Every year, the Lego store at the mall builds a giant-size model with the help of all of the local children. It takes two days for the Master Builder to assemble the model using the bricks the children build. I thought today would attract a light crowd since it's a school day and pouring down rain to boot; however, there were school buses parked outside the mall, so apparently this is a pretty big deal. We waded in to join in the fun.
Michael quickly made himself at home at one of the worktables and had a brick finished before the other three had one row assembled. At first, Michael would complete a brick and turn it in before beginning another. However, I saw him steal a glance toward another little boy who was accumulating quite a pile of completed bricks. A collection is certainly an easier way to show off your work, so he began his own pile.
Finally, I was able to drag him away from the tables, and we headed to the