What is a LEGO Room?

by: Chris Mitchell

What is a LEGO room? This is a question I get asked quite frequently.

Over the past several months I have displayed at numerous shows throughout the province. One of the most common groups of questions I get asked is:

You have a Lego room?
Is it a room built out of Lego?

Well the answer is yes and no. Let me explain.

First off NO I don’t have a room built out of Lego. Do you even know what the cost of that would be?

Oh, this is a great time to toss in an interesting fact.

Lego is made from ABS plastic. It is one of the best insulators around. So it probably would be an efficient way to keep your place heated. However, trust me I get really hot in my room and because of that I have a fan on all the time I am in there winter or summer.

Back on topic.

As AFOLs most of us have a room that we call our “ Lego Room” or “ Build Room “. For some this could be an entire basement , a rec room, a small spare bedroom or even just the kitchen table. Unless your partner is in the building game, they never seem to be too happy with the “ Kitchen Table “ as a set up. However, it isn’t about the size of the space you have but more about how much enjoyment you get out of the space you got.


For some AFOLS they have a separate display area apart from their Lego Room. This is done to show off their creations. For me I would rather have them on shelves surrounding my Lego room so that I can enjoy them as this is where I spend most of my time. Unless I want to watch something on the big TV. Otherwise, I am happy with my 19” screen that I have grown accustomed to watching while I build.


I have had people in the past tell me “Oh, Lego is for kids” and “ Why don’t you get a real Man Cave”. Well it is like this. A “Man Cave ” or “ She Shed” is simply this. It is a space that you fill with the things you enjoy.


Sure, I have the Hockey paraphernalia, the band flags, Star Wars items and other things around my room that interest me. I also have a small bar section and other things that you may find in a typical adult’s room. However, the main focus is on Lego.


I say all this to make this point.


If it is something that you enjoy then surround yourself with it. It doesn’t have to be a lavish set up or even a set up that makes sense to others. It simply has to be pleasing to yourself.


Happy Building,

Chris

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