What to buy a future property mogul this Christmas, and why

first_imgJessica Reid from Holland Park West in a file picture with the Lego model of Brisbane city at the BrisBricks LEGO Fan Show. Picture: Darren England.“Years ago, you would use LEGO to build imaginary houses or forts or towers. Now you can build Millennium Falcons, Eiffel Towers and Opera Houses,” he said in the firm’s Christmas newsletter. “LEGO reminds us that building things is fun — there’s imagination, problem solving, instructions to follow and limited resources because there’s a limit to those bricks.”According to the council “block by block, LEGO teaches children the basic principles of structural engineering, construction and even placemaking”.His only beef with this particular gift was ensuring kids knew to put it away properly:“There’s nothing worse than treading on a LEGO brick — particularly in the middle of the night.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago Jack Simpson and Sophie Fraser were keen to get hands on with Lego this time last year. Picture: Richard Walker.KEEN to turn your growing little bundle of joy into a next generation property mogul? This may well be the toy of choice for you. According to the Property Council of Australia, “there’s no better way to learn a love of building than through LEGO” and it’s not alone in that assessment with executives of some of the biggest property development and investment firms in the country in agreement.Property Council chief executive Ken Morrison believed it was a gift that could fire up the imagination and a love of building. PLC students Yunaa Tae, Sasha Dimitrovici and Elaine Ung in Bundoora, Melbourne at the end of November after winning a LEGO robot building competition. Picture: AAP Image/James Ross.Dexus CEO Darren Steinberg: “It gets them off their iPads and phones.”Stockland MD & CEO Mark Steinert: Women in NASA series “illustrates the importance of diversity regarding equality, broadening customer reach and driving business”.AMP Capital global head of real estate, Carmel Hourigan: “Just like the best developments, the best LEGO creations are when all the different pieces work together to create something special.”Turner & Townsend CEO Vincent Clancy: “Start early if you want your kids to have a passion for construction … The best part about LEGO is that we can play with it too.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REALESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOXcenter_img Venice made of Lego at Melbourne Museum. Picture: Alex Coppel.Here’s what some of the industries top executives told the council:Brookfield Properties Australia development head Carl Schibrowski: “LEGO allows kids a sense of achievement to follow the instructions, and room for creativity to go freestyle, or both”.MinterEllison partner Virginia Briggs: LEGO presents the “opportunity to create something physical that has no boundaries or limits and truly sets the imagination on fire”. It “gives kids the tool to be true blue sky thinkers and architects for their own built environment. And not just buildings, also trains, buses, ships and everything in between”.last_img

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