More Useful LEGO Tips for Grandparents and Grandkids

by Kaye Swain

My grandson took his old LEGOs and created this cool spy carrier that straps to his arm which I shot with my easy to use digital cameraOh me oh my. It's been an extra busy week for this Sandwich Generation granny nanny. Full of board games, out-of-town doctor appointments with senior mom, Christmas craft projects, and other Sandwich Generation issues. Now, it's late and I'm headed to bed in a second, while planning on getting up early for extra grandkid-sitting tomorrow. However, I wanted to share a couple of useful LEGO tips I learned recently. Great for those of us with grandkids who LOVE their LEGOs!

Lost Lego Instructions? Did you know LEGO.com has many on file? A big help for busy grandparents, that's for sure. But make sure when you print out directions for a set to check a single page to be sure you are printing the whole page. I printed out the full directions, in color, to one set. THEN my grandson discovered half the page was not printing correctly. I had to go back and redo it and it was not the most cooperative file I've ever tried to print. After several tries, I finally figured out that, for my printer, I had to NOT go into the PDF file itself. I just opened the file in LEGO.com and printed directly from that. I also had to make sure I set it to print sideways instead of up and down like normal AND reduce it to 75%. It was still readable, AND all on one page. It's very unusual to run into this kind of problem so I thought I'd share it with you in case you have the same situation. :) 

If you have any useful LEGO-loving tips for our grandkids, do leave a note. And in the meantime, goodnight! I'm off to bed before another day of babysitting grandchildren. Have a lovely day as well!

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. Thank you.