Stressed adults are turning to Legos to help them relax

by Daniel Payne · Jan 17th, 2020 2:16 pm

Last Updated Jan 17th, 2020 at 5:37 pm

Many adults who experience significant stress in their lives are reportedly turning to a familiar childhood diversion to help cope with that anxiety — Legos.

The Washington Post reports that the phenomenon has grown so significant that it even has its own moniker: "Adult fans of Lego," or AFOLs. One business in Pennsylvania that offers Lego building parties for children has begun offering adults-only sessions as well.

A spokesman for the nearly-90-year-old company said these adults are "using Lego to disconnect from the mania of the day."

"It's fun to zone out and follow someone else's instructions," said one adult Lego user.