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What Happened to Legos?

A clip from a recent episode of Community1 says it best:

Found via a great article by Daniel Sinker, titled I’m Starting to Think Lego is Evil, that includes an advertisement that I can’t imagine seeing today for Lego.

My son and I love playing with Lego together and while he likes the idea of some of the predefined sets out there 2, in the end he typically ends up just playing with it and building random houses and planes and other things that are just fun to try to make from the little pieces.

  1. If you’re not watching and loving Community, you’re not wired right. 
  2. I have an unwritten (until now) rule on Lego and movie tie ins. The movie has to have been released at least 10 years ago before you’re allowed to buy a set based on said movie. So in other words – Star Wars is the only Lego/movie set allowed in our house. 
  1. LOTR is now good too, surprising that it’s 10 years old already!

    I love Community too and having Omar on the show was great, I loved the foosball episode recently; never has so much time been given to foosball on tv!

  2. Indiana Jones has to be a candidate, too. I agree though — I have a box of 30-year-old "space" lego that me and my boys can have more fun with than the complex single purpose sets you can buy today.

    I did buy my daughter some of the new "Lego Friends" which is quite cool and, although has speciality pieces those pieces accessories to imaginative play (like a drill, microscope, microphone, oil can, etc.)

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