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Lego Mass EffectIt today's podcast, I talked about my kiddo being allowed to play Mass Effect if he did cool stuff based on the fiction. Here's a repost of a journal from last year where I posted some of his creations:
My son, Jack, is a lot like me. He and I have a deal: he can play videogames as long as I get to approve them first and he does something creative with what he learns and sees. He usually either writes stories or build these awesome scale lego models of stuff from the games. Or talking my head off (or the head of any adult who will listen) about the fiction in the games. Here's some of his Lego stuff from Mass Effect:

Geth and Geth Prime (<--- linked in case you have no idea what these are)


Geth Colossus


Hammerhead Vehicle

2 years ago  |  Comments (97)  |  + 359 Cool
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LukeCrawfor2
SWEET!
#1  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 3 Ditto
ToothlesGame RT Michigan
Your son is awesome
#2  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 8 Ditto
yes he is
#1  Posted 2 years ago
Casper
You must be the proudest father in the world.
#3  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 4 Ditto
Mmmtastyfish
i wish i had half that talent :) all of my lego creations were horrible
#4  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 4 Ditto
Defixio Sponsor
High-fives for Burnie jr!
#5  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 3 Cool
janevalenz bikebrarian
I always think it's awesome when parents and kids do cool things together. Yay for learning and creating things.
#6  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 3 Ditto
cdlr4v1 Green Ranger
COOL!
#7  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
FiLpInOpRiDe Black Sun
I sense that your son will go far in life with that creativity Burnie. Seriously amazing!
#8  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 3 Cool
shadowbob34 Sponsor
He might take Burnie's job as a writer for RT.
#1  Posted 2 years ago
JakeBarrett1
That is so cool. I loved playing with Lego's when I was younger. Jack's got a lot of talent, you should post some of the stuff he builds in Minecraft.
#9  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 2 Cool
ciano930
Its really cool to see you supporting your sons creativity and sharing it with us :) Its really cool to see
#10  Posted 2 years ago
AnEnemyAI PAX 2014
Those are awesome!
#11  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
Rafael Sponsor
Your kid is definitely talented. It's great to see that you have a great role in your child's development! I bet it doesn't hurt that you are probably one of the coolest individuals on the internet! xD
#12  Posted 2 years ago
shelbasor Sponsor
That's awesome! Also a brilliant idea, turning video games into an exercise of creativity and learning.
P.S. I love how you always refer kids as 'kiddos'. Makes me smile every time I see/hear it.
#13  Posted 2 years ago
jcjakom
I did almost the same thing when my parents let me play halo
#14  Posted 2 years ago
Masako Chicksauce
You are such an awesome dad.
#15  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
bigngreen Sponsor
Dude that is so freaking cool! You have a smart kid on your hands mate.
#16  Posted 2 years ago
jboyes752
What an awesome father son combo. I hope there are more parents like you out there, teaching kids to be all awesome and etc.
#17  Posted 2 years ago
PeteG The Expert
That is actually extremely impressive! Also I like the idea of "use what you learned"/"be creative"
#18  Posted 2 years ago
Hunter240
He built that? That's impressive for a child....or anyone for that matter.
#19  Posted 2 years ago
petezahut919
that is amazing!
#20  Posted 2 years ago
hippieabs
If only more parents would take a positive interest in their kids' hobbies. Thanks for proving gamers are good parents, too!
#21  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
Kikyobutt Stachetastic
That's awesome. I guess now you're thinking "Damn, now he CAN play Mass Effect." Just don't let him go to certain places (isn't there a strip club in that game anyway?)
#22  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
iSteven5134
While obviously impressive, you two should undertake a Lego Normandy.
#23  Posted 2 years ago
Neefertiti Sponsor
Now when I see these photos, I'll think of Burnie and little Jack.

#24  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 24 Funny
#2  Posted 2 years ago
Neefertiti Sponsor
In reply to fabledgriff, #1:

Not sure where this started but I think these are all the first pictures put together.
Google Storm Trooper Dad. (I make it a rule to find the answer and post it in replies but Pax Side Quest Dinner is soon)
#3  Posted 2 years ago
BurgerBandit
amazing :) love the geth
#25  Posted 2 years ago
KingNIsch Sponsor
Someone just earned themselves a job when they inevitably try to make a Mass effect Lego game :)
#26  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
Meelmox Moogle King
Very nice.
#27  Posted 2 years ago
Church4848
thyre awesome! lego ftw! best dad.
#28  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
Delirium1138
Lego is seriously the best two to have as a kid (and in my case as an adult still)
#29  Posted 2 years ago
WhiskeyPig
this is exactly how i plan to be a dad. Awesome job Burnie.
#30  Posted 2 years ago
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