Monday, March 1, 2010
I Love Legos!!!
I had the most wonderful, spur of the moment Artist's Date yesterday!! I just happened to read something on Facebook about a huge Lego Train exhibit at the Oak Lawn library. Yesterday was the last day it would be there. Hubby and I had some errands to do and when we were done I said, if he wasn't in a hurry to get home I had a surprise side-trip I'd like to take. He said Ok and off we went. He was totally baffled. Tee hee!! There were people standing in line, waiting to get in at 1:00 when the library would open---it was packed. We followed the throng down the stairs to the basement and WOW!!!! There was the biggest, most awesome Lego train set up I have ever seen!!! I just love Legos and really miss the days when my son had them spread all over and I could play with them too!! This was put on by the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club. They have 16 members and this is what they do in their spare time!! There is very little in their display that is actually made from Lego kits---it's mostly made up from their own imaginations and it was incredible!! The trains, the buildings, the gardens---a farm with a field of sunflowers, a curling rink, the Art Institute, a White Castle, Bigbucks coffee shops, Star Wars areas, a Haunted with house with flashing lights and skeletons wandering everywhere!!! I could go on and on!! One man told me that the display contains approximately $60,000 worth of Legos!! It was well worth the trip and my husband really enjoyed it. He loves Legos too. One of these days I'm going to haul those buckets of bricks up from the basement and PLAY!!!!!!!!