As you know, Erin and I had lots of fun building our LEGO Advent Calendar in
Many of the day’s sets had a few extra pieces in them, so
over the course of Advent a freakish LEGO
nightmare called the Extra Pieces Guy slowly evolved.
This is his story.
He started out quite simply, with two legs, one eye, and three
antennae. Then he got a tail and some boots!
His first major change: now he's more of an ordinary quadruped,
with four legs and two eyes. Next he grew a bit of a back ridge
and longer eye stalks. Quite possibly my favorite change is the
addition of his mouth.
This reconfiguration of his tail and back lasted through several
iterations, including the sprouting of a third eye and even
longer eye stalks.
His final advances saw his back grow an outrageous, translucent
protrusion, followed by a metamorphosis which completely
transformed his middle, back, and tail.
Then I experimented with completely different things to do with
the extra pieces. I started out building some kind of seagoing
craft, which then split into two: a battleship and a submarine
with the battleship leftovers.