I have been accused of procrastinating. That may in part be the role of this blog: to allow me to procrastinate the rest of my life. I am always saying that I will get that job done when I get around to it. Then one day, I was handed a round piece of plastic by one of my former science teachers.
It had four letters written on it: T U I T.
I asked “But what does this mean?”
He replied “Richard, you always say you will do this or do that when you get a round tuit. Now you have one. Nothing will stop you now.”
[Please accept my apologies if English is not your first language. This may not make a lot of sense. “Tuit” is pronounced the same as “to it”. So “When I get a round tuit” sounds the same as “When I get around to it…” This is a common delaying technique used by teenagers, procrastinators and tax evaders. Now read on.]
As an AFOL at public exhibitions, and also when spending time with other AFOLS, I meet may people who look wistfully into the middle distance and tell me that one day they will construct a MOC of their own, At least they will build a MOC when they get a round Tuit ( My Own Creation – really the natural extension of free building with LEGO Bricks). As a public service today, I would like to help you all to get a round TUIT. And I think we should try to make it out of regular bricks.
“But wait” I hear you cry, “Regular bricks aren’t round!”
Well, back in the day when we had nothing but 8-bit graphics to satisfy our entertainment needs, all of our favourite video game characters were made up of a collection of coloured in characters on a grid. Even Pacman was a collection of square dots which, if we stared at hard enough, would turn into a circle, with a missing wedge. Continue reading