LEGO Day ~Before

One day. Millions of LEGOS. Unlimited possibilites. What would you build?

19 billion LEGO bricks are produced each year. Judging from this photo and the creations around our house, I’d say we have about one year’s worth of production within our home (minus the hundreds I have vacuumed up and sent away in the trash). I may be exaggerating, just a little, but not much.

For our Summer Cup activity today, all five members of the Calandro Clan are participating in a new adventure, one I’m sure will become tradition: LEGO Day. This idea came from the youngest member, M3, who shouted out the suggestion as we were putting events into the Summer Cup.

Our simple LEGO Day idea: We build all day on a concept that is decided in the morning. At the end of the day we see what we have built. We may need to break in the middle of the day to take M2 to the doctor because he is running a fever of 103.3, but we’ll figure out how we can work that into the rules of the day. We may do some building in the car on the way to his appointment. We’re waiting for a call back from the doctor. As you know, we’re making this up as we go along, and we adjust our plans when necessary.

So, this is our “Before” page. Tune in later for our “After”.

Let the building begin!

Comments (7)

  1. LiHD Family 12

    Sorry M2 isn’t feeling well. Just when one kid finally recovers, then next one comes down with something. I think it has something to do with the Laws of Gravity.

  2. Josh

    I know what you mean about “coastal days” as I live north of you on the ocean. Lego Day sounds awesome! Our oldest who is 26 months came down with a very high fever,104, a couple of weeks ago. Very scary, right? Docs said it was more important that her behavior was the same (relatively) than the actual temperature. She wasn’t experiencing any other symptoms though either. Her fever broke a few days later. Good luck with the Legos and the Fever!

    1. CalandroClan (Post author)

      M2’s behavior didn’t change much with the fever. He just seems a bit more mellow. Bonus! (I know, shame on me. He’s sick!) Thanks for the good luck wishes. He is on anti-biotics now. My older son, M1, had something similar two weeks ago. Weird.

      By the way, LEGO day was AWESOME! After photos coming soon….

  3. BusyDad

    LEGO Day? Brilliant. If we combine our LEGO arsenals, I’m confident we could build a wall to protect the California coast from marauding Mongols.

    1. CalandroClan (Post author)

      HA! This would be awesome!

  4. Denise

    Seriously, I need to know, where is the best place to purchase legos? My older boys have really gotten into them and they have only one set. I looked today for a new set for them, like a summer gift, and was surprised how much they cost….they only have the farm set and really, farming or construction is all they are interested in. Hope you have tons of fun, I will NOT be showing them this photo of all the legos. They would drool.

    1. CalandroClan (Post author)

      LEGOs are expensive, but they are fantastic because the more you have, the more you can do with them. The sets are so well designed and the creative spark they generate is outstanding. They have bins of LEGOs you can buy that could be added to their farm set so they could make it bigger. The LEGO City sets probably have some good construction pieces as well. We buy ours from local toy stores called Tom’s Toys and Whiz Kids. Online we buy from because they tend to have the best prices. My oldest got his first Star Wars set when he was four and has never looked back. Happy building!


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