Besides doll’s houses, I am also on the look-out for LEGO sets.
A few years ago, I bought each child a set of LEGO when it was on sale, one for a toddler and one for an older child. The kids played with the LEGO building sets like it was any other toy.
This Chinese New Year, they had fun playing with their cousins’ building set and I was impressed!
Not by what they built but by HOW the two of them built it.
Can you imagine two bouncy, hyperactive kids who are almost always squabbling over everything playing quietly with each other for more than 2 hours?
Seriously, Hubby and I were free to entertain guests, help the in-laws with whatever that’s needed and even sit down to have a chit-chat and munch on CNY goodies while these two fellas pored over the LEGO box and manual, discussing in great detail:
– which piece was needed for which structure,
– whether the piece fitted,
– whether they would build the people first or the buildings first,
– who would get to play with which parts first and etc
Looking at them, you’d think they were the mayor and the city council officer poring over blueprints for a real city LOL
I’d just bought them one of the 3-in-1 Creator sets, which was thankfully within the budget of their vouchers but I think this one will only occupy them for short period.
True enough, the little girl has already asked for another one shown at the back of the box but the boy is still happy to work on it. He’s got his heart set on a LEGO Star Wars set though…