Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Lego's rule

I want to thank the inventor of "Lego's" as well as the company that produces them.

From Wikipedia:

Lego, officially trademarked LEGO, is a line of construction toys manufactured by the Lego Group, a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark. The company's flagship product, "Lego", consists of colorful interlocking plastic bricks and an accompanying array of gears, minifigures and various other parts. Lego bricks can be assembled and connected in many ways, to construct such objects as vehicles, buildings and even working robots. Anything constructed can then be taken apart again, and the pieces used to make other objects. Kits are sold which contain all necessary pieces for a particular project. Some hobbyists try to collect, buy, and sell various other pieces in different shapes and colors, to construct other hobbyist-created designs. The toys were originally designed in the 1940s in Europe and have achieved an international appeal, with an extensive subculture that supports Lego movies, games, competitions, and four Lego-themed amusement parks.

Lego's have provided hours of enjoyment for my boys and I. Just tonight I came home for 90 minutes to see the boys before having to go back to church for a meeting. We played Lego's for 85 minutes straight. It's something Jordan can do at age 6 and AJ still loves them at age 9, and I think they are awesome at age 37. What else is like this? All the while we are creating various things, we are talking about stuff. I can ask them about school, their friends, their relationship with God. Conversation flows when you are constructing Lego masterpieces.

I really believe we will all look back at our Lego sessions with great fondness. Lego's rule.


Hough said...

When I do afternoon chapel I always go early to Jenny's room to play with the legos before the kids get there. I'm always a little disappointed when they do get there and I'm not done with whatever I'm making. I know, I have a problem.

Michael Lockridge said...

You may want to visit Brick Bender, http://www.brickbender.com/

He is researching Legos for a book project, and has a short blog nearly every day regarding what he is doing with Legos. I have been following him for months.

It is great to find something to share with your children. The bond it can build can last a lifetime.

Michael Lockridge

Frontier Forest said...

As cool as LEGO’s must be, I remember last year, Cheri and I watched a Hallmark movie that shared the moving story of one of the greatest and most creative inventions ever for aspiring young engineers. A.C. Gilbert's Erector Sets are still around, and the testimony of this great Christian man made the story much more compelling. Tony, get the boys one for Christmas and watch them create all kinds of cool stuff.