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On the first day of Christmas, my ____ gave to me….

December 3, 2009

I was in a bookstore the other day and exlaimed to my kids “LOOK!  Lego is doing architecture!”

“Yeah,” they said.  “We know.”   They are huge Lego fans, though their tastes run more to Star Wars or Knights or Space Police.  They only get excited about the Empire State Building when King Kong is on top of it in a 1933 b&w movie, and even then, only if I serve popcorn.

Later, while they were making their own Christmas lists, they arrived in the kitchen with sly smiles on their faces.  “So which did you like better?” they inquired.  Slyly.  “The landmarks or the architecture?”  I asked for a clarification on what the difference was.   It seems  Landmarks rise high in the sky and Architecture has the name of a well-known and much-revered architect (who rates a ® after his name) attached to it.

I suspect they may chip in and get me one of these (so I can enjoy Lego assembly along with them on Christmas morning).  

You may want to add one to your shopping list for the building lover you love.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Kari permalink
    December 10, 2009 9:33 am

    I received the Sears Tower set about 2 years ago. Of course, now the Sears Tower is called the Willis Tower. So, I am glad that my set has the name Sears Tower printed on it. Somewhat of a collector piece!

    • Sabra Smith permalink*
      December 10, 2009 10:08 am

      Hey Kari, thanks for visiting the Time Machine — and with the update about the name change on the Sears Tower. I didn’t know! Seems a shame they couldn’t have left the Sears name to honor the long history the company had in the city and the country. Now I will have to go look up and find out who “Willis” is.

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