I made Santa's sleigh and two reindeer and said, "That's enough." It turned out pretty interesting, actually, but no way was I going to try to build that big house or whatever it was.
So now all my Lego men have homes again. A couple live in a van and small trailer but it's enough to sleep in. One can sleep in the trailer while the other one sleeps in the van. And the dog can sleep in the back of the van. They also have a grill so can cook their food. Bathroom is the great outdoors.
Then there's the guy in the log cabin. This was the "easy" build in a 3 in 1 "Creator" set. So the smallest cabin. It's crazy small. Only enough to turn around in, really. But even the biggest cabin is only a few Lego studs wider.
That's the problem I have with Lego. The scale is all messed up. Cars seem a reasonable scale (though much smaller than human scale, of course) but houses are ridiculously too small in scale. There's no more room in this house than there is in the van or the trailer.
Anyway, this particular cabin only has a stool inside and a desk so he sleeps on the floor. No cooking stuff so I guess he creates a fire. He's an outdoorsman so he can do that. Also defecates where ever the spirit moves him.
Then the final pair are a mother and son. They live on a yacht. This is another 3 in 1 "Creator" set. The other two builds are a house and a motorhome. The yacht is the "easy" build.
They have a fair amount. A stove, a sink, a couple of beds, a dining room table with two chairs, and two chairs outside under the awning for relaxing. No bathroom so they just go on the deck and then kick it overboard.
The motorhome build actually does have a bathroom, which is cool, but for the yacht, the toilet becomes some sort of satellilte dish, I think.
Oh, they also have a tv but it's on the deck and exposed to the elements so I don't imagine it will work for very long.
I really hate that Lego kid, though. To represent children, they use shorter legs which don't bend. So...he can never sit down. It's stupid.
I suppose that bathing is a problem for all of these Lego people. I guess the guy in the cabin can just bathe in the lake. And the yacht has a sink so can wash up there a little bit. The van/trailer can drive to a truck stop or the like. Plus they have the dog, though. That complicates things a bit. They could also drive to a lake but I don't think they'd do that. I can see the cabin man doing that. He's made a choice to live in a tiny cabin without electricity. But these van/trailer people are probably more integrated in society so won't want to bathe in a lake.
There's also the Santa in a snowglobe but all of his needs are taken care of via magic.
Going back to that mother/son in the yacht, I'm reminded of all the creepy stuff my mother has said.
I was talking about how absurd it would be to stop what I was doing and go to the store to buy some chips ("crisps"). I said, "I'm not just going to go to the store and get some". And she thought this was somehow meant to be sexual and paused for a while before saying, "I'm not asking you to get some...chips."
Or the time I sent a Christmas gift of a Mr Men oven mitt and the packaging was labeled "adult novelty". You know, because it's an oven mitt. Kids shouldn't be opening hot ovens, mitt or no mitt. So she said, "Why does this say, 'adult novelty?'" She thought it was some kind of sex toy. I had to explain that it's just an oven mitt.
Or the time I said, while talking about what's on tv or something, "Or if that's not what you're into, we can watch a documenatry on BBC2". I was referring to, say, a sitcom. As in, "You're not into sitcoms." But she thought that the phrase "what you're into" could only be interpretted in sexual say. Like "I'm into anal." So she replied with a disgusted, "I'm not into anything."
Or my niece would take long showers. And my mother would always comment, "What is she doing in there? She takes long showers at home too" It's common sense. But she kept mentioning this and I just kept ignoring it.
She also mentioned how the people upstairs make a lot of noise at night. Again, it's blindingly obvious what the people were doing upstairs but she just wanted to talk about sexual stuff in a weird way to her son.
Then there's the incident at that wedding and I said, "You know what? I've had it with this sick freak. I'm done with it."
I think I made the right choice. It's a deeply disturbed person. I don't want to get involved.
« Back to index