Oct 26, 2017

Lovin' Life 26/10/2017: The Lego Jar.


Today's post is in praise of my (clean) Marmite jar full of spare Lego pieces and several of the orange brick removal tools that you get with the dollars sets.  Which reminds me, I need to sit down and plan my order for this Christmas' Festival of the Brick.  The fluid routine of the Christmas / New Year Break, its fabulous weather and food and that unusual stillness of the world around me all add up to perfect Lego building conditions for me and I intend to do it on a grand scale again this year.

The Lego jar is not only useful for finding 'make do' pieces for the ones that Preschooler SSG lost from the current set we're building when he decided to open the bags over spare craft paper and a tin of pencils and stickers it's also full of memories of the various sets we've built together.  Khaki green smooth tiles from the French restaurant, clear flat tiles from the Louvre, flowers and wreaths from a Christmas set... I'll always remember fondly those holiday break days we spend each year building things together.

Are your family Lego builders?  Do you have a Lego jar?  Has yours saved you from seriously injuring yourself by holding stray pieces that would otherwise be on the floor waiting to cause you pain?


10 comments:

  1. We actually have a lego stash in the linen cupboard. It was going to be given away/sold and I'm like nooo never give away Lego!!

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  2. My youngest son loved his Lego for the longest time but now seems to have outgrown it. We have a huge snap lock bag full of our 'spare' pieces.

    Christmas was always the time for new Lego in our household too! I remember when my son once said to me after visiting Santa - don't worry about buying me the expensive big Lego Mum, I asked Santa for it so you can save your money and buy me a smaller set!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.om.au

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  3. My lego days are behind me now. My youngest is 22! However, I have been there and many a stray piece of lego has become embedded in my foot over the years ... ouch! #TeamLovinLife

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  4. Oh the jar is a good idea. My friend's little boy got a HUGE Batman / Marvel set from his dad for his birthday and of course he opened all of the little packets and got them all mixed up and then can't find bits he needs. Then we tried to help sort them but found bits from other sets as well! #teamlovinlife

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  5. Our son is 32 and a mechatronic engineer with a PhD - he was always a Lego lover and it has remained a hobby right through adulthood (he spends his 'pocket money' on lego to build his own giant projects). He also contributes to lego design sites like this one: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/82315f75-272f-4b47-a6b7-30e4617de07a So it's a great way of building skills in young kids (and their mums!)

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  6. Oh the fun and nightmare of lego. In his younger days the 18yr was obsessed by the stuff and it often felt that lego ruled our lives. He never just stuff to building what was on the box, he would design his own creations that would take over the house and every waking hour, which I just fine in the holidays but a nightmare at other times. In the end we got those clip on lego boards and also a huge plastic mat, which were great for keeping track of the pieces. Even though it's never played with no, I know it will never be parted with, and he is looking forward to the day when he can escape to lego land again with his own children.

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  7. Christmas and Lego - the two seem to go together. My daughter was never really into it, but thankfully for my lego buying fancies, my nephews are. #TeamLovinLife

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  8. Love your idea of the jar for the little pieces of Lego. A few years back, our son used to leave little pieces everywhere and it nearly drove us nuts. At least he used his Lego ... over and over and over :) #TeamLovinLife

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  9. We now have so much Lego that we had to buy DS a Brickbag to store it all in. Unfortunately, he wants to make modifications to any kit we buy within about a day of constructing it - so all our pieces are mixed up!

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  10. Festival of the Brick! LOL. My kids never got into Lego. Sad really. But somehow I still managed to have loose bits of Lego around the house. That stuff spawns. #teamlovinlife

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