LEGOMania – A Powerful Burst of Nostalgia

Hello readers! I hope everyone is doing great and getting back into the swing of things. This past week, I was cleaning the family garage when I stumbled upon a (gigantic) bag full of LEGO blocks! Soon after, I found that I couldn’t resist the urge to just sit down and have some quality time with my old friends.

I rushed to locate a strategic location void of any distractions to my creative building process, as well as a suitable mat. As I heard the nostalgic rush of plastic blocks hit the ground before me, I was amazed by what I saw – hundreds, upon hundreds of different LEGO blocks and minifigures. As I meticulously examined the collection before me, waves of childhood memories suddenly hit me and I started to do what I do best – build.

 

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Below are some of the creations I quickly assembled.

 

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A purple knight alongside his riding companion, equipped with his trusty lance and shield.

 

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I think it’s against the rules NOT to build a racecar or some type of vehicle when building with LEGO.

 

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Spartan defenders of the LEGO universe.

 

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Clonetroopers just chilling on their lunch break. Bad guys need to relax from time to time too!

 

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And of course the masterpiece, Ryerson University.

 

Inspired by my recent nostalgic experience, I decided to research if there was any correlation between building with blocks and improvements in general human health. What I found was very interesting – scientists have found that autistic children benefit from LEGO building as it promotes collaboration and non-verbal communication. The full article can be found here.

Until next time, keep on building peeps!

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