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Are the Kids of AFOLs affected by their parents' addiction?
I was amused by the conversation that @cheshirecat
were having in the VIP thread about how much lego is actually in their house. Both of them described a house bursting at the seams with lego, which is exactly our house. I have a lego room upstairs and in the basement and the rest of the basement is full of unopened sets and collections I have purchased off Craigslist but have yet to go through. My son (10 yrs old) routinely gets out my larger sets and plays with them and has access all the pieces, parts and minifigs her could ever want or use.
It got me to thinking about whether my kids, or kids of others who are as addicted as I am, will never fully appreciate the brick as I do. We have the collection divided up into our collection and collections for re-sale, but nonetheless, the amount of lego in our house is staggering. I am always mindful when I crack open a UCS or Modular to build with my son as how my anticipation was for the large sets when I was a kid back in the early 80's. While I always make sure my kids appreciate what they have and where it came from, I wonder if the sheer exposure to my collection will possible stunt his love for the hobby ultimately. Anyone else have thoughts on this?