LEGO Duplo

My past and present with LEGO Duplo I barely remember the Lego Duplo series from when I was a kid. You see, the reason why I barely remember them is because I never had them. My parents never bought them for me… but I do remember them barely and this is so because I can still hear what my mom and dad used to say whenever I had mentioned the concept of me getting a LEGO Duplo set. I heard it often and it almost became a mantra of sorts: “You don’t need them because You won’t play with them very long”. That was the core message but there were other variations: “They’re for babies.” “You’ll get a better set next year.” “You’ll get a set for big boys.” and on and on and on… To cut things short and move away from my own personal childhood scars (be they…

LEGO City Mining 4×4

The 4 X 4 Lego Mining truck is quite alright BUT this set’s best selling point are the accessories. You get a set of dynamite sticks with a timer and a detonator, a warning sign, gold nuggets and a few tools. Also, the boulder that comes with the set is quite nice. There are two drawbacks to this set for me. The stickers! I hate it when they put stickers in sets. Sure, I like the detail and they look nice… but kids tend to tear stickers off. Only a few ever survive, most get taken down from a set rather quickly. Similar sets offer far better toys, like for example the monster truck set which offers a truly great toy to play with for the same (or even less) amount of cash. The quality build is really good. The pickup truck is quite strong and will withstand a lot…

LEGO City Fire Chief Car

LEGO City Fire Chief Vehicle This LEGO set is a really simple set. You get a fire truck a fireman and a damsel in distress. It has a cute and funny story. It’s that of a cat being stuck on a tree and a fireman helping a lady get her cat back by baiting it with a fish. I am sad there isn’t a similar set yet made for the police. I was only able to find larger or smaller police sets. Anyways… back to the fire truck. As with most Lego City cars the only bad thing is that they have a lot of stickers and they either fall off due to play or your kid wants to take it off. Unlike the stickers the car itself is very well built and is quite durable. I love how they very simply designed the tiny compartment inside the vehicle that…

LEGO City Auto Transporter

I do not like the LEGO City Auto Transporter (60060) set that much. I have to be completely honest and says upfront that this is possibly due to my son (and I, hehe ) waiting for it for so long. You see, he wanted to buy it with his own money and was saving up for it. It took a while so we were really looking forward to it. He still loves it and I help him (read: assembleitcompletelybymyselfwhileheisplayingwithotherlegos ) assemble it here and there. He loves It because it IS a car transporter and he loves cars and because of that adores car/auto transporters. I mean what boy doesn’t like cars on a truck? The LEGO Auto Transporter with two sports cars Quality build Anyways,  I was very sad when I saw the build quality of this set. The trailer is really solid and the cars are ok but…

LEGO Race Car

Like with the monster truck this is also one of the best buy items from the similar price range Lego has to offer. The design looks very pretty and will be loved by all parents (read dads 😛 ) who know or have heard about Le Mans racing. The design takes inspiration quite a lot from the older cars that competed in similar races. Lego Race Car When compared with similar priced toys from Lego you get a decent toy and it is often on sale. Speaking of which, at the time of writing this article the Lego City Race Car can be found on Amazon for under 9 dollars (!!!). The toy does not offer any new and revolutionary pieces but it is sweet that you get a huge trophy which can not be seen that often you also get black wheels and every kid knows that black wheels…

LEGO Road Plates

THE 4 PIECE ROAD PLATE SET IS OUT NOW! Lego City Straight and Crossroads Lego roads plates and other surfaces/plates are a completely underestimated piece in a Lego collection. Kids on the other hand do not underestimate them and want them. They can revolutionize your entire collection, offer stability for many constructions and overall enhance play. I understand both sides of the coin, on one side I can remember how I always wanted a few road plates but never got them :(, and when I was older other interests came along so I never spent my money on them. On the other side I see how getting a 2 piece set might seem inferior to lets say a fire truck or a boat or any other set which has a lot of pieces and also a lot of possible combinations. But the key word is exactly that: combination! Lego surfaces…
Lego Monster Truck

LEGO Monster Truck

The photogenic Lego Monster Truck The Lego City monster truck can be best described with the following sentence: “Really good design and an even better price.” You can’t go wrong with the big Lego sets, especially when it comes to Lego City. No matter if it’s the Fire Station, Police Station or a airplane you will never be disappointed. These big and expensive sets are the premium products and they gain the most attention from the designers and the Lego team (and also you, the customer) but we can not always buy the largest and most expensive sets. Sometimes you need something smaller and the folks at Lego know this. Priced at around 10 dollars you really do get an amazing toy and your money’s worth. First of, the wheels are really large and any boy is going to be thrilled by this because it also gives them options for…