Saturday, August 04, 2007

My Game Skills Are Better Than My Building These Days

Oh Lego, you plastic demon. I swore off Lego sets after the tragic move away from yellow as the universal color for everyone in Legoland (yes, I'm a brickist, there I said it), and maybe deep down that had a little to do with my inability to hold Lego bricks anymore, and maybe it came from my inability to blow money that could go to emergency house repairs. But no, I still say making a Lego set (#10123, for the geeks) where Han, Leia and Luke were still universal yellow while Lando was brown was just half-assed lazy Lego making, and that's maybe too deep a look into what matters to me, so I'll move on to the next thing, which I think will catch on way better.

Lego is making an Indiana Jones game. It will be called Lego Indiana Jones. You know in your heart there will be tie-in sets.

There is going to be a little Lego Professor Henry Jones. I can feel it. will there be Lego Nazis? I don't know, I don't want to think about that and all it entails, but a little Lego Dad with a Lego hat and Lego diary, and Junior, and maybe a little Lego Marcus and Sallah. I can't wait.

Until then, I found a fan-made Grand Theft Auto: Lego City trailer that I'm in love with, because the way my life with video games progressed was Pong, Magnavox Odyssey, Atari, Pitfall Harry, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Sega, Kid Chameleon, Where's Waldo,, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, The Lost Vikings, Sony Playstation, Tomb Raider, and then Grand Theft Auto. Throw Lego into any of that, and I start looking alert and moving around a little.


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1 comment:

Ari said...

Ohhhhh my. That was lovely and subversive all at once.