No doubt I’ll get into big trouble (with my kids and Lego enthusiasts) by saying ‘There’s only so many Lego kits you can own’. As my kids eye off the latest Lego kits in the Christmas catalogues, I’m trying to encourage a build-with-the-bricks-you’ve-already-got approach – it’s either that or we’ll be extending the house to accommodate more bricks!
Which is why The Lego Adventure Book by Megan Rothrock makes an awesome gift (for kids because it’s Lego and for parents who are suffering from brick overload).
Brand new, The Lego Adventure Book includes twenty-five step-by-step guides to building all sorts of things from robots and trains to medieval villages and spaceships. As well as the step-by-step instructions, there are also nearly two hundred example models from the world’s best builders, perfect for inspiring the kids to do lots of building with the bricks they already own.
The Lego Adventure Book is available online from Book Depository, which ships free to Australia. While you’re there, check out the Big Unofficial Lego Builder’s Book: Build Your Own City, a book that holds all the instructions on building a complete city (or empire, depending on how many bricks you have!). If you still need more ideas, the Lego Ideas Book is packed full of them and Lego: Official Annual 2013 provides a great overview of the year in Lego.
(via Cool Mom Picks)