Local Heart, Global Soul

November 21, 2016

Building On A Summer Time Wish…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

My son is a die hard Lego fanatic.

Not only is it an obsession, he has built up an encyclopedic knowledge  about which bricks belong to which sets,  which parts are often used together,  tips and tricks for all sorts of building and the best prices for pieces and sets.

It’s true that his “wish list” is so long that we’d need to be billionaires to accommodate it and that his dreams for Lego sets outweigh his pocket money, so he has also become a keen budgeter and bargain hunter.

This summer each of our children were promised a weekend activity that they choose themselves. Little Mr spent a long time thinking about it before deciding to ask for a visit to a Lego shop in Gouda.

What he really wanted was t visit somewhere that had a Lego “wall” where individual bricks could be purchased, Gouda met the criteria and he was keen to go.

Himself’s work schedule didn’t allow for a weekday visit but Little Mr found out that one shop was open every third Sunday in the month,  which is how we ended up at the “Playtoday” shop on a little street near the centre of Gouda.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

 

 

3 Comments »

  1. I am glad to see you’re still going strong….keep up the spirit! My kids used to be die hard lego fans as well but now they’re grown up. Have a great week!

    Comment by Liz — November 21, 2016 @ 5:55 pm | Reply

    • Liz,

      At the moment Little Mr. wants to become a Lego Engineer… Yes that could change! … but who knows, no one ever *really* grows out of Lego, right? 🙂

      Comment by kiwidutch — November 23, 2016 @ 9:40 pm | Reply

  2. […] himself and Little Mr were busy in Gouda’s specialist Lego shop during our summer weekends, I took several visits around the city […]

    Pingback by The World Travels Of Erasmus, He Flew High And Got His Feet Wet… | Local Heart, Global Soul — August 31, 2017 @ 1:00 am | Reply


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