Monday, December 20, 2010

Day 354 - Race Cars and Legos

One of the perks of being a dad to young boys is the chance to do, or redo, the kinds of childish/awesome things that boys love to do.

For example, you might pack up the boys, and head to the Hall of Fame Museum at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

And maybe, like, say, if you were to go before the middle of next month, you might just happen to see this...

An amazingly detailed, and totally awesome, model of Indianapolis Motor Speedway... in Legos! 125,000 Legos. Including 3,000 little Lego people! I KNOW!!!

A chiropractor from Lebanon, IN (I know! I grew up there, too!) spent 8 years constructing this plastic wonder. Somebody's wife is very tolerant... or such a total bitch she could drive a man to spending 8 years in the basement with Legos... either way, works out great for us.

The detail is fantastic. You can take laps around this thing for days and notice something new every time by. There's the scoring pylon, pagoda, yard of bricks, hot pits stops, yellow shirts, Florence Henderson, Indiana Jones, Santa Claus, and a couple streakers.

 You suppose there's a tiny Lego IMS model inside the Lego model museum?

It's so big and colorful and fun, I dare you to check it out and not walk away with a smile.

And, for an added bonus, you are just steps away from some beautiful race cars.

The teenage girl opted out of this outing in favor of hanging with a swimming bud. She's too cool for anything so childish. I'm glad I'm not.

Good running,

Numbers: 3.1 miles on streets