Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Legos and More

Passing Notes Today:  Mrs. Williams

Hey girls,

I don't know about you two, but I have a love-hate relationship with Legos:
  • When I see the price tags...hate them!
  • When my son quietly and independently plays with them...love them!
  • When I step on little pieces of them...hate them!
  • When my son lights up even when talking about them...love them!
  • When they break into a million pieces...hate them!
  • When the Lego store hosts a free lego build...love, love, love them!
Are you rereading that last bullet point girls?  The one with the words "free" and "Lego" in the same sentence?  I know it might seem like an oxymoron, but on the first Tuesday of every month our local Lego store hosts a free build...and it's awesome!  Check out all the photos and the play-by-play of a typical event:

It turns out that we're not the only ones who know about this event.

Fortunately, the Lego Club magazine is free, so the boys have something to look at while waiting in line.

Here's the build ticket.  Usually the builds are themed for the time of year (right up your alley Mrs. K.).

The event is well organized.  Kids stand at tables in groups of five and are led by an employee who teaches them how to make the Lego object.

Love those little hands working.

I'm no fool.  I get that this event is about selling more Legos.  And with a store that looks this cool, it definitely takes some restraint (unless you're a mean mom like me - my answer is always "No.").

Look at all these Lego heads.  I can hear them getting sucked up in my vacuum right now.

Finished.  Thanks Lego, you're back on my good side.
So, as you can tell, it's a nice event, something to consider putting on the calendar.  If you miss it, you can always check in with an employee later in the build week.  Sometimes they have extra kits that they'll give to the kids.  Pretty nice.  Of course I kind of think Lego owes us, don't you?


Note from Mrs. Kelly:  I know a certain six year old who would love this.

Note from Mrs. Gosling:  Can I please come with you next time, so I am not home vacuuming the Legos up?  I love that store (even though I never bring Boy #1, #2, #3 or #4.  Too dangerous! 

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