Having been around since 1932, Lego is one of those age old toys that many parents, and even grandparents can relate to. Any gift giver that was ever in doubt as to what to buy a youngster could always count on Lego being well received, and it didn’t seem to matter what gender the recipient was.

missing-piecesOne would think that something as simple as a set of building blocks would have soon lost its appeal as the toy industry made technological advances – not so. Lego has managed to incorporate new technology into this simple toy, without losing the basic premise of encouraging creativity in its users.

The latest version of Lego to hit the market combines Lego bricks and robotics. Indeed, you can now find motors and programmable bricks in most modern Lego sets. What makes it even more appealing is that these new add-ons can be integrated with older Lego kits. Many youngsters have accumulated a huge number of Lego sets and being able to incorporate this new technology breathes a new breath of life into the toys of yesterday.

Now all Lego creations can be motorized, or they can be built so they are motion sensitive. To take it a step further, there is an app that can be used in conjunction with the bricks, to create sound effects for the creations being built.

This really is a brilliant idea that allows kids to be totally hands on, while still taking advantage of modern day technology. It encourages them to take the time to build their own creations, and then incorporate modern technology to create something unique. It gives them a great sense of pride and accomplishment, something that few other toys can offer. Parents are sure to be in for a surprise when they see what their kids have come up with using the latest Lego kits!