A Lego Kingdoms Yuletide Tale

2010-12-25T21:52:49.983-07:00

I don't know about you, but when I played with Legos there was often this narrative going on in my mind. I think that is the great thing about Legos, they help unlock the imagination. As I was enjoying the Lego Kingdoms Advent Calendar I found that it is as true now as when I was eight. A narrative was forming in my mind. So I thought I would flesh it out a bit with a few more Lego bits and a bit of verse and see what happened. Here is the result.


TheKingLayDead
The King lay dead, by treachery wrought
Life strength drained, by poisonous draught

HisCrownLayStill
The plan of the Queen, to fruition brought
The throne empty, for offspring begot

But before King made, must prince prove
By blood and steel, his worth behoove

TheQueenConspires
With Kings councilors, she did conspire
To draw old kingdoms, hate and ire

So battle brought, before men and all
the princes hope, to bring old lords fall

WaylandsWoodsmen
Wayland
From east came, Wayland's Fold
Woodsmen, archers, green men of old

CorinsDragoons
Corin From southland came, the dragons fire 
Lord Corin the Bold, and the sorcerer Gyre
  RobertsNorthmen
Robert
From north hills came, the dead kings kin
Robert the Wyrm, and the wizard Turin

FieldofBattle
The armies gathered, before the black keep
Life blood of Queen and pup, they came to reap

CouncilofWizards
Wise magus gathered, a council called
Before grim bastion, the kings seat walled

BrotherAndSon
A duel of honor, between brother and son
For the gold bearers seat, a kingdom won

PrinceBalricsDefeat
Robert the northman, his blows of thunder
threw down weak prince, sword and shield asunder

TheJudgementoftheNorth
The prince defeated, by trial of steel
His judgment come, by block did kneel

RobertKing
Robert Crowned, above headless dead
The Queen wept, the snows stained red

TheQueensEnd
In dungeon deep, the woman scorned
With treacheries fruit, her cell adorned

ProsperityofRobert
Under Robert King, old kingdoms allied
in mirth and merriment, during feast of Yuletide



Notes: The weird/cheesy photoshopping was inspired by early Lego boxes which used bright primary colors. Example
I also used it to focus the shot on what I wanted you to see as well as representing the memory and nostalgia around Lego's that I enjoy.

No I am not really that bad at photoshop... it was a style choice.. get over it.

The style of the verse is rhyming couplets inspired by Nordic heroic poetry... I may or may not have achieved what I wished with this.. who knows.. I wrote it in like 30 minutes.

There is lots of other stuff I snuck in there that I find personally funny/interesting if you figure some out and tweet or email them to me we can have a chuckle together.


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