Last week, Olivia spent $50 (well $45 since we had $5 worth of club points to get a discount) on a Disney Frozen Lego castle that she got a bit bored of putting together so an older friend helped her to get started and I finished it. She loved it, don’t get me wrong, but the $50 price tag comes in a bit high for me for something that’s going to get put together once and the small pieces are going to get stashed in the communal Lego containers around the house.
Something a bit more manageable, and a bit more affordable, is the relatively new option at Lego Stores, for pick a model. Pick a model is similar to Pick a Brick where kids can go in and instead of filling up the cup with pieces from the Lego wall, they can choose the pieces that make the month’s corresponding model.
This month, it’s a crocodile and a jeep. It’s affordable, the mini figures are almost as much and the kids get the experience of going into the store, picking the pieces that are used to create the model, using the instructions and heading home to build it themselves. Plus, the small pieces can be added to their collection – and there are new features to grow the collection every month.
My favorite part? It’s easy enough for the little kids (4-6) to build themselves. You can find the pick a model on the pick a brick store at the Lego Store (Southgate Mall in Edmonton).