Does anyone else dislike the Lego building sets that have come out in recent years? So far, I haven't bought any for my daughter, but my stepson has had them. Frankly, they're depressing. He methodically follows the directions and builds one specific spaceship or airplane out of each set, and that's it. When my brother and sister and I were growing up, my brother had a great big plastic bucket filled with blocks of all colors, shapes, and sizes. We could, and did, literally make anything from them. Sometimes we fashioned men, women, and children with different colored clothes, and furniture to fix them a house. Other times, we made buildings and vehicles that came from our own creative minds, not from some step-by-step guide the company put together. No wonder we complain that kids don't use their imaginations.
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DS loves to get the sets, built whatever is on the box and then promptly take it all apart and use them as he likes. Some kids just really like keeping the models together. If you don't want to spend the money on Lego's (because let's face it, they are expensive) maybe look into age appropriate models. My brother loved putting those things together.
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