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22 November 2012

Lego for Christmas {PLUS Giveaway CLOSED}

*** GIVEAWAY CLOSED ***
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.

Lego Duplo Bucket

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.


LEGO Friends - Stephanies Outdoor Bakery


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.

Lego Mining Truck

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

Ninjago Ultra Sonic Raider 2

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.

Technic

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

GIVEAWAY TIME


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.


Ninjago Ultra Sonic Raider


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.



73 comments:

  1. My favourite game was Barbie's. I had quite a collection with lots of accessories!

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  2. My favourite toy growing up was my cabbage patch doll.

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  3. I used to play an Atari 2600 and read a lot of books.

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  4. I loved playing Hungry Hippos.

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  5. I was a bookworm as a kid; I'd read just about anything. And lots of outside play.

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  6. I was and still am a bookworm...I actually still have a "book" that I wrote with a couple of friends back in primary school :-)

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  7. Even Mr 17 still likes the occasional play with Lego.

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  8. I tweeted too, but can't work out how to copy it over using my phone = techno idiot lol!

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  9. Don't enter me in the draw but I just had to comment -- we saved DD's Duplo from twenty-something years ago and her boys enjoy playing with it when they come to visit! It never goes out of style!

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    1. Absolutely! Lego is so well made it gets passed down the generations and never goes out if fashion. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  10. My teddy was accompanying with me when I was growing up.

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  11. My boys LOVE Lego and my middle guy just had his birthday and received some Ninjago Lego which he adores! He just saw this comp and his eyes lit up!
    Other great ideas are craft packs, board games and dress up costumes :)

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  12. We Lived on a Farm growing up with so many great things and games to Play... One of ours was Chicken run with our Pet chooks :)

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  13. My favourite toy was my Cabbage Patch doll. I am now in my thirties and still have him (he now sits on my daughter's bookshelf and has become her 'friend'!)

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  14. Manda Richards. I told my son that Santa thought he had run out of Lego Ninjago, but perhaps he made a mistake!

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  15. I had a train set that I loved, which was very forward thinking of my parents.

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  16. My favourite was many Barbies. Especially Sun Tan Barbie. I loved sending her off on adventures with Ken and the camper van.

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  17. Monoply is alway a great game. The kids love the money.

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  18. Great giveaway, thank you Anorina! My fave toys were Barbies, I made all their own clothes (surprise, surprise) and would save my pocket money to get a new one regularly!

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  19. 'Connect 4' board game have always been our family favourite, put on the thinking caps!

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  20. my son loves lego.......everytime we go the shops he heads straight for it.

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  21. I loved Trivial Pursuit growing up, as well as the cheaper Australian version called Oz Quiz that was packaged in an esky!

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  22. Funny enough,my Little Golden Books were my favourite gift.After I read them,I would make a fortress out of them(they were hard covered then),just like a house of cards.Hours of fun and imagination ran riot.

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  23. My favourite was my playing 'schools' with my siblings and friends.
    Penny Spreitzer

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  24. Kim m galwayst@hotmail.comNovember 22, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    My favourite was cops and robbers

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  25. I am a Lego fan. I love that it spans all ages and I am very excited about the 'Friends' collection. Santa will be bringing some to our house this year!

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  26. Football, soccerball, movie tickets, slip n slide, gardening tool kits, pop up tents, lightsabers, board games, UNO card game, totem tennis, Diva voucher, Beyblades, sea monkeys, walkie talkies, robofish, fishing rod, cricket set, superhero costume, skylander figures, skipping rope, frisbee, lava lamp, pillow pet just to name a few!

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  27. I had Barbies. I also had Atari and the first Nintendo :)

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  28. My favourtie toys when growing up would have to be my barbie dolls and my tall walking doll. I learnt to sew, knit and crochet making my own dolls clothes.

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  29. Oops! Ignore my entry. I live in the USA. My favorite toy was a brunette Barbie doll with a pony tail (it would be worth a fortune now, because it would be vintage). I learned to sew making Barbie clothes.

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  30. it was twister and uno we didnt have may toys as mum and dad were not well off enough to buy them so we got games and things as joint pressies at xmas and easter as mum said chocolate was a waist.we would play for hours and laugh and just enjoy each other which also kept us very close together we were likes best friends all of us and now i play these games with my children who love it just as much

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  31. Marbles. I played them, my brothers played them. We had leagues and races with them.The whole neighbourhood was playing with marbles. Love them.

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  33. This is a hard one but I think it would have to be my Cabbage Patch dolls- Gloria and Bridget. They went everywhere with me- Brownie Pack Holiday, to the zoo and on a plane.

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  34. I absolutely loved my Teddy Ruxpin. So many memories of him. Not sure where he disappeared to, such a shame he was lost. My daughter would have loved him.

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  35. I loved Barbie's I have two sisters so we had a good collection of barbie's

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  36. Growing up I loved my 'Babysitter's Club' books, read them from cover to cover many many times!

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  37. My sisters and I loved our Barbir dolls!

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  38. Our boys would love this under the tree this year!

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  39. Boys gifts? Boche set? Tack hammer, screwdriver, nails etc from hardware store? A kite? Football? A 2 man tent? Badminton set? Yoyo? Diabolo? A plastic water slide (strip of builders black hardware plastic)? Water balloons? So many that are inexpensive.

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  40. For my tenth birthday mum and dad gave me a big box of Lego. I loved it. Nearly forty years later I still have it.

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  41. I loved my dolls, a favourite being baby alive!! she did everything a real baby did, except the crying hahaha, I miss her :)

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  42. My favourite was the board game "Trouble". I have fond memories playing it with my sister.

    Maria Varrica

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  43. I loved my Matchbox cars. I had a whole set and used to carry them around in a little suitcase. I was quite the tomboy! (Dianne Childs on rafflecopter)

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  44. My boys never tire of their marble run! Heaps of pieces to put together and a fun time trying to keep the marbles rolling along it at the end!

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  45. I loved my lego, always creating exciting and something new.

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  46. Lego is the perfect time for mum or dad to sit down and spend some quality time building thing with the kids!

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  47. sega master system 2 was my fave console with wonder boy my favourite game!

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  48. My favourite toy when small is rubber bands. We used to make a really long string using rubber bands to play skip hop.

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  49. When I was growing up I loved playing "sale of the century game" with my parents. I played it so often that I could remember all the answers. lol

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  50. My sister and I both loved our Lego the most, and would spend weeks over summer holidays building up a whole city! It was always sad to pack it away :(
    lewisclaire2011@yahoo.com.au

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  51. My favourite toys were matchbox cars and mud! Yes I'm a girl but me and my brother just couldn't get enough of them. We'd make ramps and motes full of water. So much fun!

    madmummassweetrandoms@gmail.com

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  52. My Punky Brewster paper doll set :)


    amber.boyce@hotmail.com

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  53. I loved my weeble wobbles western ranch.

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  54. I loved sneaking in to use by brothers lego when he was out but if he was home I would happily play with my smurfs.

    pammynan@hotmail.com

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  55. I have a pop up tree house (I've forgotten what it was called) I played with it all the time!

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  56. I loved hopscotch, played it for hours!!!

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  57. I used to love playing spotlight at night when we went camping!

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  58. My son is getting a Pogo Stick just like I did at his age.

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  59. My favorite toy as a child was my Cindy dolls - similar to Barbie but not as buxom :)

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  60. rummikub is a wonderful game to play with kids, Miss 7 got it for her birthday and loves it. It's similar to scrabble but with numbers instead. Kids who are "watchers" will love this game, I know mine does.

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  61. We are getting our boys lego this year. Kmart stocks a range of affordable lego sets and we have bought a second hand lego table. Board games also last the test of time and torture from kids!

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