Legos Aren’t For Kids


Legos are for children.

But are they really?

It’s childish for adults to own Legos, right? I mean, after all, they can be found in the children’s aisle at almost all major retailers. But, Lego sets are complicated and they’re too complicated for even a 10 year old to build.

Only an adult could possibly build Lego sets such as the Star Destroyer set released in 2002 and the Fire Stone Mech released in 2020. All the moving pieces are intricate and require the precision that only an adult has.

Another reason that Legos are for adults is that they are dangerous to small children. The small pieces are a choking hazard. In addition, small children can’t read, and wouldn’t be able to read the safety warnings. With this being said there must be an adult there to supervise the child. That would mean that you would literally need an adult to be interested in the Lego set so that they would have an incentive to watch their kid put blocks together.

Adults might use Legos as a stress reliever, much like putting together a puzzle or doing crosswords. It’s tough going to work for eight hours and then come home, eat dinner, sleep and repeat. When an person builds a big or complex Lego set, it can help pass the time and relax. It also gives them a sense of satisfaction when they finish it.

Legos aren’t just stacking blocks, and retailers are missing potential income by only marketing Legos to children. The company should add complexity ratings to their sets, enlarge the print on the box, and change up their marketing strategies to try to gain a wider, adult audience.