Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Boy stuff

Sadly, my big boy James has grown out of/ lost interest in Lego (toy of the century).
It used to give him a real buzz finishing a Lego project.

He used to also really enjoy making his own creations.
We would get blow by blow descriptions of the capabilities of his masterpieces.

Lego has kept him entertained for years.

So now we have moved on to something different.
Santa gave it to him for Christmas.

It is called 'Warhammer 40,000'.
It is a strategy battle game.

You construct and hand paint all the figurines (very intricate) and other accessories.
The shop (Games Workshop)  allows you to bring your figurines in and they teach you the techniques to make them look great.

James is really enjoying the artistic process.
Mum is pleased to see him off electronic games, seeing him engaged in something using his hands, and even reading instruction manuals etc.

The jury is still out on Warhammer 40,000.
Nothing beats Lego in my mind.


  1. Don't say goodbye yet! My 7-year-old pulled out his Bob the Builder toys this morning after about three years of neglect. Lego is timeless and ageless.

  2. I'm so intrigued by your older children's toys ... I've never heard of Warhammer ... but glad to see there is an alternative to beepy-electronic-devices.

    Showed my 9-yr-old the HK Blythe website ... she liked the $600 bondage-type Blythe.


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