For some reason the other day (other week?) I was thinking about the various Lego video game franchises out in the wild:
- Lego Star Wars (2 games)
- Lego Indiana Jones (2 games)
- Lego Batman and Robin
- Lego Harry Potter
These games are actually really fun, and I got to thinking about other franchises that might be good fits:
- Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
- Lego Matrix
- Lego Lord of the Rings
- Lego James Bond
- Lego Spider-Man
- Lego Back to the Future
- Lego Die Hard
(Even though I just came up with that last one while writing this, it makes me smile; something about “Yippee-ki-yay” and Lego minifigs is just too good to pass up.)
So I typed in “Lego video games” in Google and linked to Wikipedia’s List of Lego video games and lo and behold, not only is there a third Lego Star Wars coming out this year… but there actually is a Lego Pirates of the Caribbean coming out as well.
So I may be behind the times on this, but check out this link: Eric Harshbarger’s LEGO® website. This guy is my new hero. He actually builds LEGO sculptures for a living.
He makes a living building LEGO sculptures. Professionally.
What the hell am I doing wrong?
So on ReasonablyClever.com there is this Flash-based applet called the Mini-Mizer which allows people to build little custom Lego people out of all sorts of parts. Clearly, I’ve been playing with it.
The coolest part about it is some wickedly neat things like Star Wars and comic book superhero parts, and some utterly non-sequitous things like some of the items you can place in your Lego person’s hands: a large drumstick, a tennis racket, an electric guitar.
Needless to say, it’s been eating up my evening, so instead of various other things I had a mind to do, I’ve been sucked into a hilariously simple activity with endless permutations. Ah, viral marketing!
Everyone should visit Wil Wheaton Dot Net for bringing the Mini-Mizer to everyone’s attention.