Call it fun. Call it educational. Call it a dad being a big kid and dragging his daughter along for the sure-to-be entertaining ride.
I’ve been sitting on the tips of my toes for eight months since the latest and greatest iteration of the Lego Mindstorms lineup — Mindstorms EV3 — was announced waaaaay back in January, and checking in with admittedly-stupid frequency on the order page, just waiting for pre-orders or real-orders or whatever were set to go.
Lego finally released the box set to general sales on the First of September, but it wasn’t until earlier this morning when I went checking for a status update that I found my (I mean… our) set getting prepped for the mailbox.
And with a little girl at home who’s enthusiasm for all things Lego all-too-often blends with a creative fascination for building complex constructions in the virtual world of Minecraft, I’m thinking that some future daddy-daughter time in the coming winter months may just be filled with a whole lot of introductory robotics.
Perhaps a future review is in order. Or maybe I’ll write a piece on the educational value of technological play for girls. Or I might just take cool photos of our new toy and post them here. However it turns out, I doubt you’ve heard the last of our Lego adventures on this particular blog.