This week I completed my current project, the construction of a Lego R2-D2. It was a present that I received from my family for my recent birthday, but it wasn’t until I was talking to Michael Monje on twitter that I realised just how perfect a present it was. It took me about 6 hours to complete the build, which was interrupted only by work, and those were 6 very happy hours, sat in a corner of my room, surrounded by Lego and with my music playing. I recorded my progress at various points and thought I would share it with you.
Sometimes I worry that some of the things I am interested in would be considered immature or not age appropriate. Whilst my friends are busy buying houses, getting married and making babies, I am reading comics, or playing on my computer. Getting left behind. But when I showed one of my friends my present his reaction was “Can I come and play?”, and I was reminded of this interview that Eminem did on Jonathon Ross a few years back where he fell back in love with comic books after getting out of rehab. Growing up doesn’t have to mean leaving things behind. I like stuff and I will never stop liking it just because someone thinks it is not suitable for my age. If it makes me happy and doesn’t hurt anyone, then it can’t be bad.
Currently considering the Lego Death Star.