I had grand plans for this thread.
Yesterday morning, I had about 45 minutes to myself. I, a grown man and father of three, was faced with the daunting task of choosing how to spend this treasure of time in my own house, and I chose to…build shit out of Lego.
I picked out all the white and red bricks I could find, grabbed one of those square green base pieces, and set about building the Ghostbusters firehouse from scratch. I don’t have $400 to buy the official set, but I figured I could make a recognizable Hook and Ladder Company building. And I did! It actually turned out better than I expected. My middle son would be thrilled with this thing when he saw it (he loves Ghostbusters), and the construction process served as a form of gentle therapy for my jangled nerves.
It was then, when I realized that this thing looked like the thing it was intended to look like, that I figured I should take a picture of it and use Lego as a topic for the next Avocado toy thread. But when my kid saw it, he thought it was awesome, grabbed a cheap 12″ Iron Man figure from the shelf to stand in for the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and proceeded to destroy the fruits of my labour in a protracted fashion.
Such is the way of things.
But the best part about Lego is that, as soon as I saw what happened to my masterpiece, I immediately began planning how I could make it better the next time. How I could add more detail and structural support for the Ghostbusters headquarters. Maybe find a spot for their lunch room, and make the containment chamber.
Because it’s Lego, after all. There are an infinite number of ways to make your fun.
Some questions to consider:
-What was/is your favourite Lego set/sub-line?
-Do you like the licensed direction that Lego has adopted?
-Do you prefer to keep your creations intact, or do you make then bust them apart?
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