The inaugural: a proud Legocy!

January 18, 2009

Blog Guy, are you in Washington DC? Can you give us some of the flavor? Is it wall-to-wall people?

I’m here, but I’m practically alone. And I should know, because when it’s over, I’m on the committee to take the pieces apart and put them back in the big shoebox.

What? Now you’ve lost me.

Oh please, grow up! You DO know the ceremony is made from Legos and shot with an itty-bitty camera, don’t you?

So that’s why everybody looks crinkle-cut, like French fries?

Yeah, I guess we need to pull the camera back a little further.

This is very disturbing. What about the fancy gala inaugural balls? Are THEY Legos?

Of course not.

Whew! Thank God for that!

No, the inaugural balls are made from Q-tips and toothpicks.

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More than a thousand 4 inch high mini-figures are shown on display as Legoland unveils a replica of the 56th presidential inauguration in Carlsbad, California, January 16, 2009.  President-elect Barack Obama and his family are shown at left as Chief Justice John Roberts swears in the new president on the steps of the Capital building all made of lego. REUTERS photos by Mike Blake

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Those aren’t mini-figs. Those are people assembled out of Lego blocks.

Also, “Legos” is not the proper plural.

And why bother with pictures of small objects on a grand scale if I can’t even view a full-resolution picture?

Posted by Dan | Report as abusive

Right, Dan. Have a nice day.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

OK, so what IS the proper plural of Lego?

And yes, we need the damn full-rez versions.

Posted by Nathaniel | Report as abusive

Yes, I’m aware that the plural of Lego is LEGUMES, but I thought that might confuse some people.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Actually, the plural of Lego is … “Lego”.

Posted by Stephen | Report as abusive

Got anything in a Lincoln Log?

‘LEGO Bricks’ would be the proper plural.

Posted by Kex | Report as abusive

I believe it’s Lego Bricks, but who cares? Everyone calls them Legos, just like everyone calls tissue kleenexes. or kleenexuses. whatever.

Posted by Nino | Report as abusive

I believe the plural of kleenex is kleeni or was that kleenei. That would make Lego Legi or Legoi.

Posted by Ben | Report as abusive

This blog stinks
I want my old Oddly Enough back
Nobody else does funny news like Reuters used to
What’s Reuters good for anyway, if they can’t even do funny news properly. I’m deleting my link to this page.
Blog this, Blog Guy

Posted by Marius | Report as abusive

A high res pic would be nice.

I totally agree Marius. Bring back Oddly Enough, delete this blog

Posted by Brenda | Report as abusive

Ah… So the plural for Lego isn’t Legolas then? I thought with that new limo of his, Obama is the lord of the blings.

I think I’m confused… Maybe I should get out more on these long weekends.

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