Lego Classic
Lifestyle,  Parenting

The Benefits of LEGO

How is everybody keeping their kids entertained and happy during lockdown? I won’t lie… kids have had more gaming hours in the last 100 days than they probably would have had in their whole life, if there was no lockdown. We are homeschooling at the moment as well, so it’s a tough situation, to balance school work and fun. That’s where Lego comes in though….  My kids won’t really give up their gaming consoles for much, but with LEGO….it’s pretty much a no brainer. They will switch off the electronics and play for hours! What I love about LEGO is that not only is it fun, it’s also sneaky educational 😉

We received a LEGO Classic Windows of Creativity set to review a few weeks ago and I was a bit skeptical. Usually I get my boys a more structured set, so I worried this would perhaps be too ‘basic’ for them. Boy was I wrong…. this set was and continues to be soooo much fun! What’s great about the Classic set is:

  • Includes a wide selection of windows and doors, plus a colorful mix of LEGO® pieces including eyes, wheels, hinges and bricks for kids to create classic LEGO toys.
  • Features bright and colorful LEGO® bricks and pieces that allow for open-ended creative play.
  • This construction toy provides 3 levels of building complexity for budding LEGO® builders.
  • Visit for additional building instructions, fun videos, ideas and inspiration.
  • Comes with a brick separator to make LEGO® building and rebuilding easier.
  • Let creativity grow with LEGO® Classic building kits!
  • This set includes 450 pieces.
  • This LEGO® building set offers an age-appropriate build and play experience for ages 4+.
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      Refer creativity point below – Adam’s dream home apparently!

Why choose Lego?

I believe that LEGO has a whole range of benefits for our kids. Some of them being:

  • It encourages teamwork – My boys love building together, and even more so, they love building with me or their dad.
  • Improvement of fine motor skills – They need to use those fingers to get the job done!
  • Stimulates the imagination and creativity – You can build absolutely anything that your mind can imagine (provided you have enough pieces of course 😉 )
  • Problem solving – Looking for those pieces, adjusting where need be.
  • Improved self-esteem – Our kids feel accomplished when they’re done with their creations.

I feel that there is obviously a role for the structured sets, as well as the freedom that comes with the Classic sets. The Classic sets just contribute a bit more to that imagination factor, that I personally feel kids are lacking these days. Lego Classic

*********GIVEAWAY CLOSED*********

I am pretty sure you’d welcome some LEGO to give you some time to have a cup of coffee, some alone time?? If you’re nodding your head, then today’s giveaway is for you!

What you’ll win:

  • 1 x Classics Bricks on a Roll Set worth over R400

How to enter:

  1. Comment below with what you/your kid loves about LEGO.
  2. Head to my Instagram and Facebook posts for ways to score additional entries 😉


  1. This competition is only open to readers residing in South Africa.
  2. The giveaway will run until MIDNIGHT, on Friday, 24th July 2020, with a winner being selected at random shortly afterwards.  I will announce the winners of my giveaway on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, so make sure you follow me so you don’t miss the announcement.
  3. If no reply to my email has been received within 48hrs, a new winner will be selected.
  4. Ensure you complete the necessary steps to validate your entries. I have no choice but to disqualify any incorrect entries received.
  5. Please allow LEGO 2 to 4 weeks for delivery.

Disclaimer: I received a LEGO set in exchange for an honest review in this post. As always, that never affects my review or opinion of the product, and all views expressed are 100% my own. 

I’m Simone, a mom of 3, a wife...obsessed with my family, makeup and books!


  • Nasika Baijnath

    My kids love lego to build things only their imagination can allow them to. Its always amazing to see what they produce and even more exciting to hear the story

    • Janice Middleton

      Cooper loves all kinds of Lego but ninjago is the flavour of the month. What I love is the togetherness it brings when building the sets. Makes me feel like a child again. This will be a perfect gift for his birthday.

      • Mandie Venter

        My kids and their cousins have become Lego crazed. Whether it’s a summersday and they sit outside on a blanket and build lego’s or a cold wintersday inside, Lego keeps them busy for hours and thankfully limits their screen time, as I worry tgat they’ll become tv-zombies!

    • Nazeera

      My Son is LEGO crazy! ALWAYS BUILDING! and he makes little “gifts” for us (when he builds something new) keeps us busy.. And its oh so fun!

    • Carly

      My daughter is playing with all my sons Legos as he is much older now . I am sorry sure she would love a set that is completely hers . Awesome prize.

  • Monique Wolstenholme

    My daughter still plays with the Duplo Lego blocks but she loves putting all the blocks on top of each other, and it is such a fun game for her when it falls over.

  • Ashini

    My boy is obsessed with Lego to the extent that all his presents were Lego last week and the cake was too! Love it for the freedom it allows them to express their own creativity.

  • Anusha Naidoo

    Little Kyle and Leia love being creative with Lego blocks. Using their imagination having fun and keeping busy creating their own unique Lego models as well as the model displayed on the box.

    • MrsFF

      My kids love Lego, granted we only do the tiny pieces when the 2 year old is sleeping because But the duplo gets used every single day since that is chocking proof. It is part of our daily free play hour (win win they are learning team work and fine running their motor skills; while mama gets some free unhindered time) They love the creativity that it encourages and using your imagination. They don’t Always follow the manual and enjoy coming up with their own surprise builds. And when mama is feeling brave I join in and we use it as quality time spent together

  • Jessica McClean

    We LOVE lego! Playing with Duplo blocks helped my tiny humans learn their colours and counting as well as solidified their little friendship as they build together and help one another.

    • Esda Dippenaar

      I love Lego! And my 5 year old loves it too. The creativity he builds with amaze me. He got the hand me down legos from his much older siblings and he has not stopped building. 5 year old saw us transition from Duplo to lego.
      The best thing about lego is the durability and hours of play. Kid after kid No limits…

  • Tiyana Van Der Rheede

    My kids love lego we confident that they are using their imagination and able to make more and more complex models which they bring to us proudly for exclamation and praise.

  • Fatima Moolla

    My kids love using lego to unlock their imagination. They can spend hours building forts and creating gadgets. Just wish we had more so they could do more! Would love to win this for them!!

  • Helen

    My daughter spends hours recreating her own ideas will all the lego pieces. Her recent creation is a 4 storey building with a lift that actually goes up and down. She just loves her LEGO

  • Tylah

    Always an achievement no matter what you make! You stick to the guide and you make it perfectly or you go off the grid and let your imagination go! It’s always a success.

  • Sanisha

    I remember when we were little and would play with Legos for hours on end, building and breaking and rebuilding. Just the best fun!

  • Janey

    My son has loved his Duplo Lego set from around 1 years old & my daughter now loves it too! They are so creative and have such a vivid imaginations … I love seeing what they build & dream up!

  • stephanie

    My daughters spend hours playing with lego really great for their imagination and so important for communication skills 🙂

  • Bhavana Pillay

    Using our imagination we can build anything , being creative, stimulating our minds especially during lockdown ,keeps us occupied! So much fun!

  • Priya

    My kids love building the blocks as high as it can go and then they demolish it. It’s very entertaining cos my 7yr old guides my other 2 about what and how to build.

  • Adele Elzinga

    I have an 8 yr old boy who lives across the road from us who is currently having treatment for cancer – I know he loves Lego and it has helped him with his current stay in hospital – I would like to win this for him as I cannot imagine what it must be like having been in for 42 days now post stem cell transplant and I am sure this will make his life just a little brighter.

  • homairah dhorat

    i’m 25 years old and absolutely love lego <3 <3 a total addict …. my latest addition of lego is the duplo jungle (bear in mind that i don't have any kids of my own ) however my nephews and nieces join me in endless hours of fun when they visit ….. Lego is a very educational and teaches children many valuable motor skills , educational skills , creativity, destructive play ……. You really can’t go wrong with a classic box of LEGO bricks … i would love to be a lucky winner and add this to my collection .

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