This is the kind of thing a very organized blogger would have posted, say, in November, before her readers squandered their hard-earned money on trendy toys that won't last into the new year. Behold the lasting power of Legos!
Over winter break we busted out some of DH's old Legos. Not only did my mother-in-law save them (to be clear, they were passed off to us as soon as we had a house of our own), but for the most part, the old kits were intact. God willing I have grandchildren, they may one day enjoy the giant bin of Legos bricks and bodies that my children enjoy. Let creativity reign, I say.
At any rate, take a look at a circa 1975 Lego helicopter and the one my son got for Chanukah 2009.
They've come a long way, baby.
What are your favorite timeless toys? Are you saving any of your children's toys for your theoretical grandchildren?