Warren Seely has been making elaborate replicas of real farm equipment out of Legos since he was twelve. He’s also absolutely fascinating because I totally just watched the entire video below and farm equipment isn’t anything I’m remotely interested in. But wow, I feel like I totally learned something.
Of course I had my kids watch Warren talk about how he got the idea for his genius Lego creations and how he built a tractor engine when he was six! I’m also beginning to think I expect way too little out of my own children. Hmmm. They are big into Lego and will make a thing here or there, but mainly they’re into the Lego guys (also known as Mini Figures — they’re happy to just switch heads and bodies and call it a day) or they just want to play Lego Star Wars on their Nintendo DS.
Oh, but not Warren Seely. He has invented a whole new way to teach kids about how farm machinery works — without the dangers of getting up close to the real thing. Pretty awesome. This kid is gonna go far.
What does your kid make with Legos?