I gotta show love for the Lego for a quick minute. Today is the 50th birthday of the coolest toy on the block (you like that?).
These little bastards cultivated my love for auto/home repair with simple blocks. I mean, I could make you a cubed car in like a couple seconds with a flat piece (green one in the pic), a few blocks, a steering wheel and some tires.
I grew outta Legos when they started making those massive sets where you could build like a castle or interactive building of some sort. I was used to the simple sets where your imagination dictated what you built. I could build a ridiculous stick/tower.
The above picture was found here. Lego blogs rule. Lego cakes rule as well.