This post is part of my ongoing relationship with Netflix as a member of their Stream Team.
It starts innocently enough. A box of Duplo when they are small. A basic, beginner set once they stop shoving things into their mouths. And then before you know it, entire bedrooms have been transformed into foot hazard zones and you find yourself threatening more than once to toss all those pricey pieces into the trash.
Oh, LEGO. We love you and we hate you. I have fond memories of building new house designs when I was a child, proudly showing them off to my grandparents, despite, I’m sure, the fact the house was just the same as all the other houses I had built. After all, we didn’t have fancy sets that required pages and pages of instruction back then.
Both of my kids adore LEGO, and it’s hard to not be drawn back into that world of creation. While the myriad sets can get aggravating for organization- and money-minded parent, the level of creativity that my kids pull out every time they play surprises me, even with my own years of experience with the bricks. I love that it’s something we can all do together without (too much) bickering, and yes, I’m guilty of buying sets “for” my kids because I wanted the pieces.
The folks over at Netflix recently sent us some LEGO swag to help introduce their new shows, LEGO Bionicle and LEGO Friends. My older son has been jonesing for a Bionicle set for a while (because his 42 other sets aren’t enough), so he was pretty excited about this.
It’s no surprise that LEGO would choose to branch out their TV show offerings, considering the success of the Ninjago and Chima series, and of course the LEGO movie. It’s fun for the kids to see their toys have their own storylines beyond what they make up, and when the show is over they tend to play in their room with the bricks for hours. Win-win.
Do your kids love LEGO? Be sure to check out all their shows now available on Netflix streaming!