EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia & 365 Things to do with LEGO Bricks

Monday, November 21, 2016

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia & 365 Things to do with LEGO Bricks

LEGOS are always a hit for the holidays and this year we've found two excellent books that will excite any little LEGO-lovers! The first, 365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks, provides a LEGO activity for every day of the year.The other, DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia combines two major kid interests: Super Heroes and Legos. When we find gifts that combine our children's interests with reading, we consider it an exceptional find!

We have quite a few LEGO masters in our family and after a while it feels like LEGOS are coming out of every closet, drawer and storage container in the house. And no matter how carefully they are stored in the beginning, they end up buckets of mixed up pieces. The author must have had similar experiences because this book has come up with 365 unconventional ways to use LEGO pieces! From LEGO treasure hunts, to magic tricks, to stop-motion movies or structure challenges the possibilities are endless. It's a great way to keep kids engaged and allow them to tap into their own creativity and problem-solving skills.  Here are a just a few of our favorite things the book includes:
  • Brain Teasers
  • Tricks and Pranks
  • Activity Selector and Timer
  • One-Player  and Multi-Player Games
  • Solo and Group Challenges
  • Party Planning Activities
  • LEGO How-Tos

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia
Right off the bat, this hard cover book draws kids in with it's LEGO super heroes and villains design. Add an exclusive Pirate Batman Lego minifigure to the mix and you can expect a pretty excited kiddo. The book is recommended for kids ages 6 and up, though if you have a really head over heels LEGO/Super Hero fan, it would be a great book to read with them. Here's some quick facts about the book:
  • Comprehensive ten year guide of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes minifigures, vehicles and explosive sets from 2006-2016
  • 200+ pages of chronologically ordered minifigures and vehicles
  • Includes a set gallery to view past favorites and get a glimpse of new releases
  • Provides vital stats, facts about the character/vehicle, 'Did You Know?' trivia and a short summary
These books can be purchased through the DK Publishing website or local retailers such as Walmart, Target and Barnes and Noble. If you'd like to order it directly to your home, we've provided an link below.

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