I am the mom of a Lego enthusiast, and I confess that I encourage my son’s love for Legos. In the spring of 2007, I started a support group for his ‘addiction’ because he wanted to socialize with others who shared his ‘passion’. I first scoped out my community for other such support groups and found that there were none. The only option I had was to start one myself. I was relieved to discover that there were other moms out there who had boys with the same interest. My club is exclusively for homeschooled children, and the mom’s I meet are homeschool moms. These moms are very cool women, and we have just as much fun chatting as the kids do building. Our club meets once a month at my church for an hour and a half, and I provide the bricks and parts for free building. The kids are also encouraged to bring their latest creations for the display table. We usually have snacks and there is always lots of quality socialization and fun. One could call it a monthly Lego party. Here is a link with ideas on how to start a Lego Club.
There is also a Lego camp, (yes, I said Lego camp) and he attended one this past summer. It was a day camp that met for five days, and he loved every minute of it. Of course, he wants to go back next summer.
It’s very interesing raising a child who builds during most of his free time. It is a daily wonder what he comes up with. The Lego club has been beneficial to me as well. It’s been comforting to meet other moms who know what it’s like to have a spaceship bank two inches from the front of your face or to listen to the details of a MicroCon VGP-4589 laser ion cannon.
Below are some of his past creations.