My eldest son had his first Lego set before he turned two. He had fun with the duplo blocks that he continued to play with them even if he acquired new toys. Over the years, we have bought him boxes of Lego duplo and Megablocks (of the duplo size) until his bricks grew in number.
Last year, Shell Philippines had a promotion in partnership with Lego and Ferrari. It was such a steal because the Lego cars were sold at around PHP150.00/each, with fuel purchase. That is a great bargain, considering that similar Lego car would set one back at least PHP600.00.
My husband bought them all. Making those Lego cars was a bonding moment for my boys. Aliq had loved puzzles since he was little so he enjoyed the challenge of making the cars even if they were meant for older boys.
From then on, Aliq went Lego crazy. And Zayeed being his big brother's copycat went just as crazy. Their collection have grown since then to include Lego pieces in three sizes and with various themes.
If there is something Aliq loves as much as Lego, it is Geography. (I find it really puzzling that I spawned someone who has memorized the countries , their maps, capitals and their geographical locations when I can't read a map. I can't even figure out the gps in our car and it gives oral instructions.)
So he was so thrilled when Lego brought the Lego Giant Philippine Map in the city at SM Lanang Premiere. We've been there twice and we will come back again soon.
Here are the pictures that Aliq took during our last visit. Forgive the quality, he is only five years old and he was using a tablet.
Presenting the icons of the Philippine islands. Parang Nayong Pilipino lang ang peg.
|Basco Lighthouse in Batanes|
|The Philippine Rice Terraces in Banawe|
|Paoay Church in Ilocos Norte|
|Bangui Windmills in Ilocos Norte|
|UN World Heritage Site Crisologo Street in Vigan, Ilocos del Sur|
|Fort Santiago in Manila|
|Luneta Park in Manila|
|Malacanan Palace in Manila|
|Mayon Volcano in Bicol|
|Subterranean River and Crocodile Park in Palawan|
|El Nido, Palawan|
|Some Hotel in Boracay Island|
|Chocolate Hills in Bohol|
|McArthur Park in Leyte|
|Magellan's Cross in Cebu|
|Plaza Independencia and Museo Iloilo|
|Maskara Festival In Bacolod|
|Sitankai Houses in Tawi Tawi|
|Plaza del Mar in Zamboanga|
|St. James Cathedral in Zamboanga|
|Lake Sebu in Cotabato|
|Surfing in Siargao|
|Del Monte Pineapple Plantation in Bukidnon|
and Ma. Cristina Falls in Iligan City
|The Philippine Eagle of Davao City|
|Kadayawan Festival in Davao City|
Pearl Farm in Samal Island
|It's More Fun In The Philippines|
SM Lanang Premiere and Lego also created a Lego play area near the map where kids can play with Lego bricks for free.
|Masyadong Excited si Zee.|
|They were making a volcano, with the lava inside.|
Have you been to see the Lego Giant Philippine Map ? It's going to be in SM Lanang Premiere until June 30. Kitakits.