I played with Lego as a kid. Almost everyone I know did. There is something about those little colourful bricks which just makes my creativity go wild. Over the weekend the company took over the Excel Centre and Brick 2014 came to London. I went on Sunday and trough myself whole heartedly into this Lego filled wonderland.
Most of the people there were families – parents with very young children. I went with my Mum and Dr Sister, neither of us are under 10 but my Mum didn’t mind because she was like every other parent there and had her children with her.
One of the first things we did was be part of the Brick2014 mosaic. It didn’t matter that the child next to me was more than half my age and a lot quicker at creating his piece of the mosaic, it was fun and the first time I had actually played with Lego pieces in a very long time.
My piece being added!
After this we decided to wander around the Centre, taking in everything on offer. And there was so very much. The models! All of them were made by fans and they were just amazing. Seriously amazing.
I have no idea that Lego was into the robotics market. These Lego machines were completing Rubik’s Cubes in under 4 seconds.
There was an area where we could build our own Lego designs and stick them (brick them?) onto the walls. Dr Sister had far too much fun here. She also tried to break the world record for the most Lego bricks stacked in 30 seconds. She didn’t break the record sadly – that would have been amazing.
It was such a brilliant day. Really, really fun and full of imagination and creativity. Long live Lego.