Shuffle, shuffle... Shuffle, shuffle. Do you recognize that noise? Do you have an 11-year old in the house as well? Like a cat shuffling the sand in a litter box, Luca Bo is shuffling Lego pieces around and the noise is kind of comforting. It can be early in the morning or late at night before going to bed... Luca is in a Lego Creator phase. And it is intense. Hours are spent in quiet shuffling for pieces, adding one cube to another creating the most amazing airplanes.
I think I have vacuumed his room 3 times since Christmas. Not kidding... The thing is, the mess is an organized mess and when I ask him to tidy up I can see in his eyes that there is NO WAY he is going to sabotage his absolutely-in-control-creative-mess. Forget it. So I do. I let him and his mess alone. I should. I know what it's like to be creative. And to be honest, it is quite entertaining to walk around in his Lego World and check out his Lego scenes... The airport bridge, the Check in desk, the security check, the pilots, the airplane technicians... It is like a small Legoland in his room.
He has this thing for airplanes and he has this thing for Lego and the two of them go very well together. The problem is that there are no more airplanes to purchase from Lego, at least not available for an affordable price, so Luca Bo has started to build "Free Style". Yep! A real Lego Creator he is.
It started with a somewhat big construction and many times he came down in tears as it broke into pieces during his building journey. But as much as he cried and wanted to throw it all away at times, he didn't give up. Instead he learned from his mistakes and made the airplane more sturdy, bigger, better!
Now we have run out of pieces. The dream is Lego Pick & Mix. To go to a store and pick the pieces Luca Bo wants and pay for the weight. "That would be heaven, Mama!" he says with a big grin. And then he continues: "I'm gonna be a Lego designer when I grow up. For sure. I'm good at this." I believe him. He sure is good. He has some great engineering skills going here.
Our Lego Creator is turning 11 today and we have the big surprise all lined up. The kids are taken out of school and tomorrow we all go to Legoland in Germany, staying in a Lego Castle Hotel and sleep in Lego beds. And I just hope that they have Lego Pick & Mix there. That would be the icing on the cake and he is so worth it our Lego Creator Luca Bo. Happy Birthday my darling. I hope all your dreams will come through for you in life. Love you to the moon and back. For real.
PS 2: Luca watches Lego creating videos on You Tube and that is how he got started, making cars following building tutorials... And from there it has moved on to make his own designs... Sounds so familiar to me...;) I think we are related. :o