as a child, i unleashed my imagination in many creative ways.  one of the first toys that i remember creating elaborate stories with are legos.  i started with building various vehicles, space ships, etc. and then once the movie star wars came out, would use my legos to create additional ships and places for my figures to play, stay and rest.  this afternoon i took both of my kids to the legoland in schaumburg. i'm now a gold member and might bring the kids with me occasionally :)