Thankfully it is that time again for another LEGO family blogger delivery. The boys wanted to get stuck in and grumped about pictures first! Some toys are so exciting the formalities of blogging reviews want to be skipped so they can get started on their next LEGO adventure in haste.
On the plus side the arrival of the latest box has given me some good ideas what would be popular for them for Christmas. I especially loved the Hero Factory packs; the figure you build looks amazing afterwards! Eldest was so proud he did it all by himself and then you can enjoy some battles and epic conquests, as they really do look ready for adventure! Each pack comes with game points to use online, I think I missed a trick there as unfortunately disposed of the packaging too hastily!
I think a few of these would pad out the Christmas stocking quite nicely! I am always at a loss what to fill them with, so this would be a good way to cut back on the usual sweets that find there way in there. Then you can come round slowly whilst they build up their new LEGO finds in there, nursing a cup of tea at silly o clock!
We had a little packet of the Castle range, which certainly whetted our appetite. We love the medieval theme as it is, so I think we might want to add to this in future. I like that you can then bring some historical references into your LEGO sessions, explaining about weapons and armour back in the day but with the added excitement of throwing in a dragon or two just because!
I am still impressed with the lasting appeal of Duplo, the chunky bricks still holding interest for eldest. He loved the Ripslinger’s Air Race set (RRP £19.99) as much as his little brother; he is a big fan of Planes after seeing it in the cinema over the summer holidays. He was soon busy pretending to fly around the obstacles, guzzling down the aeroplane fuel and awarding himself first place and the reward of a shiny trophy against myself! Although I clipped my wing doing a manoeuvre so am not as skilled as him!
To find out more about any of these ranges head to the LEGO website.