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    Default Hints re Lego lovers please

    There are. 3. Parts to my question please

    Firstly I'm wondering if I'm better off buying a huge lot of Lego second hand that is various pieces or sets mixed together and hoping my son can make great stuff from it
    or am I better off buying full sets of an item he can definitely make and enjoy

    or a bit of both ?

    lego is expensive so I'm seeing how best to go about buying suitable amounts of sets .

    My second question is about quantity, how big a tub full of Lego is a good quantity to build with and own . what quantity do you find is a good quantity that would be good to have please . I've seen people selling 1 kilo or 3 kilos of various pieces .

    thirdly how do you store the Lego as I d seen people have separate plastic containers for different sizes and types of Lego pieces to make it easier to find what pieces they want as they build

    thank you
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    Default Hints re Lego lovers please

    DS has a tonne of the sets, he makes the thing, it lasts a day before he starts picking bits of it and rejigging it.

    I'd get a bunch of random stuff second hand, you want more than plain blocks but using their imagination to create their own things is the best part of Lego.

    A couple of the sets in something he likes would be fun as well though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoteToSelf View Post
    DS has a tonne of the sets, he makes the thing, it lasts a day before he starts picking bits of it and rejigging it.

    I'd get a bunch of random stuff second hand, you want more than plain blocks but using their imagination to create their own things is the best part of Lego.

    A couple of the sets in something he likes would be fun as well though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoteToSelf View Post
    DS has a tonne of the sets, he makes the thing, it lasts a day before he starts picking bits of it and rejigging it.

    I'd get a bunch of random stuff second hand, you want more than plain blocks but using their imagination to create their own things is the best part of Lego.

    A couple of the sets in something he likes would be fun as well though.
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    Depends on your DSs age. My DD is 4 and loves duplo, we have a few sets that were given as gifts but everything is all thrown in together in a giant sack and she just builds towers and castles out of it.

    My brother and I loved Lego as kids and when we were old enough, we enjoyed making the more complex kits. But ultimately, we would chuck it all in together and build elaborate cars to smash against each other and see whose car could stay intact the longest.

    Get the mixed bag and let them use their imagination!

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    Thank you so much for your helpful information .
    I've divided my questions into 3 parts asking also about best ways to store Lego with similar pieces together to make it easier for the child to find what they want and build

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    We buy the kits and then put them in together. We have a folder of all the books so they can go back and rebuild if they want

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    All ours just gets chucked in together but we do the same as a PP and store all the booklets in a folder. The lego itself is just stored an a big drawstring bag/lego play mat so it's easy to clean up!

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    1. I think full sets are really fun and my DS loves these. He also makes random things after making the thing from the set.

    2. We have only ever bought sets of Lego, so no help here.

    3. We normally store Lego in large zip lock bags, with instruction book inside and Lego pieces. Here's an example:
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    My sister and I had heaps as kids. We had a mixture of sets and random blocks, but everything was stored together. Imagination and making your own creations is the best part of lego! You can also find instructions for all sorts of things on the net.

    I don't thnk you can ever have TOO much lego, if your kid enjoys it. Maybe go with what you're willing to pay for, and see how he goes.

    As for storage... something like a tool box/craft storage box/tackle box is great, as it has separate compartment. He can then store the pieces in whatever way makes sense to him.


 

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