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I normally do book reviews on the weekend (and I still might do one tomorrow) but for now I could not resist telling you about the movie we watched last night: A LEGO Brickumentary. I have loved the conversation about sports going on here on the blog and over on my Facebook page (I am still working on responding to all of the comments). Thank you to everyone who has given their input. One comment stood out to me yesterday. It was:
Then the missing link has to be the desire to have your kiddos in these activities! My kids enjoy them, both parents are supportive and we are willing to make the accommodations to our family schedule for them! If all of those elements are not on board… Someone will have a fight on their hands.
Part of that missing link would also be none of my kids are dying to do sports. Would they enjoy them? Probably, but no one feels a gaping hole in their lives from the lack of sports. My kids love: reading, hiking, swimming, biking, doing art and LEGO…they all have a wide variety of interests. While sports might be fun for them, it is not the driving force. And yes, I fully realized they are being raised in a family where sports aren’t watched or played (except for recreationally) but no one seems to be missing it too much.
The comment came back to me last night after watching A LEGO Brickumentary. The second the movie was over, my kids literally jumped up and ran back to our LEGO area to build. LEGO is s something they are definitely passionate about…but now, on to the movie.
A LEGO Brickumentary is the story of LEGO…how is was designed, how it grew, how sales declined in the 90’s and the company nearly didn’t survive, to the amazing LEGO fan base and how fans are now one of the driving forces in the LEGO industry.
I was a little bit concerned that the kids would be disappointed to watch a documentary for movie night…and concerned it might be boring…um, no. The kids were captivated. In fact, our neighbor was over and he didn’t want to leave when his mom called him home. If you or your kids enjoy LEGO at all, they will love A Brickumentary.
Did you know there are LEGO mini figures in space right now?
Did you know NASA uses LEGO?
Did you know LEGO is being used at therapy for kids?
Did you know the company nearly went under and survived by listening to their fans?
Did you know you can apply to have your own creation turned into an actual LEGO set?
If you have any LEGO fans in your house, you need to watch this movie.
I know you are going to love this. If fact, I’m so excited about this, I am going to send the DVD to one of you. Just leave a comment telling me why you’d like the movie. I’ll select a random winner next week and send them a copy!