We all love Lego in the house. Our Duplo bricks collection is sizeable, but it pales in comparison to our Lego blocks. Most of them belonged to my husband and his brother – some pieces are more than 30 years old. This is the beauty of Lego – a true classic toy that will last for generations of kids. I find it very exciting that Anna loves to play with Legos. I guess I dream that one day she will learn to design and build really complex things like her father, a true Lego Master. Both of them were busy building spaceships out of basic blogs this week. My husband built a beautiful space shuttle with the opening cabin for one person crew and with a cargo hold that opens and closes. In the meantime Anna was building up a storm of various “spaceships” that she was hooking together into a space station. She was particularly proud of this one that looks more like a plane. It has wings, tail, engine and even seating area for three “astronauts”. It was so much fun to see her pride in her work and true excitement of creating something entirely out of her own mind. But she is also interested in putting together Lego sets that come with instructions. We didn’t have any space sets, but she got this Lego Pirate set for her birthday and finally expressed desire to put it together. Even though I’d rather have her build her own projects, there are some advantages in assembling these sets – she can build more complex projects and learn to read assembly instructions. I still had to help her by providing “brute force” – sometimes it’s hard for her to align and snap small pieces together, but she is doing really great understanding the instructions – it seems she did inherit some of her father’s abilities here.