#6 – ‘What do you mean – LEGO Instructions?’, by Ana Beirão – Lisbon

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! 

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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