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BRAKE A LEG…….O!

03 Jun

A pile of Lego blocks, of assorted colours and...

With 5 boys in the family we have over the years accumulated a lot of Lego but I’ve never really thought about who makes it etc so as I’m going to blog about it I thought I’d google Lego and find out. Well The LEGO Group is a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark. The company is still owned by the Kirk Kristiansen family who founded it in 1932. They are engaged in the development of children‘s creativity through playing and learning. Based on the world-famous LEGO® brick, the company today provides toys, experiences and teaching materials for children in more than 130 countries. The LEGO Group has approximately 10,000 employees, and it is the world’s third largest manufacturer of play materials. Impressive stuff ! It’s great, being fun/ educational/ creative/ colourful and strong all at the same time and the company do a great job in keeping up with the ever-changing trends and it appeals to 1½ – 100 year olds (probably anyway) It can keep the kids engaged for hours and you can make anything you can imagine in your head (well nearly).

My boys come back to it again and again only needing the occasional mug like me to help them find that elusive piece that has to be found because it’s the only one that will fit. Problem being that the competitive streak kicks in and the chance to change the little building they are doing into a huge in your face castle just to prove how good you are to everyone in the house takes over and you end up wasting all day on it even when the kids have decided to leave you to it…WONDER WHY !  I decided to blog about Lego because last week Joe and David bought some new Lego, the Log Cabin and Apple Tree House

Log Cabin
Apple Tree House

 They are great and they (We!) spent a long time making them 🙂

I do have some headaches with the stuff though, why do they always put it in larger boxes than required … you get it home, open the box expecting a huge pile of bricks etc only to get a couple of bags out of it ????  and the pictures on the box give the impression that the end product is going to be quite big too especially to a child and that is very disappointing to all of us when you consider how much it costs … a bloody arm and a leg !

So it’s a love/hate relationship with this Lego and me, what with fighting the dog for it who loves to chew up this expensive toy or stepping on some with bare feet which is a blooming killer usually followed with obscenities!  or listening to the cats batting it around the laminate floor at 3am (SCREAM!) I don’t know what is worse….But there’s something quite disturbingly satisfying when it rattles up the hose of the vacuum cleaner even when you know it’s the

ONE PIECE YOU WILL NEED NEXT TIME ……… AGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR  !

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8 responses to “BRAKE A LEG…….O!

  1. fabulousspirit

    04/06/2012 at 9:59 pm

    Great blog, a good read! I had loads of Lego as a kid and loved it, it wasn’t a good as today’s though!

     
    • ganderingdreams

      07/06/2012 at 3:35 pm

      More advanced these days , thankyou fabulousspirit xxx

       
  2. lsmoore

    04/06/2012 at 10:38 pm

    I feel your Lego pain! My sons loved each set we bought and built…once.

     
    • ganderingdreams

      07/06/2012 at 3:38 pm

      That’s the problem isnt it , they and you spend hours building them and in seconds there in bits again …. so frustrating ! Why O Why do we do it ???

       
  3. muddledmom

    05/06/2012 at 6:29 pm

    Ha! That’s the truth! My job is always to search for the pieces they need. I quickly try to think of an excuse so they will just play on their own, which often works. Nothing worse than sorting through the Lego bin of 1,000 pieces for one tiny piece. “No, it needs to have this kind of angle, not that one.” Arrrrgh!

     
    • ganderingdreams

      07/06/2012 at 3:39 pm

      Thanks for reading and commenting on this blog … Lego has a lot to answer for …lol

       
  4. pommepal

    06/06/2012 at 2:05 am

    G’day from Australia. Thanks for all the lego info. My 11 yo grandson is a lego fanatic. He will be very impressed when I trot out the history. Thanks for dropping by my blog and following me.

     
    • ganderingdreams

      07/06/2012 at 3:41 pm

      Hello Australia , my pleasure. Thanks for enjoying my blog too , catch you soon 🙂

       

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