Even though I have 3 girls that doesn’t stop them from loving both LEGO® bricks and anything related to Star Wars™, so when they got the construction set with this theme they were beyond excited to build it with their Dad. 😉 Many times my husband feels a bit outnumbered (4 women, and then there’s Daddy), but when there’s an opportunity for him to share a bit of his childhood memories and do a hands on activity with his girls he is always ready! Special thanks goes out to LEGO® for sponsoring this post so we could share our experiences with you.
I bought LEGO® sets for my girls when they were younger ,the larger versions, then they upgraded to the smaller pieces a few years after that and they still play with them all. Since my younger two are just 19 months apart they are constantly playing together and building new worlds for their plastic animals to live in with these popular bricks. I had never purchased an actual set for them, so they were super excited when the LEGO® Star Wars™ Naboo Starfighter set arrived at our house!
Daddy dove right in!! Talking about the things he made when he was a young boy playing with his brothers, about how popular Star Wars was and how they used to dress up like the characters in the movie and construct the universe out of LEGO® pieces….it was fun watching them intently listening to their Dad’s past and how LEGO® and Star Wars™ were such a big part of his childhood (I remember loving Princess Leia too). 😉
After building it together for a while my 8 year old wanted to see if she could finish the last little bit “by myself.” She was so meticulous and kept every piece for the LEGO® Star Wars™ set on my yoga mat so nothing would get lost. 😉
At last their Naboo Starfighter was done! There was still enough daylight where they were able to use their imaginations and play with their LEGO® creation outside. Since they had built it themselves (with the help and story time from Daddy along the way) they loved it even more! When the sun went down and it was time to settle in they still had Star Wars™ on their mind, so for our movie night that night we went searching for something related to what they had just built.
That night we watched LEGO® Star Wars™: Droid Tales which the kids loved and asked to watch it again once it was over! We had a little more time before bed after that and we searched around for something else similar because they wanted to see another episode or movie featuring the LEGO® Star Wars™ characters. It was actually a really cute show for me as well, it’s amazing how much C-3PO looks like he does in Star Wars™ yet is clearly a LEGO® as well….what they can do nowadays!
The next day we were home for the day (it’s still Summertime) so we looked around for some more fun activities we could do with the new characters and ship they had created the day before and we found a few great ones! Here they are so you can try them out with your kids who love LEGO® and Star Wars ™ too!
I hope you have a wonderful time making memories with your kids as you create your LEGO® Star Wars™ Naboo Starfighter set, and do activities with the characters that created great memories for us as children and continue to inspire and entertain your children today!
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