some FUN LEGO NEWS! Have you ever heard of Lego Kids Fest? This is a huge Lego event, held for three days in a number of cities across the country! It's filled with interactive, creative and educational activities for both kids and adults alike! Oh my gosh, I am so excited just thinking about this! I have to take Alexander! Click HERE to go to the website, or check the details and the end of this post to see all locations and dates for this amazingly fun event!
 
The other fun Lego news? Get this! As parents of little Lego lovers, this has undoubtedly happened to you...you have stepped on a Lego. Dannnng! Oh, the pain! Ok, so once again, these Lego PR people are total geniuses, and have started producing Lego Slippers! Yes, that's right, special Lego slippers that prevent those painful moments when you step on a Lego piece! Now, my thought is that really any slipper with a decent sole will help prevent pain if you step on a Lego, but I do appreciate their efforts in trying to appeal to parents. Do you think these Lego Slippers would be a big hit? As or right now, only abut 1,500 are being produced and given away to people who register on a French site... so unless they decide to start mass-producing these babies, don't count on owning a pair. Oh well.

 
 
 
 
 

2016 Tour Stops:

Charlotte, North Carolina
February 19–21, 2016
Harrisburg,
Pennsylvania

April 8–10, 2016
Kansas City, Missouri
May 13–15, 2016
Louisville, Kentucky
June 3–5, 2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 7–9, 2016
Houston, Texas
October 21–23, 2016
Cleveland, Ohio
November 4–6, 2016
 





 

21 comments:

  1. SO fun! They are coming to HOUSTON!! My son is obsessed!

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    1. The closest one to me is Cleveland, and even that is almost a 3 hours drive lol :( ....I am still going to try to take my son though!

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  2. Legos are amazing. I have a lego board over here: https://www.pinterest.com/geekyloot/lego/ that I always pin to and every time I go to Downtown Disney I go to the Lego store! <3

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    1. That's cool! I'll have to check out your lego board ;)

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  3. My little brother LOVES Leggos! I'm definitely going to have to let him know about the one in Houston! Great Post!

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    1. That is great they have one near you...the closest for me will be Cleveland, a 3 hour drive lol...oh well, I bet it will be worth it.

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  4. Lego Slippers have to be the best invention ever!
    Great post :)

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    1. Thank you! I bet they will make more than the 1,500 if they realize they'd be a big hit ;)

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    1. I know that article says they're only producing 1,500 of those slippers, but I have a feeling they will start mass producing them at some point lol

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  6. We love legos too! Those slippers are so cool!

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    1. I don't think you can ever get too old to think Legos are cool lol...thanks for commenting, Deanna!

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  7. I love Legos! They are such a great way for kids to use their imagination and their brains to build things! My girls love the new Lego Friends they have created for girls! So much fun. I'm not sure about the Lego slippers. Unless you wear slippers all the time they won't work and then you might as well wear regular ones. They wouldn't have to be special LEGO ones.

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  8. Those Lego slippers are hilarious. But, it really does hurt! My son us obsessed with Legos!

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  9. That is a brilliant idea! I love the Lego Slippers because we all know it hurts to step on them!

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  10. My toddler is not quite ready for anything smaller than MegaBlocks yet because he insists on putting everything in his mouth, but I am excited for the day that we can play with Legos and build all sorts of things! Those slippers are hilarious, but I am totally getting some. Stepping on Legos HURTS!

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  11. My son loves Lego too. When he's a little older he will inherit his father's lego collection (it's huge!).

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  12. Looks like we will be making a trip to Houston. My boys are obsessed with Legos. My youngest son just turned 5 and we got him some Legos that he was asking for. The kids played for 9 hours with the Legos. No fighting, no electronics, just pure child getting along with siblings play. It was pure bliss for this mother of 4. It might be a Lego Christmas!

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  13. My son is 100% obsessed with Legos! He has the Arctic Base Camp too. I must find a way to get those Lego slippers! And a Lego Kids fest??? OMG, how fun!! I may have to try to make it to the Harrisburg one!

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  14. Great post and great photos! I always seem to hurt my feet on these.

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