We've had this really cool book, The LEGO Ideas Book,* for a while. Mr. P obsesses over the space chapter, but I love the "micro models" — buildings, bridges, even some space ships, made with the smallest pieces but suggesting something much more complex than they are.
Friday night. It's bedtime, but Mr. P is asking me to open up the LEGO bag. It suddenly strikes me that a huge joy of having slightly older kids and also not being in grad school anymore is that I can open up the LEGOs, even though it's bedtime, and maybe I can even play for a little while, too. It was fun. I recommend it. :)
*(Going to BrickFair last year was also really fun and inspiring.)