You couldn’t pay me enough to just even tolerate the stuff.
Little plastic pieces akin to shrapnel are constantly strewn all over the floor.
Of course I’m left alone to clean it up, fighting the temptation to grab a broom, sweep it all up into a dustpan and chuck it all.
My lounge room may as well be a landmine. Stepping on one of those lethal fragments is as inevitable as my explosion of colourful expletives.
I can’t hold back how much I detest lego.
A couple of weekends ago, we had a rare schedule free Saturday.
Knowing the twinions would still be itching to get out of the house, we discovered a few kid friendly exhibitions on in town, including the Towers of Tomorrow Lego Exhibition at the Museum of Sydney.
I don’t know what possessed me to agree to go along but Lego’s one of those things you can’t avoid when you’re a mum. (Can I get a “Hells, yeah”?)
I really, really don’t want to admit this but the entire exhibition was actually impressive.
There were amazing replicas of skyscrapers all around Australia and the Asia Pacific.
For all the Queenslanders, there was Gold Coast’s iconic Q1 skyscraper:
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s Petrona Twin Towers was definitely my favourite:
Interactive tables were filled with hundreds of thousands of lego pieces for all kids – big and small – to express their creative, engineering talents.
K-Bear asked me to make him a Transformer, Bumblebee to be specific.
Even for an anti-Lego mum like me, how could I refuse my son’s request?
Not bad, huh?
I’m too stubborn to say I’m a converted Lego-ist.
Just keep it off my lounge room floor and maybe, just maybe I can begin to appreciate it.
Are you a Lego fan? Or does everyone else find it awesome except you?
Just incase you’re interested in going, the exhibition has been extended until 12th of July, due to popular demand.
But be warned: you might get hooked!
Joining Essentially Jess for #IBOT