This week I’m posting a series of small table-scrap MOCs, 1 for each day of the week.
The LEGO system is full of fantastic pieces, with a plethora of beautiful colors and interesting shapes at a builder’s disposal. I enjoy just looking at these pieces, and when I can, showcasing them in builds. But there are just a few LEGO pieces that I absolutely loathe – pieces so ugly or weird that they hurt the eyes simply to look at. “Did the LEGO designers know what they were doing when they designed this piece?” I find myself wondering as a squint at the pieces. Such is the case with an old Bionicle piece – the head of a character named Hewkii:
This is a right-ugly part, and I can never bring myself to put it on a Bionicle character – what good could come of a figure topped with this… thing? Every once and awhile, while sifting through my LEGO collection, I come across the piece and find it staring at me:
I could have decided just to throw the piece out – obviously I’m not a fan of it – but my philosophy is that ugly parts shouldn’t be exempt from the work as model components that their prettier brethren must endure. No special treatment for ugly pieces!
Though I am – as I have illustrated above – a very fair person (all of the people that I employ can vouch for me. I’ll raise your salaries by 30%!), everyone needs to get revenge every now and again. Just to spite the awful part, I constructed the ship with the face staring backwards, so Hewkii will always get the worst view possible – a five star view of the dust accumulating on my shelf… for eternity:
I feel that I have achieved my goal. I served justice, allowing no piece to get away with special treatment, and I showed Hewkii who’s really boss. I haven’t had a confrontation with him since, but sometimes, when I’m building, I can feel eyes on the back of my neck. I turn around and see those blood red pits staring back at me:
Until tomorrow – watch your back 😉 !