After 18 years of working with LEGO and teaching over half a million kids with LEGO, our organization has decided to make the switch to Mega Bloks. We know that some of our families may not agree with our decision, but based on factors outside of our control, we feel our hand has been forced.
The main reasons for this change:
- Dynamic Theme Sets
The cost of LEGO keeps going up, and the only remaining options are to use Mega Bloks or Lincoln Logs. We opted for Mega Bloks.
We also have been very pleased with the new Mega Bloks lineup of non-violent theme sets, such as Halo, Assassin’s Creed, and Call of Duty. We recently sent out a survey to our families asking: do you find more of an educational component in kids shooting aliens as in Halo, or building Minecraft Biomes? To our surprise, “shooting aliens” was the answer.
We have found that Mega Bloks have far superior non-stickability, a word recently added to the Webster’s dictionary. We enjoy the fact that sometimes Mega Bloks simply just fall off each other for no reason, creating an extra challenge for the kids to figure out. Now, when a student asks “Why did my house fall apart,” we can say, “it’s not our fault.”
We have amassed over 5 million pieces of LEGO over the years and are open to selling them at a fraction of the price. If you’d like to purchase our LEGO, simply email us at YouCannotBuyOurLEGOOnAprilFools@play-well.org.
We will miss you, LEGO, and all that you have done for us over the years. We look forward to our new partnership with Mega Bloks and their gender-neutral Barbie line.