LEGO is meant to be played with. It is designed to be put together and taken apart thousands of times! It can handle a lot of use and even abuse. LEGO is not happy sitting on a shelf collecting dust.
So, do not be afraid to take those bricks out of the box and test their limits! How tall can you stack them? How big of a creation can you build?
At the same time there is something to be said of LEGO’s long-term value. Time and time again LEGO has proven that in spite of imitators and competitors in the toy market, they have kept their value, and in fact appreciated! Generation after generation LEGO has been passed down as the toy that never gets old! Therefore there is a thriving and buzzing second-hand market for LEGO around the globe!
If you have played with LEGO as a child, and remember an old set you used to have, find it in the BrickLink database, and see how much it is going for now. You are likely up for a big surprise! There is a huge demand for discontinued LEGO sets! They are sought after like rare stamps and old wine! And not to speak of rare parts, unusual colors and rare minifigs!
So, be free to build and create! While keeping in mind that if you give your LEGO some basic, common-sense care, they will be good to you even if you decide to part with them in the future. 😉
old whine? educate instead of adequate? a spell-checker isn’t enough. read it through, my friend! your posts will make a better impression, like toothmark-free lego.
Thanks for the friendly advise! 😉
Great advise! I wish I would have taken care of my LEGO better as a child! And as far as the “friendly advise” above me, did you read this whole site to find two typos, criticize, then miss-spell LEGO? Get a life!
If you are an adult already it is not difficult to keep your legos in top shape. However if you have kids it is a bit more challenging.
If they already tend to be pretty organized you can teach them about the value of some of their toys like legos , comics, cards, etc. by showing them prices on ebay, or helping them run a used toy sale. They will appreciate the value more. They may even set up a little business trading and buying and selling their toys.
If kids are younger or play rough, it is best to entertain them with cheap toys or homade toys. Some kids will never get any interest in building toys or collectibles. So it is not worth forcing it.
Yes, so kids are naturals when it comes to taking care of their LEGO. Others not so much. As you said; we can teach them some basic skills on valuing their possessions, as well as show them good example. 😀
About discontinued Lego sets, I was wondering about Lego Exo Force and if you could tell me if they are available and at what prices online and if any stores carry them anymore,How many were they?
D-Man, Exo-Force was a theme released between 2006-2008. There were 31 sets (mostly vehicles, MECs, and 3 sets with buildings). There were also some small polybags with usually just a minifig and a small walker. Department stores no longer carry Exo-Force (although you may be able to find it in some small niche toy-shops). Online you can get them on BrickLink, eBay and Amazon. Expect to pay premium price for MISB sets. Hope this helps some! 😉
I have an unopened zombie car polybag from the monster fighters theme and I was wondering if it will ever be worth over 30 dollars or should I just open it?
I vote for opening it. 😉
I have 7 Pacages of legos from the 2011 and 2007 one has been tore open on the corner but i havent used them and the others are unopened. I have 5 2011 and 2 2007s@ 3s 2$ 25 and one6. ill try to send photos , and i want to sell thanks.
Helen, sure you are welcome to send photos, but I would say your best venue to sell them would be eBay. Of course I may be interested too. 😉