Our Matthew has turned into quite the Lego maniac as of late.
For Christmas he got an Indiana Jones Lego set and he played with it quite a bit, then took a break... but these past weeks, it's the first thing he asks to play with in the morning, and the last thing he's playing with before bed time. Matthew has become quite creative.
He's adapted it to include his new favorite theme: Star Wars (more on how that came to be later- maybe tomorrow)
This is Darth Maul with his double ended light saber (life saver if you're Matthew, though I fail to see how those things have saved too many lives). And, when those poles aren't connected, each is a light saber for other characters.
Susan's boyfriend, Josh, showed Matthew how to use those apple baskets as backpacks/ capes, but the rest of it he's come up with all on his own.
Naturally, with so many little pieces, some are bound to be lost (currently Indiana J's hat, the guy in white, among other pieces). That does not deter Matthew- he finds a random building piece and ta-da! You have a battle droid.
He's even made a y-wing
I need to call the Lego company, we need to get a commercial deal. :)
* I feel the need to explain that Matthew has not seen any Star Wars movie- he received a toy, found an old poster and then began asking many questions. He's been shown a few select movie clips by his dad and they've played some Lego Star Wars "together".