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Gabe / on Mon, Aug 16 2010 at 10:17 am

Lego Creationary

My son is a convicted Lego Maniac. This weekend we were at Toys R Us and saw a game called Creationary which looked pretty much like Pictionary but with Lego. We played it a few times this weekend and I still think that’s a good way to describe it.

The box comes with a selection of Lego from basic bricks to wheels and even some people. You roll a die to determine a category and then pick a card. The categories are what you’d expect, Nature, Things, buildings, vehicles and a wild. The cards are separated into easy medium and hard so once you have a category you can decide how crazy you want to get.

For example on the easy card you might be asked to build a cactus while on hard they want you to build the Taj Mahall. That’s not a joke either, these bastards really want you to build the Taj Mahall.

There are a few different ways to play but we ended up trying the basic rules. This has one person building while everyone else at the table tries to guess what it is. We played it with my son Gabe, who believe it or not will be six in September. He went absolutely bat shit for this game. We played it all afternoon and had to force him to stop so we could eat dinner. Then he demanded we play again until I finally had to drag him up to bed.

He was pulling cards from the easy deck and doing some really amazing work in my un-biased opinion. Here is his camera:

I told him I wanted to take a picture of his camera and he said “why don’t you just use this one” holding up his Lego creation and laughing. He was making a five year old joke but I would not be surprised if in a couple years he is actually building functional cameras out of Lego.

Next he had to build a sewing machine and here was the result:

I guessed it correctly before he had a chance to build the tiny working presser foot.

Anyway I know a lot of you out there have kids and I wanted to make sure you all knew about this awesome game. We have not tried it with a group of all adults yet but I have a feeling it would be a blast.

-Gabe out

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