There is probably no toy I love more than Lego. At first it seems simple and boring but once you start snapping pieces together there is no end to where your imagination can take you. From castles to rockets and even to Paris the only limitations Lego has is how many pieces you have.
We were blessed with a large collection of Lego Duplo thanks to my Step Mom and over the years we have added to it. So much in fact that it fills a large (100+ Quart) storage bin. I love watching all 5 of my kids dig in and create things together. Some days it’s as simple as 2 story house with a garage and on other days it’s the Eiffel tower. My kids can spend an afternoon creating and imagining together while working as a team to find specific pieces. I just love watching them while they do that.
I am now looking forward to moving on to the next stage in Lego. We have been slowly building up my son’s collection of Lego Canada pieces. My son is a huge Star Wars fan, so for his birthday we started his collection with this…
I see a lot of Lego battles in our future.
One final thought on Lego and how it helps expand imagination. Lego is one toy that I don’t see disappearing because of technology. If you think about it, some of the most popular games simply build on the concept of building with Lego. Minecraft, a game that my kids can’t seem to get enough of lately, is simply a pixellated Lego game. Even Sims reminds me of my Lego days when I would build a house and furnish it with mini Lego furniture then have my little Lego People live out their lives. My kids will take what they are doing online and transfer it to Legos and ponies and dolls and continue their fun when their turns are done.
How do you Lego?