Lego Is Not Just For Kids

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Have you ever bought Lego for yourself?
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Probably not, because Lego is just for kids right?

Wrong.

I am 35 years old and I love lego. 

lego-tower-bridge behind the words "lego is not just for kids"


When my eldest was born in 2004 I couldn't wait for him to be old enough to have lego, we started him off with the giant blocks (I can't remember what they're called), then we moved him onto Mega Blocks, and eventually Lego. Whenever he got some Lego for a birthday present I was always a little jealous, I wanted some!

As the years have passed though I've seen a growing trend: Lego for adults.

Lego have always had the huge sets, the ones that have more than 2,000 pieces. The Lego Taj Mahal has 5,922 pieces! 

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I love those sets, the Hubby and I have a few of them now and our collection is growing.

If you've watched either my blog or my Instagram feed you'll see that I'm a huge Lego fan and love building the sets. We built the Taj Mahal before Christmas and the Hubby bought me Tower Bridge for Christmas which we've just finished building. 

The thing I love about these sets is the attention to detail, it's those fine details that keep me interested. 

Lego's new Architecture sets are particularly lovely, and they're specifically for adults. These sets aren't big like the Taj Mahal, in fact they're really quite small by comparison, but they are just as beautiful. If you haven't seen them I suggest you look, you can get sets of Venice, the Eiffel Tower, and Big Ben, to mention a few.

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I think this would go very nicely with our Tower Bridge!


You cannot beat a great big set though and with the recent additions to the website (the Parisian Restaurant, the Detective's Office) my Christmas list for this year is going to be long. I already have the Tower Bridge and I love the Sydney Opera House and the Ferris Wheel! That's just two of the sets I want but there are many more.

The Hubby and I sit at the dining table and work together to build the sets, so not only do I get to play with Lego but I get to do it with the Hubby. He loves Lego just as much as I do. Building the sets together is like therapy, following instructions and connecting pieces, to see a finished product at the end. 

A finished product that we built together.

Okay so the majority of the Lego sets you can buy are targeted at children, with things like Wall-E and the Lego City products it's easy to see why they're popular with kids.

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But it's okay if you want to play too. It's even okay if you want to buy Lego for yourself, in fact I'd encourage you to do so. 

Build a Lego set with your partner, work together to create something wonderful. Divide up sections so you both get to find pieces and connect them together. Take photos, sit and talk while you build, and smile as you look at the creation you made, together.

No, Lego isn't just for kids, it's for you too!

*This is not a sponsored post - I really do just love Lego!

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13 comments:

  1. Oh, you got a Wall-E! That's so lovely! I so want one but am hopeless at building Lego, my Doctor Who set took me weeks and I had to be helped by the Tubblet. (I am 50 and she is 12!) I love Lego. Except when I tread on it

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    1. Oh yes, treading on Lego is NOT GOOD! I've done that more times than I care to remember! The Wall-E was BP's Christmas present, he built it all on his own. :)

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  2. I love that you are such a Lego fan. Junior recently went to Brick with his dad and grandad and they had a blast. It's a standing joke that grandad buys the kids lots of Lego but it's really for himself. We really should buy him his own sets I think!

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    1. Haha, yes you really should! ;) That's the same tactic I used for so long.
      Thanks for stopping by hun x

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  3. Those sets are fantastic especially the Taj Mahal! Wow! I didn't even know there was sets like this until I saw yours on Instagram xx

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    1. That's not the only one either Kim! There are SO MANY of them, like I said my Christmas list is ever-growing! Keep your eyes peeled on Instagram, there's more to come soon! ;)

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  4. Yes, the architecture sets are absolutely stunning! Do you have a special storage area for your pieces? #FamilyFun

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    1. I do love them. When we're building the bigger sets we just use a huge storage tub, a plastic one. It's easier to tip all the pieces into the box and search through them. As for storage when the sets are built... the floor usually - somewhere out of the way but we don't have any shelves or anything! :)

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  5. I can image that it would be quite therapeutic Morgan and the architectural sets do look amazing. I love the idea of the Ferris wheel. My boys are not into Lego as with his motor skills problems and sensory issues he finds the pieces hurt his fingers. We have bought kids knew. I am afraid I am competitive mum and tend to take over so if we had Lego I think I'd be a nightmare, poor boys! TY for linking up with #FamilyFun 🌸

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    1. Kids Knex (Arraaahhh autocorrect)

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    2. Hehe, why do you think I said Lego is not just for kids?! I totally try and take over when my boys get kits. I have to go out of the room! Buying our own sets was the only way to stop me taking over. :)
      Have you tried Mega Blocks with your little one? They do versions now that are targeted at older children like "Halo" but the bricks are easier to handle because they're a little bigger. Perhaps you could try that? Just an idea. xxx

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  6. Ohh, I wish we had a space for this kind of thing. I like this sort of stuff. I think it's a great way of working together! And these are brilliant! @rainbowsaretoo #FamilyFun

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