Lego and their many Lego creator sets and buildings provide your child with the opportunity to explore so many different places and situations that they might not yet have visited in real life.
From that perspective, Lego is highly educational and has so much to offer young children in so many ways:
1) Learn to follow instructions, have patience, use their hands to build and create beautifully detailed buildings
2) Use their imagination to act out roles and scenarios
Children really love to play with toys that are tiny versions of their real worlds.
If they have small life versions of objects and people that they are used to seeing in their everyday life, your children will love playing out these roles (and you might even hear them picking up on and using your words) whilst doing so.
For instance the Lego City Corner set has a 3-story pizzeria and a pizza maker flipping a pizza. There’s also a boy on a skateboard riding to a skateboard shop. With accessories such as a fire hydrant, potted plants and street lamps, a bus, a mechanic and a big city bus…your kids have so much opportunity to play act with the characters.
Some of the Lego creator sets are quite complex and not for small children to build by themselves, sets such as the Lego Creator Grand Emporium and the Lego Create Cafe Corner but if you help your kids put these Lego sets together you will get to spend some quality time with your child and also create an object of beauty in the process.
Your child might not visit a place that is as opulent as both of the buildings above, especially the Grand Emporium which has the ambience of the 50s, but you can talk about it whilst building it and your child will get a lot out of that.
If you have never made a Lego building before, you are in for a delightful surprise, as this buildings have an incredible amount of detailing and are an object to admire. Many Lego collectors are avid fans of these building sets and buy new sets as soon as they are released.
Why Is Lego So Timeless?
Lego toys are timeless, ageless and one of the very few toys that have spanned so many generations. There are grandparents now who played with Lego themselves when they were young and now their grandchildren are playing with Lego too.
We think that part of the appeal of Lego is that it is not just “one kind of toy”. By its very virtue, Lego are just bricks and building blocks and hence, by themselves they don’t do very much. But what Lego does, and does beautifully, is give you the idea, or hope or potential to see that pile of bricks and turn it into an object of beauty.
So, its not like having a certain action figure or doll that you play with but after a few weeks, your child gets bored. Lego can be built up and then taken down again and built up again. There is this element of re-creating and as well as the construction side of it, Lego then gives you the chance to play with the item you just built.
Similarly, the Lego sets such as the Kingdoms King’s Castle where the king and his castle must be defended from the enemies, or the Medieval Market Village where you get to see how life in the local village market would have been in the olden days – would ignite so much creativity in your kids.
We believe that Lego is an all round toy and a timeless classic that will be around for many years to come.