Is that some sort of blasphemy on my part?
Lego sets are cool but the HOchieS had some lego bricks back in the day when the pine trees were the coolest spiral shaped things ever, and most everything you built was left to your imagination.
I don't recall having the instructions to build movie and television franchised sets back then. I'm not sure Lego existed in that capacity as it does now. It's rather brilliant and a little sad on some level, perhaps.
But I can report that it was lovely fun building last weekend. It was such fun that I am considering buying everyone Lego sets for Christmas. It's a sort of calming thing and I am impressed by the genius of Lego Engineers. I don't know what you call the people who think up the construction of these things but I'm sticking with "Lego Engineers".
There have been some amazing sets from Lego but I never have space for anything and the last thing I need is more toys or something else to obsess over. Really. I don't.
But as with all my obsessions, they start somewhere. It's usually a villain in an anime, or video game or in this case, that blasted Joss Whedon and his The Avengers, a certain Brit, and one bad-assed Agent Coulson.
I decided to start small and with $20 later, an hour or so of my life spent dealing with tiny bits of super heroes and a very helpful BooHead, I finished the Lego set "Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape".
|There is in fact a demented looking Lego Hawkeye driving Loki around.|
However, I got Reindeer Games and I'm very happy with him.
|What's that? You say that I should kneel before my King? Hey, sure. No need for mind gems. I shall comply.|
|Pfffttt. You are a little bit...tiny, though. I might crush your little skull. And the cosmic cube. Which looks an awful lot like a piece of plastic. Chortled?! No, I did no such thing. Never.|
I'm hoping to add a Merry and Pippin to my collection but what I really want is a Cave Troll and a Ringwraith because I'd feel that much safer at night with those around, you know?
Well, things can never go smoothly for me and there was a bit of a mishap and crossed Genres today when Iron Man decided he need to play fabulous and attack the Shelob.
|Yeah, so that...|
|...was a little stoopid.|
|aaannnd, it didn't end well.|
|If you also noticed, there are a few bodies of...hobbits lying about. Try not to think about it too much.|
The Shelob is quite impressive but building all its eight legs was a little tedious so much so I wanted to perpetrate a hoax and claim that all arachnids have but two legs. However, putting together the abdomen and being able to see the detail of the handiwork of the Lego Engineers was quite interesting.
So who wants some Lego sets for Christmas? It's a stress reliever! And a good time? And the possibilities are endless.
Currently listening to: "Crying Lightning" by Arctic Monkeys.