LEGO Build Days

Posted by cybertoad on 02/18/2015 in fun stuff, misc |

I grew up playing with LEGOs. I had a whole town system with streets and working trains and even bricks that gave my town light in the evening hours. I always know I’d get new sets every Christmas but the surprise was in what set I’d be getting.

It had, of course, been years since I had played with LEGOs and they had changed so much. Sets were no longer generic but rather themed (pirates, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, even pink ones for girls) but a newish to me series caught my eye – they were called “Creator” sets and were for 16+ Expert level. And they reminded me of my old LEGO town. And my new LEGO obsession began. I’ll share my current setup in a separate post because this post was meant to introduce my LEGO Build Days.

When I got back into LEGOs, I’d post pictures of my builds. Friends started to say they wanted to build LEGOs with me… and before I knew it, I had offered to host the 1st LEGO Build Day at my house. It was BYOL (Bring Your Own LEGO) and a totally laid-back event. We did it on a weekend afternoon, not too late, not too early. And it was great.

It’s amazing what some creative play can do for adults. Half a dozen of us buried our heads into our instruction manuals and cell phones were quickly forgotten. When we finished up several hours later, everyone wanted to know when the next one was.

I have now hosted four LEGO Build Days – and below are pics from the most recent one a couple of weekends ago. Check out the slideshow to see what we all built! a 5th build day will be happening in a couple of months and we are all looking forward to it. It’s so nice to go analog for a few hours and put aside all things digital!

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