Wednesday, May 21, 2008

What would you use this LEGO piece to build?

I used to think that LEGO bricks came in two basic shapes- the flat ones and the rectangles. Sure, there were exceptions: wheels and windshields, but these were parts that had specific purposes. Over countless hours on the Internet and one large bucket later, I realize that there are a tremendous variety of LEGO parts; but more importantly, each piece has the potential to be used in a number of different projects.

At right, you see a piece that I believe initially came off a space set. When I look at it, I see the top of a parasol, a radar dish, a bullseye, Spiderman's web, a Captain's wheel, the base for patio furniture, top of a trashcan, R2-D2's head (some would argue the same as the top of a trashcan), and a robotic eye. That's just in a few minutes of brainstorming.

Incredibly my hand in that picture looks almost as big as the hands used in iPhone ads, which I believe belong to a giant. But I'm curious, what else do you think this piece could become?

1 comment:

Mariann Asanuma said...

I've used that piece in a number of ways. Two examples I made are a Miniland scale ballerina (two or three of that piece was the tu-tu) and a Micro scale Stratosphere Hotel Tower from Vegas.