I’m a great fan of Lego, and have written about it previously here (a fantastic exhibition) and here (a gift I was given). I am so happy that it is becoming much more acceptable for adults to admit that they love Lego enjoy building the models. It used to be that the only opportunity adults had to play with Lego was helping children with their models or going into a shop and browsing the shelves where the assistants would assume that they were looking for something for a child. Now, however, I can quite happily admit that it is something for me I might be thinking of buying, and there are a growing number of models which have a suggested age range of 16+. A few months ago I finally treated myself to a model that I had had my eye on for a while and, as he was packing it up, the assistant asked who it was for. When I told him it was for me he didn’t bat an eyelid, but offered me a card so that I could be part of the Lego reward program. Exciting!
1,334 pieces later, I am very pleased with my Lego camper van.
What prompted this post today is that yesterday I saw that someone has invented Lego slippers so that you don’t hurt your feet if you step on a Lego brick, which is possibly one of the most painful things you can do. Of course I am sure that wearing normal shoes, or slippers with a firm sole would do the trick, but specific Lego footwear might be fun (although I don’t think they look very comfortable actually).
Are you a Lego fan?