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By Cheryl Bac

New Lego stay-at-home dad and working mom figurines

Uploaded: Feb 29, 2016

A few months ago, while visiting my parents, our son had a great time playing with my brother's old Legos. While I'm sure most, if not all, of the pieces came from some sort of set, my parents had all of them stored in two bins. Our son had lots of fun dumping and sorting through all the random pieces to build all kinds of creative vehicles.

When I recently saw that Lego launched a new set with a stay-at-home dad and a working mom, I was intrigued. I think the causally dressed dad pushing a stroller and work-attired mom could help kids be more creative in their play. Whether they choose to pretend the dad is a stay-at-home dad, a retired dad, a dad taking the day off of work, a dad spending time with family on the weekend, or anything else that they can imagine. It's always exciting when kids are given extra tools to be more creative in their play.

I'm also guessing most kids will, at some point, end up dumping these two figurines in with all the rest of their Legos. And most likely, these parents would both also become race car drivers, astronauts, zoo keepers, explorers, aliens, super heroes and anything else that comes to the child's mind, regardless of the figurines' clothes and hairstyles. Because that is also what makes Lego so great.