Tuesday, November 10, 2009

J is for...

Sometimes dictionaries are like cliffhangers because when you stop in the middle of a definition, you never know what you're going to find when it you open up the book the next time.

And so it is like that with the Brick Encyclopedia. I know that you have been dying to see what J words are out there, waiting to be defined. Well, the wait is over and just as John Lithgow was revealed to be evil to Sylvester Stallone, here's what J is for...

J is for...Jack Stone -- a minifigure responsible for rescuing the city in a series of themed sets from 2001-2004. The sets were notable because they featured oversize bricks and the most beautiful feathered hair since Brendan Walsh.

J is for...Jorgen Vig Knudstorp -- the current CEO of the LEGO Group -- who is credited with turning around the fortunes of the toymaker.

J is for...Juniorization -- a complaint heard on occasion from adult fans of LEGO that the sets have moved away from buildable elements towards large brick pieces in an effort to appeal to more children, inadvertently losing their appeal for older builders.

J is for...Johnny Thunder, or who would I would be if I could grow a proper mustache and owned the right kind of kerchief. An open-shirted explorer who battled Dr. Sinister in the Adventure and Orient Express lines -- he's as cool as Indiana Jones without the trademark issues.

1 comment:

Michael Lockridge said...

"Cool as Indiana Jones, but without the trademark issues..."

What a fabulous (and broadly applicable) catch phrase. I can't wait for an opportunity to use it.

Should I credit you, or is it public domain?