What I Built During The Holidays

by Josh on January 11, 2009 · 9 comments

in Journal

When my buddy Aaron invited me to help with a building project at his house on New Years Day, I knew I had to help.  Several hours and 3,417 lego pieces later, I’m pretty proud of this technological terror we created– the Lego Death Star II:

Lego Deathstar 2

Like most of my projects, this one doesn’t look finished, either.  But don’t let its ragged appearance fool you, I understand this death star is  fully armed and operational.  

As a kid, my favorite toy was Legos.  (Okay, they’re still my favorite…)  I bet there are lots of other adult DIYers that got their start building with Legos or Lincoln Logs before growing into lumber, copper, brick and plaster.  My kids are too little now, but I’m looking forward to nurtuing my little assistants with cool toys like this someday.

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Shane and Casey January 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm

That’s awesome! Like you, I was obsessed with Legos and loved Lincoln Logs. Our son (15 months) just got his first set of Lincoln Logs for Christmas. Of course, I’ve had more fun than him with them 🙂


Josh January 12, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Just be sure to share, okay, Shane?


Will January 12, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Awesome, just plain AWESOME!


Josh January 12, 2009 at 3:57 pm

There was lots of awesome to go around on this project, Will.

The lego model itself: yes, awesome.
The invitation to help build it: awesome.
Aaron’s wife, Megan, who gave this to him as a Christmas gift: very very awesome.


Wedge January 12, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Look at the size of that thing!


Josh January 12, 2009 at 11:08 pm

Stay on target!


Sandy January 16, 2009 at 8:27 pm

I think that’s great that Megan pays attention to her husband’s dreams and feeds them! Awesome building project! I used to help build things with Lincoln logs and Tinkertoys when my son was little (he’s 36 now).


Aaron January 29, 2009 at 5:36 pm

Thanks to Bungalow ’23 and its readers for all the “awesome”‘s about me, my wife, and the Lego set. I too am grateful for a loving spouse who keeps my outlook on life not so serious.


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