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Why We Love Lego (But Don’t Sell It)

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Lego is a toy that has been around for decades. It was first introduced in 1932 and since then, it has become an iconic symbol of childhood and creativity.

Lego is a toy that’s loved by children and adults alike. It has many benefits for adults, but they don’t sell it because of the low profit margin.

We don’t have any Lego for sale. Small, independent toy shops find it difficult to stock Lego because of the way it is supplied. So, at One Hundred Toys, you won’t find Lego or Duplo. But we’d sell it if we could.

We don’t have any Lego for sale. Small, independent toy shops find it difficult to stock Lego because of the way it is supplied. So, at One Hundred Toys, you won’t find Lego or Duplo. But we’d sell it if we could.

Lego is one of our favorite toys. Our kids, like virtually every other kid we know, have spent many hours engaged in Lego construction, both constructing pre-designed sets and creating their own imaginative constructions ranging from spaceships and homes to robots and riding schools.

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Lego’s younger sibling is Duplo. Larger pieces are simpler to assemble, and themes like as zoos and railroads are intended to appeal to a younger audience.

Children as young as one enjoy to disassemble duplo, and it doesn’t take long for them to be able to put two pieces back together. Later (about two and a half years old), kids begin to plan ahead, choosing ahead of time what they will create. At this moment, Lego presents itself as a viable option.

We understand that some parents believe that pre-designed sets – which range from a café to a fire station, a jurassic world to a zoo – aren’t as beneficial for the young builder since they need less creativity. They claim that merely following the directions to produce a fixed-concept end product that is subsequently too fragile to survive the bish-bash of general play seems to be a very prescriptive, short-lived kind of entertainment.

Certainly, following directions to build a Lego Friends carnival with bumper cars is a long cry from the freeform Lego play that many of us remember from our childhood. And it’s true that when given nothing but a box of bricks and a base plate, kids are forced to conceive, build, and create on their own – which is exactly what we want, right?

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Basic blocks are still available in boxes, but they are becoming less frequent. Or, even better, go to a Lego store and stock up on precisely the parts you need using the pick’n’mix tubs. The No. 1 son of One Hundred Toys built this T-Rex. A green dinosaur is made entirely of green blocks, with the exception of a few unique pieces for the eyes and rear spikes. A wonderful lesson in foresight and having a clear picture of the end result.

Even though they lack the creative potential of a box of random bricks, play-sets have a place in the world. Why is that? There are many causes for this. To begin with, following instructions is an important skill that will come in handy when your child starts school; the child who can focus and work their way through the leaflet that comes with their Lego snowmobile will be better prepared to complete their reading comprehension quiz or follow their cake recipe.

Making sets is also a great way to get experience. When building their own structures, it’s doubtful that a four-year-old would choose the less attractive connecting parts. However, watching how these blocks are utilized in set construction helps children grasp what each piece can accomplish and how they may use them in their own creations. Furthermore, young children’s capacity to retain a plan in their heads and strive toward it is still growing. Step-by-step instructions and photos of the final product aid in the development of these abilities.

Sets also provide a dimension of small-world play to Lego that isn’t often present in individual creations. Building a hospital, complete with people and an ambulance, allows children to engage in creative play, allowing them to create tales that would not have occurred if they were just given blocks.

The disadvantage is that the sets don’t always remain precisely together once they’re finished, so the small world play advantages that come with your safari scenario don’t always endure. However, if and when it is broken, the parts may be added to your general Lego collection, having provided many important experiences along the way.

And to any parent who is concerned about purchasing official Lego sets featuring characters from movies such as Batman and Frozen, we say don’t be concerned. Goodies, villains, and superheroes, as well as the line between right and evil, pique the attention of four and five-year-olds. As their inherent curiosity about these topics wanes, you’ll notice that they’re less interested in licensed goods.

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Please keep in mind:

Choking hazards exist with Lego. Always double-check the directions, and if in doubt, go with Duplo.

“What a fantastic concept for a toy store. Good quality goods from all over the world, but with a play attitude and, strangely (but effectively), an anti-consumer mentality…”

– from Google Reviews, Kristen I.

Lego is a popular toy because it can be used in many different ways. But, the company also makes a lot of money off its product. The company sells lego sets that are too expensive for most people to purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are Legos so expensive 2024?

Lego is a privately owned company and they have the ability to set their own prices. They are not forced by law to sell their products for a certain price.

What is the point of Lego?

The point of Lego is to build things.

What do you do with Lego sets that you dont want?

I recycle them.