I am impressed with a few things in this video.
Aspberger kids are not always known for their ability to "fit in" or "communicate." Their social interactions are often perceived as odd and they shy away from situations where they are uncomfortable. For this boy to write such a good letter to the LEGO Corporation, and allow that video to be placed online, is a wonderful. I am impressed that a 10 yr old wasn't self conscious.
I am VERY impressed with the parents of this boy. They are instilling the value of money, work ethic, and not just giving into the demands of their child.
The letter from LEGO was written in such a great way, perfect for a child to receive. But then, I have found all communication from LEGO to children impressive and they should be commended for it. How many toy companies in the world would take the time to even look for that set, let alone write a personal letter back? Or even make a child's day like that? But then why limit it to toy companies, how many companies do such things? And do not publicize it for their own gain?
As we become AFOLs or TFOLs, we start seeing the negatives to the corporation. Get upset at discussions they make, but I think we sometimes need a reminder like this to bring it all into perspective. LEGO does a LOT for kids, with the designing of events for them, with the replacing of parts for free, with the kids club, and so on. They are their demographic (we aren't) but I have yet to see another toy company go to such strides to make a good play experience for kids.
The only thing I am completely unimpressed with...and pretty much disheartened with...and have been for years now. Those comments under the video. I think people think they can say anything online without having to think about the repercussions or implications they cause. That little boy and family showed off something amazing, that made them very happy and proud. And then there is swearing and nastiness by anonymous people online posted. It takes away from the pure good moment of this boy. It makes me wonder just when did our society become so nasty, sarcastic, and just plain mean?
Queen of Tan
Any building, is good building. Build for the fun of it!