Lego doesn’t just appeal to kids: adults see it as therapy

Lego doesn’t just appeal to kids: adults see it as therapy

On the shelves are James Bond cars or Hogwarts, Harry Potter’s castle made of Lego. Fabio and Leon display Legos where other adults have costumes or picture frames.

A good way to pass the time

Toys are not for children anymore. More and more adults are spending their time with Lego, as the company reports on request.

“The products are made in great detail,” says Fabio, who collects Legos himself. «For example, I have a James Bond car. From the outside it looks like a regular Aston Martin, but you can drive an ejector seat and stuff like that. “That makes it exciting when we get together,” says the man from Aargau. The main thing is that the final product is attractive.

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The goal was to play with finished Lego products, “now collecting them is a good way to pass the time.”

Building as occupational therapy

For Leon, this hobby also has nostalgic value: “I have ‘Lego Harry Potter’ or ‘Star Wars’ because I read the books and saw the movies.” So not just assembled cars, but beautiful decorations and memorabilia.

Especially with Legos for adults, it takes a few hours to assemble them. “It’s real occupational therapy. Listen to good music, activate your brain, train your skills.”

An expensive hobby

No matter how popular colored building blocks may be, they make your wallet a lot easier. “The Colosseum in Rome was the most expensive, it cost 750 francs,” explains 26-year-old Fabio. “That’s also my limit. I wouldn’t spend more than that.” Same with Leon, rarely spend more than 200 francs on it.

For the price of some Lego sets you can take care of yourself for a long vacation. For example, the “Millennium Falcon” from the “Star Wars” collection costs around 4,500 euros online. To achieve this, more than 5,000 small parts have been collected.

Lego has entire communities of fans

The Lego collection for adults is constantly expanding and the following is also growing. A community called AFOL (Adult Fan of Lego) is made up of people from all over the world who exchange ideas about Lego or even meet to build together. “Through the Lego Ambassador Network platform, The Lego Group currently maintains contact with nearly 350 fan communities worldwide, which currently include more than 400,000 registered members from more than 50 countries,” writes Lego.

This makes it clear that Lego is not just an activity for children, but is equally appreciated by adults, although for different reasons.

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