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If they are more architectural, there is a nice set for building houses (there is a mega set for houses that costs a small fortune).
Other supplements that are often in short supply....people. There is a community people set with fire fighters, police, etc. Also, wheels often get lost and you end up with lots of sizes and no matches. The wheel set is about $36, I think.
If you want to be the best aunt ever, the Jabba the Hut ship is about $100 and the coolest thing in Lego for my little guy.
My 10 yo and 7 yo nephews are really into Legos. I thought I'd get them some kind of legos "supplement". So far, my idea is to get them a couple of books with lego projects or something of the sort. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Lego storage is a coveted thing in my house. I've been looking at this. Currently we have toolbox, which work out okay. beyond the Box4Blox, I would like one of those plastic bins with the separators in there so we can sort by size/shape. We have LOTS of Legos. Lots.
Do they live near a Lego store? A gc is a nice idea.
The Power Functions systems are cool....they let you animate your creation. But maybe a bit beyond that age group.
the Lego shop has cool stuff, too, beyond toys. Shirts, games, etc.
AND, according to some sites I've seen on the web, they "mate" with many other building toys, including Legos--so they'll truly extend their current toys.
The interlocking pieces not only look different, they act different: you can build models that move, attach them to other building sets, and incorporate found objects into your structures (straws, Popsicle® sticks, etc.).
Here's the hearthsong link, although I think you can get them elsewhere as well:
And here's a shorter version of the link: http://tinyurl.com/23rpyb
Also, if they like legos, you can also introduce some other construction sets, like zoob, k'nex, erector, etc..
To supplement, you can buy "Knight's Kingdom" books.
Other than that, I'd suggest moving on to K'Nex. We have an awesome set that comes with 3-hole-punched instructions, info, and worksheets about each possible design (like catapults, rack-and-pinion steering, inclined planes, etc).
I love K'Nex. Lots of things to do, and they go well with Lego likin' kids because they're just as creative and can make a zillion things.
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