February 22, 2005

Reliving My Childhood

After work today, I had to stop by the Wal-Mart to pick up a few things. Just the usual stuff: Laundry detergent, batteries, fishing lures, key rings, and so on. While on my trek through the store, I happenned through the toy department, and went down the "game aisle" just to see if anything there caught my fancy. Upon looking at the shelves, my reaction was pretty much, neh, so I moved on through the department determined to get my shopping over with. That's when I saw it.

You see, I used to play with Lego's all the time. Sure, there were Lincoln Logs and Erector Sets, but Lego's was my favorite. If I didn't have a toy gun, well I'd just make one out of building blocks. I would also create airplanes, cars, houses, bridges, and whatever the hell else took my fancy to attempt. Even when I was beginning to outgrow them (I thought) my brother's and I would use them as projectiles to throw at one another while running around the unfinished basement. Needless to say, I had a whole lot of fun with those things.

What did my eye fall upon when going through the store? Well it was this. It wasn't a complete impulse-buy, as I actually walked away from it and did the rest of my shopping. Nonetheless, I am weak and couldn't resist buying it. I cannot tell you how much fun I had building it. Reminded me of all the fun times I had as a kid. It's a little too dark in here for me to take a picture of it, but as soon as I get a chance, I'll post one. It's just that cool. I think I'm going to take it apart really soon though. There's a "Builder's Challenge" section where they just show you a few pictures of a chopper that someone designed. I don't think I'll be able to resist not-building that.

If you ever have an extra hundred bucks burning a hole in your pocket, and want to keep me entertained, just get me this. Yes I really am a construction worker. Why does everyone think I'm a computer geek all of a sudden?

Posted by Johnny - Oh at February 22, 2005 08:35 PM

Don't let my son see that .... he'll be claiming its "his bike" and you'll never see it again!! LOL

Posted by: Denise at February 22, 2005 08:43 PM

He can't have it! Itsmineitsmineitsmineitmine!!!!


Sounds like a kid with class!

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at February 22, 2005 10:14 PM

Now, if they could only make a "bondage bear" out of Legos, you would be all set!

Posted by: Smiling Dynamite AKA Beloved Wife at February 22, 2005 11:18 PM

In Disneyworld's Downtown area they have a whole story dedicated to just Lego's ...

They have huge animals outside of the store built entirely of lego's.

Hubby and I spent a lot of time in there when we were their.

Posted by: Machelle at February 23, 2005 08:17 AM

I never understood the point of lego sets that gave you all the parts to build the thing on the cover.

I mean, isn't the point of Legos that they are completely modular and you can build anything within the limits of your imagination?

Posted by: Harvey at February 23, 2005 03:10 PM

I love my legos.
When I have an idea for an invention, I make it out of legos to see if it is remotely feasible. And to explain it. I can't draw for crap.

I had a MF in 3D puzzle my dad got for me.
If I still had it, I'd send it.

The computer game I want is Star Wars II: Sith Lords. I played it on XBox and loved it, now I gotta get time to play it on the PC.

Posted by: _Jon at February 23, 2005 04:59 PM

I have the most fun playing legos with my boys! I don't think you ever outgrow them.

Posted by: vw bug at February 24, 2005 07:20 AM

After some checking, I have discovered that since our beloved Johnny is over the age of 14 then he is fully qualified to construct any Lego project he deems worthy of his time and effort.

May I suggest ...no, wait, I dare ...no, even better...

I BET that Johnny for all of his skill as an elevator man can't build a working lego 4 stop freight elevator.

The gauntlet is at your feet Mr. Oh.

How will you respond?

Posted by: Sarah the Penguin at February 24, 2005 06:59 PM

Who knew that the lego meme would be so contentious?

TNT - It is unfortunate that I don't think that I have enough pieces to construct a bondage bear. Only the future will tell us if that problem will be resolved.

Harvey - It's the specialty sets that get you the most interesting parts to make anything you really wanna make. It gets even more challenging when you try to take the unique parts and work them into something else (that also happens to work).

_Jon - Yeah man. I feel you. Creating with the damn things is just too much fun. I never thought of actually using them to test idea's though. hmmmn.

Sarah - You cheeky monkey, you. You can rest assured that I have the ability to build a functioning elevator out of lego's, but it would take more of them than I can currently afford. I'll get to amassing my vast whordes of the building blocks, and will rise to the challenge as soon as is feasable.

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at February 24, 2005 07:26 PM

Hee Hee - JohnnyOh will "rise to the challenge". I am thinking if everyone brought a few legos to the next family reunion, you should have enough legos to be able to "rise to the challenge" and create the elevator. How big to you think it will get?

Posted by: TNT at February 25, 2005 03:16 PM

Hey Booger, check this out:

Posted by: _Jon at March 10, 2005 07:08 PM
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