Submitted by William
I was 10 and it was the first toy I was able to buy by saving up my own money. After saving for several months, my Mom drove me to Montgomery Ward. I bought an airport lego set. Whenever I see legos I think of how long it took me to acquire that first set. I immediately built it on the family room floor. I remember how it looked compared to the box, I felt like I accomplished something great. It was perfect. The tactile feel of each shape could be identified even with closed eyes. It seemed so precise for a toy. It would enable many hours of fantasy for years to come. Legos became a brief escape from one world into another.