I Love LEGO
I loved Lego when I was a kid. My favorite way to play was to make little houses and people, but my little creations pale in comparison to what people do now. This isn’t just a little Lego fun, this is ART! It’s also architecture, science fiction, robots, and cars. You name it, people build it.
The Brothers Brick
I’ll be honest with you though, for the past several decades my only experience with Lego has been my son’s interest in the building sets. He’s put together quite a few kits to create dinosaurs and spaceships. I thought they were charming, but I really didn’t know that people created sculpture and art with these little plastic blocks until recently. While searching around for some great toy blogs to follow I stumbled upon The Brother’s Brick, a blog devoted to the adult fans of Lego. They highlight the best Lego creations of every type of builder from around the world, and they post these creations daily. At first I didn’t think there would be much for me, after all I’m a doll designer, but I quickly found myself impressed and inspired by the work featured on the blog. If you haven’t seen it I highly recommend checking it out. It’s become one of my favorite toy blogs.
A few weeks ago I picked up a copy of Brick City at my local bookstore. I was intrigued by what I saw. There are so many things that can be made with these little interconnecting blocks, including just about every kind of house and national monument you can imagine. Brick City is just one of many books on the subject of building and creating with Lego. A quick search through Amazon.com yields dozens of other titles.
Are you a Lego fan? Have you ever built anything with them?