Personalised Lego Calms the Soul
Last year when I was suffering from terrible perimenopause stress and anxiety, I took it upon myself to take up another hobby. This hobby I had been a massive fan of when I was a little kid as I’d often sit and play with it, building mostly cars and lining them up like a car showroom, on my bedroom windowsill but never carried it on. Now it seems like everyone is at it, and it’s now reached mainstream TV with Lego Masters, I thought it’d be about time I let you into my world of Lego too.
MODS or “My Own Design” builds of Lego thrill me. Either of your creation of as a purchase from a fellow fan of Lego) is sheer pleasure to craft. Perhaps you’ve been lusting after a desk size campervan for months just because it’s identical to the one you holidayed in as a child. It’s exciting when you step away from the instruction booklets, the build by numbers, and create a world of fun. Your vision of perfection. Taking valuable spare rooms to build a whole host of tiny towns. Scattered with intricate mini-figures depicting every livery of modern day society. All of them going about their every day in their fantasy Lego lifestyle.
For the love of bespoke
What I love to do is to construct bespoke Lego figures and frame them. I don’t sell them; I make them for myself but as long as the parts are paid for, can create them for friends for birthdays, Christmas etc. They take a while, but when you’ve finished, they look amazing. Here is my Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Cornetto Trilogy collection.
But I couldn’t stop there, so I ended up doing characters from “Paul” (take a look at the t-shirts on each of the designs below and above too).
Then it became an addiction. So I continued and made the infamous “Spaced” characters (although I’m yet to design the background).
But again, I didn’t stop. I had one more I wanted to complete before I finished producing them. It proved to be a little more difficult but I managed it, and if you haven’t seen an episode, I think it might be worth a little look to see if I captured the characters perfectly.
OK, so that’s one stress-busting idea that I use when I’m experiencing a bit of a crash. What type of things do you use to help you out of the hole? Are you more creative when you’re depressed, or is there something that you do that blows away the blues when you’re feeling a bit sad that you can share with us?