We were heavily involved in LEGO projects for well over a decade in our house, and we loved every minute of the creativity and fun the interlocking plastic bricks provided. Eventually, though, the kids grew up, and the construction toys lay idle. We took most of ours to the RDF Reusables Area, which is currently closed for the winter months. Wish we’d known about LEGO’s Replay program.
If your kids have moved beyond the LEGO phase, bring them to the Wellesley Free Library and pay the fun forward. For two weeks between Sunday, December 8 and Saturday, December 21, the Children’s Room will be accepting old LEGO and DUPLO pieces to donate to new homes. Through the Danish toy company’s new Replay program, in conjunction with Teach for America and Boys & Girls Club of Boston, the library will gather old bricks. Then they will be sent for cleaning, and redistributed to bring the joy of play to young hands.
We still keep a bunch of LEGO pieces around for our now-college students, just in case spontaneous building sessions break out when they come home from school, so you might want to keep a few aside just in case. But if the idea of downsizing the collection sounds appealing, take advantage of the program, and know that the brain-building toys will be put to good use in another home.
A potential perk: never again step barefoot on a LEGO piece.
For further questions, please contact the Children’s Room at 781-235-1610 x1108.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries.
WHAT: LEGO Toy Drive
WHEN: Dec. 8 – 21
WHERE: Children’s Room, Wellesley Free Library
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