In the merging of home school and WFH, many parents have shared their across-the-aisle co-opting of crayons and dinosaurs as sources of inspiration and procrastination in the fight to stay focused. Enter Lego – a company exquisitely attuned to the shifts of consumer culture. In addition to developing increasingly complex toy kits created to consume the hours and brain power of stay-at-home kids, the toy maker has launched a series of soothing nature-based building sets targeting adults. From flower arrangements to bonsai trees, these sets provide the gentle intensity and creative satisfaction we all need right now. Well played!
And, if a challenge is what is needed to fire up your creative juices, gaze upon the master work of one of 21 bona fide Lego Master Professionals. Japan-based artist Jumpei Mitsui spent 400 hours on his Great Wave oeuvre. Daunting and enchanting, it shows what we can build with a bit of vision and a lot of commitment.