looking for legos

Discussion in 'Cactus Cafe' started by longhornswf15, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. longhornswf15

    longhornswf15 < 25 Posts

    My son is getting to the age where he loves to play with Legos. I, however, hate the new legos they have out with all the space crap. So I'm looking for some of the older lego sets and stuff. If you have some you want to get rid of let me know.
  2. El_Oso

    El_Oso 500+ Posts

    you can still buy the old block sets at the store. try looking in toys r us ro another big toy store. They're there.
  3. kmac30

    kmac30 500+ Posts

    amazon has/had a lot of lego sets around xmas last year.
  4. Crusher X

    Crusher X 250+ Posts

    there is more than just "space crap" available. My son loves the Indiana Jones Lego sets. He also is getting into the Batman legos. We have the Lego video games for the Wii which are fantastic.

    Shouldn't you let your kid decide if he/she likes certain lego sets?
  5. CaptainEd

    CaptainEd 1,000+ Posts

  6. MilkmanDan

    MilkmanDan 1,000+ Posts

  7. big_fat_horn

    big_fat_horn 100+ Posts

    My kid has a small mountian of Legos from all the kits, he only builds the kit once, then builds giant goofy looking creations straight out of his imagination. Or he builds little towns for his Hot Wheels, then has Pokemon fights and destroys the cities.
  8. SlingeroGuitaro

    SlingeroGuitaro 250+ Posts

  9. Crusher X

    Crusher X 250+ Posts

  10. Not Shinola

    Not Shinola 250+ Posts

    Lego.com has about everything you could want. You can even customize an order brick by brick.

    This might be good.
    Basic Kit
  11. SnowballsChance

    SnowballsChance 25+ Posts

    I agree with the OP, all of these specialized sets just do not feel like legos. I buy my sons the "constructor" sets. They typically have instructions to assemble 3 different things with the sets pieces. For the most part, they are the basic blocks (but some are pretty specialized).

    Hook 'Em!
  12. judgroybeanbag

    judgroybeanbag 500+ Posts

    Once you get a good supply, go to brickshelf.com and users submit pictures of their creations. My son (9) can build some really incredible stuff, using both regular legos and stuff from sets.
  13. Stuck_At_Work

    Stuck_At_Work 1,000+ Posts

    I agree. There is nothing like the old Lego sets. I used to spend days building lego cities. Now... they just sell silly themed Legos that don't have the same staying power.
  14. CaptainEd

    CaptainEd 1,000+ Posts

  15. Orange&White

    Orange&White 1,000+ Posts

    Dad's don't buy legos for their kids. Dad's buy legos for themselves, under the guise that they are for their kids. Therefore, the original poster is just looking for the kind of legos he wants. The child's preference is of minor consequence.
  16. longhornswf15

    longhornswf15 < 25 Posts

    all there really is in the stores around me are the bionicle legos and the lego castle ones with lots of skeletons. those aren't good ones. thats why i want some of the older sets.
  17. HornsOverIthaca

    HornsOverIthaca 250+ Posts

  18. lostman

    lostman 500+ Posts

    Where are you located?
  19. longhornswf15

    longhornswf15 < 25 Posts

    wichita falls
  20. GuyLonghorn

    GuyLonghorn < 25 Posts

  21. Horn-N-LA

    Horn-N-LA 1,000+ Posts

    I miss the old lincoln logs.

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