STThis is the first August in ten years that I have not spent at least a long weekend visiting the great city of Chicago.  I love Chicago, and it is such a great place to visit in the summer with so much going on from street festivals, to concerts and theater, and everything thing else that makes it a dynamic city.  I have always looked forward to my trips and am a little sad that I was not able to make it work this year. 

Even though I am missing Chicago now, I will definitely make a trip back there soon.  To hold me over, I am going to order the Lego Sears Tower kit from Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.

About the Lego kit: “Introducing LEGO Architecture, composed of 69 pieces (including a base with specially printed LEGO element identifying the structure), this First Edition set of Chicago’s Sears Tower is a collectable that is fun to build and interesting to display. Includes a full color inspirational booklet with architectural data, building instructions and historic photographs.”

This iconic building is now the Willis Tower – but it will always be the Sears Tower to me.  In addition to being fun, this Lego kit will help preserve the legacy of the tower’s origins.

I am a big fan of keeping things around the house that remind me of my favorite places – a Lego version of a Chicago landmark is just the ticket to help me remember trips past and dream of future visits.  As an added benefit, I get to relive the hundreds of hours I spent playing with Lego blocks when I was kid.

Visit Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry here.