Sunday, March 6, 2011

Brick by Brick

Legos are a big deal, but not for the faint of heart. It's a dangerous business playing with legos.
They're small.
They're sharp.
It doesn't matter how well you think you cleaned up the mess... there's always one more lurking in the carpet... waiting for a bare foot to come along.
The other thing about legos is that there is no such thing as too many. Gavin has a really nifty storage unit for all of his legos. He's very carefully sorted them all by type and assigned a bin for each kind of brick.

Even though he has a gazillion pieces, there always seems to be one more set that he needs. He's always scheming and saving up for a new set.

Each set comes with a very detailed instruction book. It's fun to watch Gavin with the booklet open before him, as he intently searches for the correct piece to assemble his new favorite toy.

But even better than that is the thing that inevitably comes next. When the novelty of the new construction wears off, that's when the creativity really kicks in. Gavin has a desk full of trucks, 4-wheelers, space ships and other fantastic things he's built brick by brick, with no instruction, except that of his own imagination.

So despite the danger of losing a brick in the carpet, we'll continue to scatter the legos and unleash our imagination in an attempt to build something new and even more fun. 

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