Attention To Detail

Were I under 12 years old, Legoland would be my Mecca. Even not being so, seeing all the cityscapes and “sculptures” was truly amazing. If you are a Lego fan or have a nostalgia for playing with Lego, I highly recommend going.

In the “Miniland” section of the park (where whole cities are recreated to incredible detail) I found the best thing in Legoland. For the Manhattan recreation, not only did they build all the notable skyscrapers, the artisans also built the underbelly of New York, complete with working subway train. The train would pull in and out of a cut-away of Grand Central Station every few minutes. While this was occurring, there were a whole host of activities and goings-on happening in the station. My favorite is shown below. Check out the detail: crumpled pants around the legs, knob on the stall door, flusher button on the top of the tank, toilet paper roll (which I pray to Jack Lord rolls over the top!)…


  1. shemaiah on 20 January 2004 at 3:20 am

    That is too great! Our nieces and nephews always go to Legoland when they are in town but I have not been yet. I guess I need to find some adults to go with!

    I remember when I was a kid, my best friend, Sarah and I would have disaggreements sometimes when I would spend the weekend with her. After such arguement I would walk over to her brother, Isaac’s room and play with him instead. There I discovered the wonders of Lego’s. It seemed that LEgo’s gave Isaac what books gave me. I will forever hold them in high regard.

  2. Corporate Lackey on 21 January 2004 at 5:01 am

    Judging from his posture, I’d say Mr. Lego of the Toilet needs a bit more fiber in his life.–CL

  3. Photon on 29 January 2004 at 11:00 am

    If it is truly a detailed Manhattan recreation, there would be no concern of “roll over” vs. “roll under”–there’s never *any* paper to roll!

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