Strategizing a Lego offering
August 4, 2009 9:45 AM Subscribe
I have a substantial Lego collection and a two-year-old. Eventually I will want to introduce the two. How best to do this?
posted by kmennie to sports, hobbies, & recreation (35 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I have lots of Lego -- vintage stuff from my Lego-mad early years, and quite a bit collected as an adult. Ownership of a big pile like this would've transformed my childhood, I like to think, so I am now overthinking how to pass it along.
My daughter is just about to turn two, so I have a little more time to strategize optimal Lego spoiling.
I can't figure out if it's just a part of the household and we start playing with the basic blocks soon and work our way through the troughs randomly, or if I should parcel out a few teaser sets and then -- hey! -- Look what Mum has in the closet!, or ?
I am looking to generate maximum Lego interest, of course. I am dimly aware that standards may have changed; the Lego I had as a kid was considered a lot of Lego then but probably wouldn't be now, but I think the current pile is impressive. All in lovely condition, and there are a lot of specialty pieces. The instruction booklets and some of the boxes are still around so it would be possible to repackage some sets as sets...
Short version: if your parent had a boatload of Lego, how would your childhood have been made most awesome with it?