We have five young Lego enthusiasts in our family.
We have endured our share of late night barefoot episodes of pain from left-out Legos.
Now and then my husband would look around for used Legos and never came up with much. Well, he had the clever idea of putting a "want ad" on Craigslist for Legos.
A few worth-while offers filtered in. Our kids bought some, and we bought some for the group of them, and then we got to work scrubbing and sorting.
We pulled out all the Megablocks since we have found they don't mix well. We will resell those at a clothing sale in the near future.
While discussing the difference between Legos and Megablocks, we found this video that pretty well sums up my kids' feelings about Megablocks now (more of these are available on Youtube as well):
And, then for the creating. . . Our kids have come up with some amazing stuff, and my husband has helped the younger ones with some of their desired creations. Because we don't have many acutal sets, just bins and bins of pieces, they come up with their own designs and masterpieces.
I love this soccer set that allows them to actually play a game after assembled:
My husband and older son also spent quite a bit of time putting a video together. My son would especially appreciate if you jump over to YouTube and take a look.
A lot of work, but also a learning experience. The wheels are already turning for another movie as well.
Legos have provided an entertaining and affordable way to spend time together as a family. Even the cleaning was a group project. Lots of Lego-induced smiles all around.