No matter the other toys that come and go, Lego bricks are a standard at our house. They meet my requirements: they can be stored neatly, and they definitely inspire independent creativity.
For those who may not be as immersed in the Nerdly Arts as we, it’s a Stargate off-world set-up, complete with the SG-1 team, a Dial-Home-Device (DHD), a MALP (remote-controlled exploration vehicle), and a Stargate with blue fabric pinioned behind it to mimic the event horizon of the Stargate’s worm hole. The event horizon has a little doorway slit into it, so they can accomplish actual arrivals and departures.
We are nerds on about four different levels.
I am 100% okay with that.