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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things: Lego

Lego: Arguably the world's most popular toy for adults and children alike, and according to Brand Finance now the world's most powerful brand. The Danish company, The Lego Group, began manufacturing this line of plastic construction toys in 1949. In 2014, a 47 year old Australian man began playing with Lego again, for the first time since his now adult son lost interest.

My current project is a Bulldozer. It's taking a long time because it's last on my last of things to do with my 'free time'. I'm also having trouble finding the right pieces. I have a five year old stepson, so there is Lego everywhere around our home. He even takes selected pieces to bed.
Last week we were playing 'together' and every five seconds I would ask him if he had seen one of these pieces anywhere, and he would say no, or yes, but I don't know where, or maybe downstairs. Anyway, I got stuck at stage 15 when after a thorough search of all the upstairs Lego receptacles, I could not find the next piece I needed.

Filled with desperate hope, I headed downstairs. Imagine my joy when fifteen minutes of rummaging through a box of Lego led to the discovery of the missing piece. I pumped my fist and uttered a deep and exuberant yes!

When have you become very excited about a very small thing?

8 comments:

  1. I remember something similar with a jigsaw many moons ago. :)

    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Who hasn't lost a few pieces of a jigsaw puzzle? Another relaxing therapeutic hobby.My daughter went through a phase of being nuts about jigsaw puzzles.

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  2. I had no idea about Legos being so popular nor that it was a Danish company. I think we adults need to "play." Our lives are too stressful. Have a nice weekend and good luck with your bulldozer!

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    1. You're right Lexa. Many people work too much, but for some I guess, work is play.

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  3. Yay to finding that piece! That can be so frustrating. I used to build with my kids, but then they started kicking me out saying, "Mom, we got this." Bummer. I like legos.

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    1. Fortunately our children, no matter how old they are or what they are doing will always need a help with some thing.

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  4. My brother has loved LEGOs since he was a kid, and he still has a bunch he plays with from time to time.

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    1. Many people think Lego is only for children, but if you've been to a Lego show or your convention, you will see some serious engineering masterpieces.

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