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LEGO Mania {Star Wars Droid Tales}

LEGO is more than a toy in our house, it’s an institution. A right of passage. I have 109 blog posts that mention LEGO. That’s a lot of LEGO-love right there. Just this morning on Facebook I posted a photo of Chuck and 13 month old Adalia playing with LEGO together. So adorable! We actually still have Chuck’s childhood LEGO. I have bought them new, used, on eBay and most recently from a friend who found a couple dozen UNOPENED boxes of LEGO in her house.

How does that even happen?
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Avi and Apollo enjoying having a “mini light saber” fight.

Recently we headed over to my parents house and not only enjoyed putting together this LEGO set but also watched the new LEGO Star Wars Droid Tales.  There were some hilarious jokes in this episode, including Yoda making a reference to baking sourdough (my mom’s specialty; if you want sourdough, my mom is your man woman). 

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The kids enjoyed watching LEGO Star Wars Droid Tales and loved playing with this LEGO set even more. Hezekiah and Apollo spent a morning putting this together and it has since provided hours of play at our house.

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I also made an interesting observation. As you know, Mordecai is in the process of being evaluation for Autism. Unlike my other children, he absolutely cannot play with this set in any way other than to imitate the episode of Droid Tales. I was glad to be able to observe this becasue it is something they ask about specifically at the evaluation. 

The other kids, of course, love adding this star fighter to our other sets and creating new and exciting worlds .star-wars-droid-tales 

Chuck has been working about a million hours a week lately, but was happy to spend a morning playing with the new LEGO set Avi. Avi is very attached to her dad and loves to spend time with him. 

Start catching up on the entire Star Wars™ saga today with LEGO® Star Wars™ construction sets and the new Droid Tales series. Click here to start building the universe, and tune in to Disney XD for new Droid Tales episodes as the perfect way for families to learn or relive the saga before the new film comes out later this year.

Did you play with LEGO as a kid? Did you keep any of your sets?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

9 Comments

  1. kate

    We actually were not allowed legos. My mom bought us other building sets, but she only wanted my brother to use those.

    My children got a big set of duplos from se friends and we all have fun with those. Once my son no longer devout all non food objects we’ll get our daughter some Lego sets.

    • bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      You weren’t allowed LEGO? Why not? I was a complete and total tomboy as a kid (I had two brothers, what do you expect). We spend many, many, hours building space ships and then having battles. We had our LEGO packed away for over a year…from the time we realized Apollo has serious choking issues until after his esophagus was freed in 2012. So glad to have them back in our family 🙂

  2. reet

    In my country, Lego did not exist. Estonia was occupied by Russia (calling itself Soviet Union) and everything from the “evil West” was forbidden. There was an imitation of Legos and that set was very popular. After long pleading for building blocks I was allowed to have this (as in: girls must play with dolls, building is for boys), but it never occurred to me that it would be possible to build anything else than houses. When my boys discovered that old set at my parents’ house, they immediately used it to build some airplanes.

    We have lots of Legos in the house now and they are really very good toys. We have too many toys, so I try to limit what comes into the house, but Legos are always welcome.

    • bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      Wow, that’s fascinating, Reet. Thanks for sharing! Interesting that you only built houses. So happy to hear how welcome LEGO is in your house. I too, limit toys, but *never* limit LEGO!

  3. Dorothy

    My little brother used to buy my kids Lego’s all the time. Since he ETS’d from the Army, finished college and got married, he has stopped buying them stuff. I do not like anything with small parts, as my kids tend to lose them and also scatter them all over the house. My 21, 15 and 9 yr old boys like Lego’s, the youngest 3 kids still play with the Duplo train set my Sister gave us 15+ years ago, when my nephew decided he wanted a big kid train.

    • bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      Interesting. We have lost dozens of LEGO over the years: heater vents, vacuums, you name it. It certainly hasn’t dampened their enthusiasm.

  4. amulbunny

    My 28 year old son has 2 5 gallon buckets filled with LEGOS and has lego creations all over his room. He started with them about 3 and they were a cinch for him to calm himself down with. He had ADD but he could spend hours creating things with his LEGOS.
    When the new Star Wars sets came out he started putting away money for the big ones. I anticipate I’ll be at the LEGO store getting him something special for his birthday. They are God sends.

  5. Michelle Jolley

    My son is 9 and has Autism, along with a few other diagnosis. It is also hard for my kiddo to play with Lego boxes (tiny ones), but with the MEGA block lego set, he can build towers and all sorts of things. I think one reason is that the Lego little box just puts WAY to much out and he gets blown away and confused about how he is supposed to turn whats in the box into whats on the box. He, like your son, can imitate other ways of playing with it (after it is already built by someone else). I still by Lego boxes (the small boxes) and show him how to build trucks and sharks and what have you. It is a learning process, for sure!
    Blessings,
    Michelle

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