The day in February which my boys had so eagerly anticipated finally came, and it wasn’t the birth of their sister, it was the release of The Lego Movie!
For months we’ve been waiting. Everyone in our family is a Lego fan, big and small. Thomas has collected all his life. I remember our first Christmas together he got a small set in his stocking from his mother. The tradition continues, year after year. Now, our boys have inherited their dad’s 25 years of collecting, sans a few sets that Thomas keeps at his office. You know, the ones he calls “business expenses” and justifies buying for his child clients to play with during therapy (ha! Good one Thomas. Totally believable).
For Christmas, our family was given gift cards for the movie theater. We saved them up and spent them on the 3D showing of the movie on opening night. Thomas’s sister and family joined us in the fun, and it ended up being a memorable night for all.
The movie was great! I truly recommend it for the Lego lover in your life, whether that be yourself or your kiddos. 3D is honestly not something to spend your money–or gift cards–on, so I suggest skipping that added expense. Although many funny moments have been shared in previews for the movie, many more exist, and all the humor is safe humor for the whole family. There are several “what the heck!” and “dang it!” statements but nothing too worrisome. An unexpected lesson is taught within the movie, and it is a good one. I might have teared up at one particular moment, right after laughing hysterically at how well some of the moments correlated with my sweet boys, big and small. I thought the almost tears were just me, but it impacted others I have talked to as well.
Our kiddos were giddy as we left and they also were given an exclusive mini-figure of Emmet, the main character, as part of the movie experience. The next day, they sang songs from the movie all day long, and today Daniel began what he considers a grand project in which he will create a Lego box based off the movie. The first steps are drawing the image for the box cover and asking me for 6 ziplock bags for each step of the building process.
Now that the Lego movie has occurred this baby is welcome to come. Let’s see how well she listens or how long she keeps making us wait :)