Lego-Chess-Set

As kids, the only thing that held us back when building with our Lego sets, was our vast, childish imagination . . . oh, and our complete lack of skill in building anything that resembled what we had in our heads.  In fact, the only time something looked “right” was when our dads helped/took over.  It’s the act of creating that makes Lego bricks fun regardless of age.  If you’re ready to lay down some cash (okay, some serious cash) to show your love for the little plastic building blocks of your youth, perhaps you should invest in your own Lego Chess Set.  Completely made out of Lego bricks, this chess set is stylish and functional, and comes preassembled, so you can save your set for building castles with your kids or working on that personal model of Denise Milani (though you’ll probably need some more bricks).

Retro-Video-Game-Puzzle-IF2

We’ve long been obsessed with Things Organized Neatly, the Tumblr, Instagram account, and book that displays collections of items arranged in pleasing ways. It’s the reason we’re hard at work on this puzzle. When finished, the puzzle depicts a collection of retro video games and gaming systems aligned ever so perfectly. Each is made in the USA by the New York Puzzle Company and features original photography from artist Jim Golden. At 1000 pieces, it will put you to work for some time, but when you complete it you can use some puzzle glue and frame it on your wall. Out of chaos comes order, right?