One of the things I never really paid much attention to as a kid was how much work my Dad put into building toys. All I really cared about was playing with it, and fast. Now that I am a Dad, I have the pleasure of being our houses toy builder and oh man can that be a challenge sometimes.
This Christmas we got my son his first model and putting that together was quite interesting. It was a big Master Chief from the Halo Xbox game. This is by far his favourite thing ever so my wife and I could not pass up on the model.
At 161 pieces and no glue needed I though this will be easy to build. How wrong I was. It was quite the build but well worth it.
The finished product was amazing!
Even though it was a model my son still played with it, I mean how could you not have your favourite action hero go into battle.
So as I a father myself, finding out all those little things my Dad did for me like building toys is something I never noticed, but am so grateful for. One day my kids will have their own little ones and realize it isn’t just the big gestures in life that make a Dad, sometimes the little un-noticed things were special to.
Now on to building more toys, next stop Lego!