LEGO Kids Fest: Whatever it is, they will come to build it
In another area called "Create a Story," a ton of people were building away, but Avry and I were unsure of what to do. "Create a story, I guess," Avry offered. But then we sat down at one of the garbage-can-sized LEGO tubs and just started building whatever, and I began to understand: It didn't really matter. The allure is not really what you build, it's that whatever it is, you can build it.
That was evidenced everywhere, but nowhere more compellingly than the massive pile of LEGO (bricks) right in the middle of the place, which was probably forty feet across and ankle deep. It took a moment for it to sink in that you could do anything you wanted with it -- trudge through it, sit in it, hell, you could bury yourself in it if you wanted to -- and the act of interacting with it in that unexpected way, of being invited to break that boundary, was oddly freeing.
It was the feeling of limitless possibility.