Thursday, December 17, 2015

Lego and lunch

Pants from That's So Pants was in town and on her way elsewhere. She had time to catch up with us for lunch and I made the time during my work break. We spent a very civilised hour at Riverland on the banks of the Yarra having a bite, a drink and a yarn.

Beforehand R and myself took a look at the Lego Christmas tree in Federation Square.




They are larger than normal sized Lego blocks.


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  1. Blocky balls to you, too, dearie!

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    1. Hello dear blast from the past. I remember a science show informing us about bucky balls. Never quite grasped it.

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  2. Seems like cheating if you are using large bricks.

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    1. Marie, I was a little disappointed to see the large bricks. I thought Lego blocks are a certain size and that is it.

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  3. I LOVE that tree!!
    I have a miniature lego Christmas tree which came in a pack and even looking at the directions I can't figure out how it goes together. So I stapled the bag shut and shoved it in a drawer :(

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    1. Next year River, there is always next year.

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    2. By next year I will have had a grandchild assemble it for me.

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  4. That tree is a heap of fun. I am giving Lego to my youngest Great-Nephew for Christmas, but he won't be making a tree. Space craft are more his thing.
    Great that you had a lovely blog meet and how nice to see Jayne in the blogosphere again.

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    1. EC, from meeting blogmates, some become friends and Pants is in that league. She maybe be smart and a little out of our league with her artistic knowledge and cutting writing, but she is very nice and we like her.

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  5. My brothers adored first Meccano and then Lego - they may still do :)

    I was never offered building equipment and probably wouldn't have loved it much, even if it was on offer. Gender stereotyping, I suppose.

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    1. Hels, I think it is natural that girls focus on dolls and boys on trucks. Society has been like that for a very long time. But if they don't go down the stereotypical path, then that is fine. Cater to their interests. I don't expect you were a great one for dolls though, unless they had an historical importance :)

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    2. I would have loved a meccano set, my brother had one but wouldn't let me play with it. Now that I think about it, as siblings we were all rather selfish with our toys, probably because they were so gender oriented. I wouldn't let him play with my doll, even though I didn't want her in the first place.

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  6. Wow! What a wonderful display of Lego, the Christmas Tree..how many Lego blocks I wonder! Will look it up. A good thing they used larger blocks otherwise they may still be there putting it together.

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    1. Margaret, I probably should have looked it up. No, small blocks but begin construction in September.

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  7. I stepped on a Lego once, slid, fell and broke something, but I can't remember what, a finger I think, either that or a toe. I was little and the legos belonged to a brother. I don't remember a thing else except it was a banana peel classic slide, before the fall.

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    1. Strayer, no doubt your benevolent brother remembers that it was his fault and that is why he so kind to you. Just stepping on a Lego block in bare feet can be painful.

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  8. The Danish economy thanks you for promoting one of their largest exports! I'm guessing that Lego is way bigger than Carlsberg? I can't think of any other huge Danish brands. The tree looks fun and sort of suits your southern hemisphere Christmas more than other traditional types might to my eyes.

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    1. Craig, I never knew it was a Danish company. Lego=Denmark, Ikea=Sweden, Nokia=Finland, Norway????

      Maybe the tree is better for our climate, so long as the plastic does not melt.

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    2. Norway = rich oil reserves

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  9. I love lego blocks my favourite ones

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    1. Gosia, do you still play with them?

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