This post is part of a weekly series of ‘link-up’ Posts which reflect on life’s journey, old memories and family stories (see below for more info).
Lego. A timeless crowd-pleaser.
Who doesn’t recall endless hours of building formless ‘stuff’ with a bucket of plastic bricks which were all the same size and shape, when they were a kid? But oh my, how far we have come since then.
These days, Lego comes in so many forms that it’s hard to keep up. Animals, aircraft, Star Wars Clones.. In my school days, if you wanted a little lady to sit on (never in) your boxy, 70’s Lego car then you had to make one (square and flat-chested of course) from Lego bricks, OR you rolled out some plasticine and got busy that way. It was all about the imagination.
The uber-concentrated (coffee-stained) face of the lad in this 60’s Lego set reminds me of my big brother. His tongue would show a tiny sliver of pink at the corner of his mouth as he manoeuvered his Matchbox cars into the Lego garage set. Crash. Swear. Stomp. Start over.
If you could make the darned stuff look like this, you were some kind of kid prodigy.
And yet who doesn’t remember it as the defining toy of their generation? Clever, clever little brick makers.
Share your memories of vintage toys, building Lego and the play-time memories which have stayed with you since your childhood. Join our weekly Link-up (new theme each week) with your own blog post, or simply by chatting in the comments section. Everyone is welcome for a dose of sweet nostalgia!
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A selection of other posts from this series:-
Week 2 – Old School Portrait
Week 4 – Bestest Friends
Week 5 – Teenage Crushes
Week 6 – First Movie Memories
Week 19 – Becoming a Parent
Week 25 – Old Boyfriends
Week 39 – My home town