See another sketch from my prompt "He gave her not his heart, but his lungs, for she was his breath." This one features a man and an air elemental.
I love seeing what wildly different things the artists come up with from the same prompt!
Last night we celebrated the full moon and a belated Yule. There's a brief summary of that over on "Havenspeak."
my_partner_doug just got Fallingwater for Christmas. We spent several days putting it together as a team. And what was I talking about most of that time? The NASA legos I loved as a kid, and how complex they were in comparison to the new set, and the evolution of Lego instructions from folded to stapled to spiralbound. Build-it toys were a favorite category; I had the most of Legos and Lincoln Logs, plus other stuff like Construx.
Dudes. If you want to sell Legos to girls, you can 1) make Lego things of what many girls like -- Lego dollhouse, Lego barn and horses, etc. made with plenty of bricks; or 2) put a bunch of girls in a roomful of Legos and see what they build, then firm up some of that into sets. Put some girls on the packaging of the generic sets and themed sets because, hey, some girls like rockets and trains instead of dolls. If you've come up short on girls who like Legos, maybe quit hiring ad agencies and go ask some scientists and teachers if you can borrow their daughters.
An even better idea: crowdsource Lego plans and kits on the website. Lots of people love to play with Legos. It shouldn't be hard to let customers share their building plans free in a forum, and the best ones will float to the top if there's "favorite" button or 5-brick rating system. There are already places for buying particular types of Lego bits, so people could get what they needed if they didn't already have it. Heck, imagine being able to go to the Lego site and buy new patterns for a buck or so, to use with one's own collection of bricks. You bet there would be girls and moms building stuff and sharing their patterns.