By Elizabeth Dubos
Disclaimer: This blog post is not sponsored. I am an avid LEGO lover and wanted to share my thoughts about this topic.
Did you love playing with LEGOS as a child and wonder if you should continue that passion in your adult years? Do you want to pass on your love of LEGOS to future generations? Are you worried that you might be too old for this hobby? First off, LEGOS are for all ages, so yes adults can be a part of the LEGO world too. I began my LEGO journey when I was 10 years old. As an introverted child, I enjoyed the colors designs, and loved seeing my creations come to life. Over the course of my 14-year LEGO journey, I have built shelves to accommodate my ever-growing LEGO collection. My favorite LEGOS are LEGO Creator Expert, Creator 3-in-1, LEGO City, Harry Potter, and Disney. Here is a list of reasons of why LEGOS are great for adults.
1. LEGO Creator Expert. This series is for advanced LEGO lovers because it features over 2,000 parts. Young children do not possess the attention span to complete this lengthy LEGO. These LEGOS require long hours, days, or even weeks to finish. Also, the more pieces a LEGO has, the larger its price tag. The LEGO Disney Castle has 4080 pieces and costs $349.99. A parent wouldn’t buy their elementary-aged child an expensive LEGO. This LEGO would be for the parent and their child could easily enjoy building Elsa and Anna’s Frozen Castle for $79.99 and 700 pieces.
2. LEGO Value. If you or your child have never built a LEGO and it’s still sitting in the box, never get rid of it; I repeat never get rid of it. When a LEGO is discontinued, they can double and triple in value. When a discontinued LEGO is built it can hold a high value. Unfortunately, some children don’t have the firm grasp of understanding the value of these toys. Adults can understand and appreciate the value of their LEGOS more and teach future generations about the importance of a LEGO’s value.
3. Hobby. It’s vital for people to have hobbies because they relieve stress by keeping you engaged in something you enjoy. LEGO’s are an excellent hobby because you can relax by building something awesome. Plus, to build it correctly you have to focus, and it helps distract you from everyday stress. LEGO has numerous themes that include architecture: Minecraft, Star Wars, Marvel, DC Superheroes, City, Classic, Creator Expert, Creator 3-in-1, and more, so you’ll never get bored. You can even make or join a club with other LEGO adults.
4. Self Esteem. As an adult there are various factors that can cause a decrease in self-esteem. Building a LEGO is an excellent way to improve your self-esteem; It’s challenging and brings a level of satisfaction once you’re done building. Also, you can look back on your collection and say to yourself, “Look at the great job I did.”
5. Creativity. If you’re in the creative industry, you’re prone to artistic block. When you’re building though, you’re not focusing on the artistic block. Now, you’re focusing on completing the LEGO. LEGO features various shapes, sizes, colors, and designs so the inspiration can be helpful too.
6. LEGO Masters. On February 5, 2020, FOX debuted their LEGO themed TV show LEGO Masters. The TV show is hosted by Canadian American actor and comedian Will Arnett. He voiced Batman in the three LEGO themed movies: The LEGO Movie, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, and The LEGO Batman Movie. The show consists of LEGO enthusiasts competing against each other in various brick building challenges to receive a $100,000 cash prize, a trophy, and to be crowned the grand title of LEGO Master. This TV show reaffirms that LEGOS are not strictly for children, because it’s centered around talented and creative adults bringing their creations to life.
If you’re looking for LEGO inspiration have fun exploring the LEGO website: https://www.lego.com/en-us
If the prices on the LEGO website unnerve you, then I would highly recommend checking out Amazon because they offer deals on select LEGOS.
Edited by Kristina Drendel