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Friday, September 28, 2012

Only in S.F. -- Build A Giant Lego Castle in the Park

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 9:30 AM

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Everybody knows that a cardboard box is the most versatile toy of all time. If you don't believe us, just ask "The Cardboard Kid."  Combine cardboard boxes with fort-building, playing with gigantic Legos, and running around in the grass and you may just have the funnest day ever in your whole entire life.

Well, guess what? This weekend, the Awesome Foundation, our favorite foundation ever, will be providing the residents of the No. 1 City in America just that.  This Saturday, Sept. 29 at noon, hundreds of cardboard boxes, painted like Legos and adhered with Velcro, will be released in Dolores Park, open to the public, simply for the purpose of castle-creating pleasure.

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Join the Facebook event and rally, you youngest hearts, for an Indian Summer joyfest.  All ages are welcome and, as usual, you're expected to be courteous. No hogging the blocks, no pushing over others' castles and no (this is the technical term) meany-heads.

Fun fact! If you're allergic to latex, this will not be fun for you. The blocks were painted with latex paint. Everyone else, come on down to Dolores Park.

From the organizers: "We want to give a creative outlet to people who have outgrown their building blocks but still remember how awesome it is to create your own castle. Defy Euclidean geometry, construct an epic fortress, and recapture your childhood love of buildin' stuff." Awesome.

These folks are looking for more volunteers as well so if you've got some time and this is really exciting for you, contact them at

(And thanks to MissionMission for the tip!)

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