The Legos and I are battling. We have a large basket full of various pieces and parts. I dumped the basket and went through each and every piece. I pulled out anything that was not legally tied to the Lego family, which included Erector set pieces, Lincoln Log pieces, blocks, and other sundries.
I feel sorry for the Lego people, some without heads, some without legs, and some heads without bodies. I tried to rescue as many as I could, though I am certain I was not able to rescue everyone. I’m not sure when I’ll get around to marrying the people parts together, perhaps before Christmas 2013.
17 thoughts on “Project 366: Day 363 Heads are gonna roll”
BTDT. Sorted tubs and tubs of Legos until only Legos were left. Lasted a few days.
*sigh* Me, too, Susan. I was trying to kid myself that this time would be different. 🙂
That said, we do have a new rule now. If a new Lego set comes into the house and is built, it remains built. No more ‘wrecking’.
Really? Some of the coolest things my son has made were using the motor functions and parts of the train sets, combined with pieces from other sets. He can’t even leave the minifigures alone without taking them apart. But then again, he has impulse control issues.
They have plenty of parts left over to indulge their creative side. In the basket are parts to the Fire Station, Police Station, Airport, etc. I’m all for mixing parts and creating something unique – just not with the stuff we get moving forward. And it seems, once the set gets destroyed, they don’t go back to it. Ah the Lego makers knew what they were doing.
In the event there are any Lego pieces missing, I suggest that you turn off the lights and walk barefoot through the room. I guarantee you’ll find any missing pieces, though it won’t be a pleasant experience. For parents of little girls, this method also works for Barbie shoes.
Ha! Nice suggestion. Been there – done that – wrote the curse laden movie. (smile) Actually, what I did was better. I turned on the vacuum cleaner and sucked that room dry. I may have even smiled when I heard small pieces getting pulled in by the vacuum.
Ahhhh, the giant vat of Legos. Te secret weapon when you’ve got boys and need quiet.
So many tiny pieces, so little time. I like the vacuum idea. I knew that thing would come in handy some day.
Oh how I remember the days of nomadic Lego pieces. Although at the age of 22, my son still has Lego kits. Happy New Year. 🙂
That is a cool feeling. I hope it lasts.
Yep. Sounds like my house right now!
My condolences, Angie. Watch your feet, and embrace the power that is the vacuum.
I’m sure it’s a challenge living in a Legos house. Your post makes me think of the 6-year old grandson of a friend who, I am sorry about this, but he is dying of cancer. His sole consolation during this wrenching process is his beloved Legos. He makes entire universes with his Legos. His parents, bless them, love his Legos for what they do for him. Sorry. I shouldn’t be a Debbie downer. (Where’d that expression come from, anyway?)
Poor Debbie and the love of alliteration. She was doomed Debbie from the start. (doh)
My heart aches for your friend, Linda. I hope the Legos are able to fill the parents with wonderful memories, when their son is gone. I am grateful they are able to see their son enjoy something during such a hard life struggle. It is nice to know their son is finding consolation, too. Kids have a great love for Legos, and parents have a great love for their kids. It’s no wonder the two exist together – Legos and kids.
Prayers to you and your friends.
The only thing better than Legos is pre-sorted Legos! 😉
Hahahaha! The only thing better than pre-sorted Legos are self-sorting Legos once no longer sorted.