Sandbox List Adventure 33 … The Building and Dreaming Continues

18 Jan

They’re everywhere. Ask any parent of a seven-year old kid. They’ll tell you.

First it’s Thomas The Train sets, then it’s construction Mighty Machine vehicles, Hot Wheels, monster trucks, and then the Big One.

LEGOS.

They’re a part of parenthood.

I hadn’t known much about the LEGO world until my son decided he liked them … now he loves them … and they’re everywhere.

Despite his LEGO storage set and cabinet, I still find helmets, light sabers, blasters, Batarangs, sirens, and lone pieces scattered about. I find them next to backpacks, under the table, in seat cushions, behind cabinets, and under my bare feet in the middle of the night.

But now, I’ve learned to find the awesome potential in these little plastic pieces.

So much so that we’ve made multiple trips to Legoland and continue to do so every year. But just recently I was able to add another LEGO adventure and it blew my son’s LEGO mind. He came back with a burst of imagination and even more enthusiasm to build, dream, build, and dream some more. I definitely got a high-five at the end of the day.

Sandbox List Adventure # 33 The Bricks Convention.

There have been plenty since #32, but I’ve forgotten to post about them, just like any parent, I’m always playing catch-up.

But I did manage to make it to this one. We missed it last year because I had no idea it existed, but I was made aware of it and so was my son.

So The Guats went on a field trip to discover what the imagination can do with small interlocking pieces of plastic.

Apparently a lot.

These are just the highlights …

 

 

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5 Responses to “Sandbox List Adventure 33 … The Building and Dreaming Continues”

  1. susielindau January 19, 2016 at 6:25 AM #

    It’s amazing what can be made with Legos. I loved them and my kids loved them!

    • The Guat February 1, 2016 at 5:08 PM #

      My son can totally get lost in his Star Wars-Justice League-Firefighter Lego battles for hours, It’s a trip. I enjoy making them with him, when he “lets” me help.

  2. Cayman Thorn January 23, 2016 at 8:39 AM #

    I am still a huge Legos fan. They make a series of architectural creations and my kids got me the Flat Iron Building for my birthday. Me and my girl sat there for a time with hot chocolate and we put it together. Good times….

    • The Guat February 1, 2016 at 5:12 PM #

      Duuuuuuuuuuuuude that is totally a good-times-noodle-salad moment. Love it! And when was your birthday that I missed it! Dude happy belated birthday buddy. Glad you got an awesome gift, you would have totally loved this convention it so amazing. All this creative stuff going on there.

      • Cayman Thorn February 1, 2016 at 5:55 PM #

        Sept 30. I definitely would have been loving that convention.

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