The Sounds of Childhood: Remixed

There is a sound that only comes from playing with LEGO® Bricks. And playing is possibly different to what most of us do when we are using those lumps of ABS to construct the model displayed on the cover of a box. Which, these days, is likely to be black, with a strip of elements in a solitary colour along the bottom. Bearing the nomenclature: 18+.

When I build LEGO sets these days, one of two things happens: I pour the elements onto a series of white dinner plates, one bag per plate. Alternatively, as you might have seen on our recent reviews, Mrs Rambling Brick knolls the elements out, only to have me knock a few out of place while I take the tray over to be photographed. We have recently obtained some trays explicitly for this purpose, and I hope the end result is helping you so search out the elements present in the sets that we are reviewing.

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21323 LEGO Ideas Grand Piano [Review…and more]

In which I reminisce about childhood music lessons, and evening television, build the LEGO® Ideas Grand Piano while listening to some of my favorite piano music. Then I troubleshoot it, with some help from the fan designer.

Somewhere lost in the midsts of time, I spent my Thursday evenings going to piano lessons. My personal progress was approximately in proportion to my lack of commitment commitment to regular practice, but I enjoyed nonetheless. During the early 80’s, I found these lessons to be a little bit of a drag: Doctor Who tended to shown on the ABC from Monday to Thursday: and the final episode of any story (back then they were typically 4 episodes long) would due to screen at the same time as my lesson. No Netflix, no iTunes, no DVDs and the timer in a VCR could easily be disrupted by failing to find a blank tape before I headed off to my lesson.

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