For Christmas Leighton got a Lego Firehouse. And not just any Lego Firehouse, a Lego Firehouse that came with 753 pieces to be exact. He was so excited after he opened it Christmas morning he didn’t want to do anything else. It was so fun to watch his little eyes light up. And so he and I jumped in to the building.
Thankfully Lego divides all their pieces up into well labeled bags and numbers them and has corresponding books of directions and photos that go with each bag. We started with the fire chief vehicle (as I wondered why the fire chief had to ride another vehicle, didn’t fire trucks use up enough gas as it is?). Nevertheless we dove in. Or rather I dove in, Leighton put together the Lego Fire Chief and then spent the next 25 minutes asking me if I was done yet.
We moved on to the fire helicopter after the fire chief vehicle and finished that after breakfast. I had to tell Leighton then that we were going to have to wait to build any others because family was going to be over in less then an hour and I was still in my PJs.
After lunch we all dove back into building the fire station. It was actually quite entertaining to watch everyone attempt to put the thing together. My brother was totally lost, I gave him bag 8 and the instruction booklet. He jumped to step 80 and tried to start from there. Needless to say his section had to be redone.
We all enjoyed playing with the fire station but Leighton loves it. He did make some modifications to it after Christmas (because clearly 753 pieces wasn’t quite enough). He built a bedroom next to the helicopter pad with bunk beds for the fire fighters to sleep in equipped with their own bunk beds. He also found a Lego Chef and put her in the kitchen to cook the meals. Finally he added a building to the very top. I asked him what that was for and he told me “It’s where Baby Jesus sleeps”. We had made a Lego nativity and Leighton made 6-8 extra Baby Jesus’ with the extra Lego heads that we had around. Usually he keeps all the Baby Jesus’ together, but he felt that the Fire Station needed one, so he built Him a home on the top of the station. He recently added solar panels to the home because we all know Baby Jesus is environmentally friendly.