How to Save Money on LEGO

How to Save Money on LEGO

I am sure every mom, dad, grandparent, aunt or uncle of a LEGO-loving child is constantly on the hunt for ways to save money on LEGO. Two years ago, out of curiosity, I tallied up how much money we have spent on LEGO products since my son turned 5 and was bit with the LEGO bug. This includes sets, minifigures, pieces, books, and games. The amount was so insane that I won’t dare share it.

Over the years, I’ve learned quite a few ways to save a ton of money while adding incredible sets, pieces and minifigures to my son’s collection.

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Engineering With LEGO Technic

LEGO is not just for kids anymore. With sets like EV3, NXT, and Technic, you’ll have ample opportunities to help your LEGO-loving child transition from simple kid sets to more complex robotic sets. And this is a good thing, especially if your child wants to be an engineering or scientist when they grow up. My son has thoroughly loved his advanced sets from LEGO Education, and he uses the parts every week. But even with all these Technic and robotic pieces at hand, a child can eventually run out of ideas for new things to build. What to do then? Buy a guide! The legendary Yoshihito Isogawa…

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10 Unique Gifts for a Child Who Loves LEGO Minifigures

Kids love LEGO minifigures. Some kids that I know buy LEGO sets or books just for a coveted minifigure. With Christmas just around the corner, here are 10 helpful gifts to buy for a kid (or kid-at-heart) who is obsessed with minifigures. 1. Actual minifigures Older minifigures  The prices on minifigures greatly vary, but savvy shoppers can find great deals. It is definitely best to know exactly what you are looking for before you start shopping. If your child only wants minifigures from an older movie like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, your best bet is checking Ebay…

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Three New Books to Make Your Christmas a LEGO Christmas

Life has never been the same since my son discovered the joy of LEGO many years ago. Combine that with his love of Star Wars and he was over the moon for this latest book by DK.  How excited are you about the newest Star Wars movie coming out in a few weeks? I think this book will make your Christmas a little more Jedi-magical. LEGO® Star Wars® Small Scenes From a Big Galaxy photographed by the very talented Vesa Lehtimaki Hardcover book $13.74 at Amazon Bringing to life the LEGO® Star Wars® galaxy with wonder and enchantment, LEGO® Star Wars®…

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10 FUN Resources for a Future Engineer

What is an engineer? Albert Einstein said it best when he stated, “Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been.” Engineering is a field of study that is growing leaps and bounds every year. Even if your child doesn’t foresee a future career in engineering, he or she will still definitely benefit from the knowledge gained from these resources. 1. The LEGO Architect.  LEGO bricks are the perfect resource for a budding engineer. They are the type of “toy” that can stay with a person all the way into adulthood. Many professional architects and civil engineers…

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Can a LEGO® Creation Climb Stairs?

In our homeschool we have been using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education robot kit, called EV3 for the past few months. As one homeschool parent to another, the robotics field is already huge and is just going to keep growing. Introducing your child to robotics at an early age has tremendous benefits in and of themselves, but imagine how much of a benefit such an early start will be for them if they decide to go into the field of robotic engineering as a career. It is so important, in this modern day and age, that we expose our homeschool kids to…

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