The Worlds Fair in Legos
Guest blog by Wendy Nikel
THE GRANDMOTHER PARADOX is now out into the world, and I'm thrilled to be able to share this time travel tale with you all!
While I'm writing or revising a story, one of my favorite things to do — if I'm able — is to visit the place where it is set. Just standing in the place where the scenes took place is a great way for me to bring all my senses into the prose. Thus, while I was working on THE GRANDMOTHER PARADOX, I arranged for my family to visit the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, which just happens to be the only building from the 1893 World's Fair that remains in its original location.
It just so happened that while we were there, the museum had a LEGO display, which worked out well for us, since playing with LEGOs happens to be one of my kids' favorite things to do. Among the models on display was one of the museum, made entirely of LEGO bricks.
And one of the Ferris Wheel, one of the best-known features of the Fair:
And while I may not be an expert enough builder to construct something of that magnitude (the displays there were incredibly impressive), I did try my hand, in honor of THE GRANDMOTHER PARADOX's release, at re-creating some of the key scenes in my novella. Enjoy!
Wendy Nikel is a speculative fiction author with a degree in elementary education, a fondness for road trips, and a terrible habit of forgetting where she's left her cup of tea. Her short fiction has been published by Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Daily Science Fiction, Nature: Futures, and elsewhere. For more info, visit wendynikel.com
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