If you have children, you probably also have a love/hate relationship with LEGOs. These miniature construction toys are great for keeping the kids busy but can quickly become the source behind a slew of cuss words if you step on one with a bare foot. Although contact with a shoeless foot makes it appear these toys are made of fire hot spikes, they’re actually constructed of plastic. Who knew plastic was the devil’s novelty?
As a parent, putting my feelings aside is not only a hobby, but a lifestyle. Therefore, at my best calculation, I’ve already spent somewhere around $500 on LEGOs in my five short years of parenthood. If I continued at this rate, my dreams of dropping my kids off at college far, far away would most definitely not come true. Enter my fairy Godmother, Elina Furman.
Mom of a LEGO lover, Elina has started an online LEGO renting company called Pleygo. Think Netflix for LEGOs. – rent them, play with them, return them. It’s a win-win for everyone. The kids get to build and break down all sorts of LEGO sets, while you continue to save money so you can ship them off when they’re 18.
For more information, and for the sake of your toes, read more about Pleygo on the Star Tribune.