LEGO Obsession

Every so often my son Daryn puts on his collection manager hat. Since he was a tiny guy he often concentrated on collecting various things. Over the years he has had a: ball collection; a Bakugan collection; a marble collection; a costume collection; a Beyblade collection; a car collection; a Transformers collection; a sword collection; a dinosaur collection, a coin collection; a super hero collection; a video game collection; and a movie collection. I am not talking about a casual collection, I mean lil dude becomes obsessive about collecting.

Daryn watching Ninjago with his LEGO Collection
September 2012

At the moment his obsession in collecting is devoted to his LEGO collection. He has liked LEGOs just as many other children since he was knee-high to a grass hopper, but now that he is more mature he can actually “build.” I think he gets his love of collections from me, and the love of building from his dad and my dad. He likes to build the pre-created sets, but he is also now an expert at inventing his very own designs. Sometimes I sit amazed as he rattles off all the things his new piece can do. Daryn will tell me how it has sophisticated weaponry, maybe deadly lasers and then he places it on his shelf. His latest build was some sort of jet plane his grandma got for him on Friday.

Daryn at the LEGO Store in Disneyland
August 2012

Today I promised him I would tell the world about his collection. He prepared those items he really wanted to display and was rather worried I couldn’t fit all of it into my picture using my “tiny little camera.” Haha! For his display he included: Ninjago (his current favorite), Sponge Bob and Patrick, Joker, Two-Face, a Joker Army, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Batman, Robin, Power Rangers, Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy (my favorite), Thor, Loki, Hawkeye, Hulk, Magneto (my favorite), Captain America (my favorite), Superman, Wolverine, R2-D2, C-3PO, and Luke Skywalker. He was watching a Ninjago DVD while he prepared his display. I have come to realize that the collection makes him feel good. He likes being able to look at something he has built on his own (though sometimes he still needs a little help). It really makes him feel like he has accomplished something. I did read many articles when he was a toddler on the development of “fine motor skills.” I think he has that skill down packed LoL! 🙂

LEGOs from Daryn’s Collection
September 2012

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5 Comments on “LEGO Obsession”

  1. Lego’s!! I just loved those little guys (still do) when I was little. But I wanted to just let you know you’ve been nominated for the “Liebster Award”.

    Tons of Love Bites,

  2. nexya Says:

    i want to be a child 😀

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