Tuesday 11 November 2014

"I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it's a verb."

I may be mistaken but i don't think LEGO came in small plastic packets when i was a boy or maybe i just have a terrible memory. Mixels, Minifigures, Hero factory and other smaller kits are great at pocket money prices and are perfect for entertaining the boys when we go places, they would also be great as stocking fillers this Christmas. We love getting family members involved in our building as much as we can and during our recent visit to Auntie Lottie's house, Grandad as always was first to jump in with a helping hand or two.

I may be an enormous LEGO fan and have been all my life but it wasn't until recently that we gave LEGO Hero factory a try. I wont lie, I'm stuck in my ways when it comes to our beloved bricks and being brought up on the classic style LEGO i was quite sure that the Hero factory range wasn't something that was going to appeal to me personally. But i was really surprised that it was something that Opeie really enjoyed building.

what didn't cross my mind until i saw him playing was that the pieces are mostly chunky, making the connecting of each part easier for his little hands. Grandad very quickly gave up and couldn't work out what to do but Opeie took charge (with a little help from me too).

The Tunneler beast Vs. Surge kit  Is one of many kits from the LEGO Hero Factory range and i think the main appeal for Opeie was the Hero minifigure that came with the build. Not quite as cute as the classic minifigure but Opeie loves anything small that he can take apart and put back together.

Unlike some of the classic style LEGO brick kits the Hero factory range are a lot stronger during play and you can be more heavy handed which is great for excitable little builders who take the Vs. in the title quite literally and want a full scale battle on completion.

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