Thursday, February 23, 2012
legomania at the milinovich house
my children (and a couple of the adults in our house, too) love legos. i'm pretty sure it's not just a phase, or, if it is, it is a really long phase. quinton's not really into legos yet (unless you count eating them), but both jackson and caedmon are perfectly content to spend hours - hours - in the basement just recreating the things they see in their imaginations with colored plastic blocks. sometimes they just want to build random things, and sometimes they want to rebuild the sets they have. but the problem we ran into is that the pieces of these sets were spread out among our many bins of legos, and so building even the simplest of these sets would take hours. so we made a commitment to organizing all these sets and keeping them all separated. in the process of doing that, we began to organize other pieces as well, and now we have quite the lego organizational system, complete with two different sets of small shelves (78 individual shelves, altogether!) and many bins full of pieces organized by shape, size and color. it is a beautiful thing to behold. and as we built these sets, we kept them put together until we finished all of them, so that we could see them all in one place. what you see above is the completion of that project. the pictures below are just a few closeups of our legomania.