Having Fun With Lego

 

A few weeks ago I came upon some of my old playthings, containing mainly of Barbie and Lego.

I had three different sets of Lego but since all of the bricks were jumbled wildly together in one box, I couldn´t be sure that nothing was missing before giving it away to charity.

So I had to rebuild everything of course, just to be sure 😉

Ah, and what fun we had! The strange thing was, once everything was build me and my friend somehow invented quite different stories of what was happening at those places than we did when we were little… surely due to all those wretched action movies and thrillers we watched over the years 😉

Here are some of the scenes (hope it´s not too macabre for your taste):

 

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A client shoving off an employee from the roof of the gas station using a broom – no idea how they got up there 😉 (Sept. 2017, photo edited with Snapseed)

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Beware of the trees! (sept. 2017, photo edited with Snapseed)

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“You want some gas? Here, have as much as you like!” (Sept. 2017, edited with snapseed)

 

I also made a little sketch to commemorate the occasion. But this time Im´not simply going to show you the drawing – Nooo! Not this time. Today we go one step further – I will show you how exactly I did the drawing.

Yes, that´s right, I´ve been filming myself doing the sketch! Hope you have fun watching it! And don´t worry, I sped things up so it´s hopefully not putting you to sleep 😉

 

 

 

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The finished drawing: Having Fun With Lego (micron ink and water color on paper, Sept. 2017)

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61 thoughts on “Having Fun With Lego

  1. I loved the adult macabre scenes you and your friend made and of course I find it endlessly fascinating watching the process of producing a picture. I feel quite childish now so I think I might go and play on the swings and slides in one of the play areas in the city – if you read of my arrest, don’t feel in anyway responsible … 😉 xxxxxxx

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    • Thank you so much, Fiona! 🙂
      I haven´t heard anything in the news so I assume you had a good time on the playgrounds without having been taken into custody 😉 😀
      The last time I was on a swing (last January when I had to wait for an appointment and discovered this unused playground nearby) I got incredibly dizzy – don´t know how I did it as a kid! 😀 Thanks to the cold I think nobody noticed 😉 Have a lovely Sunday! xxxxxxxx

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      • I did it, wasn’t arrested and had the BEST time. I’d forgotten the thrill of slipping down a slide and The Bean enjoyed the ride and the swinging too. This was all done yesterday evening when the rest of the City was preoccupied with the 30 year anniversary of the tram system – I had the place all to myself and wandered back feeling 6 years old which is my favourite feeling 🙂 xxxxxxx

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      • Haha! 😀 I´m so glad you enjoyed your unobserved travel back into childhood, Fiona! How fortunate that everyone in Grenoble was too busy to look in your direction 😉 Although I´m sure they would have smiled and enjoyed the spectacle just as much as you did 😀
        Here´s to feeling like 6 years old again! 🍾 (this is obviously a non-alcoholic champagne bottle for the occasion 😉 ). xxxxxxxxx

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  2. What a wonderful treat to have a chance to see you at work! Such a gentle deft touch with the paintbrush and I love the final drawing sketch. Haha! Looks like you had fun with the lego and I like your scenes and had to laugh at the first one…who knew a broom could be so dangerous! 😀😀

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    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Annika! I´m so glad you liked the video and the scenes 😀 Yes, brooms are totally underestimated in the action and thriller genre, there´s definitely space to write some awesome stories about them as preferred killer weapons, and I´m not talking witches here! 😀 LOL!

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  3. I’m sorry, but the fun of your post was too much for me and I have to suggest my own titles for your Lego scenes. 1. Rise of the Worker. 2. What Happened in Amsterdam. 3. Sorry, We’re All Out, Use Solar Instead. 🙂 Makes me wish I still had Lego sets.

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    • Thanks so much, Iris! 😄 I think there should always be some time for fun and play no matter our age 😉 That’s how we will stay young in body and mind – much better than by using botox 😂
      Have a lovely and creative week ahead! xoxo 💕🐨🌺🎨🎠

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  4. Oh Sarah, what scenarios, dark and humours, an unbeatable combination. I think it is a wonderful thing to set aside time to play, it is something that as adults, we have forgotten the joy it brings. I enjoyed the glimpse into your creative process and the super adorable finished sketch. Happy, creative week, Sarah!

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    • Thank you so much, Lana! 😀 I won´t forget the fun I had with those toys! But now they are off to bring (hopefully more harmless 😉 ) joy and fun to kids who need them more than I do.
      Have a happy and creative week, too! xoxo ❤

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  5. Wow, it was so fun to watch you work! I like the scenes you created, and I can see the influence of those wicked thrillers, of course 😉 Good you have also watched some decent vampire movies to conceive a romantic figure of Count Harecula 😉 xxx

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  6. Love, love, love this. It’s so cool to watch you work and see the finished drawing. And as for playing with the Lego … I love the playfulness and your dark scenarios! We brought the boy-child’s Lego back from storage thinking we’d play with it but he found it and took it to his flat 😦 Apparently he and the flatmates are really enjoying themselves. Drat those pesky kids!! xxxxx

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