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As a grown up who doesn’t have any children, I am at liberty to while away my days as I see fit, perhaps enjoying a round of croquet on the lawn now and then, or devoting an entire day to perfecting my butter caramel technique.

This means I am free to buy Lego if I want, and build it all on my own, without any meddlesome children to spoil the experience. Lego is wasted on children anyway. They don’t get it. It’s a sophisticated product for adults like you and I, and long may it remain so.

Not so long ago I treated myself to a new set, thanks in part to a Lego gift card I was given for my birthday. (This is further evidence, as though it were needed, that everyone agrees with me about Lego being for grown ups.) The new set is excellent, for the most part, but in one of its bags I found something that made my blood run cold.

We have long spoken with disdain about the horror of the sixwide Lego car.

Now behold the fivewide brick.

9 comments on “Fivewide

  • It’s a provocation, there’s no doubt about that. I don’t know who they think they are or what they think they’re going to achieve, but it won’t work. Not with us.

  • I hate to say it but you need to up your game. It’s precisely because they know that people like you have taken their eye off the ball that they think they can get away with this absolute bullshit. There’s no room for complacency, not now the fivewide brick is stalking the earth.

  • I look at their new sets and some of them are quite appealing but a lot are the same recycled ones from 10+ years ago only twice as expensive with less bricks.

    It’s me, I, I’m the problem, it’s me.

  • Are you Taylor Swift? If so you’ve got enough cash-ola to buy Lego without worrying about whether they’ve recycled it from a decade ago.

  • You’re right. I do have a tour to prepare for but there’s time between the rehearsals to buy some sets and sit down with a hot cup of coffee and really build away my problems.

    I can’t believe I didn’t realise I was the Tay-Tay Swiftolas.

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