LEGO bricks: then and now

Blue LEGO sorting tray

My grandparents have these old toys in their basement, from when we were kids, and also from when our parents were kids.

The other day, I was watching a video on the history of LEGO and learned that the LEGO brick was hollow when it first came out. Inner tubes were added later to make builds stronger and more stable.

Knowing a box of old LEGO was stored in that basement, I went and checked in the hope to find some. And I did. 🙂

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Barcelona (city, album and song)

I left home hoping I would “disconnect” as much as possible on this vacation. Anything from a computer to a tablet (I didn’t bring any) to work (I deleted Slack, my work-related WordPress app, and my emails last Friday after calling it a day). I bought a thousand-page book (Paul Auster’s 4321) and haven’t watched much TV (a 20 minute documentary on the consequences of overfishing in Senegal). I still have my phone, of course, for directions, taking pictures and, the occasional Instagram scroll (so that means I haven’t fully disconnected, have I?)

As we are speeding through Catalunya, I wanted to take a moment to remind anyone reading this blog of the importance of giving to those in need. Not everyone is born lucky and I believe we should help those who aren’t.

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