Monday, January 10, 2011

Pop art LEGO


Santa brought the boys a bin of vintage LEGO for Christmas. Apparently my father kept my little brother's collection from, ohhhh, twenty years ago? The ridiculously cool thing, is that Rowan got a set of Prince of Persia LEGO as well as an Atlantis set, but so far, I have only seen him play with the funky green, yellow, red and blue blocks. It's funny how the more complicated toys get, the more children are apt to prefer the simple ones. I am so proud :)


He is definitely my son. He started by building his Star Wars clone troopers a fifties rancher to live in, with lattice windows, a Christmas tree adorned with string, a refrigerator, sofa and beds. There is a dining table where they eat with their housekeeper (where on earth did that come from?) and their adopted son (ditto), the one in the Jester's hat.



We will have to psychoanalyze that bit another time... in the meanwhile, I have asked him to build me one of these...

via brickworkz

...because, sadly, I think we don't have enough blocks for one of these...

via waylou

2 comments:

Three Owls said...

really I don't find the housekeeper or the adopted jester all that odd... but then I know you pretty well ;) That house is fabulous.. perhaps R needs a school project designing my floating home....

ps. LEGO rocks!

andrea of ffft said...

Hmmmm... my son the architect... how lovely that would be :)

LOL... adopted jester... sometimes children are a mirror reflecting things you just didn't see coming...