I am looking to buy my son his first set of LEGO bricks (because my mom will not give me my old ones!!!). Most of the 650ish piece sets I have looked at contain a large amount of 1x2, 2x2, etc. I am looking for a set that has more 2x4s, 2x6s or bigger than those with more smaller pieces. Can anyone recommend a good set? It does not need to be that big of a set either, but if I could find one that would be great!! I cannot wait to finally own my own LEGO bricks that don't actually belong to my parents!!!
If you can get to a Lego shop, there is a Pick a Brick wall with mostly large bricks that you buy by the cupful for less per brick than you would pay in most sets.
These two sites:
show you the current(ish) contents of the Pick a Brick walls around the world, they are updated by fans so they might not be up to date.
There are always a range of bricks-only sets in production, the current one is called LEGO Basic Bricks Deluxe (Inventory). That is probably the closest you will get to what you want at this moment (November 2014).
With Christmas coming up, though, keep an eye out for a new brick set from a major retailer like Walmart. In the past there have been gems like LEGO 5512 XXL Brick Box.
Your best bet, however, is to go to Bricklink.com and find a store that sells ample quantities of used bricks in the colors and sizes you want.