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The tao of Lego, part two
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Tim Maly commented on my previous Lego post, and it’s worth spotlighting at this level, too: He did some recon (which included the actual purchase of an actual Star Wars Lego kit!) and discovered:

On the box, it appears to be made of all-kinds of single-use bits. Building it tells a different story. The feet of the walker are the same part as the bodies of the Droids. Some of the joints are are re-purposed guns. There are dozens of little clever uses of bricks and as you follow the instructions, there is moment after moment of discovery. “Oh, I can to THAT with that part?”

Ah, so that’s the antidote to the curmudgeon reflex: just go try it!

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