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Who the Hero?

Well that would be Surge and Furno! No not some latest Eastern European kids cartoon this time, they are in fact the latest LEGO Hero figures that arrived at our house courtesy of my new found friends at LEGO. Both my boys love LEGO but I love the fact that they like it for different reason.

Jasper loves to build so for him it’s all about spending time following the instructions, finding the pieces and conquering the construction. His addiction to this process started around four when he would buy and have a go at building stuff way too advanced. But give him his dues he would get there in the end with a little help from dad! Some of my favourite Dad and JJ time memories are grounded in building power miner kits like the Rock Wrecker or The LEGO city Helicopter and Motorbike.

Harvey on the other hands isn’t so bothered about the making process as much as the playing! For him it’s all about getting lost in the imaginary world that opens up once the finished toy is in his hand. Where Jasper favours Star Wars or LEGO city for Harvey it’s all about the LEGO Hero figures.

I love listening to H early in the morning when he’s in his room having quiet playtime (6-7am). The battle cries, the blood curdling deaths, the slaying of wickedness. I could listen for hours to the tactical orders issues as the fearless Surge, Furno and gang fight the latest earth destroying villains. I love that Harvey has such an amazing imagination; I love his ability to lose himself for hours with the simple figures…………it gets a bit warped in my mind though, when the villains are Woody and Buzz!!

I’ll leave the final words this week to Harvey

“I like playing with them daddy and I really like LEGO coz they battle with each other and you can put the colours together to make BIG ones

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