Introduction     Search/Sitemap
Trans4mind Home Page
Home Article Library Child Development & Parenting

Get a Lot of Use from Brick Toys

Brick Toys

Many people believe that building with bricks, such as LEGO, is best left to children. Brick toys, on the other hand, are ideal for grownups when it comes to their mental health. Toys are readily available to the majority of youngsters in wealthy nations. However, one important individual to play with may be missing for some of them: their parents. 17 percent of children in nine countries (Russia, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, and Saudi Arabia) say they no longer have time to play. In the United States, for example, 22% of children say they don't have time to play because of their busy schedules.

In addition to the children, parents are affected as well. A whopping 32% of parents say they're too busy to spend quality time with their children. In addition to this, play is essential for children's social and emotional as well as cognitive development. According to Lego, children learn best when their parents or caregivers are actively engaged in their play and react to their needs. Also, LEGO's officials say that play is essential to parents' happiness since they feel more calm, energetic, and creative while they are playing.

The Brick Toy Fanatics

In this section, we'll stick with LEGO since its brick toys have grown in popularity among adults, leading to the term "AFOL," or adult fan of LEGO brick toys (an adult fan of LEGO). He is an AFOL since he was a lawyer before becoming a devotee of the hobby. Since then, he's transformed into a master of the LEGO brick. When he was a youngster, he asked his parents for a dog, which they refused. His love for LEGO extends back to that time. In reaction to their denial, Natan dismantled his enormous LEGO metropolis and fashioned a life-size dog out of LEGO bricks. For more info visit

The worldwide community of collectors, master builders, artisans, and self-admitted brick junkies that Sawaya is a part of its extensive. Bricks are ageless, according to junior model designer Chiara Biscontin, who works for LEGO. When she graduated from the University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art in 2016, she found her dream job as a product design and engineering student. As long as there are bricks on the table, "you will automatically fidget with them, and when you have more, you will automatically start making something, no matter whether you are an adult or a toddler."

The AFOL group has grown tremendously from its modest beginnings on the internet. In the UK, an online group for adult LEGO aficionados holds frequent in-person meetups and has its own wiki and forum. This topic is repeated again and over again. Extreme Bricks by Sarah Herman is a book about LEGO projects from all over the world that are fun, break records, and are amazing.

For those who want to go off-piste, LEGO aficionados have also developed a variety of innovative construction methods. Stacks of LEGO pieces may be stacked on their sides or upside down to create three-dimensional creations using the SNOT method (studs not on top). Another approach is to develop in an "illegal" manner. If you are a "purist" builder, you may find yourself disapproving of this procedure since it doesn't adhere to standard building practices.

Did you find this article helpful? Share your thoughts with friends...

Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter
More Child Development & Parenting articles
You'll find good info on many topics using our site search:
Trans4mind HomeResourcesArticle Library