Legos are expensive. My family has spent thousands of dollars on these little plastic playsets. I love them, but most importantly my kids love them. Since my son got a fire station for his third birthday our collection has grown and grown and grown. I can’t even tell how many complete sets we have, but at last count we had over 500 mini-figures. Of course it’s hard to count when most of the mini-figures are dismembered. Sometimes I feel like my house is a Lego leper colony. We usually put the set together once, then what happens after that is anyone’s guess. Some stay together, but most just end up in a pile on our basement floor. Someday I will get to them… someday. For the past five years we have been collecting Legos. It started out with that fire station, then it turned into Indiana Jones, which led to Star Wars. Star Wars soon became Pirates of the Caribbean and that turned into Ninjago. Not surprisingly we are now back into the classic City sets. Legos can get to be overwhelming and expensive. I usually have a simple rule when buying. The price of a set cannot be more than 10 cents per piece. If a set is 500 pieces the set can’t cost more than $50.00. It’s a pretty simple rule than can only be broken if a set comes with some really cool mini-figures. So what should you own? Here are five I think you can’t go wrong with:
5 Lego Sets You Should Buy Today
After 15 years as a News Photographer in the fast paced world of television news, I am now knee deep in Legos and laundry as the stay at home dad to to little boys. It was my choice to stay at home, so don't look at me like I am some kid of freak show. We're all parents just trying to raise our kids the right way. Some might be better at it than others, but if our kids love us for who we are, who cares.