Back in 1987 I was on the news.
They showed me doing several activities with my new myoelectric prosthetic arm. Watch this vintage video clip and then…I’m going to tell you a secret.
First of all, nice hair, right? Here’s the secret: Except for this clip, I never wore my arm to play with LEGO blocks.
I simply used my fingers and toes and teeth, all with more efficiency than my myo. Yes, I was reprimanded constantly about using my teeth, but they worked!
I’ve always loved LEGO blocks. And I still do. There’s just something about creating that hits the spot. I get lost in it. The video below is six minutes long, but the reality is that it took me over an hour to build the treehouse. It felt like 20 minutes. I’m also the kind of person who does best with instructions. If you stick a bucket of random pieces in front of me, sure, I’ll build something, but it’ll be more stressful than fun. On the other hand (badum-ching!), you could set the Millennium Falcon or Volkswagen Camper Van set in front of me with the instructions, and I’ll be out-of-my-mind excited.
Watch the video of me building the Treehouse below, then examine the pictures underneath and then let’s talk in the comments section!
In the comments section let’s talk about: Your favorite thing you ever built, any tips or tricks you have, questions you might have, etc.
To see more detail on the pictures below, click on the picture to see it full-size.