LEGO: murderer of washing machines

As a mum of 2 boys under 10 I’m very familiar with LEGO.  The clatter of the LEGO man up my hoover pipe is the symphony to my weekly clean.  There’s not a place within our house that I haven’t found a piece.  Whether it’s the bathroom or the stairs, a pocket or tumbling from my work bag during a staff meeting, it’s uses are endless and though small it should never be underestimated.


LEGO, washing machine murderer, toilet blocker, with the ability to cripple a bare foot grown man and inspire creativity to 2 tiresome boys the possibilities truly are endless!


The beginning of this review is obviously from the mind of a grown woman and the reflections are parental.  The important thing to remember is that when it’s not irritating me immensely LEGO is extremely useful and is definitely a part of my rainy day repertoire.


The great thing about LEGO is that once you’ve completed the kit you can take it apart and build something else and the only thing that will limit you is the scope of your imagination.

We’ve had everything from LEGO houses and LEGO boats to LEGO planes and LEGO baddies on a LEGO beach.  There really is no limit to what the kids will make.

baddie on a beach

baddie on a beach

With this in mind I was really excited to get the kids started on the LEGO Awesome Ideas book.  The idea behind the book is that it gives you some inspiration as to what you can make from LEGO without the need for a kit with instructions.

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The ideas included range from an easy LEGO camera robot to larger more complicated pieces.


The beauty of the book is that it’s aimed to inspire so whilst we started off with the above LEGO camera this soon escalated into the following……

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I used the LEGO book on a rainy day during the school holidays and found it gave me peace and quiet for a good two hours.  It should be noted that this was accompanied by yummy snacks which assisted in the gaining of much needed quiet time!

For more examples of LEGO awesome ideas check out this video on youtube.

NB: This is a sponsored post all opinions and photographs are my own

©2015 The LEGO Group. Produced by Dorling Kindersley under licence from the LEGO Group.

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