New York Magazine
Ask any three kids...
EVELYN 10 YEARS OLD
DREAM JOB: “I would like to be president of the world when I grow up because I think the world needs someone to make an executive decision.”
“It’s WORDS pointless OF WISDOM: having a big business and getting a lot of money if one day, the world is going to be in a position where the sun is basically melting the planet.”
LEGO CREATION: “A life-size skyscraper would be the coolest, most impressive thing that LEGO [bricks] could be used for in everyday life. Or LEGO wind turbines.”
what the future will be like and you’ll get three completely different answers. That’s the beauty of a child’s imagination: It’s limitless, and never is that more apparent than during creative play. Spontaneous, unstructured playtime fosters innovation, problemsolving, and confidence, in addition to helping children develop fine motor skills and learn to cope with their feelings. In fact, 95 percent of children in the LEGO® 2022
Playwell Study said creative play helps them try out new ideas. As a reminder of what the world could be like if only we dreamed it, we gave three kids piles and piles (and piles) of LEGO bricks and let their imaginations run wild. With the help of a LEGO Master Builder (yes, that’s a real job), they created everything from a time machine to a city for unicorns — and even shared some surprisingly sage advice for the future.
NILAH 9 YEARS OLD
DREAM JOB: “I want to be on the red carpet.”
WORDS OF WISDOM: “Nothing here is free. Only hugs, that’s all.”
LEGO CREATION: “You know New York City? [In the dream I had,] it was full of unicorns, so many unicorns everywhere that we can ride. They have powers — and actually, there were unicorns all over the earth.”
ORION 10 YEARS OLD DREAM JOB:
“Engineers can build cool things and be creative. They can help out the world by making new things.” WORDS OF WISDOM: “We can learn from our mistakes, and we could know not to do that again.” ©2022 THE LEGO GROUP
LEGO CREATION: “A time machine, so I can go back in time and learn about prehistoric history. Not a lot of people know about what happened with the dinosaurs. We think it’s because of a meteor, but we don’t know that. Who knows? It’s a theory.”
"ENGINEERS CAN BUILD COOL THINGS AND BE CREATIVE. THEY CAN HELP OUT THE WORLD BY MAKING NEW THINGS."