Friday, November 7, 2008

The LEGO gene?

I think Kevin Smith (the director of Clerks, Mallrats) plays with LEGO bricks. And if he doesn't he should. Those were my first two thoughts today.

It's part of a game I've been playing recently where I wonder who might have the hidden desire to play with LEGO bricks inside their adult frame. A recessive play gene that just needs a bit of inspiration to cause a grown man to max out his credit card at Toys R' Us. For Smith, I think it would be the Star Wars sets. He's a confessed Star Wars junkie, and those sets have been one of the main reasons people have given me when I ask about why they came out of the Dark Ages.

So, do you look at people and wonder if they might play with LEGO bricks? And if so, are there any traits (other than a proclivity towards engineering) that might line up with adult fans?

Photo by rockies.

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