Lego Love

We have a bit of a joke in my house that my husband enjoys playing with the Lego more than our child. He makes all sorts of weird and wonderful creations – from spinning tops to cars and temples. So we both had a good laugh when I found this cool book on Lego – I Lego NY. Lego must be cool again because recently we went to see an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney to see the work of Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and we had a great time with Little C because not only was there a “mist room” but a table full of millions of pieces of white Lego. The creations were amazing: minarets, skyscrapers, skulls and all sorts of other futuristic buildings. It got me thinking how cool it would be to have an installation in a child’s room of only white Lego. We checked it out on eBay – you can buy people’s collections by the kilo, although didn’t come across any in just white… not yet!


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1. Courtney | April 17, 2010 | Reply

We’ve ordered big boxes of Lego Duplo from eBay before, and they’re great. (Did you know you can just stick all the pieces in the dishwasher and voila — they’re as good as new!?) It’s a nice way of re-using toys. And the Duplo ones are great for smaller kids.

2. Sara | April 18, 2010 | Reply

My kids are obsessed with Lego at the moment, particularly my son. We recently saw a brilliant documentary on a real-life Lego house in England, which of course my son wants us to re-create in his bedroom. Lego is a classic toy that will always appeal and needs no improvement. I hadn’t considered the dishwasher – thanks for the tip!