Anybody help kids or grand kids with complicated Lego assembly?
My 7 year old grandson lives for Legos. Yesterday he asked for help with a fairly complicated assembly. Sure, we''ll follow the pictures in the enclosed book......should be easy, huh?
For those not familiar, the assembly instruction books have pictures outlining the build step by step. There's a small pic at the top of the page with the required parts for that step (sort of a bill of materials, BOM), then an image of the assembled pieces showing how they go together.
Looking at the step he was stuck on it must have taken me at least an hour to figure it out. Come to find two key pieces for that step are not listed in the BOM. Talk about irritating, especially considering the price of Lego$.
Another issue my daughter in law has complained about is missing pieces, although I discount that somewhat since the kids tend to lose them on the floor or get them mixed in with other sets.
You would think a company like Lego could do a better job.
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There are an endless number of other Lego movies on YouTube, for the younger kids you may want to pre-screen them 'cause there are a whole lot of homemade porn Lego videos.