Sunday Snapshots: He Can, in Fact, Build Anything

Because he knows I am a sucker, the nephew talked me in to getting him a 12-and-up Lego kit – The White House. Yes, he’s six. But as I mentioned yesterday, he was quite certain that he “can build anything!”

As it turns out, with a little help (mostly in the finding the right pieces department) he absolutely can. Behold:

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10 thoughts on “Sunday Snapshots: He Can, in Fact, Build Anything

  1. susan August 8, 2010 / 7:23 pm

    Can we keep Obi Wan as president?? 🙂
    So…how long does it take to build the White House? That looks pretty intricate…

    • Sarah August 8, 2010 / 7:46 pm

      I think we worked on it together for about five hours yesterday, and then he spent another two this morning, so around seven hours – or 12, if you count the hours we each put in, rather than the total. It was pretty intricate – 500-some pieces, including some super-tiny ones.

      • susan August 8, 2010 / 8:25 pm

        YOU are a very good aunt!

  2. Mom August 8, 2010 / 8:21 pm

    And it is amazing to watch the assembly process He is so precise & you can almost see & feel the little wheels turning. Surley, one could only hope the construction/entertainment would take longer — maximizing your investment if nothing else, but he just plows along. Too bad some real-lifers can’t observe & follow suit. 🙂

    Ready for “work” tomorrow, Auntie ??

  3. Shannon August 8, 2010 / 9:43 pm

    We’ll keep a job open for him at our agency. (We build buildings)

    Obi-Wan for President!!!

  4. Jen August 8, 2010 / 9:54 pm

    Would you believe that he unbuilt it about an hour after we got home and spent the evening rebuilding? The second time around has been much quicker. It’s been amazing watching him build it. Thanks, Auntie Sarah!!!

  5. Eileen August 8, 2010 / 11:12 pm

    Okay, can we send him to architectural school in lieu of say first grade? Maybe its time to start with the Frank Lloyd Wright tours of Chicago with him!

  6. susan August 9, 2010 / 8:18 am

    Our addition could have been completed MUCH faster if only we’d known…:-)

  7. Eileen August 9, 2010 / 9:26 am

    Since D can do things 12 y.o.’s can do, let’s put him on a direct flight to Houston so he can come visit 🙂

  8. Common Loon August 9, 2010 / 11:16 pm

    Very nice job!!! Auntie Sarah is a MOST GENEROUS Aunt!!!!

    No – we want D here! We’ve got lots of building that needs to happen. Does he want to mess with drywall? Pavers? Tile? 2 x 4’s? He could school 2 cousins on organization (the 2 that are on a current lego-ban…yes, one of them is still 3 so maybe he can read and decided to prove that he was not “age 8 and above”). Please Eileen, relent and encourage his parents to send him here first!!!

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