Friday, July 18, 2008

A Different Kind of Infestation

Because you asked for it (well, Kelley did, anyway), here, now, for your entertainment and enlightenment, I present to you:

Legos vs Imaginext, in

The Battle For The Middle of The Living Room

You might think having an insect infestation in your house is annoying and bothersome, but I'm here to tell you there IS something worse. It's an infestation of plastic and if it's ever happened to you, then you know what I'm talking about; chances are you were the boob who brought it into the house in the first place.

The Phantom Shark as the steed of the Imaginext's leader, Italian Guy (I don't make this stuff up - this is really his name, according to the guys)

Below, the Puppet Master, aka the Bohemian, dangles a reconnaissance mission over the battlefield. This is serious stuff, people - look at that face - does he look like this is FUN?

The dinosaurs add a terrifying aspect to the battle, and are also quite painful to step on in your bare feet, in the dark.

The Professor arranges his men in a replication of one of Napoleon's battles. Or it was a replication, before the dinosaurs showed up and freaked out the Lego guys. Then it was total chaos - oh yeah!

A big fan of little chewable things, Simon gets into the picture and takes out a few dinosaurs for the Lego side. Don't you feel like this is one of those blockbuster fantasy films, uncannily unfolding on my living room floor? ("The Chronic - what? - Cles, of Narnia")

The Legos' leader plans his strategy, while his honor guard stands by.

And there you have it - the horror, the carnage, the living hell that is my living room floor these days. And you thought you wanted to see it, that you could handle the truth. It isn't pretty, is it?

(But it was an awful lot of fun to take pictures of!)


Lara said...

Ha! Gotta love summer breaks!

Chanda (aka Bea) said...

Well now that's just plain ol' brilliant.

It's too bad you couldn't get "Ride of the Valkyries" to play while viewing the carnage.

Anonymous said...

We do a lot of roleplaying games in our house. And since D&D came out with their pre-painted plastic miniatures, battles like these are common. Too. Much. Fun.

Great pictures, mom. And careful where you step . . . you may just break up a very strategic moment and cause one side to lose the initiative . . .


VelveetaWingnut said...

and to think, when I was that age, my lego spacemen were acting out little soap opera's on our dining room table! LOL

Kelley said...

That is absotively brilliant. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

So was the SNL reference. "Mr. Pibb and Red Vines equals crazy delicious!"

Gene said...

Wow. This is so much my youth, albeit with little soldiers and robots. A few dinos. Great pix, great fun.

Madge said...

the most common words out of my husbands mouth are, "OUCH!! damn legos."

Heather said...

These are just beautiful pictures.

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Legos totally win at my house.

I'm looking forward to school starting back just so I don't step on tiny pieces of legos all day long.

Saphira said...

I am new to your blog but LOVE it! Having a 9 year old boy I completely relate to this! I will be back!

BlackenedBoy said...

This reminds me of the toy wars my brothers and I used to have during my childhood.