Friday, February 12, 2010

The (Lego) House that James (May) Built

A couple of weeks ago, Dan and I started watching the English TV series Toy Stories, in which James May recruits members of the British public to help him achieve lofty goals with tiny toys. Each show is sort of like an hour-long documentary tribute to a featured toy, woven into a story about a giant project that seems ill-fated until it inevitably comes together at the last minute, turning out to be absolutely brilliant and enchanting.

As much as I loved his full-sized model airplane and the world's longest electric racecar track, my favorite episode was devoted to the construction of the world's first full-sized house made entirely out of Lego bricks: