If there is one toy that 10-yr-old Naz has to choose for a gift, the answer is simple… — blocks! 😎
The first time he learned about building blocks was when he was five. It was a gift. The first one he built was a car. Since then, he has always requested for more blocks as gift — from the simplest to the more complicated blocks available. He even dubbed himself as the “Lego Master“.
Naz realized how amazing it felt to create. He realized how chaos can turn into something spectacular if you just have to focus on the goal and to stick to the “plan”.
But, there are instances, too, when he just could care less. And I am glad about how he’s not obsessed with following nothing but the “plan”. There are times when he sets the instruction kit aside and then creates from his heart and mind.
Naz has amazing drawing skills. I believe he has the hands of a good artist and eyes like a hawk, with specs… hahah 😉 But he is more interested in assembling blocks than drawing. And that is alright! For me, assembling blocks is an applied form of art.
I don’t want to impose, of course, but I hope his enthusiasm for blocks may inspire him in the future to taking the steps toward a future career plan that he will be passionate about. Well, I can dream, too! 🙂
Below is a vid of one of his blocks he assembled all by himself. This is the first of his blocks with LED lighting — it was a neat surprise. 😉 This vid shows the completed Wal Mart Sembo Block (SD 6502) he assembled in less than half an hour. The Barber Shop set was not available when we purchased the other three of the Sembo Block city street series. Because of that, the blocks included Wal Mart, Fire Brigade, and Holiday Inn sets only.