Doesn't anybody find it just a little bit hard to believe that this is stting in someone's house in Japan???? The average japanese home wouldn't leave room for bed with this :-)
Just joking, this is absolutely brilliant I wonder whether he was inspired by the game Mousetrap (of which I still own one - like to use it to teach people the KISS principle), my guess he's probably not married (unless his partner shares this passion) but definitely doesn't have kids or pets lest he lose his marbles ((pun intended).
We went to LEGOLAND here, not too long after they opened it, from the abandoned CYPRESS GARDENS attraction. It was OK, the grandkids enjoyed it, but the park is dedicated to one goal..... SELL Legoland products. The displays are nice to look at, AND interesting from a technical viewpoint, to see the interconnectability of all the pieces. And, I understand through local radio & TV announcements that LEGOLAND has completed (earlier this year) a massive expansion of the park. I wonder where they've added the additional attraction parts, since they originally did preserve the northern end of CYPRESS GARDENS, which included the topiary, floral gardens, and, Esther Williams' practice swimming pool.
Maybe we'll venture back again, but we'll have to pick an opportune time.... AFTER the unrelenting heat & BEFORE the inundation of the annual "snow birds".
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