My LEGO Fairytale

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

My LEGO Fairytale

Once upon a time there was a young girl who loved LEGO. Her Dad bought her small models to make as a treat if he had been away with work. She liked to build houses but there were never enough pieces.

Duplo house and dinosaur

(I don't have a time machine so middle man helped out with this picture. Apparently every house needs a dinosaur. It also turns out that we need more DUPLO to finish a house!)

The girl grew up and got a holiday job selling ice cream at a fantastic theme park filled with LEGO bricks.

Lego ice cream stand

She went to university and met a man who was a black belt in karate and studied Economics.

Lego couple

She fell in love and married him. He bought her Harry Potter LEGO for Christmas. She bought him Star Wars LEGO. A few years later they had 3 gorgeous little boys together.

Lego family

Their favourite place to go for a family outing was the theme park the girl used to work in. They particularly liked the pirate show.

Lego pirates of skeleton bay

Her young boys had a long Christmas list filled with LEGO!

Lego Father Christmas

As well as playing with LEGO with her boys, the girl loved having a strong coffee and blogging.

lego a strong coffee

I'm afraid as fairy tales go this might not be the best. No evil wolf, no fire breathing dragon or a fairy godmother.

Dragon outside legoland hotel

But this story is actually my happily ever after.


So as you may have guessed we are slightly LEGO obsessed in this house. My boys started their LEGO obsession with DUPLO.  They have some vintage pieces from my childhood and lots of modern characters too. I think the picture below shows how much DUPLO has changed in 30 years!

vintage and new Duplo

Writing this post has made me realise how much of an impact these coloured building bricks have made on my life and that of the boys. We are lucky to live near LEGOLAND and visit regularly. Star Wars Weekend was a massive hit with big man this year. We celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary at the Brick Brother's Restaurant.

Character lunch at brick brothers

We also celebrated middle man's birthday at the hotel and I found myself making a pirates of skeleton bay treasure chest complete with golden LEGO bricks.

Lego treasure chest cake

Big man's birthday and Christmas list is full of the Star Wars range and I can see his room soon looking like the miniland experience! I even bought my Dad some LEGO TECKNIC last year for Christmas proving that LEGO really is for all ages!

Next year we have the release of The LEGO Movie to look forward too. I think if you watch the clip you will agree that it looks "Awesome!"


There is one thing however, that I don't like about LEGO. There is always one small piece that manages to escape the box. Treading on LEGO really hurts! What are your LEGO memories? Did you love it as a child and now love it as a parent?


This post is my entry to the Tots100 Lego Movie competition.

38 comments:

Jocelyn (@ihavecards) said...

I love this post! Loads of fun, and interesting to see how much of an impact it had had on your family - must be so many happy Lego memories there :)

Louise Fairweather said...

Thanks! Lots of LEGO memories and hopefully more to come! Can't wait for big man to get some TECHNIC!

mummyoftwo said...

That's lovely! I was never really into LEGO as a child, however, now my son is into it I can really see the appeal! LegoLand is on our list of places to visit soon! Good luck in the competition!

Louise Fairweather said...

Legoland is great you will love it. If you can do a weekday you will enjoy it even more xx

Nikki Pierce said...

fab post!

over40andamumtoone said...

I love Lego too. Monkey's at the Duplo stage at the moment and hopefully we'll get another year out of that before progressing to the really fun stuff. They'll be no stopping us then! I had Lego as a child, loved building houses with my sets. Thought it was so great to have doors that opened - then you look at what's available now!!!!

I went to Legoland with my Mum just after it opened, yes we were grown ups with no kids in tow - did we care? Nope! Monkey went for the first time this year and loved it - we'll be back

Tracy K Nixon said...

Wow that is great - you should create a photo story book!

Ellen Arnison said...

We love Lego too.

snowted said...

Love the dragon!

Denise said...

Lego is timeless - never get fed up of it

Jayne Townson said...

We have a house fun of lego too and I've been known to play with it too.

Johannah Sangster said...

ahhh i used to love lego, wish i had some now! looks great!

Valencia Sowry said...

Legos have grown up ..... :P

Sara said...

Aww, I think it's lovely that you still have your own lego sets from when you were a little girl. ^_^

sarah brooker said...

my boys have had such fun with lego - lasts years

Victoria Thurgood said...

we never had lego as kids but my kids have loads but what i really hate it buying sets and them getting broke and never rebuilt

Robyn Logan Clarke said...

What a cute story! I'm sure that would be a good school holiday project for my son when he is a little older

Samantha Ripley said...

what a great post

Nick Webb said...

Lego was about the only thing I played with when I was young, or at least it was until we bought our first games console, pretty sure we ended up giving it all away as by the time we was finished with it I think my folks couldn't stand the look of it anymore (there was 3 of us leaving it scattered around the house all the time lol)

Louise Fairweather said...

Yep that is one of the problems with it! And middle man likes taking the models apart!

Louise Fairweather said...

Thanks

Louise Fairweather said...

Ah and in a lot of detail!

Louise Fairweather said...

yes that annoys me. There is always a little piece missing....

Louise Fairweather said...

I know I love it - big kid!

Louise Fairweather said...

:-)

Louise Fairweather said...

Don't give me ideas Tracy!

Louise Fairweather said...

I could have served you an ice cream!

Louise Fairweather said...

I hope you appreciate the detail x

Nikki Pierce said...

definitely!!!

Nikki Pierce said...

though disappointed there is no lego boyzone featured ...

Louise Fairweather said...

:-) There's a comp for boyzone tickets in Wembley on 21st Dec sooooo tempted to enter but no one to go with if I won ha ha!

Nick Webb said...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk122/dlated/IMG_0310_zpse4668058.jpg


The only surviving picture of one of my creations from back in the day, oh how the memories just come flooding back lol


Strange how much more impressive everything seemed back then lol..

Nikki Pierce said...

go for it - I'll come if you win and really can't find anyone to go!

Erica Price said...

Love all your pics. It's amazing what you can do with Lego.

Hazel Christopher said...

Awww this is such a sweet fairytale, I love when people get their happy ever after :)

caro_mad said...

Aww that's adorable. I love my Lego when I was younger. I had the horse farm for girls :)

Cat Parrott said...

So cute!

Michelle Fouracres said...

Lego is great