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Building love, brick by brick

Legos have been a predominantly kids’ toy ever since the early ‘70s. Since then, they have evolved and been adopted by a large young-adult audience. With the burden of being an adult, the world of dating opens up, but do Legos still exist in this new world?

Senior class president Ally Morris was quick to jump onto this burning question, offering her opinion on what she looks for in a guy and how Legos affect those characteristics.

Are Legos important in a relationship and how do you feel about him liking Legos?

“If they like Legos it overrides some of my harsh requirements I look for in a guy. I love Legos. I bought a set yesterday,” Morris said.

Legos play a pretty key role in a relationship for other students too; let’s check in on what senior Damian Kuntz has to say on the subject.

“When they are able to, you know, read that book really well and get down every step perfectly, and it could be like a 1200-piece set, that is what I look for, someone that can build dem’ Legos,” Kuntz said.

Senior Andrew Trieu had a short but sweet response to his interests in a partner.

“If they have a Lego set at home then they’re valid,” Trieu said.

Senior Noah Macknicki has a very confident sense of what he likes in another person.

“They have to share the same passion for Legos that I have. If they can build it without looking at the box or instructions like I do, then that’s definitely a turn-on. They need to match my level of creativity and get really close to what it’s supposed to look like. I really look for something like that,” Macknicki said.

Senior Henry Lee had a very interesting response to what he likes in a love interest.

“I really like when they’re two inches tall and plastic, and have hands that clip onto stuff, and like can’t move, especially when they’re yellow. I like when they have different hair pieces I could clip onto them and stuff like that,” Lee said.

Would you like an intimate relationship with a Lego? 

“I mean, I wouldn’t say no. I am very attracted to Lego minifigures, it’s my turn-on,” Lee said.

Journalism adviser Danielle Witten made it very clear what she wanted for Valentine’s Day when she was looking over Lego.com and saw the bouquet of flowers.

“Wow, this red flower bouquet is super cute! I also love these two little hedgehogs on a date on the toadstools, and wow, look at this cute mushroom village Lego set!” Witten said.

Legos and romance on our campus seem to go hand-in-hand. Instead of getting chocolate and flowers for your second half, think outside the box, and dig into a box of Legos!

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Jordan Gaskell is an Arcata High student athlete. He loves cross country and track and field. His running career started in 4th grade. He also loves traveling, fishing, mountain biking, soccer, photography, and hanging out with friends. He owns his own landscaping and carpentry business. He studied abroad for two years in Spain and Portugal and speaks fluent Spanish. He is hopefully going to attend a college down in Southern California at a four-year university studying business and finance.
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