We have plenty of LEGO Bricks in our house - most of which has been passed down from my brother and husband to our kids, but sometimes I feel that unless the kids are given clear instructions as to what to build they sometimes don’t know where to start and then often get distracted away from it.
LEGO DOTS is different - it is a bit more arty & craft. There is more scope for creativity through pattern making and the use of colours and it feels somehow more free.
My daughter (aged nearly 6) especially enjoyed it, usually it is my son who is LEGO mad but she was completely immersed in it - making and then decorating a pineapple pen pot and bracelets for the whole family. She then even set up a pretend shop to sell all the things she had created. It was so good.
I also enjoyed how free and uninhibited my kids were with it and found it interesting and exciting to see what they did differently with certain pieces. My son, for example made a boxing ring fence out of the neon chains while my daughter made a robot’s hair from them - it was completely free playing and up to them to interpret and think about what to do with the different components, which is something i’ve not seen before when we have previous played LEGO bricks.
I also noted that there is less pressure to create a 3D master piece and more of a freedom to experiment and play around which I loved.
LEGO DOTS is a huge hit in our house (my husband and I are also loving it). I’ve loved seeing the freedom and creativity it has bought and I know it will remain a huge success in our family - for generations!
This post was kindly sponsored by LEGO. All thoughts are entirely my own (obviously).