Lego’s were my babysitter when I was a child. You could literally put me in a room with a bunch of Lego’s and leave for a couple of hours and come back and I would still be in the same spot building with my plastic bricks. I have such an emotional connection with Lego’s so it’s no surprise that when they came out with video games, even as an adult I was attracted to them.
I can remember when I first discovered the Lego video games. We were in a Game Stop at the mall and I was going through their games looking for a new game and I found Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. The clerk told me that in June that year, which was 2008, Lego was coming out with a new game called Lego Indiana Jones. Naturally I had to pre-order it. When I did get it, it came with a free t-shirt which I wore all the time. I wore it so much that it is a bit faded and it has many holes in it. It’s been retired and is hanging in my closet.
The next game was Lego Batman, which I naturally pre-ordered and it was released in September of the same year. I got a Robin keychain.
Lego Indiana Jones 2 came out in 2009, but I didn’t buy it. Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 came out in 2010 and I did pre-order it and bought it, but I don’t recall getting something for free. Lego Star Wars III The Clone Wars came out in 2011, but I didn’t buy it, but in May 2011 Lego Pirates of the Caribbean came out and I did pre-order and buy that one. Finally Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 came out in November 2011 but I did not buy it.
My reasons for not buying some of the Lego games weren’t because I didn’t want to play with them, but more because I couldn’t afford to keep buying new games at their high prices. I figured I would wait for them to go down in price, or until I had a gift card.
I have been doing surveys with e-rewards.com for many years and have gotten a lot of games for my PSP with Game Stop gift cards from e-rewards. In fact, 90% of the games that I do own are from doing surveys. Surveys have helped keep me gaming for many years, but for some reason they stopped coming, and when they did come again, I wasn’t interested in doing them anymore out of boredom.
Recently I decided to do some new surveys and realized I had $60 in my e-rewards account which was more than enough to get a new gift card for Game Stop. Unfortunately they raised the cost of the reward from $50 to $75 for a $25 gift card. I’ve been doing surveys every day since then so I could have $75 in my account so I could get my gift card and I finally did.
We went to the Game Stop at the Valley Plaza yesterday and unfortunately, they don’t carry PSP games anymore. The guy said that if I wanted PSP games, I would have to visit their Rosedale store or the East Hills mall. Bollocks!
I recently got a $35 gift card from Amazon for advertising on my blog so I decided to buy Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars. I decided to go to GameStop.com with my $25 Game Stop gift card and I bought the 2 remaining Lego games that I was missing. When those come, I will have all 8 Lego games for the PSP. I got free shipping with my order of $25 or more, and it was more. With taxes it came to $30.07 so all I had to pay out-of-pocket (or out of debit card lol) was 5.07.
I have been playing Lego Star Wars III and I do love it. I believe I am 10% in the game now.
I love the Lego games and I can’t wait to play the new ones.