My husband, Jason is a huge LEGO fan. He builds a lot of LEGO even today as an adult. And, of course, he shares his passion for Lego with our kids.
I love LEGO.
I’ve loved LEGO since I was a little boy. I’d lay a bedspread on the floor, upturn my 5-gallon bucket of bricks, and revel in the cascade of components that followed. I built houses. I built cars. I built spaceships. OK, I built mostly spaceships. Many times I’d build the same ship, leveraging different components to improve or tweak the design – more rocket boosters slung under the wings, a seat for a second operator (probably the weapons officer), a blue windshield instead of boring old clear. This was my spaceship. There were none like it, and that one was mine.
I don’t remember HOW I got my LEGO. I can recall a couple of the sets that I had as a kid – a construction site with a steamshovel that slid on a monorail track, some of the basic Space sets, an ultralight airplane. A firetruck. There may have been a police station in there somewhere too. At the end of the day, they all ended up in pieces in the bucket – where they belonged.
Eventually I grew out of LEGO, but there was still the occasional day when the bedspread would come out and the bucket would be flipped yet again. Of all the toys that I owned, Lego never broke or ceased being cool. The batteries never died. Lose a piece? You’ve probably got a bunch more in the bucket.
I couldn’t wait to introduce LEGO to my kids once they were old enough. Building LEGO is something that we do together, but when my then 5-year-old assembled an entire Friends set (a house) on her own she was as proud as I’ve ever seen her. My son loves helicopters, planes, and spaceships – building them, and then breaking them apart. His beloved Bionicle introduced the concept of LEGO-as-action-figure that has expanded into other themes. And in the basement sits a 5-gallon bucket – it’s a new bedspread and new sets of hands digging into the piles of plastic … but the bricks remain the same. Those thirty year old bricks work and fit as tightly as they ever did and work perfectly with all of the new sets that my kids have … and they all end up together. In the bucket.
LEGO Bionicle and LEGO Friends: New Original Series for Kids on Netflix Streaming
Build and connect, then enjoy the fun on Netflix Streaming with its newest original series from LEGO – LEGO Bionicle and LEGO Friends.
LEGO Bionicle features six heroes who find themselves on an epic quest as they harness the power of nature’s elements to defeat the forces of evil.
And LEGO Friends celebrates best friends who face adventures side by side in their hometown.
Of course, our kids love these shows because they love to build LEGO!
Get out YOUR bucket of LEGO and be sure to check out the newest LEGO shows on Netflix Streaming.