Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

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Box o' legos

Posted 30 January 2008


So...I've come into some legos recently...a WHOLE LOT of legos, ALRIGHT! It's like Uncle Scrooge's money bin. Let me just pull back to kind of show you what we're dealing with here. We're kind of dealing with a big boxful of legos.

Now don't think that just because there's a lot of pieces in here that there're also a lot of sets, because that is not the case. As an example, take a look at this guy. I have found a lot of leg pieces in this box. What I have not found is a corresponding number of torsos and heads, which has been just a little bit disappointing. I have, however, found a lot of pieces that are new and exciting to me -- I haven't seen them before -- such as this guy, which I can only describe as some form of fiber optic witchcraftery...

I work at a toy store, and for their grand opening they asked Lego "Would you guys send some freebies so we can give them out to the kids when we open". And Lego said "Oh yeah yeah! I think we've got some freebies..." But they sent this box instead, which doesn't do us any good because it's a bunch of individual pieces that don't sum up to any complete set. So it languished in our basement for a long time and was recently rediscovered, at which point the owners said "Kurt. Would you like some legos?"

And I said "Uh, yeah?"

And that's the true story of how I've come to be in possession of a big boxful of individual legos that don't sum up to any complete set.