There’s a fundamental law to building with LEGO, especially if you’re making something original, not building to blueprints.
A LEGO creation isn’t right until it’s right.
It may take some tinkering at the edges. It may require a teardown and rebuild. It may have to sit six weeks or six months.
But it’s not right until it’s right.
Last month I built a LEGO tower at the office for my web camera. And it was fine!
Yet, every time I went to the office in the month since, I felt the need to tinker.
It didn’t look unified enough.
I didn’t feel the structure was engineeringically sound.
It was insufficiency chaotic.
So I tinkered.
I keep a container of bricks at the office for exactly this eventuality. I tried this, and I tried that. I built some things. I took them apart. I left some unfinished structures in the container.
This afternoon, in a spare half-hour, I assembled stuff.
That’s colorful! That’s chaotic! That’s structurally sound!
This is so crazy it just might work!
This will do nicely!
I anticipate no more significant tinkering… unless I come into work one morning and it’s a shattered wreck of a hundred pieces.
Unless I can integrate my LEGO business card holder into this…