We took the boy to the local LEGO fair again this year, and among the many custom creations were a number of historical or military themed models. I think whatever neuron gets triggered in wargamers to allow them to obsess over tiny plastic soldiers must be shared by Lego fans too. Snaps of the creations of our kindred spirits after the jump.
|Detailed interior of a Tiger|
|Winters leads his men in the Brécourt Manor assault|
Zero Dark Thirty
|The hovering helicopter featured a motorized rotating blade|
|Weird seeing beach carnage rendered with children's toys. I'm sure wargames look equally odd to passers-by.|
|Cavalry approach a castle along the road|
Pacific Beach Landing
|Looking lengthwise from the Japanese defenses to the enormous landing craft in the distance|
This model of Serenity space ship was incredible. Huge, fully detailed interior with lights. Very impressive.
My son had a blast and I was struck by the amount of cleverness and ingenuity the builders used to eek out such detailed models from simple parts. I'm sure we'll be back for another visit next year :)