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For Kids Who Love Cars and Legos

By Christine.Coppa |

Big thanks to the folks at Lego who sent my son, JD, Lego Duplo Cars Flo’s Cafe ($29,99 amazon.com). This was the equivalent of someone sending me a new Fall Marc Jacobs bag and a killer pair of jeans.

See, JD is obsessed with McQueen, Sally, Doc Hudson, Mater — everything Cars (yesterday he saw a line of cones on a road where some men were working and screamed, “The Cozy Cone Motel, Mommy!”) What else is he obsessed with? Legos. He will sit for a long time in the living room building epic towers, car washes, tunnels, bridges, ice cream stores — you name it! His imagination is truly put to the test.

Since Lego was kind enough to gift JD a Cars Duplo set, I scored one for a lucky reader. Read on to see what the set includes and enter to win one (did someone say, I started my holiday shopping early?) Includes 3 cars: Lightning McQueen in his special Radiator Springs paint job, Sally, the pretty Porsche, and Doc Hudson, a.k.a, Fabulous Hudson Hornet. Before you drive them all to Flo’s V-cafe for gas, build it with easy-to-manage Duplo bricks, a sign and gas pump. Lots of other bright pieces, for a grassy scene with a flower! 32 pieces total.

Enter to win by telling me the coolest Lego structure your kid ever made. The commenter with the most fascinating object wins. I’ll email you for your mailing address. Want to win a vacuum? Click here. Contest ends tomorrow!

Photo via Lego

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Christine.Coppa

Christine Coppa is the author of Rattled! (Broadway Books, 2009), the creator of glamour.com's Storked blog and a freelance fashion market editor. Her son, Jack, is 5 and they hail from North NJ. Her work has appeared in Glamour, First for Women, Redbook and Parenting among other publications.

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0 thoughts on “For Kids Who Love Cars and Legos

  1. Leilani says:

    My son would love this! He’s building something new everyday. I think the coolest thing he has built is probably a tricked out windmill. Thanks!

  2. Libby says:

    My son is not even 3 yet, but I love hi imagination when he builds with legos. He loves trucks right now so he was telling me the one day that we were building a “paver” and a “scraper” (which he learned from his truck book). Oh – and my son is also OBSESSED with the movie Cars! He picks 3 of his cars to go to bed with each night and take to daycare with him in the morning! lol

  3. Jennifer V. says:

    My son is only two, but I am pretty impressed with the giant towers he builds!

  4. Kelly says:

    My son loves to build towers of the cardboard-esque blocks. Well, actually, I think he enjoys knocking them down more than he does building them!

  5. amanda says:

    My son was 2 in May, and likes to build with his Legos as tall as he can, and by color. We joke that he is OCD because his little towers will be in color coded chunks. He loves Legos, and he loves his matchbox Lightning McQueen so this would be like toy heaven for him!

  6. Megan Taylor says:

    My daughter is 6 months old, so has yet to make anything with legos. My husband is chomping at the bit though, to get her started!! He loved legos growing up. Prior to becoming preggers, I was a preschool teacher, and my students were my children at the time. (Yes, I felt like the mother to 24 three year olds…) One day, a small group of them were sitting on the rug with legos. My co-teacher and I walked over to ask them what they were doing and they shooed us away. A little later they brought us over…they had built our school! Complete with little lego teachers, and they pointed out who was who. (Yup, we had square lego heads.) It was priceless!!

  7. TheiPadBaby says:

    My son is also obsessed with the characters from Cars. He has at least four different variations of Lightening McQueen that he takes to bed with him, as well as a stuffed Lightening. He would love this set! How nice of Duplo and Lego to send your son a set!

  8. Christine.Coppa says:

    Leilani! You win!!! JD goes to bed with like 30 cars. :/ Check your email!!!

  9. Vicky carpenter says:

    What about the GIRL builders??? I Grammie sit with my Grand Daughter and build also Grammpie does too. She built a real cute ship from a old set that was her Aunts. Legos last for ever!! Her Aunts set is 25 years old.

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