Sunday, January 23, 2011

You’re never too old for Legos

I got you a surprise, but if you don’t like it, you can tell me. I won’t be mad.

Not having been around RJ much for the last five years leaves me completely out of touch with the things he enjoys. It’s hard to wrap my mind around some of the computer games he loves to play. They are much more complex than the one I play (Farmville), and this place isn’t big on electronic devices.

I was faced with a decision when visiting a store recently, find something fun for him to enjoy for two hours in a room, or make it a miserable, boring, two hours. My first thought? Yikes! What does this ten year old enjoy doing other than playing World of Warcraft?

When he called me Saturday morning to give me his lunch order, I mentioned to him that I had a surprise. When he came into the room, after running up to me and giving me a hug, his face lit up and he said Awesome! I love it!

Whew! Relief.

We spent the better part of the next two hours building this:



It has these four characters. (Ryan laughs about the hair of this one, but I think it’s pretty rad.)






The set comes with three different bags of Legos. It took about an hour to put together the first bag. Next week we’ll work on bag #2.


  1. Legos have come a long way havent they. All my kids loved them and my 8 yr girl still does. They were just square blocks when I was growing up.

    Glad yall had a good time.

  2. I loved them when I was a kid, but never was creative enough to make anything other than a square box for a house or a tall building that kept falling over.

    This set sure was fun to put together. Definitely makes me want to super glue the pieces together so they don't keep coming apart. :-)