Late this fall, Nolan and I got out the bucket of Lego a number of times. The real stuff, not the big chunky baby or the midsize toddler ones. This bucket contained a basic set that Madeline had when she was a kid plus some odd pieces I brought home from the store at Downtown Disney once upon a time.
It felt kind of revolutionary. I'm not so great at playing construction. Or Planes Fire & Rescue. I try. I do. But being able to play something together that I like too? FUN. So I thought that for Christmas or his birthday I'd get him (us) some more Lego. For Christmas I ended up wrapping a cool set for Sean from Nolan of some Lego machines they could make together, and then I used my Christmas money to get an XXL Classic Box of 1500 pieces. (On Kijiji. Still sealed, and for a great deal!) We picked it up on Monday and it's been out on our coffee table ever since. And we are ALL having fun with it.
|What we sent to Dad when we got home with it.|
|He's a LOT obsessed with cranes.|
|And he has to dismantle / modify everything I make.|
|He made me a trophy for being the best sewer*.|
|Our previous bucket in the middle there.|
|He thought it would be a good idea to dump out all the bags.|
|He might be my favourite.|
|Told you. A sewing machine.|
|On the corner: the library's Lego Ideas Book.|
*sewer = one who sews. Not sewer like stink. Just to clarify.