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6 reasons why Lego is the best toy ever!

I have recently been looking into Lego for a project I am working on, and have come to realise that I still really really like it. Despite being 28 Lego still has the same sense of fun it had when I was 5 and I got to thinking about why.

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Below are some of the reasons why I think Lego is such an awesome form of entertainment.

1. Appeals to young and old alike

As I mentioned above, I still really like Lego. Perhaps it’s because I am more technically minded (geeky) but Lego still appeals to me. Admittedly my main interest now is the “more grown up” Lego Technic, but I still like the traditional sets just as much – there’s something about building Star Wars vehicles that makes the geek inside cry out in joy; whoever thought of combining Star Wars with Lego deserves a medal!

2. Encourages Creativity

This is something I feel quite strongly about. Being a very creative person (ie I like to make stuff) I have had many many hours of fun making new things with Lego. I tend not to do that so much anymore but I am still amazed by some of the things that are made, and these people clearly didn’t follow the instructions in a set…

For example I recently mentioned a couple of robots that were made with Lego – namely Johnny 5 and Wall-E

3. 1 purchase = years of fun

Lego is immensely versatile. Buy a single set and you will be able to make stacks of different models. Where one day you are making a castle, the next you can make a space station, and then take things apart and start all over again.

On a similar note Lego doesn’t age. The sets I had when I was young are still perfectly good and can be added to newer sets seamlessly. Perfect for people stuck in the current credit crunch – and green as well – you can recycle your old Lego for generations!

4. Educational

Harry and Quirrel Lego PhotoLego is educational; it teaches simple mechanics (in particular with Lego Technic) and, as I mentioned above, encourages creativity. If you get Lego Mindstorms then it becomes even more educational teaching very basic robotics and programming. All things any geek would love to know, or encourage their children to learn.

If you don’t believe it’s educational then check out this lego production line that creates toy cars to order.

5. Accessible to everyone

Lego is accessible to anyone and everyone. Anybody can pick up a Lego brick and stick it to another Lego brick. 99% of people can follow Lego instructions, which is good training for Ikea when they grow up. That said to be able design your own models and have them reach as high a standard as the sets you buy takes a lot of time to learn (I bet this aircraft carrier took a while to work out).

Easy to learn, hard to master.

6. Brings the family together

I suspect that this one is mostly for the Dad’s out there but buying, and playing with, Lego is very much a family activity. Being able to buy a toy like this and then build it together is great fun – I remember doing this sort of thing with my own father, and hope I can do the same when I have a family of my own.

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Opinions?

I asked a few of my friends for their opinions about the awesomeness that is Lego and this is what I got back…

Are there any reasons it’s awesome that I’ve missed? What are your thoughts about Lego?

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  1. Nicely done… If you put an affiliate link to buy Lego, I might have own one right now :) These are a few other reasons personally for me.

    1) It’s like art, only 3D
    2) Everyone is smiling, you can’t help but smile too
    3) The satisfaction of seeing the end result. And the joy of starting over

  2. Completely agree. I don’t have any lego anymore, passed it on to my cousins, I did feel a little uneasy at giving away my lego to be honest. I might treat myself this Christmas!

  3. I have grandchildren now and kept ALL of the Lego of my ‘5’ children. I cannot wait to sit and build houses and other things. I have VERY nice memories playing with my children on a rainy day ;-)

  4. Legos are absolutely classic! Many a weekend at college was “wasted” building giant buildings in the dorm room with friends :D

  5. Yeah, You’re 100% correct! Lego is really the best toy ever! I’ve spent so many years with this cool and clever toy when I was a little boy! And few month ago, I found big box with all my Lego at home and I was surprised, how easy I spent next few hours by playing with it again :-) I think this box will never leave my home :-)

  6. Having grown up with LEGO, then Technic LEGO building cars and trucks, it’s the minifigures that I now like most. With the old classic figures and the newer themed sets, you have every excuse to be a big kid again.

    • I love the minifigs too. I ended up getting the whole of the series one collection. A crazy waste of money – don’t think I will be able to do that for every series, but it was good fun getting these ones :)

  7. Lego bricks are fantastic for developing child creativity. Also they give you the opportunity to spend quality time with your kids playing together and building something new every time. My kids love them!

    Cheers!

  8. Wow completely agree about the minifigures and all the creativity I really hope it is still going when my kids grow up so we can build some LEGO!

  9. I personally think that there is, has never been a better toy.
    LEGO should win life time achievement award. Its fun, creative
    colourful, enginuitive and completely engaging. I’m 34 and I still
    get a thrill from things i can build with lego.

    I can’t think of any other Toy that has left such a profound mark on so many.
    My son is just starting to love lego and it brings tears to my eyes.

    One off the true great inventions in our world.
    childhood is so precious

    Thank you LEGO
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    • Totally agreed :)

      I’m 32 now and still buy and build Lego. And i don’t have any children I can use as an excuse (although I sometimes pretend I do :))

  10. In my time kids were used to play with Lego. Now kids want to play computer games sad really. But I Would surely prefer this one for mine.

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