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Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Dalton requested another (different) plane last week. Here's the biplane I put together for him.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Here's a fish we built some time ago. Dalton picked out the 6 inch Buzz Lightyear model last night to purchase with some of his birthday money. It's a cool set. Buzz even has ankle joints.

Friday, July 16, 2010


Dalton requested a firetruck two nights ago. I spent a little over an hour putting this together, a fair amount of that time spent looking for parts. As a result, I was feeling very sleepy at the end and forgot the piece for the windshield. It is a clear 2x4 brick.

I was quite proud of this one although a bit concerned that it was too difficult for my four year old. While disappointed, I was not surprised when he declared that it was "too hard" the next morning and turned his attention to other things.

Last night, he requested a shark bigger than the previous fish (not yet posted). Mind you, he doesn't want me to take anything apart, but wants a BIG shark. Sometimes it seems we need to buy and IV drip of Legos for our house. My wife, bless her heart, pointed out to him that I was disappointed that he hadn't put the firetruck together and that maybe he should try it again in the morning. He worked on it this morning with help from the both of us and he has it roughly half assembled.

In looking for pieces to add detail, I was appreciating the trips my wife has made to various Lego stores. I'm going to have to fill myself a cup from the pick a brick wall next time we find ourself there.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Dalton requested a computer last night at bedtime. He then got up and was talking to me about hinges. I finally realized that he meant a laptop. I left the keyboard portion blank so he could see how the second layer was put together. He told me this morning that this one was "very easier" compared to the others I have made for him.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


We had a few down days with my parents in town for Dalton's birthday. He has also received a few Toy Story Lego sets that have held his attention. Last night he requested a race car. As usual, I remembered his request when I was getting to bed. I need to start these earlier.

Monday, July 5, 2010

We're back...for a little while at least.

Dalton has entered another sensitive period for Legos. I built this space shuttle a month or two ago and got it out last night when he had run out of sets to build. We'll see how long this lasts.