April 29, 2011

Creationary Is An Awesome Word

creationary.jpg

At the moment, Creationary is the name of a game, pitched as Pictionary With Legos. But it seems like it has the potential to be so much more. When the thrill of building the "unique buildable LEGO dice" wears off, I hope it can be used for something bigger, a creationist refuge somewhere, or as the evolution science version of truthiness. It really does "test your imagination"!

Creationary from LEGO® [lego.com via dt reader melissa]

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Saw this at B&N the other day. Is the figure on the right questioning the opponent's explanation of how/when/if dinosaurs walked the earth?
Anyway, next to Creationary were some selections from this collection: http://architecture.lego.com/en-us/Default.aspx
Wow. They look beautiful. More importantly they are beautiful in their flaws as they seem to rely on a relatively simple/classic collection of bricks. The trees around Falling Water are not actual treas but are suggested by color and randomness. The rotunda of the Guggenheim is a stack of discs. The flag on the White House is...well, you get the point. They didn't rely on specialized "bricks" that prevent reassembly in any form significantly different the picture on the box. I doubt this represents a shift in Lego's philosophy but it is nice that they recognize that an audience appreciates making cool structures from available materials. As a matter of fact, I may have to go get my bucket of old Legos at my parents' house and try to build a Guggenheim of my own...I could never do this with my son's Legos because the pieces just aren't versatile enough.

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