Monday, 26 March 2012

There's No Better Way To Start A Week:: LEGO Giveaway





The Doctor and Tiny were ridiculously delighted to come home last week, after a long slog at school to discover a LEGO parcel for them.

Mama was delighted too - because the afternoon activity was completely taken care of.

We live, eat and breathe LEGO. Doctors may warn against this eating and breathing LEGO, but it's a way of life for us. And what's not to love?

The Doctor spends hours putting together LEGO kits, saves up his pocket money and Tooth Fairy money to save up for LEGO kits. LEGO LEGO LEGO. He wants to work at LEGO Land when he's big - and though he'll have to move to Denmark, he'll still come and visit me in holidays - so he says.

Yesterday Tiny busted out her Duplo and they had a LEGO 'expression session*' together, with their cousin Phoebe, building freestyle creations. It's pretty fun. And if I hadn't torn the house apart in an attempt to tidy it - I would have plonked myself right down next to them and created with them.

To celebrate everything good that is LEGO, LEGO have given me two sets of each of the below kits to give away to four completely, absolutely lucky people:
From one of the Doctor's favourite sets LEGO City:
Police Dog Van $49.99

The forest policeman has followed the robber to the cave where he’s stashed the stolen goods. It's time to release the dogs and lock him in the back of the police dog van before he gets up to any more mischief! Includes 2 minifigures: forest policeman and a robber.

From the new LEGO Friends range:
City Park Café $49.99

Andrea works at the City Park Café and loves dishing out tasty treats, when she is not singing into her broom and daydreaming of her big performance (I am clearly Andrea's kindred spirit). It’s the perfect place in Heartlake City for all of the LEGO Friends to meet for milkshakes and burgers or to chill and have fun! You can bake goodies for the girls in the café kitchen, complete with everything you need to serve up café cuisine instyle! Then hang in the outdoor dining area and have a milkshake in the sun! Order up a sweet snack, serve the customers and pay with LEGO money bricks!Includes 2 mini-doll figures: Andrea and Marie.

All you have to do is tell me in 25 words or less why you love LEGO for your chance to win.

Four winners will be drawn next Monday 1st April - no joking.Winners will be announced on PottyMouthMama as well as being contacted. 
Please ensure you include your email address. 
Competition open to Australian residents only. Sorry international peeps. 

EDIT:: Entries are now closed. Winners will be announced this afternoon. Thank you!

65 comments:

Inger-The Brick Life said...

Thanks for sharing the post and I agree there really is no better way to start a week - unfortunately my kids have to goto school so I guess it's just me...
I'm assuming I have to be in the US to enter your amazing competition?
Cheers
Inger

Bron66 said...

Why I love Lego? I love that my kids spend ages concentrating on what they are making, then join up together to make up stories with their creations. I love that Lego is so versatile and mostly affordable and I love the pride in the kids faces when they show me what they have built

Bek said...

My kids are freestyle crafters with big imaginations, so Lego is a great activity for them. (hurts when you step on it though!)

kim at allconsuming said...

I have four boys. 'Nuff said.

Natalie said...

Lego is one of the few toys still letting our children use their imagination. The creativity unearthed by a box of coloured bricks is amazing!

Queen V said...

I love Lego because it keeps The Little Prince occupied so I can relax - until he demands me to join him in the latest "emergency rescue" :-D

[Good Mum Hunting] said...

Lego is, really, one of the only toys that just never gets old.

My husband is a huge fan and gets in the playroom and builds masterpieces with the kids. He used to go to the Lego Expos back in the 80's and still has fond memories of playing as a kid.

Now my daughter loves playing and shows me her creations, as random as some of them are ;)

Great comp Lexi!

xx

Cass said...

We love Lego in our house and have quite a few sets and lots of old lego that belonged to my brother, still in his old stamford school case he used to store it in. Not sure if I am a fan of the new girls lego though, it just doesn't look as in-depth as the "normal" lego

Christie said...

I love that I don't need to find batteries to make it work & there's no fighting over remote controls. Brain power over socket power I say!

Lisa said...

My children leave me alone when playing with lego.
They play nicely together unlike ANY other toys.
Did I mention they leave me alone?

suzy hausfrau said...

Because I so enjoy stepping on the tiny square pieces when lurching out of bed to wee-ones at night..or just because lego rocks!

DancingInTheRain said...

Inheritance! My girls love playing with hubby’s childhood lego. Pink Lego?!? The love of ‘Barbie’ combined with the love of lego – head spinning with excitement!!

MichVee said...

It's the only vague memory I have of playing with my brother before he passed away aged 12..Sadly, I remember little else.

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mel @ loved handmade said...

What's not to love about Lego!! My boys live & breath it too, the middle guy is in the middle of building his dream model to try & win us all a trip to Lego land.. He plans to be a Lego designer when he grows up!

Amy said...

I love lego because you can chuck it in a pile on the floor and the whole family can create and help eachother. downside? - that sharp little stray piece that get's caught underfoot at night while checking on the smalls!

Super Sarah said...

Lego is the one activity that my 5 year old, 3 year old and the 37 year old in my house can play together!

toni said...

I love Lego because I am young again when I play it with my kids. I also won't get in trouble by my Mum when I use my teeth to break apart to flat pieces stuck together.

el padre said...

Lego's what I stand on at 3am on my way to refill NongBak's bottle. He's left it where he played coz he loves it so.

Miss Cinti - my poppet said...

Truth be told, I've never ever owned any lego, my parents were tight and bought a similar generic block set from NZ of all places!

Michelle said...

According to my boy:

I love Lego because it is so fun to play with and build and you can make lots of different things with it.

Miss Milla's said...

I LOVE lego because it is a toy that I can still indulge in and play with m lovely boys.

Katrina (capturing moments) said...

LEGO is awesome because it reminds me of my childhood. It is THE ONE THING that bought my brother and sister and I together and the thing we would all love to play with, despite there being 5 years between us. I now have two boys and would you believe NO LEGO!!!! (Yet). Oh...sorry, exceeded word limit.

Jacqui, Ali, Jarrah and Ned said...

Lego + Ned (9) = :)
(even though when its spread all over my house or I step on it I become a pottymouthmama!!)

LionessLady said...

We all love lego in this house! It is the complete entertainer for all ages... me included! I love the new girls range for my little lady!

Jasmine said...

I spent an embarrassing amount of money on Harry Potter lego but I'm not really that embarrassed. It totally rocks.

actinglikeamama said...

Winter arriving, children need entertaining. The only solution I see? LEGO! Please save us!

embracingitall said...

I still love lego. It just doesn't loose it's appeal. How cool are the figurines now! I'm happy my girls think lego is fun too.
Jacinta

spectacularfairywren said...

mostly i like the little faces on those 'figs'.... found one in a nappy smiling away at me last week. Hope he tasted delish!

BigMummaB said...

3 kids + not enuff lego = self-medicating mumma. LEGO is da bomb!

ashley said...

seeing as pipers pipe here i feel it is only appropriate that we say our piece. between my year one class and little one at home i too have lego on the brain! i love how it entertains and is open-ended, want to play with a car, robot, monkey, airplane, the sky is the limit.
ta, x ashley

rachelmp said...

My kids are all practicing engineers. I've admired so many structural masterpieces. And the "girl lego", my daughter is desperate!

Lilli boo said...

What I appreciate about lego is it can be a shared experience or quiet play alone and for that to fuel my son's & daughter's imagination is magic.

Gifts Created said...

There is nothing better then to sit down with a cuppa and have a play with your little one for what you think is a few minutes turns into hours of fun..You can never go wrong with lego it's a toy that just keeps on giving and will do so through generations..Thanks for the memories lego!

amanda said...

Love the little yellow bricks
Excitement in a box of tricks
Great to play with every day
Oh my goodness a Lego giveaway!!!!!!

An acrostic poem by Owen (12) Olivia (11) Charlie (9) Noah (4) and Lucy (1)
and one very tired mummy

Jajadav said...

I love it because when I check on my LO to make sure she is napping and I see that instead she's been playing with legos, my frustration with a non-sleeping child is a just a tiny bit relieved:)

Carolyn Booty said...

I love how LEGO inspires imagination.
I love it's interchangeability and timelessness;
I love the priceless memories it provides and provokes from generation to generation.

rianz said...

From the mouths of my kids.... 5 year olds says: I love lego because I love putting it together and I love playing with it afterwards.
7 year old says: I love lego because it's a good thing to put together and to distract you while you're bored.
Toddler says: GRAPE! (she wants more grapes, not so into the lego)

A Red Ham said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win some LEGO. My kids love lego, my nearly 10 year old son in particular. His faves at the moment is star wars, but he loves to build what the packet is for & then change & adjust to make his own creation. I just love that! I am also really happy that LEGO is finally realising that girls also love to build & create. My 2 girls (6 & 8) already have some lego, but would love some of the new range. We are just now waiting for some birthdays to come along (Nov & Dec - a long time to wait!). My husband & I have also kept all of our lego & pull it out for the kids to use as special treats in the holidays. So, all in all, LEGO is a great hit in our home, for everyone!

A Red Ham said...

Sorry Pottymouthmama - I just re-read your post, and thought it said more than 25 word - sorry! So in short, we just love to build whatever we want with lego & it is fun to play with!

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Deb said...

LOVED lego as a kid. My brother and I played for ages. Possibly the only time my mother had peace.

Now its my turn for peace!!!

Karma man.

Christy said...

the half hour or so of peace and quiet it gives me. No TV, no fighting, kids getting creative, bliss!

MissBrown said...

I love Lego for the wee men, not so much for the bub, panic & yelling ensues when I find Lego man's head in her mouth!

sarespencer said...

Our home digs on lego. It keeps the lad, the lass and husband type busy for HOURS. So that I can potter about uninterrupted. LOVE IT.

Christina Lowry said...

I love lego. It's like a school lesson for my son without him noticing. Math, architecture, atoms, colours, shapes etc. it's all there in the humble lego block. :)

Jodie said...

I love Lego because it allows kids to be creative and use their imagination. Plus it's just FUN building things and then smashing them apart!

bowerbird5 said...

& Who doesn't love LEGO? We freaking love it!

CurlyPops said...

I'm entering for my four little nephews who are all LEGO CRAZY!!!

Kate said...

Why I love it, because my kids do and it keeps them busy and not whinging (and I like to play too).

Kirsten... said...

love me a bit of lego action...keeps the kids entertained for hours on end = hours on end to myself = totes win win.

Cindy said...

I love Lego because age doesn't matter and no one can be wrong.

Pip said...

Lego. Lego.
It's so rad.
It makes kids glad!
It's not a fad!
Best fun we've had!
(Step on it and you'll be sad)

74 Lime Lane said...

Because:
Lego Equals Good Old-fashioned-fun

{couldn't think of an appropriate O word}

leslie said...

had a container of mismatched lego as kids and created the most fantastic cars, houses, cities with it. i hope my girls have the same :)

CraftyMummy said...

I love the way that Lego captures my kids imaginations and encourages them to create the things they dream of.

Kim-Marie said...

I love LEGO because it bridges the generation gap (ie between Boyo and myself) and is screen free time that develops fine motor skills and fosters creativity and imagination.

But mainly I love LEGO because the Welshman is better at it than me so I legitimately get to say "wait til Daddy gets home"!

Top bird said...
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Top bird said...

Dear Pottymouthmama,

I totes deserve to win this prize to make up for the fact that I didn't win the grand final of the LEGO National Building Competition at Sydney Grace Bros in 1984.

You see, I was a rather naive 10 year old and was determined to enter the grand final without any pre-determined design.

Unfortunately, I was up against a bunch of 10 year old male nerds who had rehearsed their designs with steely determination for weeks.

Naturally, my spontaneous creation looked veritably piss-weak by comparison.

Thank you for the opportunity to enter this wondrous competition.

Yours,
Wee Birdy.

p.s. Oh, and my one year old son would also really dig some LEGO.

Top bird said...

OK, please ignore the above entry as it clearly breaks the 25 words or less rule. But I shall leave it for posterity. Here's my official entry:

I love LEGO because it's ace and this prize would make up for losing the LEGO building competition at Grace Bros in 1984.

melissa said...

I'd love to win because my four year old is desperate for some 'real Lego mum!' instead of playing with his little brother's Duplo!

Mrs S said...

I wasnt fortunate enough to have Lego as a kid - insert super sad panda face :( gives me extra reasons to hog my kids Lego though ;)

Penny Ryan said...

I asked 'pleeeease could you give mama five minutes to have a cup of tea' - he built me a LEGO Mardi Gras Float.

1512Nessie said...

My children are now playing with my husband's lego (from kinder days!) A unisex toy which is great for their imaginations...& mine!!!

KylieD said...

Fingers getting dextrous
Imaginations running wild
I get to join in too
And release my inner child!