Writing about LEGO and reading about LEGO have something in common- both make you really want to build with LEGO.
And so the Cool Convertible, a Christmas gift to Kate from me, was cracked out last night. The 648-piece Creator set is a sweet white convertible with a roof that opens and closes and a hood that pops up to reveal a "V8 engine."
It's Kate's set, so she's the lead builder on this project. I settled down for an evening of acting as brick monkey, tracking down the parts she needed and regrettably watching "Beerfest," (the movie my dad and I took my brother to for our PG-13 bachelor party). When Kate asked for a piece, I worked on building her part vocabulary, testing her on "washing machines," and "cheese wedges." It turns out to be nearly as fun to help somebody else play with LEGO as it is to build yourself.