Monday, June 16, 2008

Your plans are in the mail

Building with LEGO bricks is very much about possibility. The possibility that whatever you build will be incredible or merely just a rainbow-colored collection of bricks.

I've tried to start building without a plan, just a vague idea of what I want to construct because that is how I remember approaching construction as a kid. Also, I've found you can spend so much time planning what you want to build that you never get in there and get your hands dirty.

Out of the Life on Mars set came a pair of arches that have formed the basis for a tunnel, or cargo hold of a truck. I like the shape, I'm just not sure what I'm going to do with it. The inside is completely open, a blank space; but the walls are structurally sound and reinforced by plates on top. It might be an elevated walkway in a mall or a portal from Stargate. Worst-case scenario, I've built a LEGO mailbox that could handle a card the size of a golf ball.

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