I’ve been a fan or collector of LEGO’s since I was a kid. I’ve lost so much stuff growing up and moving, from Lubbock, to Dallas, to San Antonio and back to Lubbock. 3 years ago this October, I burned my foot and had to have it amputated. So the things I could do with my kids have been significantly reduced. Last year, in 2014, on Father’s Day, we went to walk around the mall. We walked into Barnes & Nobles like we always do, because I like buying magazines to read and some books for graphic design. We went upstairs to where the kids section is, because I try to encourage my kids to read (9 year old son, 12 year old daughter & 16 year old son). We walked by the LEGO section while upstairs and my youngest son said, “dad they have a Star Wars LEGO set, I’m going to get you one for Father’s Day!” To me, the thought was enough… So I told him, find you a small one you like and we’ll put it together. That same day/night, there was an NBA Finals game on (Heat vs. Spurs). Now, we always watch the games together, and we were still in the same room, but this day would be different. The thing is, his favorite player is Dwyane Wade and he never misses a game when he’s on TV. He put the LEGO set together and focused only on that! It probably took him all of 12-15 minutes. So I told him, since he liked them, we’d go at half-time of the game and go get some more. We went to the closest Wal-Mart and I bought all the smaller sets of LEGO’s Star Wars edition.
Father’s Day 2014 will forever be the start of our newly founded father and son adventure into the world of LEGO land that we had at home and our cousins barbershop. We went out of town a couple of times and went to the LEGO store in Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. From there, we drove to Dallas and stopped at LEGO Land in Grapevine Mall, bought a few items there. Our trip then took us to the North Park Center Mall LEGO store.
We started getting so into making LEGO sets that my older son got interested. We expanded our search from just LEGO Star Wars sets to LEGO Marvel and LEGO DC Comics sets. I even started ordering the harder to find sets on eBay. I’m going to post a couple of individual pictures of what we’ve collected so far with the collection, from my instagram page, at the bottom.
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