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What to do with Lego?

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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
I have a massive amount of Lego that my children played with but my eldest is almost 19, my middle one 16 and the youngest 10 years old. It hasn't been played with for well over a year now and they've said to sell it. BUT I'm more inclined to stick in the loft for (not yet please!) grandchildren. What say any of you?
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
id keep it lego is cool
banned#2
give to a local childrens hospice maybe
#3
My old man wouldn't let me throw out the Lego that was in the loft. Keep it! :thumbsup:
#4
I'd probably stick in the loft too - cant go wrong with lego, its a hit with boys and girls of all ages so not like it wont get used again.

sounds like it could be in the loft for a long time though!
#5
keep it, imagine buying all that again in a few years time?

is it proper old school Lego? Like proper blocks and not this new fancy stuff which has big bits that are already half way in the shape of a spaceship?
#6
My mum kept my brothers who's almost 42 now and my kids play with it all the time when they go to Nan and Grandads. Lego is an all time favourite and I would definately keep it. Will come around quite quickly I bet lol
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#7
My OH's mum kept his, now our kids play with it and love it the eldest is 12 and next son is 10, now make massive robots and very strange looking creatures. when all mine have finished with it few more years yet as youngest is only 1, it will go in th attic.
#8
chrishill
is it proper old school Lego? Like proper blocks and not this new fancy stuff which has big bits that are already half way in the shape of a spaceship?


lol...innit just!
#9
sassie
give to a local childrens hospice maybe


That's a nice idea but we don't have a lot of money and the point of me clearing out unused toys was to get some for the kids, (going by ebay it's a lot of £'s).:)
#10
100% keep it... Grandkids will love it.
Wish I'd done the same with all my starwars stuff that I had as a kid, now I got nowt to give to my 2 year old :x
#11
chrishill
keep it, imagine buying all that again in a few years time?

is it proper old school Lego? Like proper blocks and not this new fancy stuff which has big bits that are already half way in the shape of a spaceship?

Yes, it's the proper 'build stuff yourself' Lego. Lots of the little people too!
#12
if you dont have a lot of money i would split it and sell on ebay or on here? yes lego will come in later but my grandchildren have more than i ever had years ago for my kids.
banned#13
scabbers
That's a nice idea but we don't have a lot of money and the point of me clearing out unused toys was to get some for the kids, (going by ebay it's a lot of £'s).:)


ooops sorry :oops:
#14
Lego is worth a small fortune, I would keep it, I'm 24 and stll got boxes and boxes of the stuff in my parents loft, can't bring myself to rid of it but I know my uncle spent several hundred quid just buying random boxes i.e. 5kg of 10kg or Lego about 6 months ago for his kids.
#15
Right...I'm gonna go through it this afternoon (2 massive under bed boxes!) and keep one box to put in the loft :?
#16
Are there any kits? If you can separate it into kits, then you'll get quite a good price for it. If it's just loose bricks you won't get the collectors bidding & therefore won't get quite such a good price for it. Lego is quite bulky, so it's expensive to send large amounts & P&P costs will impact on your return.

My advise is if its kits sell it (maybe to me!) & if it's loose bricks for imaginative play keep it,
#17
Sprinkle the lego on the floor, blind fold yourself, and walk across barefoot. I'm sure you'll have an answer withing the first 3 seconds! :thumbsup:

But i'd keep it tbh
#18
I was lucky enough to have younger cousins who I could pass mine on to, otherwise it would still be in the loft. There is no way I would of been able to get rid of it, it was hard enough giving it to kids I knew would look after it and really enjoy it!
#19
how can you not look after lego? its indestructable lmao!

My mum saved mine (yes i was a real tomboy) and now my children play with it! When they have finished i will probably sell it and put the money into savings accounts for my two!
#20
venus_1980
how can you not look after lego? its indestructable lmao!

My mum saved mine (yes i was a real tomboy) and now my children play with it! When they have finished i will probably sell it and put the money into savings accounts for my two!


Lol, well partly I was thinking of other stuff I have given away to cousins, partly I meant wouldnt be losing it all and stuff
#21
I kept my lego safe for 25 years , knowing that one day i would get the chance to revel in it again. That day has come! My boy is 8 now, and we are using all the old stuff along with the new to make some great models.

Used prices vary, bog standard bits don't fetch that much, star wars and batman lego sets go for bonkers money.
#22
I have a huge box of lego too.........mine has been put away in the loft for future grandchildren so hopefully wont be coming out to play for at least another 10 years :)
#23
I've started collecting Lego Technic again at 29! Got 2 sets for xmas. Wish I'd kept it from when I was a kid though as I've had to start again.
Check out http://www.bricklink.com to see how much it's worth if you have sets.
#24
is there anywhere to get instruction manuels? I know that in the box there is a huge police station, large fire engine and a space station...........just thinking about it makes me want to start building them all again :)
#25
bitseylango;4142395
is there anywhere to get instruction manuels? I know that in the box there is a huge police station, large fire engine and a space station...........just thinking about it makes me want to start building them all again :)


Yeah here
And this website will tell you what parts should be in each set.

I would recommend building lego to anyone who is trying to stop smoking. It gives you something to do with your hands and takes your mind off cigs.

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