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Do you build Lego before giving it?
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:05 PM
Just curious after seeing a photo on Facebook saying that the parents spent all night building the Lego sets for Christmas day. Do people build Lego sets before Santa or they give them as presents?
Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:07 PM
Lol. Our boys have a ton of Lego and we have never built the set before giving it. They love to build it themselves. Isn't that the whole point.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:07 PM
No and I find it weird that parents then spend Christmas day building it for their children to play with. Let the kids build at their own pace!
Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:16 PM
Could it possibly be to check that all the bits are there?
Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:17 PM
I had to read the photo caption a couple of times but they it definitely said it was all ready for Christmas morning.
We have never done this so I was a little like huh is this normal. I always have figured the fun of Lego was building yourself or it was when I was a kid. We help if the kids ask but mostly they do it themselves.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:32 PM
No way! My children would be very disappointed.
Plus I can't wrap Lego out of the box.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:39 PM
No, my my friend does it for her son who is autistic and loves playing with the lego but can not build it.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:41 PM
Ha my DH would love it if that was part of the deal, but I can't imagine our boys could get any more disappointed to unwrap their Lego on Christmas day to find it was all built already!
Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:56 PM
What's the point of giving Lego as a gift, already put together? Odd.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:06 AM
That would be torture for me and disappointing for DS. I vote No Way!!
Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:07 AM
I don't build it before giving it but once they have it I build it for them as they are too young to follow the instructions. My boys help though by finding the right pieces and stuff. It usually only lasts a few hours before its smashed and they are making their own creations!
Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:16 AM
No way! That's the best bit - my eldest loves putting it together!!
Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:24 AM
Yes, I build Lego before giving it.
I also eat chocolates and gift the empty box, and scratch Instant Scratchits before I put them into the card.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:08 AM
That's plain odd!
What's the point of giving it if the kid isn't going to be ale to build it? When my boys have received Lego for Xmas, it guarantees a little quiet time during the day!
Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:21 AM
No. No, not ever.
(On my birthday in 1982, I opened a present - the Barbie 'Campervan' - to find it assembled in the box. My older brother proudly told me how he spent the previous day putting it together for me. I still remember feeling unreasonably ripped off. That was 30 years ago and my therapist says I'm doing fine, now.... )
Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:46 AM
Definitely not! How odd. I've never heard of anyone doing that. My kids would feel ripped-off!
Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:55 AM
no. thats weird, unless they have other reasons - ie children with a disability
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