LEGOs For Grandkids, The REST of the Story

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My grandkids and I have had a great time researching old and new LEGOs sets and even though I wrote about several great resources on Wednesday, we have plenty more for today, Family Friday! One more set of alternate designs, using the Sponge Bob Square Pants LEGOs set. One of the easier ways to save money with LEGO sets is to keep those LEGO bricks organized, since you won’t be buying more to replace items you already have.

My grandkids love their new and old legos

Here are some great sites to help you and your grandkids get their LEGO sets organized: Efficient LEGOs Set Storage LEGOs Sets Storage from the OrgJunkie How about a box to help you organize the LEGO sets your grandkids leave at your house? I haven’t tried it, but it does look good. It’s kind of like sifting for gold. 🙂 The LEGO club is a site where your grandkids can find LEGO buffs to write to, share with, and find new designs. GRANDPARENTS / PARENTS – please check this site out carefully and supervise your grandkids’ / kids’  use of this site AND ALL THESE SITES carefully. I'll be doing the same! 😉  Would you believe it, they even have LEGO stores all over the world, including these new, or soon-to-open sites:

  • Kenwood Towne Centre, Cincinnati, OH
  • Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh, NC
  • Stonebriar Centre, Frisco, TX
  • Penn Square Mall, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Westfield Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
  • NorthPark Center, Dallas, TX
  • Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH
  • Orland Square, Orland Park, IL
  • Ala Moana Center, Honolulu, HI
  • Arundel Mills Mall, Baltimore, MD
  • Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham, AL
  • Concord Mills Mall, Charlotte, NC
  • Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ
  • MyZeil, Frankfurt, Germany

Our grandkids are sure to enjoy the Monthly Mini Model Build at the various LEGO stores. As the site explains, “One day each month, children ages 6 to 14 are invited to come to the LEGO Store and learn how to build a special LEGO set model – then take that model home, for free! Check with your local Store for date and time – dates vary by country.” For those grandkids who just can’t get enough LEGO info and who live fairly close to Bellaire, OH, (or if you’re able to pass by it on a trip), you can visit the Brick Museum which is the worlds’ only LEGO based museum. It is located at 4597 Noble Street, Bellaire, OH, and its phone number is 740-671-8890. The site currently shows that it is open Wednesday – Sunday and it does charge admission. Be sure, though, to call before going to verify all the information. I’ve learned the internet is great, but it’s definitely NOT perfect, nor is it updated as often as I would like. 🙂 Another interesting thing I found was two interviews with LEGO display designers who have worked on Star Wars LEGOS sets. They were fascinating and my seven-year old grandson thought so too! I printed them out and we read it for one of our “stories.” Now one of my five-year old grand-twins wants to hear the “story!” Not only was it interesting to read about the designs, it was exciting to learn that some people can actually grow up and earn a good living designing, creating and playing with LEGO sets! There are LEGO video games, LEGO board games, and in the next year or so, there will even be a LEGO movie. WOW! Well, that’s it for all things new and old LEGOs for now, though there will probably be more coming in a month or so. If you have more to add, we’d love to hear about it. 🙂

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    • Edie Dykeman
    • September 25, 2009

    My grandson just got another large box of LEGOs last night and had a blast. Of course, everything ended up all over our living room, but it was worth it watching he and his mother build together. He is an aggressive 2 1/2 year-old who had a blast with Mom. Thanks for sharing this post.

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    • Grandpa Shayne
    • September 25, 2009

    When my two sons were growing up, they were really into Legos, especially the pirates. Now my grandkids are enjoying Legos. They love creating cool inventions with Legos. They like the spacecrafts best. Of course, I have fun helping them with their inventions whenever I get the chance.

  3. Hi Shayne, my grandkids gravitate towards your grandkids likes – they love the space gizmos best too. I try to help but they are HARD – for me. Then my 7 year old grandchild comes and fixes it and leaves me with my mouth wide open in admiration 🙂 !! Future engineers maybe!!! 🙂

  4. Hi Edie! WOW! Very talented grandson! How great he is starting so young. I really think they learn a lot of important skills working on these. 🙂

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