The Boy, bored: I want to build another LEGO mechanism. But I don't know what...
Me: Oh, oh...how about a trebuchet?*
Him, puzzled: A tri-bu-what what?
Me: Get thee to the mighty Google and look it up.
Him, intrigued: Is that French? Because it sounds French.
Twenty minutes spent on google, google images and youtube...
Him, excited: Dude! It's like a catapult! Sweet!
Off to his room he went...and came back down with this:
And demonstrations followed...
Very proud of himself...as he should be!
He's currently building a bigger model. Because, apparently, this was merely the prototype.
And, yes, the clock reads 1:35 in the afternoon and he is still jammie clad. It's summer. It's raining. What?
*I figured it would go well with the gallows his little sister built last week.