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LEGO DUPLO Read & Build gets an A+

by Andrea Updyke

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I’m spending some time during the summer break with Calvin using our Lego Read & Build sets. That’s the awesome thing about Legos right? They never get old! Also, look at sweet little Oscar in that video. Melts my heart! Originally posted July 2012.

Oh LEGO you know just what to say. Being the huge LEGO fan that I am, I am really excited that Oscar (3.5) is finally starting to understand the concept of building something specific with the colorful bricks. He got a couple of Toy Story sets for his birthday in January, but he pretty much still brings me the pieces to build the set. When I had the opportunity to review the new Busy Farm LEGO DUPLO Read & Build set ($12.95), I couldn’t wait.

The day we got our set, Oscar could not wait to start playing with it. I made him wait until Daddy got home so we would have a cameraman to record the fun. Also, it was pretty adorably to watch him wiggle with anticipation. When we started in, Oscar was mesmerized by not just the blocks, but the fun story that goes along with them. We have now taken the animals apart and put them back together so many times now that he can do it completely by himself!

The book is a simple rhyming story that fits the theme of the blocks, in our case the farm. Then the pages illustrate the item you will be building with the blocks where they should be, but separated so the child can see what each individual piece looks like.

I did find that I was getting tongue-tied trying to identify the shapes for him to find. But then I was reminded that we are talking about Legos here! We just needed to find the one that “looks like the picture”. Honestly, I have Legos to thank for the successful assembly of 90% of the furniture in my home. So there’s that.

But wait! It’s better to just show you how awesome this toy is. Just look at how excited Oscar is! If only they could make a book about how awesome vegetables are…


Disclosure: Thanks to Lego and Babycenter for sponsoring this post and providing a play set for my family to review. All thoughts are my own. 

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Becca Bernstein July 16, 2012 - 9:51 am

I love Duplos! Both my son and my daughter love playing with them. And for me, I love the 30 minutes of freedom they provide while my kids are busy!

Amy @ Taste Like Crazy July 16, 2012 - 9:57 am

Ollie had a TON of Duplos…like three of those big bags that are longer than I am tall. Somehow we’re now down to a ragtag group of about ten. I suspect that had something to do with us moving.

But out of all those Duplos, we never had were supposed to make anything. Ollie would be thrilled to have these.

Brittany July 16, 2012 - 12:51 pm

I saw these the other day and got SO excited. I can’t wait until my boy is old enough for these!

Harry July 16, 2012 - 4:51 pm

Bring Oscar to Lego Land..i think he will love the experience! 🙂

Danielle July 16, 2012 - 8:43 pm

He built a Rooster and a Pig…would love this for my little boy 🙂

Jenni Pugh July 16, 2012 - 10:30 pm

He built a rooster and a pig!

Janet W. July 17, 2012 - 7:16 am

He built a rooster and a pig.

Alannah Linton July 17, 2012 - 1:35 pm

He built a rooster and a pig.

Tia July 17, 2012 - 9:31 pm

A pig and a rooster.

Lauren July 17, 2012 - 10:50 pm

Oscar built a rooster and a pig.

Sherry Compton July 18, 2012 - 8:31 am

He built a rooster and a pig. How cute!

Megan A July 18, 2012 - 9:49 am

Love these sets! thanks for your post!

Liz July 18, 2012 - 4:09 pm

He built a rooster then a pig.

cacie July 18, 2012 - 8:25 pm

He builds a rooster and a pig. Thanks

Shelley July 18, 2012 - 10:49 pm

pig and rooster

Donna Lindner July 19, 2012 - 6:03 am

He builds a rooster and a pig. Thanks

Jennifer July 19, 2012 - 10:11 am

a rooster and a pig! Super cute!

Tammy1409 July 19, 2012 - 2:43 pm

He built a rooster and pig

mechele johnson July 19, 2012 - 2:44 pm

A rooster and a pig! How fun! I am thinking these would be so awesome for my daughter Maybelle and help her stay out of her big brother’s big boy legos!

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Gloria walshver July 19, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Oscar built a rooster and a pig.
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lauren knott July 19, 2012 - 3:58 pm

My son would love this! he built a rooster and a pig. 🙂

Jennifer July 19, 2012 - 4:25 pm

He built a rooster and a pig!! I know my almost 2 year old would love this!

Jennifer July 19, 2012 - 4:26 pm

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jenn swift spencer July 19, 2012 - 7:35 pm

rooster and pig are the two animals

Laura Jacobson July 21, 2012 - 12:30 pm

Oh the pig and rooster…how fun!

Danielle Meek July 21, 2012 - 8:26 pm

A rooster and a pig!

Laura July 21, 2012 - 9:12 pm

How sweet! He built the rooster and the perky pig!

Kimberly July 21, 2012 - 11:34 pm

A rooster and a pig

Kimberly July 21, 2012 - 11:37 pm

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Tara July 22, 2012 - 3:28 pm

pig and rooster

Beth Ann July 22, 2012 - 10:16 pm

A rooster, and a little piggy! 🙂

karen July 23, 2012 - 11:35 am

He built a rooster and a pig.

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Brandy July 23, 2012 - 4:07 pm

Oink oink! Rooster and pig!

Caitlyn Prendergast July 23, 2012 - 9:15 pm

Oscar built a rooster and a pig in the video!

domestic diva July 23, 2012 - 10:06 pm

rooster and pig

Madalina July 24, 2012 - 12:56 am

a rooster and a pig 🙂

Emily July 24, 2012 - 8:52 pm

He made a rooster and a pig.

jacqueline July 24, 2012 - 9:14 pm

a rooster and a pig

Neyda July 25, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Looks like a lot of fun!! Thanks!!

Seyma Shabbir July 25, 2012 - 7:36 pm

Rooster then a pig

Seyma Shabbir July 25, 2012 - 7:38 pm

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Tina @ Life Without Pink July 26, 2012 - 11:39 am

Love the video! My boys are HUGE Lego fans too!

Tara July 26, 2012 - 6:49 pm

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Julie Stevens July 27, 2012 - 11:11 pm

A cute rooster and a pig… I think you have a future Lego master on your hands! 🙂

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Leah July 28, 2012 - 1:35 am

Oscar is so adorably cute! He built a rooster and a pig. : )

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Leah July 28, 2012 - 1:38 am

I just subscribed to your monthly Newsletter. : )

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Allan July 28, 2012 - 10:29 pm

He built a Rooster and a Pig.

Tammy Hoffa July 29, 2012 - 4:05 am

he built the rooster and pig

Tiffany O August 6, 2012 - 12:06 am

He built a rooster and a pig. I would love to have these!!

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