Lego Time!

22 Feb

February 22, 2014

A little over a week ago, I introduced you to The Palace Cinema, the Lego set which I would build during my recovery. (Don’t worry, the operation went well. The doctor tells me I didn’t need all of those parts anyway, and my insurance company recently went out of business so there was no need to worry about things like sponges or anesthesia. Those just drive up the cost anyway, and take it from me- doctors who work out of their attics are very cost conscious.)


I never built anything out of Lego, even when I was a kid. (I was more of a tea party and scones GI Joe kind of kid.) And this set has almost 2200 pieces. Big pieces, small, pieces, and lots and lots of tiny prices that get lost in the rug. This was going to be a challenge. If I’ve learned anything in my nearly two days of building, it is this: It takes forever to sort those pieces out, and even longer find the one you want when there are only two of them in a set of thousands. Sure, there are 987 long grey girders, but there were only 2 tiny brown “L” shapes. This would not be the case if I were building a life-size movie theater.


100_0093100_0094Of course, this is all hampered by the fact that I had a four-hour operation, a debilitating operation, and my movements tend to be stiff and I have to get up and move every so often or I just get sore and achy and Legos all over the place.

But all is going well so far. I don’t want to go on too much or post too many pictures (Captain Pigheart may sue me for stealing his gimmick- one of them, anyway) but I’ll let you know how this turns out, and also, if you care, how my recovery is going. I still can’t sleep through the night, but at least I have something to do at 3 am. 100_0117









12 Responses to “Lego Time!”

  1. zathra February 22, 2014 at 2:39 am #

    Third photo down – ” Lego Village People ” set. It needs a construction worker & Indian. 🙂


    • bmj2k February 22, 2014 at 10:46 am #

      Lego YMCA playset 🙂


      • zathra February 22, 2014 at 10:54 am #

        ” You had best believe that he’s a macho man “,
        ” In the Navy….. ”

        God, I’m going through a flashback ! A little Lego Saturday Night Fever set would be interesting. or Animal House. 🙂

        For the 90’s – early 21st century, a ” Pulp Fiction ” Lego playset ” What ain’t no country I ever heard of. Do they speak English in What ? “. 🙂
        A little imagination is a dangerous thing. 🙂


  2. Nick February 22, 2014 at 7:06 am #

    I’m glad you finally got it! Congrats on surviving the op, I knew the Palace Cinema would make it worthwhile.


    • bmj2k February 22, 2014 at 10:45 am #

      My only problem is that I can’t tear myself away from it and I’ll be finished in no time.


      • Mac of BIOnighT February 22, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

        You can always pull it all down and start again (which, incidentally and unintentionally, is a quote from a Depeche Mode track) 🙂
        Very nice playset, by the way! 🙂


        • bmj2k February 22, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

          When I was looking to buy I found that this set (I had already made my decision but this solidified it) was featured on a few non-Lego sites, like Gizmodo, and was a top pick from some of them. I’m nearly 2/3 done and I love this set.


  3. T E Stazyk February 23, 2014 at 4:22 am #

    I feel like I’m witnessing an artist finding his true medium!


    • bmj2k February 23, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

      One day this will be worth a fortune!


      • zathra February 23, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

        I wonder if you could do a Lego – Indiana Jones ” The Well of Souls “, or Lego ” Hamunaptera ” from ” The Mummy “. That’d be interesting ( Tiny Lego flesh – eating scarabs ), really !



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