busymama7 Posted December 3, 2011 Share Posted December 3, 2011 We usually get him legos, but the ones he wants are so expensive and more than we wish to spend. Also, when he gets lego sets, he puts them together and then plays with the item. Doesnt use the pieces to create new things. So they are done in less than a day. He DOES use the basic bricks etc in very creative/innovative ways and we almost always give a group gift of another brick set to all the kids. (VENT: why do legos have to be so expensive?!?!?) We live in a small, 3 bedroom home with 9 people. The gift cant take up a lot of space and this is one reason why I prefer things like legos that ADD to something we already have. He LOVES to figure out how things work and how to put stuff together. My husband and I always comment to ourselves that he is going to be an engineer. He is strong in math and a very precise, exact, methodical child. We went to the science museum once and they had one of those sets where you make basically a huge marble run, but with a larger ball. Lots of peices and options. Couldnt tear him away from it:) Our budget for the "big" gift is about $60 give or take. I am afraid that something unknown wont have the WOW effect like a large lego set would, but I will do my best to get over that if I find something I think he will like in the long run. Thanks for any ideas! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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