My oldest has started getting into Lego's-- and of course I can't find our box. We had some on the mainland- but have moved twice since then... and I can't find them!
And it just reminded me... Lego's ARE EXPENSIVE!!
I had bought our sets when they were on sale-- and with coupons--etc... but to just buy them for the heck-of it... yikes! It's easy to drop $100 bucks or so to get a set that can make more than one car. (actually big sets cost about $300!!!)
Anyway- I was looking on-line. Trying eBay, Craig's list, Lego.com,
Amazon actually some sets more in my price range...(if any of you have any Lego collecting secrets- feel free to share them. OR if your child has outgrown his Lego's.. feel free to ship them to me! We'll give them a good home! PROMISE!)
So on my hunt I came across this picture advertising a set....
Does anyone else see something disturbing here??
Do I have to wait until I've reached my golden years to be able to afford these toys? To me: this picture shows a man whose parents never could afford a set of Lego's-- so finally when he could afford it -- he bought a set for himself! Look at the joy in his face!
I'm not really complaining about the price. I mean- I willingly buy toys for my kids. What frustrates me is the mini sets that cost $30-$40 and you can build one little car or structure. They are so "specialized" now. I love the set I had growing up... we had windows, and wheels and doors and tiles and could build airplanes, or houses, cars, towns whatever! Not just one little project or scene from spider man or Indiana Jones, etc...
Again-- seriously willing to adopt any Lego's if some of you are cleaning out your teenagers closets! (I'll even reimburse for shipping!)
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