Monday, November 20, 2017

Lego's making memories

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review, all opinions are my own.
I have so many amazing Christmas memories growing up as a kid, but only a few bad.  I remember my brother and I would sneak up each Christmas morning and peak at our gifts before our mom and dad got up.  We use to try and get my younger sister up, but she was always afraid to get in trouble for being out of bed.  After we peaked, we would try to get my parents up.  They would never get up, so we would go out into the living room and watch the 101 Dalmatians Christmas special (MY mom lost that VHS TAPE!!  I was so mad lol)  I also remember the year I got a horse for Christmas, I spent the rest of Christmas outside with him.  But there were also the bad memories, my parents fought all the time.  And even though we always got "gifts" for Christmas there was no family time.  One of the worst Christmas was when my mom flipped out and left the house for a few hours.  In a temper fit my dad left too!  It was a very scared 12 year old me, a 7 year old Luke and an even younger Brittany.  I didn't know what to do, my brother had gotten a huge Lego set that year.  I decided to build the set with them.  Whenever I needed a piece I would tell them what color and to look for.  Sometimes I would mess up on purpose and let them help me figure out what I did "wrong."  That Lego set would have normally only took me 40 minutes to put together, but I dragged it out for 2 hour.  
Every year after that my brother would get a Lego set and we would put it together.  It became a tradition.
I never knew if they remembered why we started it, they were kind of young.  It wasn't until my youngest son turned 6 and my brother got him his first "big kid" Lego set.  As my son sat their in awe, my brother winked at me and told my son we use to have a family tradition of putting together Lego sets on Christmas.  He then looked at me and said hopefully this one doesn't take 2 hours like that first set did.  I could tell by my brother's face what he was talking about.  He hugged me then and we restarted the family tradition of Lego building Christmas night!!  Now they still take 2 hours to build. Not because I am trying to keep 2 little kids calm, but because we are eating, watching Christmas movies and so much other stuff as we build!

My son is 10 this Christmas so it has been going on for a couple of years now.  This year I still didn't get our big set, but I did grab a few cool littler ones



This Batman™ BrickHeadz construction character is fun to build using colorful LEGO System bricks that recreate all of his iconic details, including his Batsuit with icon and utility belt decoration, plus a Batarang. He also stands on a buildable baseplate with series number and BrickHeadz icon for easy display, so you can bring the Caped Crusader to any room or office.
Buildable Batman™ LEGO BrickHeadz construction character features colorful and authentic detailing, glow-in-the-dark BrickHeadz eyes, plus a display baseplate. Each LEGO BrickHeadz construction character comes with its own buildable collector’s baseplate featuring series number and BrickHeadz icon.
Mighty Micros: Spider-Man vs. Scorpion
Role-play a daring duel between Spider-Man and his venomous enemy Scorpion. Scorpion’s Mighty Micros car features movable pincers and tail with sting, while Spider-Man’s blue and red buggy features exhaust pipes. The super villain also has a mini-scorpion to match Spider-Man’s mini-spider. Includes two minifigures with mini legs.

Includes Spider-Man and Scorpion minifigures with mini legs.
Move the tail and pincers of Scorpion’s Mighty Micros car and attack Spider-Man!
Scorpion’s Mighty Micros car features dual pincers and a tail with sting.
Accessory elements include a mini-scorpion and a mini-spider.
This set offers an age-appropriate build and play experience for ages 5-12.
Spider-Man's Mighty Micros car measures over 1” (3cm) high, 1” (5cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
Scorpion's Mighty Micros car withclaws retracted measures over 2” (6cm) high, 1” (5cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.

Pit Superman™ against Bizarro™ in this fun Mighty Micros set. Each vehicle is the perfect size for these short-legged minifigures and features a seat on top and big fists that are perfect for fast-paced battling fun. Each character also comes with its own Kryptonite accessory element.
Includes two minifigures with mini legs: Superman™ and Bizarro™.
Superman’s Mighty Micros car features a minifigure cockpit, Superman™ logo and giant fists.
Bizarro’s reverse-built Mighty Micros car also features giant fists.
Drive Bizarro™ backwards in his reverse-built vehicle and throw his Kryptonite in the wrong direction!
Accessory elements include Superman’s blue translucent Kryptonite and Bizarro’s green translucent Kryptonite.
This set offers an age-appropriate build and play experience for ages 5-12.
Superman’s Mighty Micros car measures over 1” (4cm) high, 2” (6cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.
Bizarro’s Mighty Micros car measures over 1” (4cm) high, 2” (6cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.


As I am sure everyone knows this is only a few of many!  Lego offers a set for everyone!

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