Keeping Busy During COVID (Part 1)

When the pandemic hit, like most people, the first few weeks were spent trying to adjust to the “new normal.” Once I was well into the new normal, I realized I needed something, maybe a project, that would keep me busy and out of trouble.

Work around the house was dicey because of the inability to go out and get supplies, plus my lack of handyman skills was an impediment.

A few organizations were “on the ball” with this pandemic and started advertising for different reasons – food needs (in a moment of sheer genius, I ended up buying a “boatload” of St. Viateur bagels from Montreal and having them delivered to Toronto to ensure my carb needs were met. Thank you, St. Viateur!) and boredom.

Say hello to LEGO!

Early on in the pandemic, I saw LEGO advertising different sets for all ages. One that caught my eye was their International Space Station set. I balked at purchasing it initially because it would have been an impulse buy. But then, someone I know bought themselves a sweet LEGO-type set of a baseball park and that took them a few weeks to complete. As I would receive progress updates, I knew what I had to do.

I caved and bought the International Space Station LEGO set, and over two weekends managed to build it without getting frustrated. It even comes with a Canadarm!

It had been so long since I did something like this that I wasn’t sure how successful I would be. But, sure enough, it was pretty easy to complete and so much fun. I would highly recommend it as it was time well spent.

Here’s the finished product placed on prime real estate in the house…

I have at least one other pandemic project lined up that I’ll share with you in the next few weeks. As for LEGO projects, I’m not sure what my next one will be. Although, if LEGO ever released a CN Tower or SkyDome set, I would be all over that so I can add to my collection.

What are some of the projects you’ve taken on during the pandemic? Let me know in the comment section below!

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