#7 – When I watch him build LEGO®, by Renay – London

My LEGO® story is a relatively short one. It began a year ago when I met the love of my life. 

Having never really been interested in LEGO® except from a few of those big green bricks when I was a child, I remember walking into his tiny apartment and seeing the giant Star Wars Millennium Falcon taking pride of place in the living room as clear as day.  I immediately walked over to it, reaching out. ‘Don’t touch it’ he said.

Although I never got a knack for doing LEGO® myself, it makes me happy watching him get excited over a new release or building the newly-arrived set.

I’ve been on my hands and knees countless times looking for a missing piece, lifting furniture up, checking the hoover. LEGO® has been scattered over every possible surface in the house with dishes, trays, plates, and bowls being used to sort each bag.

I smile when he gets a new set and opens the box for the first time proudly showing me the shiny manual. I too feel calm when he’s doing LEGO® to distract his mind, knowing he is safe and looking after himself. 

Photo credit: Renay

Something that brings calmness and joy when everything is turbulent around you. A moment of peace and structure in uncertainty. 

I’m looking forward to continuing my LEGO® story, albeit through someone else.

Renay, London — United Kingdom

One thought on “#7 – When I watch him build LEGO®, by Renay – London

  1. Renay, I identify with your story as for me , I did not have a love for Lego, but witnessed the love and joy of others playing with it. Thanks for sharing!

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