One epic Lego Mindstorm project, cycling little nerf balls around what has to be the most amazing of automated toy project. FastCo does a great job of layering in some anti-design perspective into their writeup:
Any of us who talk about design on a daily basis inevitably focus on an idea of core elegance, when simplicity, efficiency, and functionality combine in a fundamentally beautiful product. It’s a fun wake-up call to remember just how much delight one can find in the total opposite end of the spectrum, that inefficiency, overwroughtness, and sheer organizational absurdity has its place in the joy of design, too.
As a father of a child who will be coming into Legos within the next few months, I can’t wait to start the education process on building mountains out of grains of plastic.