LEGO never goes out of style. It only gets sleeker and more interesting. While a lot of us grew up with the simple toy-block offerings, you can now buy LEGO in different shapes, sizes, and characters to fire up your child’s imagination.
One reason why these toys remained to be childhood staples is the benefit it provides. Research have confirmed that playing with these innocuous building blocks does not only enhance a child’s sense of shapes, patterns, and colors, but also help in motor-skills, spatial awareness, and lateral thinking. Some also claim that kids who play with LEGO fare better in math subjects!
Whether or not the latter is true, for children, the thrill lies in creating something from scratch with their own hands. Thus, LEGO toys are all about giving them more options to play with.
What to buy?
One look at the website of Mr. Toys Toyworld, Australia’s leading toy store, gives you an idea on what LEGO Land has expanded into. It’s not just buildings anymore – entire cities or even parts of Tolkien’s Middle Earth can be constructed, block by block.
To add a dash of fun, you can introduce your child to Homer Simpson and his family. LEGO The Simpsons brings to you figurines of these characters from the popular television series. You can also buy an entire set (which comes cheaper than individual figures) and let your child create their own unique story lines and character interplay. Maybe they can get Homer to move away from the TV every once in a while and give up on donuts!
For more practical-minded ones, LEGO Technic has always been the go-to choice. Even though the level of skill involved in making these working models of planes, cars, trucks, etc., are a little advanced, these could not be more suitable for teenagers.
LEGO Star Wars is another one of the hottest-selling collection on the roster.
The company also offers Ninjago, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Disney, Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit toys. All in all, there are 31 LEGO themes and about 470 products for different age groups are available at the store. This includes a few collectors’ items.