Are you ready to relive your childhood? Or continue your hobby as an adult? The ASLC has the perfect event coming up. One word: Legos. Who doesn’t love Legos? The silly and whimsical, hard rectangular blocks that many of us can remember fondly from our childhood. I can’t think of anything better than a party dedicated to this toy. Get ready and mark your calendar for September 9th from 4 PM to 6:30 PM for one of the best days of your college career. And don’t be shy because all are welcome to this event!


Master builders, casual amateurs, and crafty hobbyists are welcome one and all at this year's Lego Block Party. Join us in the Cyber Café for an afternoon of Lego building. At the end of the event, our panel of judges will pick the top three builds to be displayed. And don't forget to grab a slice of pizza!


Legos and pizza, what could be better? Like pizza, Legos are so special because they are something that all age groups can enjoy. Whether considered a full-blown hobby or something that your younger siblings beg you to play with them, Legos have come a long way since first introduced in the U.S. in 1962. As a 2001 baby myself, I remember how the variety with Legos was nowhere near what it is today. My older brother was a Lego fanatic and through the years I watched Legos evolve as their sets became more complex. Clear in memory is when my brother saved his money forever to get a huge Aircraft carrier ship that took my entire family hours--that spanned over the course of days--to finish. It had to have been over a thousand pieces. Comparing that to earlier sets that had less than a hundred pieces is crazy to think about. Now, there are thousands of different sets.


One notable thing about Legos is their inclusivity. Legos cater not only to children but also to adults, as well as any gender, through their adult line of Lego products that are available. As stated on their website, “regardless of race, gender, language or religion, children of all ages love to play, and Lego commercials should reflect that.” Personally, I know I have had my eyes on a set that is a Bonsai Tree but utilizes pink frogs to make the flowers. It is cute and showcases the creativity that Legos encourage.


Legos have transcended past being just a toy or even a hobby. Legos are intertwined with various media. There are now books, movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, and more that are reliant on Legos. The Lego movie franchise particularly stands out due to its popularity. The original Lego Movie premiered in 2014 and grossed $468.1 million. This made the movie third place in 2014’s “Most Valuable Blockbusters.” This influence on growth is due to how much people love these blocks. Therefore, don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of the Legos craze by missing this party! You might get lucky and win a prize--or you might just end up with pizza! Either way, there is no loss!

Written by: Maria Assimakopoulos
Art by: Isabella Limbo