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Imaginations come alive

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Houses. Horses. Spaceships. Cars.

The possibilities are endless for children with imaginations and plastic toy pieces known as Legos.

Several children have their works of art on display at Hillsboro Public Library.

This year’s summer reading program theme is “Be Creative,” and creative is what these children have been.

The children have played with Legos at school. Many have them at home.

All it takes is a few minutes and an imagination to assemble one-of-a-kind creations.

For 11-year-old Franklin Jost of Lehigh, he likes the variety.

“It gives my mind a chance to explore,” he said.

“I can make cool things,” 6-year-old Paul Glanzer of Hillsboro said. “I can make cars look weird.”

Anna Glanzer, 9, became interested in Legos when her brother got his first set.

“We have a lot of Legos at home,” she said with a laugh.

Rebecca Kaufman, 10, of rural Hillsboro, comes by her Lego interest quite honestly. Her father is an engineer. Will she be an engineer some day?

“Maybe,” she said with a smile.

Rebecca’s creation included all the things she loves — horses, a playhouse, a boat, and a car with a propeller for driving in the water.

Building a library made sense to Anna since the program was sponsored by the library. Inside the library is a librarian. No library, including a Lego library, is complete without a book drop.

Paul likes things that he can make “go fast,” so his contribution was a helicopter.

Sci-fi enthusiast Franklin made a battle station, called a war hog. A detachable space shuttle adds additional playing enjoyment.

These creations are works of art today and a pile of plastic toys tomorrow, waiting to be another work of art.

That’s the beauty of being a child and playing with Legos.

Last modified July 30, 2009

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