A Danish caller the other night actually gave me a choice of topics to discuss. He threw out LEGO, windmills, politicians on Facebook and journalism for me to choose from. I ruled out politics immediately. If you get me going on that, I will never stop. I don’t know much about windmills, and the chat room went insane wanting to talk about LEGO bricks. LEGO it is!
It’s no secret that I’m a LEGO fanatic. LEGO is actually a term that came from the Danish people for those of you who didn’t know. Loosely translated, it means that you’re having a good time playing. Isn’t that the truth?
I still remember opening my first LEGO set when I was a kid. I thought it was something new and interesting and I couldn’t wait to get to work on building things. I don’t know what drew me to that universe when it wasn’t even as large as it is today. I love the way the kits have evolved over the years – and I’m addicted to minifigs.
Part of the attraction is the nostalgia factor because I have loved them for so many years. There is, of course, a sense of accomplishment once you have finished building. I admit that I always follow the instructions. I’m just anal that way. I’ve know a few people, though, who have replicated my home office in LEGO bricks. It blows my mind to see people freestyle build things that way. I would love to meet someone who could put together a kit (and instructions) to build my home office. How cool would that be? I’d love to build it myself.
LEGO to me is like Zen. I can zone out while I build and really relax. I don’t get to do that often, so I welcome any opportunity that comes my way. How many of you are LEGO fans? It’s okay to admit that you still love to build as an adult, I promise.
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