Back when Short Circuit 2 was released on VHS circa 1989, I had a vision. As the movie ended, and Johnny 5 jumped for joy at becoming an American citizen (this did happen), I paused it. I ran to my bedroom closet and dug out my Lego’s. And I built.
For quite some time, this has been my pride and joy (it made my Fact Sheet for sheet’s sake)… a (non-gold plated) Johnny 5 replica:
But now… now I’ve seen this:
Should I feel bad?
I was fourteen at the time, and I always planned on returning to the project. I wanted to coordinate the colors better; I wanted to draw out the details to replicate the model; I was beginning to write a program in BASIC that would help me document those details.
So yes, I should feel bad. All the coolest things I’ve done in my life were when I was a kid. Before I drank beer. This blog should be proof of that. I think I’m going to go to bed now. Perhaps I’ll have a bit of beer beforehand…