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The boys have been begging us for months to finish our infamous LEGO room and we are finally done! We are huge LEGO fans over here- so much so that when we moved into our new house a few years ago and found a hidden room upstairs, we converted into a LEGO-only room. We just finished adding all of the storage and tables the boys could ever need and to celebrate we grabbed a few LEGO sets they have been so excited to try. LEGO sent over three sets that were perfect for the boys to try out and give their reviews. Knox, Kesler and Easton were eager to participate and we had lots of fun working together on these great new sets!
Knox is my six year old and he has really just jumped into the world of LEGO in the last six months or so. He liked them before, but lately he has been talking about the sets that he really wants to put on his list and the pieces that he really thinks are cool. He assembled this LEGO CITY Rover Testing Drive set all on his own. It says 5+ and it really was great for his age level and abilities. I was really impressed and he was really proud of himself! Of course his brothers always love to try to give their two cents, but he held his own and really did the whole thing from start to finish.
Now Easton is my Harry Potter kid. He loves Harry Potter and was so excited to see some new Harry Potter sets this year. We got him the LEGO Hogwarts™ Castle last year and it was such a dream come true. He had a lot of fun putting together the LEGO Harry Potter The Knight Bus™. Target and LEGO also have a LEGO Harry Potter Quidditch™ Match set that I know he has his eye on too! Easton is a super fast builder so it’s fun when he finds a set that he really thinks is neat! We had this bus together so quickly and it went right up next to Hogwarts.
But my favorite set to build, or help build, was Kesler’s set. He built the LEGO Star Wars Resistance Y-Wing Starfighter™. It is for ages 8+ and Kesler is 9, but it proved to be a little challenging for him. He had to spend some extra time on it and it took a little bit of extra effort from him. He got somewhat frustrated, but between him and Easton, they figured it out and it turned out so cool. The ship itself is a really awesome ship and they were both really proud of it when it was done. It might be one of the coolest sets we’ve ever assembled over here at the Nickels’ house. And I love that it challenged them! Way to stick with it boys!
LEGO sets have been a favorite in our house for as long as I can remember. We always make sure we grab a couple new sets for the boys for each holiday and they are always over the moon. We can’t seem to stay away from the LEGO aisle at Target and I know I’ll be back there for some birthday and holiday shopping this year for these guys and my nephews too. All of the sets you saw in today’s post are available at Target- plus a whole bunch more! We’re big fans of the Star Wars, Harry Potter, CITY, and NINJAGO sets at our house- but even the Classic sets are so good too.
I’m sure we’ll get lots of questions about our LEGO room and how we organize and all of that, so we’ll be sure to share more in another post as well. Hopefully these sets give you some ideas for gift shopping this year for the kiddos in your life. You can never go wrong with LEGO!