Back to the Building Blocks

Sooo . . . the Oscars are tonight. That reminded me of The LEGO Movie not getting nominated for Best Animated Feature. And that reminded me of how I’ve recently gotten back into building with my old LEGO collection.

So guess what I decided to write about?

Well, it’s actually less writing and more showing you what I’ve built. And then commenting on it a bit.

Just for a little background, I’ve decided to get back into building LEGO, for a few reasons. First, I just miss it — I used to do it all the time, and spent countless hours designing and creating things, not caring how much time I spent because I didn’t have nearly as many cares as I do now. Also, as I’m pretty busy these days, it’s nice to have an outlet here and there to just relax and remember what it was like to be younger, when you could just spend the day letting your imagination go crazy. And after seeing The LEGO Movie for the first time last year, I officially decided that I wanted to build LEGO again, but I didn’t actually get to it until about a month ago — a year later. That’s me for you.

So, anyway, with the background and context established, let me show you what I’ve built so far! It’s not a lot — I am busy, after all — but it’s definitely a start.

First up:

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I call it the . . . um . . . uh . . .

SPACESHIP!!!

Yeah, that works. *nods*

Anyway, I decided to build a spaceship first because I nearly always build something related to castles and the like, so it was fun to experiment outside of my comfort zone. I like how this turned out overall, although next time I’d like to try to make something much bigger!

And then there’s this, also outside my comfort zone:

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I wanted to try to build what’s called a mech — a robot usually meant for battle that’s piloted by a person. Now, this didn’t turn out quite the way I wanted, and the design is a little wobbly, but I still think it’s pretty fun. Plus the arms move!

That’s all I’ve got for now. For my next project, I’m hoping to recreate the chess scene from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I’ll probably do another post about that once it’s finished!

Hope you enjoyed this little post. See you next week!

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