January is a thirty day period when numerous people— me incorporated- are in the doldrums. The weather is chilly, the days are short and darkish, and we have just come off the substantial of the vacation time wherever we took fabulous holidays and ate and drank galore.
Relatively than indulge my melancholy temper, I challenged myself to increase my spirits this wintertime by on the lookout to items and things to do that enable me channel my longings to travel the globe even though I’m stuck at property.
I’m kicking off my sequence of articles by conversing about my newfound discovery of LEGO sets, a pastime employing bricks to create pictures and structures that have entertained young children for many years. Lately, the corporation is concentrating on attracting grown ups way too with extra developed-up sets that engage us in the identical way that a fantastic puzzle can.
LEGO has a selection of vacation-themed sets in its assortment- extra than 40, in actuality. The brand also has an Architecture Skyline Assortment featuring famous properties around the earth which include the John Hancock Heart in Chiacgo, the Empire State Setting up in New York and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.
Beneath, I have highlighted 5 that transport me away to just about everywhere from Paris to Egypt.
LEGO ICONS Eiffel Tower, $629.99
A towering 5-toes tall- 1 of the tallest LEGO sets ever- finishing the Eiffel Tower is no tiny feat. It has 10,001 items and is a collectible product that’s assembled in 4 sections. Builders observe the process that the French civil engineer Gustave Eiffel followed when he developed the unique tower. The set includes observation platforms, elevators, a broadcast tower and a French flag.
LEGO Architecture Excellent Pyramid of Giza, $129.99
Go back again in time to the 26th century BC with this Terrific Pyramid of Giza product. It specifics its principal tunnels and chambers and has two modest pyramids, two mortuary temples, Sphinx statues and an obelisk.
LEGO Icons Colosseum, $549.99
It’s a staggering 9,036-piece design that shows off Rome’s majestic Colosseum. The model depicts the northern section of the outer wall’s facade, arches, columns of the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian and Corinthian pilasters.
LEGO Postcards, Australia, London, New York, Paris, $14.99
Doable in an afternoon, these vacation-friendly sets are 255-piece versions that make beautiful ornamental pieces any place in your house.
LEGO Thoughts The Globe, $229.99
A admirer designer made this a few-dimensional globe and introduced it to LEGO. It spins and has glow-in-the-dark tiles decorated with the names of continents and oceans. The greatest portion? You can use the dots that come with set to mark everywhere you have traveled to.