The day after Christmas is a fun filled day of eating leftovers and playing with all the new stuff!
After nearly 50 pages of instructions, I or my son and I finally completed the Lego Freeco Speeder! For a 41 year old mom the instructions were easy enough to follow (I only made one mistake and it was easy enough to go back 2 steps). I did find the pieces to be very small and sometimes hard to pick-up and manipulate and was wondering if this aspect would be easier for a 7-12 year old. I am also concerned that I might vacuum up some of these small pieces one day.
I mostly built it because my son is only 4. I have no good excuse for getting him a toy marked for ages 7-12 except that it is what he wanted. He is through with the Duplo and not so interested in the sets marked for younger kids like the Lego City sets which start at 5. He is more of a fantasy guy/kid who is 4 going on 8 (at least in his mind). We chose the Freeco Speeder set for looks and price. I did know I would be building it while he half looked on/half played with something else until it was finished and then he took over! I could barely keep his hands off for this photo but I was so beaming with pride over my accomplishment, I pushed the little guy aside as I set down my make-shift photo studio/piece of foam-core.
BTW, we also got him some toys more age appropriate and we feel like he will grow into this one. By the time he is 7 we will probably be asking for an iPad! Oh wait, he already has!!!