James: Hey Jeff, do you have anything precious you’d like to protect in a near indestructible shell?
Jeff: My children?
James: Perfect – now my calculations and the internet tell me that if they step inside this specially designed LEGO cocoon and they happen to be launched, probably by some freak accident caused by nature, out of my LEGO catapult, they will be totally fine.
Jeff: I have faith in LEGO. I do not have faith in you.
James: OK, all done. Was the takeaway that we should just let kids follow their interests? If my son wants to watch space stuff explode and my daughter likes to imagine the Friends rock tour I should be supportive?
Jeff: Huh? Sorry, James, that was like three hours ago. You really need to work on your literacy. I’ve been busy over here planning how I’m going to get my hands on that Tesla Model S.
James: Look, if I’ve told you once I’ve told you three or four times – I’m not joining you in a life of crime just to support your sports car hobby.
James: Then I won’t be giving you my plasma just yet.
Jeff: How about if instead of making your LEGO creations autonomous we added some other cool functionality?
James: Like lasers?
Jeff: Exactly like lasers, but also not like lasers at all. Go take a look at Brixo’s Kickstarter, they tell us “Brixo building blocks bring your designs to life with electronic sensors, motors and connected apps.”
James: That sounds cool. But will they drive my kids to school in the LEGO Tesla Model S?
Jeff: No. But that shouldn’t stop you from attending BrickCan if you were smart enough to order tickets ahead of time!
James: All available tickets for the Public LEGO Exhibition have been sold, and their Adult LEGO Fan Convention roster is completely full?
James: Whoa. Then maybe people who missed BrickCan should begin booking their flights to Malaysia.
James: For LEGOLand Malaysia. Daniel and Christopher Steininger, father and son Lego master builders, will be building a 200,000 piece Millennium Falcon.” Visitors will able to help out.
Jeff: I wish I could go, but I’m going to be busy singing our national anthem at a baseball game.
James: I’m confused.
Jeff: Baseball is the one where you try to hit a ball with a stick before running in a “diamond” pattern.
James: Please don’t treat me like a complete idiot. I’m vaguely aware of it. They play it in winter and try to run with sharpened blades on their feet. I mean I didn’t know you were a professional singer.