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    All done shopping and then...

    My kindergartner comes home from school with a paper that says,"for Christmas, I want a Lego set." Guess I am off to buy one more gift. Each of my two boys gets 3 gifts so I guess a 4th wouldn't be too bad. I not big into overspending on the holidays and the kids are accustomed to 3 gifts. They are very appreciative. My 10 year old only asked for movie tickets to see the hobbit. How funny is that?

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    Cute , we are going to go see the Hobbit also.

    Are grandkids live out of state so everyone got gift cards. Shipping to just outrageous to buy things, wrap them and ship them off. I limited homemade items to things that will fit in the medium flat rate boxes.
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    Saw the cutest Lego set at Walmart. The container was shaped like a giant Lego yellow head. I didn't look to see what it had in it but I thought what a great idea especially if they stack?

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    Good for you (and the kids!). I am re-reading The Hobbit to "freshen up" my memory of it as it's been years (have re-read the trilogy a dozen times since HS but I lost my copy of the Hobbit ages ago).

    Anyway ... I just saw a thing on the news yesterday about people getting nauseous while watching "The Hobbit" because of the way it is filmed in 48 frames/second (vs the usual 24). It made some folks nauseous and uncomfortable - didn't bother others. Only some of the theaters will carry it in 48 frames.
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    My youngest Grandson has almost all the Legos made and he plays with them alot. He has bought alot of them with his allowance and gift money. He saves up to buy the largest ones. I think they are great things, as they can play with them for years. Helps the imagination and creative side too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Good for you (and the kids!). I am re-reading The Hobbit to "freshen up" my memory of it as it's been years (have re-read the trilogy a dozen times since HS but I lost my copy of the Hobbit ages ago).

    Anyway ... I just saw a thing on the news yesterday about people getting nauseous while watching "The Hobbit" because of the way it is filmed in 48 frames/second (vs the usual 24). It made some folks nauseous and uncomfortable - didn't bother others. Only some of the theaters will carry it in 48 frames.
    my ten year old read the book twice already so I don't mind taking him to see the movie.

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    I think Lego's are such a great gift. I only wish they would go back to the package of just lego's. Most of the ones I see today, make a certain thing.

    As for the Hobbit, well I am going to see that too. Love the books, and am looking forward to this new movie. I have been following it along while they were making it. Very interesting how they did it with the different frames, etc. And some of the places they filmed are from the original movies too.
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    Lego's are fun to play with. My 18 year old plays them with his brother who is 7. My oldest still has all of his lego models.

    Best deal was when I bought a tub of lego's off ebay. They kids are still using them.

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    My 7 year old grandson is really into legos. He is now playing with the legos his uncles had along with all the new sets he can get. I have some he can play with when he visits.
    When my kids were little Christmas gifts were limited to $50. They realized if they could let me know it was on sale they would get more. It didn't matter if $50 was just one gift or many. The limit was $50. It made them really think out what they wanted.

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    Legos are a classic and great toy. I never mind buying toy like that, rather than the "Faddish" ones. Now I want to re read the Hobbit!
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    When you have a movie that is made from a book that is as famous as the Hobbit, do any of you go ahead and read the biography of the author? I think the most read biography of J R R Tolkien is by Humphrey Carpenter. He was a fascinating man.

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    Legos are timeless. I have a huge plastic container full from all the sets I bought for my sons...who is now 32!! They will go to his kids one day but right now they stay at Nana's house to play with when they come.

    I gave my 8yo DGS a K'Nex set for his birthday in November. I have pics of his dad (my son) and him working on it. It goes together different from Legos. He loved it so much because it has actual moving parts so DDIL suggested I get another in the series for one of his Christmas presents.

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    Oh, I'm closing in on being thru also. Had to go to Hancocks for 1 spool of black thread today and Big Lots is right next door. Parking lot didn't look too crowded and they had advertized an item I was looking for. I had to leave the store...I began sweating and shaking and was on the verge of a "panic attack"...too many people and too much stuff to look at...plus they didn't have the item advertised. On that of that, the cashier made an error and charged me $24.00 for 1 pack of copy paper. I wondered why my total was so high but the lines were so long, I didn't take the time to check my receipt until I got home!! Called them and now have to make a trip back to store tomorrow to get it corrected!

    Sure do like ordering on line...except when they backorder an item that was in stock when I ordered! [sigh]

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