Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Yesterday, while sitting at work idly fiddling with my cool Wyldstyle Lego key ring (see left), I got an idea to do something with all the lego people we have.
Like every family, we've amassed quite a bit of lego over the last few years, and of course, once the original build is complete (providing much joy for Zali and Jett), the creations end up jumbled together in large plastic containers. The lego still gets used, but never as was originally intended by the makers.
Amongst all the bits and pieces are a lot of people, and well, people-like creatures. I figured we must have enough for a small to medium sized army by now, and I needed them for my idea, so I set about trying to fish them out of our boxes… (much to Pinto's annoyance - as it was quite a noisy operation I was carrying out by her head).
Now I have to admit, I'm not fully acquainted with the personnel who come with each lego theme - It's clearly a different lego universe now as I don't think I found a single policeman or air traffic controller amongst that lot - it seems like every single person could have been on the cast of Mad Max. And of the people I did find, most of them were horrendously injured in some way - missing heads, legs and arms. It was quite a job putting them back together.
But what surprised me the most as I rummaged around, was the amount of weaponry these people needed - look at this..
Crossbows, cutlasses, daggers, ray-blasters, axes, pitchforks, machine guns, things on chains.. you name it.. although I guess it was wise to be well armed in this war, as I recon the guy who turned up with the paddle..
ended up like this..