We have tickets for later today for the final instalment of the Harry Potter film series. To get Nick excited this morning, I'm pulling out this, one of a series of videos made with Lego that tie into the Harry Potter books, particularly The Deathly Hallows.
This is the scene where the multiple Harry Potters prepare an escape.
I got quite excited when I saw this image go by a Tumblr feed, and imagined how excited my son might get learning that a prime hobby (Lego) and the subject of ongoing fascination (Stonehenge) had crossed paths.
Having a boy in the house who loves Lego (and whose skills are becoming daunting) has made me admire the toy all over again, and again. Clever ad, this one; it's from FCB Johannesburg. Click here to see more of their work.
Well, isn't this the Venn diagram for obsessive types? Chess players who are into Lego and Star Wars ... not that small a number, I'd bet. Anyway, here's a DIY for that demographic:
Click here to get the lowdown on how to put this set together for yourself. Although making Darth Vader the queen of the Dark Side? Whoa, that's risky. (The Emperor is the king, which does kind of make sense.)
Made of Lego, I should add. This caused my son's draw to drop when I showed it to him this evening.
I told him he could do this kind of thing ... but that he's got to pay attention to his math to nail down these kinds of details. (I'm always looking for one of those moments to plug math.) He replied that a) he's only going into fifth grade and b) doesn't have pieces to make the pagoda.
Nonetheless, the coolest thing I've seen online this week.
Look familiar? An attractive lady lying down with a bendy snake? It's just one of many recreations involving bits of Lego; if it's not ringing a bell, here's the orginal: Richard Avedon's iconic early Eighties portrait of Nastassja Kinski and a boa constrictor.
Dot Dot Dot is Morse code for the letter 'S,' the full message Guglielmo Marconi claimed to have received atop Signal Hill in St. John's in 1901. It ushered in the age of telecommunications. My maternal grandfather worked as a telegraph operator for Canadian Marconi on Signal Hill for many years.
As well, I have a habit of overusing the ellipsis when I write ... as frequent readers might notice.