Character Building

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. Then I grew up some more, realised what a trumped-up, condescending and wholly nonsensical idea it was to pretend that, just because something may or may not be intended for children, that it cannot be embraced and enjoyed by anyone. So, I got all my childish things out of the cupboard, fell in love with Doctor Who all over again, and decided to say “yah-boo sucks” to the rest of them. The culmination of all this occurred this morning when a parcel was delivered containing …. wait for it …. Doctor Who Lego. Life is complete. And somewhere out there lost in the mists and space and time, my ten-year-old self has just let out a squeal of absolute joy…

Okay, so strictly speaking, it’s not branded as “Lego” per se, (if you have 20/20 vision and a magnifying glass, you can make out that the dimples are labelled “COBI” instead of “LEGO”) because it is part of the new Character Building range from Character Options, purveyors of fine Doctor Who merchandise (and, admittedly, some rubbish old tat as well) since Doctor Who’s successful relaunch in 2005. They might just be the greatest pieces of merchandise I own.

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