There are just some brands and products that have been tried around the world, tested by everyone and proved to be a favorite. And, that includes LEGO. I definitely was a LEGO kid, and am happy to say that the brand is still around and growing strong for today’s children to enjoy. But, things also change with the times. The LEGO I remember came in standard colors and the little men were basic, just with cute little hats. WOW – kids now have such an amazing choice of specialized LEGO like Star Wars and Batman, construction sets and animals – even robotics. Plus, the little men (and women) have evolved too, into very detailed action figures.
If browsing through the LEGO website is something else you haven’t done before, I really urge you to do so.
~ It’s user-friendly You can search for products in the store by age, theme and category. I liked this feature, as it makes shopping a breeze. And the choices for sets and additions to sets are literally endless. I have noticed in stores, that they generally only carry the latest and most popular in LEGO products (For example the newest movie release). Yet on the site, you see it all. It’s so easy to compare and find the ones that would suit your child the best.
~ It’s such a fun spot for kids to browse and play (and parents can relax knowing that what they are looking through is completely safe). On the site there is movie clips, downloadable games, activities and so much more. What I think is beyond cool: Download the LEGO digital designer and create virtual models!!
Kids can sign up to receive the FREE LEGO Club magazine full of building ideas, activities, games, LEGO comics and more.
~ Parents have a special section on the LEGO site as well. We can browse through tons of information geared at child development, family activities and even message boards as well.
I LOVE how the LEGO products and even the website, are all geared at fun and learning for the entire family.
My daughter was able to try the My First LEGO Fire Station, a set designed for ages 4-7 (but Hubby and I was playing with it, just the same!). The pieces that were included were perfect for building a fire station, fire truck or a boat and boathouse (and came with one figurine). It included easy to follow, step-by-step instructions on how to build as well. Isabelle’s friend (who is 10 years old) loves this set and liked following the instructions and building what was pictured on the box. Isabelle on the other hand, just loved letting her imagination go wild and creating whatever she dreamed up. A house, a car, a castle. And yes, a tower (I know we all did that too).
It was really nice to see Isabelle away from the TV and video games, and simply fall in love with LEGO. It was and still is the top product for developmental play, for learning and for building creativity through role playing. LEGO is the ideal toy to perfect motor skills and develop problem solving skills. I look forward to more LEGO products in our home as Isabelle gets older.
**Disclosure: Product was provided for review purposes, views are my own.