When I was a child, I would borrow all my Legos from my cousins.
They were given to me in big shopping bags filled with bricks, or half-built with one or two parts to be rebuilt. I loved building and played with these bricks all the time building houses for my dolls or just doing official repairs for my cousins!
When I saw LEGO ads on TV, I wondered the amount of imagination it took to build such boats and buildings – and I tried my best to replicate them with my bricks.
The years went by, and as an adult was time to do the same that my cousins did for me – spark imagination and creativity. So when my son turned 5, I bought him a Lego box and I was completely gobsmacked that there were instructions. I had no idea!
I shared my amazement with a friend.
– Did you know that nowadays they put instructions inside Lego boxes?
– What do you mean? There were always instructions to build Legos inside the boxes…
Never in my dreams could I have imagined that as a child.
Ana Beirão, Lisbon — Portugal