Most baby boomers grew up reading DC comic books, where we kept up with the adventures of Batman, Robin, Superman, Wonder woman. and other super heroes. We were introduced to their arch enemies, and enjoyed these characters come to life, on Saturday morning cartoons. I recently watched Batman Lego the movie DC super heroes unite with my grandchildren. To say I was enchanted is to say the least.
My daughter and son in law purchased their oldest son a Batman lego city set for Christmas a few years ago. He talked about often , but I never saw it. Last year my youngest son bought his nephew the video game Batman Lego city. Again I did not pay much attention, to the continued praise of Batman Lego City.
When my grandson recently said he had seen The Lego City movie, but not Batman Lego the movie, DC super heroes unite I purchased it as a pay per view for $2.99. I am so glad I did. Watching Lego versions of my heroes, as well as villains Lex Luther, the Joker, Riddler Penguin and Cat Woman, was like a dream come true. This kids movie brought back fond memories of my childhood.
I have talked to other baby boomers who like me, have determined to stroke our inner child, by continuing to enjoy precious memories from our childhood. Lego building blocks initially were vehicles through which young children could use their imagination to create items. Today Lego’s have evolved to where there are sets that specifically make army tanks airplanes and even replica’s of the Star Wars frigate.
Watching Lego’ in action as High Definition super heroes is something no child of the 60’s or 70’s could have imagined. We can however, embrace modern technology, and enjoy updated versions of old favorites with our grandchildren, or alone. Keeping up with changing technology has been shown to be beneficial for cognitive skills of older adults.