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#1 ~Jodama~

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?


#2 DenimAngel

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.

#3 busymum01

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!

Vent over.

#4 Unatheowl

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:08 PM

No  unsure.gif

I generally leave gifts in their packaging.

#5 Justaduck

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:12 PM

Never heard of this!

#6 erindiv

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:16 PM

Could it possibly be to check that all the bits are there?

#7 ~Jodama~

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.

#8 erindiv

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:19 PM

Well, yeah. That's wierd.

#9 Magnus

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:22 PM

No, that would be mean.

#10 ~rollercoaster~

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:24 PM

No way. The fun of lego is building it.

#11 CallMeProtart

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:24 PM

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Bizarre.

#12 Anyway...

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:25 PM

God no, DS1 would kill us! Or Santa...

#13 ~mummydear~

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:29 PM

That's very odd...

#14 SeaPrincess

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.

#15 green apples

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.

#16 4boysandme

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!



#17 Swahili

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:56 PM

What's the point of giving Lego as a gift, already put together? Odd.

#18 the.supers

Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:06 AM

That would be torture for me and disappointing for DS.  I vote No Way!!

#19 bluecupcakes

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!

#20 ~BumbleBeeeee~

Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:16 AM

No way! That's the best bit - my eldest loves putting it together!!


#21 Brrrroooce!

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.



#22 HubbaBubbaMumma

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!

#23 FrogIsAFrogIsAFrog

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....  unsure.gif )





#24 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

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!



#25 JustBeige

Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:55 AM

no. thats weird, unless they have other reasons - ie children with a disability




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