Star Wars, NASA, dinosaurs—the gang's all here.
Life is pretty damn dull right now. Even the unrelenting stream of terrible news is boring in its own macabre way. What did you do when you were bored as a kid (besides kick pine cones and ignore your beleaguered mother's suggestion to go drink a glass of water if you're hungry, lunch is in an hour)? You pulled out the mega-box of Lego pieces, the one with no blueprints for a finished product, just a million blocks in all sizes, and got to building with the kind of work ethic you have never once managed to channel in your adult life. That killed a few hours.
If you've been out of the Lego loop for the last few decades—growing up will do that—you might be surprised to learn that Lego makes sets specifically for adults, because even with age, the act of creating with small pieces still delights. They're less whimsical and more mechanical. They reference adult movies or adult art styles. They will kill a few hours or more, depending on how intense the set you select is. Some get punishingly intense. These are 10 of the best. It's tackle one of these, or give kicking pine cones another go. You're a Lego hobbyist now.