The weather was pants yesterday which pretty much threw a spanner in the works for going out anywhere, plus Mrs M had had an awful night with Opeie and id got up with him quite early so we were both shattered. So a day in the house it was. We asked Seth what he wanted to play and he said Lego so off we went to play closing his bedroom door behind us (Mrs M cant stand the noise of the Lego being rummaged through).
Ive been trying to get hold of the Jokers Funhouse for Seth's imaginext collection but they just keep going for crazy money on eBay and you cant buy them anywhere in the UK so i decided that instead i was going to build one out of Lego for him. I thought maybe i would regret my decision but i really enjoyed it and Seth was really chuffed with the outcome.
I made it in the style of the imaginext one as it appeals to younger children, i had a look at the Jokers funhouse kit that was released recently and although it looks great i wanted Seth to have something that was a one off. I love Lego its such a great toy that never loses its appeal because there is so much you can do with it. The kits are great and i do love to snap up as many as i can but my heart is really in designing our own things. Seth always seems more satisfied when we have built something ourselves
I made the Ha's lift up so that Seth could get his little hands in from both sides. I get so carried away when I'm building something, Mrs M always says Ive got loads of patience but playing with Lego is one of my favourite things to do with the boys.
After i had finished making it i decided that it looked a bit grim without any characters, the only Official DC villain we had was Catwoman so i got rummaging again through the Minifigure boxes and managed to pull together a Mad Hatter(luckily i had a leprechaun), Killer Croc (although he was a bit rubbish), Poison Ivy and Manbat(i used the werewolf). I was a bit gutted i couldnt manage a Joker but oh well Seth will be happy when he see's them in the morning, they did kind of make the build.
Putting in the checked floors to the rooms really added to the funhouse and made it look a lot more like somewhere the Joker would hang out. I am now planning on building a batcave next as i think Seth will really like that plus there will be somewhere for his batman minifigure to live, so keep a look at for that one.
Seth got really excited towards the end of the build as while he was rummaging he found a small brick with playing cards on he could barely catch his breath, bless him. I found some Lego money so i decided to have the villains round a table of cash, playing cards, knives and guns. (probably not suitable for children but luckily Seth's not aggressive).
I wanted to get my Seth and Opeie minfigures involved in the action so while Opeie talked to other members of his tactical assault team Seth kept a look out through his binoculars on the riot van. Any moment now they will be storming the Funhouse and making their arrests.
If your interested in seeing more of the build then please check out my YouTube video that was made by my very beautiful lady earlier this evening. Now i better start thinking about that Batcave.
Until next time...