Monday, April 05, 2010

Lego my... Legos

While shopping for my nephew's birthday present in late November I saw a toy that I wanted. It was ridiculously expensive for a toy - nearly a Benjamin. It seemed silly to still want it and drop the "hint" to Dillon, but I did anyway. I think it went something like, "Oooooo, I WANT THAT!!!!..." and so on - yeah, I'm subtle like that.

Well, since we bought the house and have had a lot more expenses as of late, I put it on the back burner and wasn't planning to "invest" in it any time soon. But on Friday, Dillon saw a buy-one-get-one-half-off Lego sale at Toys R Us, and a light bulb when off in his cute noggin. So we loaded up in the car and went over to the toy store. We got my farm set and the best selling set that was the same price. We are fairly confident we can move it for at least full retail and thus getting my toy for $45. See how smart my hubby is?

Honestly, I wouldn't have cared either way. I was just so happy to have my Lego set!!!

I was so excited to put it together, I skipped softball to do it. I know, terrible!

This is the first step - the easiest to construct. It was a nice warm-up build and I liked that I got cows a lot.

And, of course, I cannot take all the credit. I have some very "helpful" animals.

Step two:

See how cute? The trailer "poops" hay bales and the sides can fold down too.

It also tips back to dump. The tractor is cool too. Lots of neat, little details.

And then the stalls and the silo. Step three:

And one of the BEST parts! The silo actually dumps "grain." Love it.

But then... disaster! Dogzilla took out part of the stable!

The cows were pretty shaken up, but fortunately they were just tipped. Just as the farm was recovering from that devastation, Catzilla came to town!

And finally, the last step (the barn raising):

Complete with a kitten, mouse and mouse-hole.

I love my farm!

Oh no!!! Dogzilla is back!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Ok, so that might be one of the cutest blog posts I have ever read. I'm not even going to make a sarcastic comment.

Emily :) said...

Ok..I am headed on the next plane to come and play legos with you! It looks like SO MUCH FUN!! :) Go Dillon..what an awesome husband! I wonder if Paul would buy me some legos if I dropped a hint..haha! :)

Kathleen said...

Farm Ville has nothing on you! LOL :)

Anonymous said...

you seriously kill me.