LEGOs all day, every day

We too, as do many others, have a LEGO situation.  The situation being that there are hundreds of tiny LEGO pieces E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E in my house!!!

It has been a problem for a while, and after reading Wise Craft’s LEGO situation, I felt compelled to share mine as well.   It looks somewhat tidy in these shots, but this is only a small peek at what I’m really talking about.

A very dear friend gave us more. Some LEGOs that belonged to her now 20-something year old son.  At first I wanted to scream “NO!!!” and run the opposite direction, but these toys, although tedius & often-times irritating, are really a wonderful and amazing thing.  Nothing has kept my two boys more engrossed for hours on end like these LEGOs.  The possiblities are endless with these things and I love that. They are truly a classic and everlasting favorite.   I always have to tell myself that someday they won’t want to play with these anymore, and I will look back at these years fondly and a bit teary-eyed.

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20 Responses to LEGOs all day, every day

  1. Tricia says:

    leggos are AWESOME.. now you just have to live somewhere with bad snowy rainy weather to really appreciate them!!!
    p.s. they don’t make the things go off at the airport either..

  2. Samantha says:

    I just had to laugh when I read this post. I imagine that this is how my husband and his brother spent countless hours as children, though they do have quite a bit to show for it–they created an entire Lego empire. Though I’m not sure that the photos do the scale of this operation justice, their website ( gives you a peek at my in-law’s LEGO situation 🙂 Happy building!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Ah, yes, we are in a similar situation. They are great toys, yet they are the bane of a clean house. Your photos are so expressive!

  4. Heather says:

    Yep, I think the car situation is actually much worse here, but my hubby dug out HIS childhood Legos for Z. We spent hours scrubbing them clean because at last recount form 30 years ago he built houses and things for his pet hamsters. Sitting in boxes with hamster poop all this time… G-R-O-S-S is all I have to say. =) Enjoy every little tiny piece and the big imaginations that play with them! PS. birds were shipped today =)

  5. jmbmommy says:

    Ahhhh legos… a favorite pastime at our house too. I am not sure who is more excited about them, my sons or my husband. But man they hurt when you step on them in the dark!

  6. Michelle says:

    It’s funny you mention Legos, I’m coming to grips with the fact that we have too many, it’s time to get rid of the giant baby ones, and graduate to just the medium. I packed away the big ones but still feel too sentimental to give them away. We’re not quite at the teeny tiny piece level yet, but I’m sure we’ll get there! My only suggestion is to wear slippers… it hurts less when you step on them. :0)

  7. picklemommy says:

    We have the sickness in my house, too. My husband still has every single kit that he was ever given, INTACT, plus all the ones that my children have amassed. Our basement playroom is entirely given over to them, give or take. I just make the boys keep the legos on an area rug and then I never walk on the rug to keep my feet safe from the dreaded LEGO FOOT. Have fun with it- and as a former kindergarten teacher, I promise you that lego building is great for their minds- helps with direction following and 3D/spacial relationships if they are building from kits and sparks creativity and imagination (which are key to problem solving in later years) if they are just building with the bricks.

  8. Cindy Ericsson says:

    Believe me, I feel your pain and your joy. My sons are 12 and 9, and Legos provide one of the few areas of common ground for them. They will play well together for hours sometimes with the Legos, Bionicles, and Lego NXT. They each have one of those giant Rubbermaid bins in their room full of the pieces, plus the few million that we seem to find once they’re in bed.
    My older son is even on a FIRST Lego League robotics team and really enjoyed the building and programming tasks at this year’s competition. He’s now learning Java to program his robot at home.

  9. monique says:

    I feel the same way… no matter how many legos I step on, I am always impressed with the hours of play and creativity that my husband gets out of them! ha ha ok the kids too!

  10. Regina says:

    Still love MY collection -all neatly sorted -and Hubby’s jumble all in a box- the Munchkin (4) just got his first set of non-Duplos and can’t get enough of them. LOVE IT!

  11. Judy says:

    My 19 year old will not give up any of his Legos and has some of his better creations stored on the high shelf in his room. When I look at them it brings back memories of great afternoons when both boys were young.

  12. Mill says:

    My son, who will be 33 next month, still plays with legos! He has also sold bunches on ebay. Need I even mention that he is single?

    I was thrifting a little bit in Tucson today too, but didn’t find any linens or fabric at all. I confess I was hungry and in a hurry to get home for a very late lunch. Your stuff looks very cool! (in reference to your posting above)

  13. Gregg says:

    My boys and I (and now our nephews) play with these things for hours. A few years back we designated a sheet for our legos. The sheet gets spread out on the floor and all the legos goes on the sheet. This way tiny pieces are not everywhere and when we are done, we grab the corners of the sheet and lift the legos back to the two large totes we use to store them in. We have many happy weekends with all these tiny pieces!

  14. Rita says:

    How timely! We just had Lego meltdown today! I threatened to pack them all up and take them to Nana’s. What we’re going to try is keeping loose ones on baking sheets while using them and everything goes back in the “tub.” Precious inventions and vehicles can live on a shelf on the baking sheets when not in use. Any little renegades found on the floor go into “time out.” We’ll see how long that lasts. I do appreciate them, just not everywhere.

  15. Alison says:

    When my husband was young he had his Lego stored in large crates wrapped up in a bedsheet. When he wanted to play, he spread the sheet on the floor. All Lego had to stay on the sheet. Once he was done, he picked the sheets up at all four corners, gave the bundle a twist at the top and everything was packed away. He still uses his Lego and it is still in the same sheets.

  16. Rebecca says:

    too funny! Same thing over here! What kills me, is the kids room has an oriental, so no matter how painstakingly long I spend examining the carpet I always vacuum up some little piece…and I have a Dyson, so I can see the $$$ being sucked up. I have even found a piece or two in my bed!

  17. Ellen says:

    I, too, can relate to this. I’ve tried relegating the bedrooms to be ‘Lego Havens’, but somehow, these little pieces and Lego men sneak into and take up residence in other parts of our house. And boy, do they hurt when you step on them with bare feet!

  18. Lauri says:

    Ah yes, Lego’s…the bane of my foot’s existance, yet the love of my son’s play life!

    Pair some Legos up with some tape, and I won’t see my son for hours!

  19. She says:

    My mum had a great solution, she had this old tablecloth which was huge and round and she had a cord threaded through the edge so that when she tightened the cord she had a huge sack.

    We’d sit on the opened sack and play lego and at the end of the day we just had to tighten it up and all the lego was put away in the sack.

  20. My sven year old son plays with legos all the time ,you do,t know he is in the room.When it is time for bed he says.Mom give me 5more mins to play thats like a half hour later.Legos are the best thing to keep kids buisness.

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