Cool Creations in 35 Pieces #giveaway

by Dawn

5 Minutes for Books reviewer Dawn received a copy of this book to facilitate her review, but as always, her opinions are her own.

CoolCreations35PiecesI live in a LEGO household. My thirteen year old son inherited the LEGO gene from his dad, and early on, our house was overrun with Duplo. But when he was around three years old, it was clear that he could start using some of the smaller sized LEGO pieces, and some basic supplies were purchased. That’s how it began, and now the household collection of pieces must number in the tens of thousands. Seriously, there are tons and tons of pieces, and my son can make incredibly elaborate things with large numbers of pieces, but his younger siblings are still early on their LEGO building careers. Thanks to Sean Kenney, LEGO artist extraordinaire, kids in the 4 to 8 year old set have a new inspirational book in Cool Creations in 35 Pieces.

The concept of the book is exactly as the title indicates. If readers assemble the required 35 pieces, they can create a wide variety of miniature LEGO structures, including robots, buildings, farm animals, and “goofy faces” (my very favorite section!), and several more. High-quality photographs are provided of all the 35-piece creations, and several of the more complex ones have step-by-step picture instructions in the margins of the page, while others are easier to recreate by simply looking at the photos. Kenney invites readers to share their own unique creations with these 35 pieces to his website, as well, encouraging children to don their own creative hats, too!

In the opening pages of the book, photos of the 35 pieces are laid out, and while some are fairly common, others are more accurately described as specialty pieces. Kenney has pieces available for sale on his website, as well, if some are not already in your collection. Once kids have the 35 pieces laid out, the possibilities are endless, by creating Kenney’s designs and coming up with their own.

Enter to Win

Do you have a child who would love Cool Creations in 35 Pieces? We have one copy to give away today, open to US and Canada residents. Start off by entering your email address in the widget below, and then leave a comment for one entry, and see how to earn additional entries.



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1 Mozi Esmes mom September 16, 2013 at 2:46 am

my creative 6yo daughter!

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2 Alvina Castro September 16, 2013 at 3:58 am

I would create a kitty with my son! yay

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3 Jenny September 16, 2013 at 9:29 am

My son would start out with it but soon it would be for everyone in the family!

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4 Debby Chandler September 16, 2013 at 9:56 am

my grandson. I’ve been buying him Legos for years now and he inherited his father’s legos.

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5 shaunie September 16, 2013 at 11:09 am

I would create this for my little brother

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6 Lauren September 16, 2013 at 12:48 pm

My daughter would use these!

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7 Danelle Ice {Home Ever After} September 16, 2013 at 12:53 pm

My son would love to use this!

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8 Mindy September 16, 2013 at 1:10 pm

my son and daughter would both love this book.

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9 Karen September 16, 2013 at 1:17 pm

My 5 year old is anxious to follow in his big brother’s footsteps and become a Lego Master. He would love the inspiration here!

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10 Jessica B. September 16, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Both my son and daughter would love a copy of this book. Keeping my fingers crossed. ;)

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11 Jessica To September 16, 2013 at 3:57 pm

My son is the one who would create using this book!

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12 Leigh September 16, 2013 at 4:03 pm

My 8 year old would love this.

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13 Mindy September 16, 2013 at 6:07 pm

My daughter would love this book. :)

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14 Heather September 16, 2013 at 6:08 pm

My two boys would love this book!

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15 Tonia September 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm

My daughter would definitely use this book!

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16 Katie September 16, 2013 at 8:01 pm

I grew up in a lego household with no patterns or obligations. I love the idea that kids can still use them to make just about anything without trying to read intricate directions.

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17 Elaine September 16, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Love this – and so would my son.

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18 Michelle H September 16, 2013 at 9:34 pm

My LEGO loving nephew! Well, a couple of LEGO loving nephews

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19 Wehaf September 16, 2013 at 11:05 pm

My nieces and nephews would all enjoy this.

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20 mrsshukra September 17, 2013 at 3:19 am

My niece would enjoy this!

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21 christina moore September 17, 2013 at 11:07 am

I would give this to my granddaughter

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22 Patricia Wojnar Crowley September 17, 2013 at 11:19 am

My nephews would love it!

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23 Chasen September 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm

This looks like fun. Love Legos and getting creative with them!

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24 Daiva September 17, 2013 at 12:51 pm

My son would make a train!

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25 Rochel S September 17, 2013 at 2:22 pm

My son! He would love it!

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26 Liz September 17, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Two greatnephews (who would, of course, share).

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27 marian boll September 17, 2013 at 4:15 pm

That would be my daughter creating for her great niece

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28 Eva Mack September 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm

want to make them all

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29 kathy stevenson September 17, 2013 at 4:52 pm

My girls would love this!

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30 Liz September 17, 2013 at 4:53 pm

I have a whole family of LEGO maniacs, so I can see my husband and the kids creating for an afternoon.

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31 Amy Orvin September 17, 2013 at 4:55 pm

my nieces would love this!

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32 courtney hennagir September 17, 2013 at 4:56 pm

My son would absolutely love this but I think we would all enjoy it together too!

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33 Kerrie Mayans September 17, 2013 at 5:42 pm

My seven year old son would love this book.

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34 Nancy September 17, 2013 at 6:16 pm

We’d create animals.

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35 Vickie Couturier September 17, 2013 at 7:24 pm

my grandsons would use this first

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36 Jennifer Rote September 17, 2013 at 9:27 pm

I’d make robots with my son.

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37 Lawanna September 17, 2013 at 9:43 pm

I think it would be fun to have a little zoo full of lego animals

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38 Nannypanpan September 17, 2013 at 10:07 pm

My son would love it

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39 lana September 17, 2013 at 10:20 pm

we would make a cat

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40 Ani September 17, 2013 at 11:03 pm

My 3 boys would create using the book.

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41 Noreen September 17, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Make robot or hippo with my daughters

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42 katklaw777 September 18, 2013 at 10:51 am

My son and I would luv to make a robot…thanks!

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43 April Yedinak September 18, 2013 at 1:21 pm

My kids would make robots.

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44 Ellie W September 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm

My 2 little grandsons would love this.

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45 DEBIJOT September 18, 2013 at 1:38 pm

My grandson would be using this book.

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46 Carol September 18, 2013 at 1:43 pm

My granddaughter would love it.

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47 happymomc September 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm

me and my kids!

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48 Theresa J September 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm

I am sure my son would make cars

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49 claudia September 18, 2013 at 3:11 pm

My niece would love to this , Thank you!

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50 Aisha Holley September 18, 2013 at 3:29 pm

My soon-to-be 3 year old son. I like him to do challenging things and this would be a good one.

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51 Jessie C. September 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm

DD would love this book

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52 Shari September 18, 2013 at 4:42 pm

The men in my household, young and old, would be all over that!

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53 emily l September 18, 2013 at 5:11 pm

My son! He would love this! :)

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54 D SCHMIDT September 18, 2013 at 5:45 pm

My older son and me would create using this book

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55 Mary Somerville September 18, 2013 at 9:37 pm

All 3 of my kids would want to create with it.

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56 One Frugal Girl September 18, 2013 at 10:09 pm

My nephew would love this!

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57 Jessica T September 18, 2013 at 11:51 pm

My son and nephew would be making cars iwth it!

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58 Margot C September 19, 2013 at 2:26 am

I would have to help Alysia create with this tool, she’s 4

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59 Cheryl F. September 19, 2013 at 4:29 am

My youngest nephew would love creating with this book.

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60 Katherine September 19, 2013 at 7:24 am

My son loves to do this

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61 Sue Borowiak September 19, 2013 at 9:24 am

My son would love this book. He has nearly the complete collection of Lego City sets. Awesome!

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62 Dawn Monroe September 19, 2013 at 9:37 am

I think my grandkids would enjoy it.

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63 Kristie September 19, 2013 at 10:10 am

Both my kids would love it! :-)

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64 Linda Stewart September 19, 2013 at 11:59 am

I have a grandson who has a mood disorder issue and when he starts feeling overwhelmed one of the ways he calms himself is by creating. This would be ideal for him.

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65 Jeanna September 19, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Both my son & daughter would love this book!

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66 Cynthia R September 19, 2013 at 2:22 pm

we would create a big truck

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67 LaVonne September 19, 2013 at 4:04 pm

My kids would create using this book.

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68 Shirley September 19, 2013 at 6:02 pm

My nieces would use it.

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69 Mia Dentice Carey September 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm

My son, he LOVES to create things!

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70 jessica saunders September 19, 2013 at 9:18 pm

I don’t know what I would make, but my girls always make flowers

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71 Nina September 20, 2013 at 12:12 am

I would love this for my 4 year old!

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72 gala September 20, 2013 at 8:53 am

I’m sure my daughter would have a great time with it

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73 Wendy Owen September 20, 2013 at 10:53 am

My grand son Bryce

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74 Rebecca Parsons September 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm

My grandchildren would be the creative ones!

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75 Lucinda September 20, 2013 at 5:47 pm

My youngest son creates with LEGOs on a daily basis all day long. He’d love this book. My daughter would be interested as well.

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76 Jenna D September 20, 2013 at 6:01 pm

We would make a cat

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77 Megan September 20, 2013 at 6:38 pm

My son would love this book!

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78 Thomas Murphy September 20, 2013 at 7:52 pm

My son would create some animals.

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79 Ann Fantom September 20, 2013 at 9:06 pm

My daughter would create using this book

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80 Natalie U September 20, 2013 at 9:28 pm

A race car
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81 Francisca Ramos September 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm

My son would love the book.

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82 CMC September 20, 2013 at 11:31 pm

I would have my students use this – they’d have a ball with it!

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83 Misty Battle September 21, 2013 at 1:48 am

I would create it for my younger kids!

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84 Ash Jester September 21, 2013 at 4:57 am

The train looks pretty cool.

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85 Sarah L September 21, 2013 at 5:04 am

My friend’s grandson.
Thanks for the contest.

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86 Tiffani P. September 21, 2013 at 9:52 am

My son would like this. He loooves legos!

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87 Rea Liz September 21, 2013 at 11:17 am

My son would create with this book~

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88 Kelly Maxwell September 21, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I would create a train with my grandson if I won this.

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89 Priscilla P. September 21, 2013 at 12:32 pm

My Grandson and I.

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90 Francine Anchondo September 21, 2013 at 1:21 pm

My daughter would love this

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91 Leslie September 21, 2013 at 1:24 pm

My cousin, Ike loves Lego. “Cool Creations in 35 Pieces” would be ideal for the boy who has Legos all over his room!

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92 mindy cole September 21, 2013 at 2:04 pm

My daughter would love this

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93 katrina c. September 21, 2013 at 2:35 pm

most like a dinosaur :)

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94 rich morris September 21, 2013 at 3:23 pm

my dtr would create with this :)

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95 Joni Mason September 21, 2013 at 3:44 pm

My 3 year old grandson and I would create using this book.

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96 Karen Lynch September 21, 2013 at 11:09 pm

My niece and nephew would love this. Would love to have this for when they visit.

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97 ellen beck September 21, 2013 at 11:41 pm

I would create a book for my nephew he would get a kick out of it!

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98 ten b September 22, 2013 at 1:34 am

my kiddos would love to create with this cool book.

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99 kim s September 22, 2013 at 6:39 am

My niece would enjoy this… she’s the creative one of the family! Thank you :-)

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100 Maria Iemma September 22, 2013 at 8:45 am

My granddaughter would love this – she is very creative.

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101 Seyma Shabbir September 22, 2013 at 10:52 pm

My 2 sons would love this!

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102 Kim Reid September 23, 2013 at 3:42 am

Our grandkids would love this!

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103 kathy dalton September 23, 2013 at 10:53 am

I have one randson who is the most creative and imaginative of all so it would be for my kindergarten grandaon

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104 Donna O'neil September 23, 2013 at 11:50 am

I would make robots and kitties.

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105 Tammy S September 23, 2013 at 12:35 pm

This would be perfect for my nephew. He is crazy about Legos!

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106 Madonna September 23, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I would use this book to help my grandbabies create with the legos.

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107 Leslie Pleasants September 23, 2013 at 7:09 pm

We love lego’s in our house… except for stepping on them! HA! Legos are the one thing my son loves to play with (he is 5) and he is super great with!

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108 Beverly September 23, 2013 at 7:13 pm

My girls would LOVE this – they are always building something with their legos!

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109 Linda Bundrick September 23, 2013 at 7:37 pm

My daughter would love this !

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110 Courtney September 23, 2013 at 7:39 pm

The kids at my mom’s school.

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111 samantha Wagner September 23, 2013 at 11:57 pm

My son would create using this book

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112 Christy Marie September 24, 2013 at 12:45 am

My daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!

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113 leiah September 24, 2013 at 9:50 am

animals probably, so my son can learn and tell me what I made. when he’s old eough he’ll make all kind of things. he already loves his blocks!!

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114 M. Battles September 24, 2013 at 10:19 am

My kids would create using this! They would love it!

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115 shelly peterson September 24, 2013 at 11:27 am

My son would have fun creating things with this.

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116 kathy pease September 24, 2013 at 6:08 pm

I would give this to a friends child :)

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117 Rosanne September 24, 2013 at 8:18 pm

I’d ccreate a tractor for my grandson

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118 Aimee C September 25, 2013 at 5:43 am

My whole family would build with this but my eight year old son is obsessed and would the most

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119 Stacey B September 25, 2013 at 9:01 am

My 6 yr old son

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120 Cynthia R September 25, 2013 at 9:30 am

My daughter would love this!

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121 Jean September 25, 2013 at 10:32 am

My two daughters, who are 3 and 6, and I would work on this. These are so cool we might even get Daddy interested!

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122 Brittany Odonnell September 25, 2013 at 11:31 am

my daughters and son would

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123 Nancy September 25, 2013 at 2:02 pm

I’d give these to my very imaginative 3 yr old grand daughter.

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124 Melissa Nagy September 25, 2013 at 5:04 pm

My 9-year old son is extremely imaginative so he would love to create new things inspired by this book.

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125 Misha Estrada September 25, 2013 at 6:34 pm

My son, Dominic, would love to build with this book.

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126 Tammy Woodall September 26, 2013 at 1:48 am

I would create a Princess Who Love Pink with my Niece.

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127 Jessica D September 26, 2013 at 7:46 am

I would give it to my younger cousins. They would love this book

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128 Cynthia C September 26, 2013 at 7:51 am

My nephew would use it.

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129 ellen casper September 26, 2013 at 11:47 am

A puppy dog!

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130 Holly Storm-Burge September 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm

My son & daughter are both Lego fanatics!

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131 Kim September 26, 2013 at 9:08 pm

My boys would!

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132 Shannon Leigh September 27, 2013 at 9:22 am

My sons (5 and 11)!!

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133 Elizabeth m September 27, 2013 at 2:44 pm

My son and I.

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134 angie September 27, 2013 at 8:13 pm

my daughter could be mighty crafty with this

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135 Andrew September 27, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Vehicles of all types – we just started building Lego at home, it’s something we do every night now with my two kids.

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136 Patty White September 28, 2013 at 12:43 pm

My son and daughter!

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137 Shayna September 28, 2013 at 1:10 pm

My son would create using this book :)

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138 Ken Haggerty September 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm

My neighbor’ skid.

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139 Kristen September 28, 2013 at 3:10 pm

We’d make a giraffe.

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140 Sadie B. September 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm

My daughter would use this book.

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141 Daniel M September 28, 2013 at 6:01 pm

for my nephew!

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142 vickie couturier December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

my grandsons an I would create using this book,what fun

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