If you have kids at home, you probably also have Legos, the colorful plastic bricks used by youngsters the world over to build vehicles, robots, and other creations.
As we recently discovered at www.lego.com, Legos aren't just for children. There are plenty of adults who enjoy designing and building unique and complex creations—including freight trains, airplanes, ships, and material handling equipment.
If you're into intermodal transportation, you'll enjoy the 10170 TTX Intermodal Double-Stack Car and the 7898 Cargo Train Deluxe RC Train Set. You'll also want to check out the International Lego Train Club Organization (www.iltco.org). If you're more of a jet-setter, take a look at the Model 7734 Cargo Plane. For a more down-to-earth experience, Lego's Model 7733 truck set includes a European-style tractor pulling doubles; a forklift pulls up alongside to load crates and pallets into the curtain-sided trailers. And for those seafarers among you, try 6186 Build Your Own Lego Harbor, complete with a container ship, shoreside crane, and containers (sold out when we last checked, alas).
Warehouse wonks haven't been forgotten: They can play with the 8290 Mini Forklift, which boasts a working mast and forks, or visit Lego's Web site to view examples of Lego enthusiasts' own designs for cranes, telescopic handlers, and other heavy equipment.