Wednesday, September 14, 2011
LEGO Halloween Trick or Treat Buckets
No scary pieces. No expressions on faces. And certainly no weapons.
Sure there were all kinds of sets, but my war-like boy-self had to settle for turning the hoses of my my firehouse playset into flamethrowers, and the ladder-trucks into spaceships.
Not like the whipper snappers of today and their downright cool LEGO sets [said Old Man Steve as he waved his wooden cane in the air.]
Seriously, the LEGOs of today are toooootally cool.
There are Futuristic sets with weapons on them.
There are Ancient Pyramids with shriveled mummies and skeletons.
Heck there's LEGOs based on my favorite movies like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Spider-Man, Jurassic Park, etc. etc. etc.
THIS Scary Laboratory complete with Mad Scientist, Scary Castle, Frankenstein Monster, Glow-in-the-Dark Ghost, Head in a jar, skeleton, bats and a jack o' lantern.
My point: these ain't yo' Daddy's LEGOs.
I've been admiring the scary jack o' lantern, skeletons and the like for a while now. I love the geometric design and simple features that convey so much in something so little.
Imagine my surprise when I just found these LEGO Halloween Trick or Treat Buckets.
From what I can tell, they were part of a promotion where you could buy a certain dollar amount in LEGOs at Toys R Us and receive one of these awesome trick or treat "buckets" as they're calling them (I'd call them "bags" but we established earlier that I'm Old Man Steve and I don't know nothin' 'bout nothin'.)
There are three in all.
An orange bucket with a scary black skeleton head.
A black bucket with a scary jack o' lantern head.
And a yellow bucket with a er... "placid" skeleton head.
Toys R Us online HERE.
Obviously they'd make GREAT treat bags for kids on Halloween.
But, hey, there's nothing to say I can't use it at the Farmer's Market or Grocery store too.
And with that--- Old Man Steve took his cane, got in his horseless-carriage... and drove away.