You're not supposed to call them legos. They are officially Lego bricks. And with them, my nephews can build anything, including the above scene from a movie, though I forget what it is (do you know?). Once we were filming a scene that required one particular lego piece. It was crucial to the scene and must be found. I looked at the 5 20-gallon tubs of bricks in front of us, staying positive yet knowing we were going to have to improvise with playdoh or something.
It was found. I want to say that finding a Barbie hairbrush in the bottom of trunk of doll clothes is equally as impressive, but it's not.
Maybe their lego tonnage is obsessive, but with 5 grandparents, inevitable. The guys have built all kinds of worlds, and not just the ones on the box. If there's some movie prop or gadget they'd like, but no money for it, they build it from legos. If they really like a show but have no way to see it again soon, they'll build a set and have characters live in it awhile. And they really know how to make it come to life.
The youngest was bored by a movie we had started watching this weekend, and I asked if it needed more action. Yes, he said, and affirmed by acting out with legos what a good action movie is: [machine gun fire] "GO! GO! GO! GO!"
Inside the brain of a lego builder, everything really is awesome.