I don’t know about you, but I never stopped playing with legos. I’m sure there’s some study out there somewhere about how it bolsters creativity or something. It’s just relaxing and fun, the same way it was when I finally reached the age where I could be trusted not to swallow the tiny pieces.
The bucket is awesome because it’s a bunch of random pieces and you can build whatever you want with them. It’s not a set, or a giant vehicle, or a castle (which, can we reminisce for a moment about lego castles pre-Harry Potter?), so there are no directions, you just use your brain. And who doesn’t love colors, right?