Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Spooky, Scary Halloween Exhibits

We held a Halloween party on Friday night, and it was the first time I've really had what I built out on display.

I was a bit nervous because the top of a bookshelf in our living room has all the small things I've built in the last six months, many of which I would rather not show to people. There is the first camel and truck that I've constructed next to a much cooler Zombie school bus. I guess I should have arranged everything chronologically, an exhibit about man's evolution in building with LEGO. The exhibit could have a sign that says "work in progress," as we have only evolved to the stage of man builds like KoKo the gorilla, she of sign language fame. Although that may be an insult to Koko, I have yet to see what she can do with a box of LEGO.

Ultimately I had nothing to worry about as people were interested and it sparked a number of conversations about what my guests built as kids and the sets they've admired as adults. Star Wars will be a big hit with kids of any age. So, the first showing went well, but I'm not ready to give up my job as a writer to become a museum curator...

Above is a quick Jack-o-Lantern I threw together, it can fit an unlit tea candle (as LEGO and fire don't mix) and is only mildly scary.

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