A few weeks ago, my family and I took a day trip to Lego Land. The admission price was not very cheap but because it was my son’s birthday we indulged. We were able to find a few coupons so that helped us with the price of admission. I am amazed at what can be created with Legos! They can be found in almost every retail chain store in America, but there’s no need to purchase them there. You can look at second hand stores and garage sales for a used collection.
At one point I saw a complete set of 458+ pieces for less than $5 at a second hand store! You can also ask around on your local Freecycle group or check prices on Ebay. Many times, simply asking around for old toys produces more options than you can imagine.
Legos can provide hours of fun, family entertainment for people of all ages. Picture Grandpa, Dad, and the children all working on various projects on the living room floor. That’s the power of Legos. It’s a toy that crosses generational boundaries and encourages creativity in all ages.
Legos aren’t the only option out there, K’NEX are similar and have several sets available under $10 each. For a little more money, $10 to $20, Mega Bloks and Lego DUPLO can be purchased for children 18 months to 5 years old. Most of the traditional Lego sets are geared for children 7 to 12 years old. Legos and building/construction toys may be played with for years to come, buying them may be a wise investment for your family. I also love the fact that we can easily travel with a bucket of Legos with no batteries required!
Wooden block play-sets can be found for around $10 each. Guidecraft sells construction pieces similar to the old Tinker Toy sets, they offer several creative building options for under $20 each. The traditional Lincoln logs and Tinker Toys can still be found for under $20 a set (Tinker Toys sets can also be found under the names TRIO and Superstruct).
What great toy finds have you come across this year and where did you find them?