When it comes to Lego guns, there are really two camps. There are those that either embrace the creativeness, or those that really hate the concept because it has to do with weapons. I can understand the concern, however there is a distinct difference between play and reality. Young kids might not be able to relate, but as we grow up, most of us learn the logics of human nature. Lego serves as a discovery tool and a way to create what you imagine over and over again. The build is of course limited to time and the amount of Lego (yes, an interview with the CEO of Lego revealed that the plural word is actually Lego) you have. With the brilliant way the blocks are created, you can rebuild and modify your build as much as you possibly want. The many different sizes and shapes of Lego makes it possible to create pretty much anything.
Some builds actually challenge your brain to comprehend how they were put together. It’s not common that I see a design without having at least some understanding about how it was built. The Lego Ray Gun called “Tesla Handheld Directed Energy Projector,” from Lego mastermind and nursery school teacher Dave Kaleta, is something that had me bend my brain cells in multiple dimensions without understanding some of the brilliant solutions he has been able to incorporate. Maybe it’s because Dave is a toy designer as well, but the Ray Gun is still insanely impressive.
Imagine being a kid just running around the house with this badboy. Having your friends over suddenly got a whole lot more fun. Now all Dave has to do is give us the blueprint for the retro build, and we’ll all have a good ole space fight. The selection of colors makes it even more “dazzling” and cool. Until I saw this build, I didn’t even know there were Lego in that color. Yeah, that’s how silly I am really. I need to get back in the loop and start reading up and expanding my Lego skills and knowledge. Dave, hats off for you for building this insanely creative and retro Lego build. Props!