Wednesday, June 06, 2018

LEGO Space Logo and the Stranger in the Checkout Line

The logo on the left is likely famous if you were a kid in the 70s or 80s.  It is the logo for the LEGO space sets from that era.

Since I am a child of the 70s and 80s, I have a t-shirt with that logo on it - ya know, cause of nostalgia, and to prove, beyond all shadow of a doubt, that I am a fan of the brick.

A couple weeks ago I was on my way to the Oregon Toy Photography Safari, and stopped by a grocery store in Seaside Oregon for some supplies.  I was, of course, sporting that LEGO space logo'd t-shirt.

I got my supplies and was standing patiently in the check-out line to, ya know, check out.  The fellow in front of me turned around, saw my shirt, and mentioned he liked it.

I said thanks.  Then he pulled out his cell phone, and showed me he had the same logo on the back.

Cool.  Nice coincidence.  Turns out the fellow made the sticker. Before I knew it, he called someone (I remember it being his wife, but I can't be sure of my memory on that point) on his phone.  They were waiting for him in his car in the parking lot. 

By the time he got to the front of the line his wife/friend had come into the store and gave me a sticker.

Since it is a black sticker, and my phone is black, I needed some place else to put it.  My laptop is already stickered, so I put it on my portable CD-ROM.  Here is it.

I didn't get the fellows name, but I did give him my business card so he could find me. If that person happens to come across this blog, thanks!  Your sticker is going to decorate my office space for a long time to come.

Also thanks for an awesome encounter after a stressful travel day - thats the sort of thing good travel memories are based on.