Another Interesting LEGO Idea from Japan

Bruce has explained how the vignette “genre” seems to have begun in Japan about a year or so ago. I recently got a comment from Japanese LEGO blogger kazzen, and perusing his blog for a bit I found a second blog in which he sets forth a fairly interesting idea — a diary illustrated in LEGO.

“Illustrated diaries” are a type of diary in which you draw your diary entry. They’re fairly popular in Japan, especially among kids. (In fact, keeping a daily diary was part of my homework at the Japanese school I attended while growing up in Japan. I still have several years’ worth of illustrated diary entries in a box somewhere. I dug them out a couple of years ago and found that I had meticulously drawn several of my early LEGO creations for posterity.)

So here’s how it works:

  1. Create a category in your blog called “LEGO Diary” (or create a new blog for your diary).
  2. Recreate interesting events in your daily life in LEGO.
  3. Photograph your MOC.
  4. Post your pictures to your “LEGO Diary” category or your diary blog.

That’s it!

In all honesty, I don’t have time to maintain much of a LEGO diary, but I thought this was a good enough idea to pass on to the English-speaking LEGO community as well.

Kazzen has created a LEGO diary portal (“I just wanted to use the word ‘portal,’” he jokes), and if there’s enough interest among non-Japanese LEGO fans, perhaps someone can do the same in English. (I could do it easily enough with another blog, but a “real” Web site might be better.)

Well, if you’re interested in trying this out, I’d be interested in hearing about it! :-)