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Winner: Jodie J
Christmas is fast approaching. In just over weeks time, we will be spending special time with family and friends… oh yes, and exchanging gifts.
Today, I have some Lego gift ideas suitable for the kids in your life. My kids are HUGE Lego fans and literally spend hours playing with those bright and colourful little bricks, creating machines and buildings, all through their imagination.
Imaginative play – is there anything, that we as parents, like to see more? (well, other than if they volunteered to clean their rooms or brush their teeth without repeated requests.)
Toddler / Pre-Schooler (1-5 years)
For the younger ones, I really believe that you can’t go past Lego Duplo.
My nephew is 2 years old and the perfect age for Lego Duplo. The Duplo pieces are large, bold and bright and click together easily for little fingers which are just learning and exploring their capabilities.
Girls (5-12 years)
For so long, Lego has been aimed at boys. Sure it’s great for kids of all ages, but really which little girl wants to build a truck or a police station?
And then, Lego Friends was released. It is designed with young girls in mind and it is perfect for girls to get their brains into building and playing mode, with subjects they can relate to and enjoy.
The Lego Friends website is interactive and Amelia and I have spent a lot of time looking through the videos and pretty links.
You can pick up Lego Friends packs at your local department store or online for around $10.
Boys (5-12 years)
This is the age where Lego is most enjoyed – well I think so anyways. My husband will probably disagree with this statement, because he still enjoys sitting with Sam and building trucks and boats and stations and I’m sure he’s still wishing for the the enormous Lego airplane for Christmas.
Whether it’s Ninjago or Star Wars or Lord of the Rings or Cars, there is Lego which will capture your little boys imagination.
Earlier this week, Sam received the Lego Mining Truck to play with. It is perfect for his age group and will give him hours of imaginative play.
Big jobs call for big vehicles and heroes. The mighty Mining Truck was made for big building adventure. Load up the Mining Truck with rocks, transport the load out of the mine, set the dynamite charge and blast for the hidden gold! Includes miner minifigure.
Load up the rocks and find the gold with the Mining Truck! Dig in to a building adventure when you take the Mining Truck on a search for gold with all-terrain wheels, dynamite and big rocks to blast! RRP $49.95
If your little guy is into Lego Ninjago, how about getting him the ultimate in Lego coolness?
Ninjago Ultra Sonic Raider
It will track down Pythor and defend the fang blade with the Ultra Sonic Raider’s all-terrain tracks, detachable flying vehicle and golden glade wings. RRP $79.95
Boys (9+ years)
As boys get older, their Lego skills will be very well developed (if they’ve managed to tear themselves away from the Nintendo).
For the older boys, Lego Technic is fantastic. A lot of smaller pieces with intricate detail. It will get them thinking.
Streak across the sky with the realistic Jet Plane. Jump in the cockpit, close the canopy and take off!
Operate the retractable landing gear and working ailerons and then sweep the wings back and go supersonic! It’s just like the real thing! Rebuilds into an aerobatic plane. RRP $69.99
With thanks to Lego, I have a Lego Ninjago Ultra Sonic Raider (valued at $79.95) to giveaway to a lucky Samelia’s Mum reader.
You can either enter via the Rafflecopter or answer the following question in the comments section:
In 50 words or less, what are some other affordable gift ideas for kids (especially boys)?
1. Open to Australian residents only
2. Giveaway will close on 3 December 2012
3. The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered upon.
4. Samelia’s Mum will take no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage to prizes sent to winner/s.
5. Winner/s will be announced on the Samelia's Mum Facebook page and/or contacted by email.
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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post though I did receive a Lego Mining Truck for review. All opinions are my own or of my family.