A couple of days ago, I tweeted the following, about a Lego building challenge I received from Lukas.
Did he really say that!? To a valley DEEP BELOW? As in one of the all time best kids television shows The Land of the Lost Deep Below?
You bet he did. You know, I really have no idea where he picked up that phrase either. (wink, wink).
|To The Land of the Lo-ahah-st! Ahhhhh! Splash!!|
Anyway, the point is that at this moment this challenge came completely out of the blue. And I couldn't sit by and let it go unanswered. I had to do it...for all the Dads out there. So yes, it was most definitely ON!
The only problem was that Lukas had been building his ship for some time. And it was looking pretty cool. He had at least a 15 minute head start on me. So I grabbed an open bin of spare parts close by and started to build. Unfortunately, I went in cold. No plans, no sketching, no nothing. You can see where I am going with this.
The plan was to have Mrs. LIAYF be the Judge. She would tell us whose ship was cooler and thus declared the winner. She was a natural at this, for obvious reasons to us - and since she has filled this role before.
After finishing my ship, I was first up. I set my ship down in front of her and explained all the cool features. I called it The Golden Grill of Doom! I realize now this sounded like the Golden Girls of Doom. As in Betty White. Doesn't exactly strike fear, does it?
But...the ship came complete with Mounted Egyptian Mummy, and Laser Blaster - which turned things into Cotton Candy. How cool is that? Huh?
Next, it was Lukas' turn to present his ship The Nobody Gets Away to our judge.
Impressively, It came complete with a swivel cannon in back, another side mounted cannon, a motorcycle in rack for ground chases, and not one - but count em..two - detachable flyers to chase down any bad guys (like Mummys) who have the nerve to think they can escape. It was formidable.
Before the verdict was even rendered I knew I'd been bested. Especially since The Golden Grill of Doom kinda broke into pieces on its inaugural mission of Eeeevil. Yup, I was indeed going down. Down To a valley deep below. Very deep. I tried to concede, but alas it was too late. Lukas and his ship were declared the winners of this round. He raised his arms in triumph.
I congratulated him on a great ship,but vowed that I would be back, with a more amazing ship next time!
And I will too.
Just as soon as I figure out the right combination of crystals to get back home.