Chances are, if there is a new LEGO anything, my kiddos have heard about it. But buying a new LEGO set every time they want one (read: always) can get expensive.
I know I know...Halloween is not even here and already we're diving headfirst into holiday picks. But it's hard to resist when it's a Hanukkah goodie as cool as these dreidels.
For all the complaining I do about the tiny bricks scattered all over the living room floor, I adore LEGO bricks for how much they fully engage my kids even more than the latest video game. So we're delighted to you a very Happy 80th Birthday.
I've got four words for you: Steampunk. Lego. Monster. Fighters.I haven't even gotten to the part about the castle.
I'll be frank, quite a few of us groaned along with many of you when LEGO Friends was announced; that series of pastel-colored, "girl-friendly" kits which seemed heavy on the pink and purple, with themes like Butterfly Beauty Shop.
Living with three LEGO-obsessed children, it does seem like these little bricks multiply like magic. But now, it appears that those innocent-looking little minifigures have been busy doing a little uh, multiplying on their own.
Last week, I realized I forgot to grab a calendar for the new year when I glanced over to check the date on my desk and saw nothing but a gaping hole where the 2011 calendar once stood.
Labels are a necessary part of school life, but don't go to the dark side and use marker on masking tape. With these free Star Wars printable tags, you don't have to.
Legos are just so timeless, so simple, so wholesome. You can build houses and cities and adorable robots, sprawled in front of a roaring fire with your future architect. Or you can turn those happy little blocks into a zombie-infested nightmare rife with bloodstains and axes. Your choice.
Once my kids were past the put-everything-in-their-mouth, choking-hazard stage of development, their toys seemed to instantly shrink. And multiply. I was faced with pieces and parts and tiny shoes everywhere. Now there's an entirely different storage system for their most vast collections.
LEGO is, in my mind, the quintessential building toy of childhood. The problem, of course, is that no matter what storage solutions I come up with, there seems to always be a stray brick or ten on the floor, waiting to skewer my foot.
After many months of buzz, hoopla, and general fanfare, I finally got around to checking out Christoph Niemann's I LEGO N.Y., and boy, I'm glad I did.
I am still in the lowly iPhone-less margins of society, although I'm fortunate to have plenty of friends who show me all the coolest new apps I'm missing.
I always thought that LEGOs were cute for making walls and towers, maybe the occasional weird angular horses or something. I honestly had no idea that now you could make, oh, say...the Guggenheim Museum.
I am going nuts for the handmade LEGO soaps we just discovered from the California-based etsy shop, Washable Art. They are adorable, they're original, and hello? They are $5 a pack.