My LEGO Team of Mighty Heroes

I’m going to go out on a limb and declare that I am more attached to my son’s Lego toys than he is.  And he simply thinks the world of them.  The boy has an imaginative talent for constructing complex figures that I could only dream of possessing.  He actual makes Transformers out of Lego blocks, and he can show you how to transform them from vehicle mode to robot mode.  How he figures this out and remembers the steps are beyond me.  You’ve got some lucrative talents there, son.

The boy recognizes my possessiveness of his Legos, and he’s nice enough to let me construct figures and keep them built until I give the word.  I’ve therefore been able to imbue my constructions with an overarching mythology, loosely-based on Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, A Song of Ice and Fire, and The Walking Dead.  Lego people, easily dismembered, make for good zombies.

Above you can see my current team of monster-fighting heroes.  From left to right you have the dashing ranger, the monk, the unreliable dark knight, the Sting-wielding mage-knight who leads the team, the ninja, the cat-man (an action figure of a forgotten toy brand I’ve somehow kept from my childhood) and the holy knight.  They all have Jedi powers, by the way.  Their arch-enemy is a demon from another dimension played by the boy’s ginormous Unicron transformer, but right now a growing zombie plague consumes their time.

Points if you can tell me what kind of toy that cat-man is.  He belongs to these figures associated with the elements, but that’s the extent of my memory.

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Kyle Cupp

Kyle Cupp is a freelance writer who blogs about culture, philosophy, politics, postmodernism, and religion. He is a contributor to the group Catholic blog Vox Nova. Kyle lives with his wife, son, and daughter in North Texas. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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7 Responses

  1. Morat20 says:

    I have the Lego Death Star II. It was a gift my in-laws gave me when I got my Master’s degree. Given I had gotten my bachelor’s, worked for almost a decade in the field, then took advantage of a new company’s education policy….

    I was 30ish. 🙂 And it was the best gift ever.

  2. Boegiboe says:

    I will try to remember to ask my brother what the cat figure is. I know we had a few of them when we were kids, but I just can’t recall the name.

  3. Sam Wilkinson says:


    That is all.