Friday, January 25, 2008

Famous Lego sheds

A great piece in The Independent celebrates 50 years of Lego and details how they sent buckets of it to various famous folk (Alexa Chung, Sir Paul Smith, Rankin, Trevor Beattie, Right Said Fred, Peter Saville, Amy MacDonald, Ken Shuttleworth) to see what they would create. One shedworking atmosphere emerged, from shed champion Trevor Baylis  who comments:
"When I picked up the box of Lego I did wonder what I was going to do with it. I thought that the obvious thing would be to make a building but that's a bit boring. Then I looked around my workshop – the graveyard of a thousand domestic appliances – and I said, 'Blimey, this is perfect', so I've made a reproduction of my workshop. There's my workbench with my lathe on it, my pillar drill, my grinding wheel, my grindstone, a computer and a first-aid box. It was a bit of fun, and you know what, I can understand why kids play with it: it's good stuff."

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