Monday, November 15

There's something(s) from Lego in the Christmas Stocking today!


Our house is a little mad for this stuff.  We love Lego, and specifically Duplo at present. It's something that will keep our girls amused for literally hours, in particular my Laura who I swear is going to be an engineer of some sort when she grows up.
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They say that Lego and construction type play is good to develop the same skills that kids will use for reading so not only is it fun, but it's school preparation that I don't even have to put that much effort into, in fact I don't need to put any effort into!

Sometimes I can't help myself though and my OCD will come out when I want to make something that is not only sound, but colour co-ordinated or patterned.  I seem to have passed this on a little to Olivia but I'm working very hard with her to 'let it go' as much as I want to agree with her.  This only makes me realise we always need more Duplo.  Good marketing strategy Lego!

The latest Duplo offerings we've been playing with is the Caravan and the Pet Shop.


These hold pride of place in our loungeroom and having made it to the integrated Duplo box - over a month later.  And for almost five year olds, this is pretty good!  On the side is the legend of how many pieces of what goes in each box and they like sorting it out between the two boxes.  mmm maybe I have no control over the OCD aspect?

Now how is this for Lego overload - playing Lego and watching Lego on TV?

I've also just joined Lego club for $19.95 a year and we get exclusive Lego offers, quarterly magazine and email newsletter.  I think that's pretty cool, and might make a great Christmas present for a Lego enthusiast you know!

There are times I wish we lived in Melbourne or Brisbane - because.... they have the Lego education centres - I'd love to go and I think this might be something we do as a family !

How easy would a Lego/Duplo birthday cake be?  Mmm I might have to work on convincing Laura and Olivia they want a Lego themed birthday... right?
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Don't know what the difference between Lego and Duplo is?
Basically Lego is the smallest type, duplo is double the size (better for smaller hands and mouths) and quattro is double that again!


Now, today in the Christmas stocking Lego is giving away THREE of the Duplo Pet Shops valued at $49.95 each!


To enter:

  • Leave a comment and tell me WHY for WHO you want to win!
  • Extra daily entry if you tweet about the giveaway 'Great Duplo giveaway at Frills in the Hills http://bit.ly/d1TqnP (via @frillyhills)' 
  • Extra entry if you post (once only) on the Frills in the Hills Facebook wall why you want to win!
Entries close 21st November, midnight
Open to those with Australian postal addresses only

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41 lovely comments:

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• on November 15, 2010 at 6:20 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Oh I love the caravan & camping Duplo and so did my 4yr sons we saw in T R Us last weeek. The pet shop too.

I would love to win this for my 4yr old boys as it would be something they can share and play together with.
We love Duplo here it is the favourite at the moment.

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• on November 15, 2010 at 6:25 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Ps Do we need to tell you we tweeted ?

Kristie on November 15, 2010 at 7:20 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

My daughter has never been given lego or duplo. I grew up with them, and yet I have deprived her! The Pet Shop would break the drought! Every 5 year old girl would love a Pet Shop!

MonetPaisley on November 15, 2010 at 7:56 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

My 8 months old son is currently playing with our Duplo. He loves it, especially the animals. I just got it out of storage 2 days ago. I had put it away because I thought my girls were to old and had moved on to lego, but guess what, they all play together. It would be nice to add a pet shop to the collection (It fills a baby bath) Some of the duplo was my brothers, he is now 22.

ClaireyH on November 15, 2010 at 7:58 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

What a great giveaway. Sadly we are currently a Lego free household. I have decided to rectify this dilemma at Christmas so we headed off to the Lego education centre in Moonee Ponds, but the choices!!! Popps and Immy were just too excited to stay focussed on one product. Now they also think we should drop in there whenever we go shopping, it is the new 'treat' for good behaviour while shopping.

MariaL said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

My older boy would LOVE this as he has just started getting into Lego. He got some for his birthday in August and I'm wanting to add more at Christmas. We were in the City at Myer the other day and I couldn't believe how much of a range of Lego they had there, there was about 4 aisles - he was in heaven!!

Jodie on November 15, 2010 at 9:21 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I would love to win this Duplo for my girls (2yo and nearly 4yo) as it is one of the toys that will keep them playing for ages (especially my older daughter).

teegan on November 15, 2010 at 9:37 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I have a 10 month old and am really keen to get her collection started. She is my first so we don't have any at all!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I would love to win this for my daughter who has just turned six as her comment last week was that someone in her class must be really rich and when I asked why, she said because he has six boxes of lego under his bed. Very cute. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

Leanne

Kerri Bennett on November 15, 2010 at 9:53 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

As an Aunty to nine wonderful kids I have given more lego and duplo pressies that I can recall. Now with my own 10 month old I need to call upon the lego/duplo giving karma so he can begin his very own collection because it seem Lego/Duplo doesn't get passed down, as the kids are still having too much fun with it!

Keren said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

My 2 boys are lego and duplo crazy and would love to have some new pieces to add to their forever changing masterpiece city.

I love watching their make believe world come to life and it's the only toy they don't fight and squabble over as they entertain their own ideas. :)

Katy on November 15, 2010 at 11:52 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Lego is a long-love of mine - I still have a huge boxful from when I was a child!

I would love to win a set for my littlest boy William - to help him better learn his fine motor control (lacking a bit!) and also so he can have something new that is his and not a hand-me-down.

Duplo has gotten so much better with its range than they used to be!

Christie on November 15, 2010 at 1:13 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Great giveaway Liss! I'd would pop this in my 4yr old boys stocking as he is currently playing with my husband's hand me down lego!

Helen Nolan said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

So lovely to see Duplo that isn't trucks and trains, which after 3 boys, is the sum total of our duplo collection. Now that I have my own little frill, I am sure she would love to play with something that doesn't go 'brrrooooom', and as we are surrounded by pets here (2 dogs, 2 hermit crabs and about 70 silkworms), I think it would be just perfect for her.

CamillaS on November 15, 2010 at 1:43 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

What a great present!

I would give this to my niece for Christmas, she's not a girly girl and I think she would love something like this, plus they have a few dogs so the pet theme is perfect for her.

Jane Wightman on November 15, 2010 at 4:03 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

My wish list is for the lego ice cube trays. Daughter (26) is mad keen lego enthusiast & has indicated she'd 'die for the lego ice cube tray'... out of stock everywhere I look on the net... :-(
Anyone have any clues where I'd source a couple?

Liss on November 15, 2010 at 4:09 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Jane, in case you don't get my email: Try here

http://bttw.com.au/legoshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=302&zenid=cc6967f243481fe4b28df478fe0df31f

xx

Ramona - Learning Activities on November 15, 2010 at 4:21 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

My daughter has to play with her brothers boyish Duplo collection of trucks and cars, so she would love a pet themed Duplo set! Building toys are the best there is for creative play - I love it, my kids love it!

Candice on November 15, 2010 at 7:36 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

My son loves to play with both Lego & Duplo. We dont have any at our house but his Granny had some at her house. But then she packed it all up & moved to Melbourne with her so he hasn't got any to play with now. This would be such a huge surprise for him as a Christmas present.
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Candice on November 15, 2010 at 7:37 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

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Candice on November 15, 2010 at 7:41 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

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Chrissie on November 15, 2010 at 9:06 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I would love to win this for my 4 year old daughter. Her big brother has a huge lego collection and this will make her day to have her own set! Not to mention the fun her mummy will have too!

Kym on November 15, 2010 at 9:24 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

My daughter is really loving building blocks at the moment in her half day care day and she loves building it up and knocking it down with a great squeal! She loves, loves, loves animals and she can go through all the animals and make all the sounds so this would be a perfect gift for her to unwrap on Christmas morning. I could hear her saying woof, woof right now!

Kym on November 15, 2010 at 9:28 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

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Jane Wightman on November 16, 2010 at 5:20 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Thankyou, thankyou, thanyou Liss!! Four trays now secured for Jess' Christmas stocking xox

Little Munchkins on November 16, 2010 at 10:00 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

We love Lego here! Lego-mad DS had party bags which were Lego themed for his birthday. But poor DD doesn't have many to play with so the Duplo set would be a perfect gift indeed for her!

Kym on November 16, 2010 at 10:01 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I have left a comment on your facebook page why I would LOVE to win :) - Kym Teale

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Anonymous said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

wow - i'd love to win this for my grandsons - they are brothers and both aged 3 - but not twins lol - they are at that wonderful age of wanting to create, create and destroy - and Duplo is exactly what their father needs to keep his sanity lol

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kelly said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I would love to win for my daughter, she loves to build and she loves blocks and learning to play with a complete set like this would be great for her developmentally

boxsey on November 16, 2010 at 4:56 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

My little man, 'cos he loves Duplo, but gets frustrated as he never has enough to build his dreams. Word to the wise...imitations are no substitute.

Jen on November 16, 2010 at 9:55 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Lego is one of the most timeless toys, we currently have a box from the 80's that I played with when growing up. So would love to add some more to the collection, plus I have seen this set in the shops and it is adorable so that takes care of they why. As for the who it would be for my two cherubs, Emily & Joshua.

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JodieD on November 17, 2010 at 11:57 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I would love to win this Duplo for my boys, they are 4 and 21 months and they both play with Duplo and Lego every day!! Its so nice to see them playing together so nicely!!

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