Aliens in the Apple

Lego Tower version 1

Ben 28 Mar 2015 Being creative Family

Marica and Esther and I (Ben) have been playing with Lego on Saturdays. Marica’s built up a decent collection of small Lego sets over the past several birthdays and Christmases, and building things with them is one of my favourite inside things to do with the kids.

Marica loves building sets from instructions, I enjoy building more free form stuff, and Esther likes playing with the stuff that’s been made. Each to his own. :-)

Last weekend we made a 15-story skyscraper, using a good portion of the straight Lego pieces we have. The footprint was an 8x8 square, and our “rules” were that each story had to be of the same colour, have at least one window, have a floor, and be at least five bricks high. Here are some photos Franci took:

The following week we added 7 more stories out of mixed colors (and didn’t necessarily have great floors), but unfortunately we didn’t take any photos of version 2 before it crashed to the ground from a child-induced earthquake.

Comments (4)

hannahholder 28 Mar 2015 at 9:46pm

That’s great, rules and all. I love playing with legos but haven’t now for years. I know it was one of the things I wanted to do when I got home from college (either after freshman year or senior year).

evaholder 29 Mar 2015 at 2:34am

Fun! Let’s do some Lego building next time I’m in NYC! Hannah, we did indeed indulge in Lego constructions after my first year at college and your last.

joanbee3 30 Mar 2015 at 2:09pm

Impressive! And not surprising that they’re skyscrapers, given where you live.

Laurel 1 Apr 2015 at 11:12pm

Hendrik loves the Lego pictures - especially because he and Robert have recently started another “binge” of Lego building. Right now they’re working on a sort of crane that transfer freight out of his train cars.