|Steve, Cathy, and Nicholas -- Nicholas and his epic battles (created 2011-12-11)|
Nicholas is like most boys in liking to imagine massive battles. Here are a few examples.
He has taken to drawing these complex battle scenes with guns firing in all directions. When a bullet hits a shield, there is a loud "clang" and when a bullet finds a human target, there is a loud "ouch!"
Another thing Nicholas loves to do is to construct elaborate forts with Jenga blocks and then assault those forts by bmobarding them with sliding Jenga blocks. He can set up forts that can withstand several direct hits from a sliding Jenga block. Eventually, though, he turns all his Jenga forts into rubble. Here are some forts.
There are army men scattered within and around the fortifications, and the goal is to create a fort that keeps the army men standing after repeated assaults.
Notice the Jenga blocks held in reserve for an assault on the opposing fort.
Note the additional fortifications available here, a field goal post and some plastic bowls.
Here's an elaborate Jenga fort using all 54 Jenga blocks. This one was assaulted by two attack cars.
Here's another Jenga fort with all 54 blocks. Notice the assault car waiting for its chance by the rug.
Here's what happens after a couple of smashes from the assault car.
Note the cantilevered porch on this fort and the surrounding Stonehenge blocks for added protection.
I got into the act and designed this "Tower of Babel." It fell down completely with a single shot from the assault car.
Here's a treasure map that Nicholas drew. Some of the landmarks are "old tree" and "misty lagoon." Also, watch out for the crocodile.
Here's a simpler map with you starting at the abandoned tree house. If you can get by the alligators in the old pond, you will find treasure under the water in the misty lagoon.
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