Yeah. Don’t ever doubt that moms know their kids. For my birthday last week, mine sent me one of these:

(not me)

Yeah. My 40th birthday. And my mom got me some Lego. And I couldn’t have been happier.

My daughter (just turned 4) and I started building it today. We got through the first four bags of parts in about 3 hours.

There are twelve bags of parts.


They really outdid themselves with this one. I spent so many days as a kid building every Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo program rocket (with stages) that I could build with the parts I had, and this... I dunno, man. The amount of thought that went into the design of this, the build progression, and the fact that it mostly uses plain old regular parts (1969 in total), I just had a smile on my face the whole time we were building it.

(end of bag 3)


More to come as the build progresses.