My favorite toys are Legos. When I was a child, I loved to play with these little pieces of heaven. I don't mean the little play sets that you can build a spaceship or an animal with, but the plain building blocks.
My favorite thing to build is buildings. I enjoyed playing with them so much, my mother decided that I would most likely be an architect. Now I am in architecture and amazed at how many people I know also love Legos. My favorite architects even have a project that incorporates Legos into the design.
It is not a hobby that has gone away, I still love them. I had sorted them all by color and put them in a box in my basement. Then, I lost them. I have been searching for them for about a year. The other day our water heater exploded, covering my boxes in water. My Dad was moving a box and I was able to see the other side of it, which was labeled 'Legos.' I literally jumped for joy. I was so excited that I had found them I was dancing around. I couldn't wait to play with them. It didn't take long for me to start.
The small house was fun; it had a lot of design problems to work out. Who would have thought? My latest goal is to build a whole man out of Legos. I need some more, but have got a good start on his head. I modeled him after my Dad for the face shape, but my friend and I decided his hair looks just like a guy I work with, I think he resembles Isaac Hanson.
My favorite thing to build was large houses. I would start to build and then run out of blocks because I didn't have enough. I then would have to buy more, then more, then more. It is sad that kids don't play with Legos a lot anymore. Everything has to be electronic.
Disclaimer: This post was originally made on the website Brickfish. It was entered into a contest, got lots of views, votes and comments. Brickfish has changed, even got removed altogether, since I originally posted. However, I didn't want to loose these again, I put a lot of time into them. So, now you can enjoy them here on my blog as well.