CHAT: LEGO and co. (was: Re: history of conlanging (akaConlang influences,
|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 24, 1999, 3:29|
>I was a real LEGO junkie when I was a kid. My repertoire consisted
>mostly of Star Wars inspired space freighters, all elegantly monochrome
>(my favourite colours were dark blue and grey) and built almost
>entirely from basic blocks. LEGO these days has gotten so disgustingly
>uncreative. What's the fun in building an exact replica of what's on
>the box? It's like 3-dimensional paint-by-numbers or something! :-)
My brothers and I loved to play with LEGO blocks. We would build little
houses and buildings out of whatever spare bricks we had in our LEGO box.
We had all kinds of things from the clear bricks, to the windows. I still
would love to buld a large skyscraper type building, or even a Mayan style
temple, if only I had enough bricks for it! The Cartoon Network here in
the states was giving away a sculpture of Scooby-Doo made entirely out of
Lego bricks as a part of their "Scooby Doo Project" (a take off on that
movie, The Blair Withc Project).
'The beginning calls for courage; the end demands care'