Most Sunday mornings I’m sitting on the floor of my living room, which is not just your average living space— it’s my LEGO workspace. And at the beginning of every weekend, I sit down to make things out of the LEGOs I keep in a barricade of tupperware containers in my living room. I don’t have a particular system of organizing my bricks, so no matter what I do, they still take up a third of the living room.
A few years ago, I wouldn’t have dared to talk about how I really spent my weekends. LEGO has always been labeled as a toy brand for children, and most people I’ve opened up to about LEGOs think I build for the nostalgia that comes with them— probably imagining me stacking blocks on top of each other like a two-year-old. In some ways, that’s partially true, but I think it’s time to set the record straight and introduce a world of LEGOs you may have overlooked. In the upcoming posts of The Builder’s Block, I’ll give an inside look into how I became involved in the community and what it’s like being a LEGO builder. See you guys in the next post!