23 January 2009

Lego: totally a crafting medium.

It's all about Lego at our house at the moment. Our five-year-old is really getting into not only following the directions but inventing her own structures, which is, let's face it, the absolute best thing about Lego.

I got some cheap plastic 3L boxes and some smaller (about 250ml) to sort our collection into and it's amazing the difference it makes when constructing. Not only is the process sped up, but drastically simplified. Now we're building every set we own - and there are a few; this is a 30+ year old and growing collection - to work out if there are any missing pieces.

For this I heartily recommend Lugnet and the associated PICSL and Peeron for scans of instructions and set inventories. I found the directions to set 672, a circa 1979 fire engine today. It's my favourite childhood set and I'm pleased to report that I have it entirely complete.

To continue the theme we're off to Brickvention in Melbourne this Sunday to gather some inspiration and admire the work of other local Lego enthusiasts.

Lego Villa Savoye by Matija Grgurić

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