Marshall reveals his inner child through Legos

Jackson Bartol, Reporter


Despite what some may think teachers do not live at school and often have interesting hobbies that they partake in. This is true for history teacher Jared Marshall and his love for Legos. One may think that Legos are a children’s toy, but for Marshall, it is a fun hobby that he can enjoy with his kids.
“Sitting and building Legos is a relaxing activity for me. I enjoy watching the progression of a build from the beginning to the end. It is also a fun activity I can share with my kids,” Marshall said.
Marshall has been enjoying Legos since he was a kid. They were a way for him to be creative with the random Lego bricks he found.
“My love for Legos began when I was a kid. I enjoyed putting sets together and playing with them. I also enjoyed being creative and building whatever I wanted with whatever bricks I could find,” Marshall said.
Marshall’s love for Legos faded during his early adult life. However, thanks to COVID-19, Marshall rediscovered his enjoyment of the small colored bricks. Since the start of quarantine in March 2020, Marshall has purchased eight Lego sets for himself.
“I did grow out of it for a while, but my love for Legos was rekindled during COVID. I bought my son his first kit when we were all quarantined and I decided to buy myself one as well. We have both continued getting new Lego sets since then,” Marshall said.
Marshall has a wide variety of Legos from the Ghostbusters Ectomobile to the 3,957 piece replica of the Home Alone House. Marshall also has sets from the Batman franchise, the James Bond franchise and he even has a replica of The White House which he keeps in his classroom. He says his favorite is the Batmobile from the 1989 Batman movie.
“My favorite Lego set that I have is the 1989 Batmobile. That Batman movie was my favorite superhero movie growing up and that Batmobile is a huge reason why I loved it,” Marshall said.
Legos are not the cheapest hobby in the world. In total, Marshall has spent around $1,500 on Legos since the rediscovering of his love. His most expensive purchase was the Home Alone house with a cost of $300.
Marshall’s Lego collection is continuing to grow. He received the Rolling Stones tongue logo for Christmas.
“I had one Lego Art Set on my Christmas list, the Rolling Stones tongue logo. It will look nice on my basement wall by my Rolling Stones concert posters,” Marshall said.
He also has been eyeing up the Lego Fender Stratocaster Guitar and amplifier set for a while and is thinking about making that his next purchase.