5 Secret Benefits of LEGO® Your Family is Missing Out On
#1 Longer LEGO® Play Sessions (and more free time for you!)
The traditional way to build with LEGO® is to follow the instructions in a booklet. This certainly has its benefits, enabling children to practise following instructions and improving cognitive and manual dexterity.
However, encouraging kids to build without instructions in a more open-ended way empowers creative thinking on a whole new level. When there are no set instructions to follow children need to set goals, develop plans and strategies and ultimately overcome obstacles and problem-solve their way to the desired outcome.
Remember how frustrating it can be to have a missing piece?! That's a good thing when children are using their imagination! When there is no set path to completion, children can change their plans on the fly, use different pieces to realise their builds, and ultimately feel more encouraged and proud of what they have created. Kind of sounds like how things go in real life doesn't it? after all, don't we remember the hardest fought wins in life best?
It is, for this reason, we feel that many families are missing out on the more creative benefits of LEGO® when encouraging a more traditional approach to LEGO® play with booklets and sets.
#2 Empowering creative thinking and problem-solving.
LEGO® is an amazing product, but let's face it once those sets get built and those instruction books are closed, most kids get bored and find something new to do. Our reliance on instruction booklets to play with our LEGO® has become a limiting factor in our ability to enjoy it. We at Bricktastics strongly believe in the power of creative open-ended play. When we don't limit ourselves by instructions we find that our building is more creative, stimulating and engaging, but most importantly keeps us engaged for longer. That's why the families are missing out on open-ended LEGO® play and the increased play sessions that arise from it.
#3 Environmental Benefits of LEGO®
Building Block of all brands are no good for the environment. All that plastic has to go somewhere and in most recycling facilities ABS plastics cannot be recycled effectively resulting in it clogging up landfills.
Enabling your families LEGO® playtime to benefit the environment requires a break from the traditional store-bought experience. Buying Pe-Loved Bricks is a great way to not only lower the cost of your favourite building toy's but also to reuse and recycle one of the worlds most durable toys. When we purchase and play with pre-loved bricks we extend the lifecycle of our LEGO® and can potentially keep them out of landfills almost indefinitely!
All About Bricktastics
Bricktastics are Australia's largest Pre-Loved LEGO specialist! We sell great value LEGO® Creativity packs, with a huge variety of pieces and themes to choose from. Being Pre-Loved makes our products good for your wallet and for the environment. It's our mission to empower minds of all ages through the process of creative play, enabling problem-solving skills and opening up a world of possibilities with our Pre-Loved LEGO® creativity packs.Learn More
#4 The Lucky Dip Factor
This benefit is arguable my favourite. When we buy in stores we know exactly what we are getting. This is perfect if we know what we want or want to control the experience for us or our kids.
Even purchasing preloved LEGO® can also produce the same result, (shoutout to anybody that buy second-hand LEGO® sets).
What most people miss out on though is the Lucky dip or "surprise" factor. Bricktastics finds people enjoy their LEGO® more when they have an "idea" of what they will be getting but the specific contents of their purchase are a mystery. That's why all our products are designed with creativity in mind and no two packs are alike. Each time one of our packs is opened our customers know what theme or type of LEGO® they are getting, be it Ninjago, Star Wars, Friends or even Pirate LEGO®. But what they don't know is what pieces they will get, and that's where the fun lies! It is like opening a Christmas present, who knows what could be inside? Maybe there will be a cannon, or a giant staircase piece, possibly a space ship, or some really rare parts that you have been looking for. In any case, surprise and delight can be diminished when the contents of a LEGO® purchase are already a known quantity, and that's why it's the 4th benefit we feel families are missing out on.
#3 Environmental Benefits of LEGO®
We saved the best for last. Ever wondered where all those cool LEGO® themes you use to play with when you were a kid have gone? Pirate, Castle, Bionicles LEGO® etc: The answer is: it's no longer made and to get your hands on it is an expensive venture often crossing into the realm of high-end collectables pricing.
That's why the last benefit that families are missing out on is the ability to relive memories and play with themes they can no longer purchase in stores. This is once again where pre-loved LEGO® comes in. The LEGO® seconds market is rich and diverse, everything from high-end mint condition collectors sets, to large boxes of mixed bricks. Everything can be found on the seconds market and this includes old and discontinued themes of LEGO®. However, navigating the seconds market and the know-how needed to make an informed purchase on somewhere like facebook, ebay or gumtree can be tricky, to say the least.
The good news is that Bricktastics has solved this problem, now you can buy all of your favourite themes at a price point cheaper than current store-bought LEGO®. Yes, yes we know this is a shameless plug for our products but we really do stand by the value and variety Bricktastics has to offer. Our Minifigure and Creativity packs are full of hard to find LEGO® parts that enable creative play for longer and with all your favourite childhood themes! In-fact we have over 13 themes that we expertly sort from excellent condition Pre-Loved LEGO®. If you have read this far, it's a good bet that you appreciate some of the concepts we have mentioned above, if that's the case, then possibly Bricktastics has something to offer your family the next time they are looking to add to their LEGO® collection.
Thanks for reading!
All About Bricktastics
Bricktastics are Australia's largest Pre-Loved LEGO specialist! We sell great value LEGO® Creativity packs, with a huge variety of pieces and themes to choose from. Being Pre-Loved makes our products good for your wallet and for the environment. It's our mission to empower minds of all ages through the process of creative play, enabling problem-solving skills and opening up a world of possibilities with our Pre-Loved LEGO® creativity packs.SHOP NOW