As for getting something one has not asked for, there was one time in my life where I did mention to the gifter that the gift I received was not the one I was waiting for. This, I have to say, was not cool on my own behaviour and learned quickly not to complain about a gift, but rather be happy that the gifter had put thought into the gift, even though it was something I was not expecting to receive. As I had mentioned in earlier statement, this is something I am passing on to my son. However, if the gifter leaves the gift receipt in the bag, then that is in my son's best interest, to go about doing an exchange back at the store for the correct item he wanted.slimninj4 wrote:Complaining about a gift! :-( thats really not cool.
To some LEGO is like KLEENEX. a block is a block. tissue is a tissue.
Just hope you get a gift receipt or cash.
Its bricks. Your son will like to play it im sure no matter what. I could give my son two bricks and he would not care if one was MB or one lego.
The difference between LEGO blocks and MegaBlocks is quite pronounced. More than 2/3 of the time the MegaBlocks will not stay together, and my son has noticed this and notices how well a LEGO build stays together perfectly well. So right there my son is able to tell the difference quite easily between the two different types of bricks and the quality as well.legitimatealex wrote:I know some people don't get the difference and just think it is brand loyalty but it goes beyond that. It's a quality that we're used to and a background that we trust.
As my son was a toddler many family friends would give the large MegaBlocks as gifts. Now as a gift for him while he was a toddler it made no difference to me that he got them, but I did my part and got him Duplo as well. However, now that he is older and likes building and making things with bricks, I would rather he get a quality product rather than one that won't hold together nicely and be of a lower quality. Yes there is a price difference, but you know what they say, "you get what you paid for".
I think SpaceNinjaDino has a great idea about getting a flyer/letter that could be handed out. The thing about doing this is that it would have to be informative, rather than biased, otherwise it might come off in the wrong way and no one would want that.SpaceNinjaDino wrote:I'm thankful that I never had the displeasure of receiving a MegaBlocks set.
All LEGO sets have the logo on the package. Maybe make a flyer/letter that has the logo printed in full color and describe that only official LEGO sets have quality that will last a lifetime and for their kids' kids.