Monday, May 19, 2008

LEGO building is the new doodling

Building with LEGO bricks takes the place of doodling quite nicely. When a phone conversation drones on or I'm listening to the recording of an interview (by which I mean watching a video on YouTube), I find myself snapping together bricks in an unconscious parallel of trying to work a Rubik's Cube. I have yet to make significant progress on either to date.

So far, my mind prefers to make animals- block reincarnations of animal crackers. Above you see my version of a camel. It's a two humper, which any self respecting camel aspires to be. When you see this camel, you're probably thinking...well, sure, I can see that it's a camel- after all it has yellow-toned feet. The secret that you don't yet know is that all my of animals look like camels. I am like a LEGO version of the Island of Dr. Moreau wherein I have brick engineered a pig-camel, dog-camel, and a camel with wheels.

The bottom line is, I like balloon animals hacks everywhere, can only make one animal so far and I'm just praying for the day that I meet a kid who really wants a LEGO camel to be built for him. Until that unlikely moment, I'll continue my experimentation, returning a majority of my creations to the Sterilite tub from which their unholy construction began.

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