One of my favourite toys is LEGO. To me it is the ultimate toy; as an adult it still fascinates and intriques me. I don't really get the opportunity to play with LEGO now that the kids are grown, but I still love to play with it.
At Christmas I have often purchased a small LEGO toy for everyone, like a small car. In the past I have been able to find those small packages for under $5.00, which were perfect for the small gift.
I like the idea of a toy at Christmas. It gets people playing and talking. I remember a particular year when I was able to purchase small race cars. Small kids showed great uncles how to build their cars. Everyone had a lot of fun just building them. Once everyone had theirs built the cars could be motorized by pulling them backwards and then letting them go. we had a number of races in the living room and down the hallway.
The price on the little racers has increased over the years, and I don't know if they have the pull back motors like the ones I got a few years ago; but the racer pictured at the top is a lot like the ones I bought.
A few years ago I heard about a guy who had accepted a job in a large organization and as a condition of his signing on, he requested a desk built out of LEGO. I used to wonder if that was an urban legend.
Today I found the site of a fellow who built a desk out of LEGO a few years ago, for just such a situation. The desk has 7 working drawers and a flat white top. I'd always thought the story I'd heard was an urband legend. Maybe it wasn't, judging by the story on his site and the picture. Sounds a lot like what I heard!