I know it can be frustrating for our builders when they put their projects on display in the Children’s Room at the library, and within hours, other kids have taken apart their carefully made projects. Despite how carefully I and the other librarians try to protect the projects, the lure of Lego bricks and minifigures is too tempting for most and we find ourselves unable to stop the destruction. So I came up with what I think is a terrific idea! Instead of putting actual projects on display for any length of time, I’d like to create a LEGO Project Photo Gallery for all to see!
Going forward, at the end of each program, projects will remain in the program room and will be taken apart immediately at the end of the program. I will create prints of all of the project photos that were taken, put them in 8×10 picture frames, and the framed pictures will go on display in the Children’s Room instead! That way, our builders can either look to the blog OR the photo gallery in the library if they want to show off their project-building skills to friends and relatives. A sample framed print might look like the one below:
I hope this will be just as much fun for our builders and still give them all the sense of pride in a finished project. And I also hope that this will alleviate some of the frustration that has been coming from seeing their works of art demolished by other kids who simply see fun Legos and want to play. I’ll explain the new gameplan again at the start of our next program. I hope to see you there!