Favorite Toys 2019: LEGO Pop-Up Book


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We asked our contributors to share one of their child’s all-time favorite toys to help you build a holiday gift list that will be a hit. After all, toys are expensive, and if we’re buying them, we want to find something that kids will enjoy playing with for a long time. Our contributors’ children range in age from infants to school-aged children, so stay tuned, as we add more suggestions to our Favorite Toys Round Up. In the meantime, you can also check out our Holiday Gift Guide and our list of 50 Timeless Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers.

By my count, the number of available LEGO kits on the market has reached about 1 gazillion by now, and my 7-year-old son owns roughly half-a-gazillion of them. They’re all pretty awesome in their own way, but they tend to follow the same pattern: buy it, build it, watch it collect dust on a shelf (or be destroyed by a younger sibling). 

That changed when we purchased the LEGO Pop-Up Book, a first-of-its-kind item that looks like a hardcover book from the outside and then opens to reveal one of two interchangeable story settings: “Jack and the Beanstalk” or “Little Red Riding Hood.” Somehow it’s designed so that when you open the book, the scene actually does pop-up, and then folds up again neatly when you close it. The whole concept is creative, adaptable (you can also create your own story and mix-and-match) and has kept my son engaged, since it’s never truly “finished.” 

Almost worth stabbing myself in the foot on a rogue brick late at night. 

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