It’s been seven decades since the first Lego bricks debuted, and we’ve all come a long way in terms of how we can build them.
To be frank, it’s fair to say that all kids love playing with LEGO bricks; while some build cars and houses, some will go on to build NASA Apollo Saturn V.
With that being said, meet Vaishantsingam Jeyasingam who has built 300 Lego structures, including 2,000-piece sets with his good intention into the world of the globally popular plastic toy building blocks.
To date, the 11-year-old has proudly constructed 300 Lego models from the Ninjago, Marvel, and Technic series. People who grow up playing with these colourful building blocks have been able to put together some truly mind-blowing builds. And there’s no doubt that Vaishant enjoys moving bits around and reworking to build them on his own.
“Despite enjoying the entire process of building the Lego, what got me was the patience level that I need to handle while building it. At times, I was annoyed at myself when I’m unable to fix the pieces listed in the instruction booklet.”
It’s kind of like an obsession.
Vaishant is a kiddo who emphasises on the importance of finishing what you start. Besides going through a roller coaster moment while building the block, he will be taking a break and returning to accomplish his mission. It has helped him to assemble the Lego set till the end.
According to a recent interview with The Star, Vaishant has stated that the Technic BMW Motorrad 1000 RR motorbike, which involves 1,920 pieces, is one of his favourite Lego sets.
“Indeed, the most challenging accomplishment to date. One of the issues that I faced was that the engine could not sync up with the frame of the bike. I had to completely pull apart the engine to fix this. Somehow, I managed to reassemble the sturdy engine and precisely arranged it closely to the frame.”
Hailing from Penang, the young kiddo has also assembled the Lego NASA Apollo Saturn V. Standing at one metre high and consisting of 1,969 pieces, it took him three weeks to complete the piece.
Just like other grandparent-grandchild bond, his grandfather Balasingam Kasinather is his biggest supporter.
“My grandfather is a prominent person who actively supports and encourages my passion for building Lego sets. And completing each Lego build gives me a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction, as well as my grandfather’s enthusiastic praises,” says Vaishant.
Nothing can indeed beat our parent’s prayers and support. A round of applause go to his parents who encouraged and guided their son to take on the LEGO challenge and hobby.
Think back to your childhood, and there’s probably one toy you couldn’t bear to stay apart with. For Vaishant, it’ll be Lego, and that would be forever.
“He would be enthralled and grateful each time he received a Lego set as a gift, and he could not wait to start building it. It’s obvious that he is passionate about Lego, and that enthusiasm has inspired him to finish constructing his LEGO. Vaishant makes us proud,” said the mother.
Likewise, Vaishant. You are a gem and Varnam Malaysia wishes you the best in your future endeavours!
Source: The Star