Fiona in January

Fiona in January

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My Very First...

LEGO Build! That's right, my fiance's dastardly plan has finally worked...I'm hooked on LEGO. It's always been a fun thing to do, but I never really got into building until after I read Jonathan Bender's book: Lego, A Love Story. It's a fantastic memoir and I actually identified with his wife on more than one occasion (i.e. her perspective on how babies and "grown up" LEGO bricks shouldn't really mix).

Aaron and I are going to BrickFair LEGO Fan Festival this Saturday and I am so excited! It'll be so much fun watching him freak out over all the amazing LEGO builds and I'm excited to see what I can find that really interests me there too. Right now I really love the Atlantis sets. They speak to the little kid inside who has always been a lover of the ocean and really any kind of water adventure...think Little Mermaid crossed with 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and you've got a 9-year-old version of me!

My very first LEGO build was super-tiny but I did it all myself and it was the first piece of Atlantis we bought. It's this little squid guy evil character and took me about 10 minutes, but it's all mine!

And so what did we do today? Went to Toys R Us of buy more LEGO sets! This is the one that I'm building...its a pretty big jump from what I did last night!

Wish me luck!


  1. haha i LOVED legos when i was a kid!!! all of us had TONS of them--we would always disregard the instructions after one build and make our OWN houses and castles--so basically our bedrooms were literal mine fields of tiny poke-y lego pieces constantly :P :P
    also? you look *ADORABLE*! i love the shirt!! :D

  2. Aaron I think is going to be making that jump into creative building - making his own designs! I can't wait to see what he comes up with. I'm a much more "build what's on the box" kind of person, but we'll see how it goes! The pictures from this coming weekend will be hilarious I'm sure! We get to act like total kids! :D

    PS - thanks, I loooove that tank top!

  3. It was a blast - Aaron had so much fun...his only complaint is that it wasn't long enough (4 hours) :D