It was an ordinary Saturday in L’ego Town. The kids were playing on the playground the street was bustling and there was a general buzz in the air about the new data centre which was opening soon. Fireman Barney had been walking Jess the fire stations Dalmatian, when he spotted his fiancé ‘EZ’ inside Ted’s Cafe. He decided to stop off for a cuppa, leaving the dog tied beside a water bowl. Ted served him his tea and then went outside to top up the water bowl and take a couple of dog biscuits for Jess. Some of the kids came over to pet Jess who got very excited and managed to pull the lead out of the rail. After everyone had done a few laps of the park trying to catch her, she suddenly darted into the open cafe door and headed straight for Barney. Jumping up at him, she knocked the candle over on the table and the cloth burst into flames. Barneys training kicked in straight away evacuating the other customers before he grabbed the fire extinguisher from behind the counter and put the fire out. Afterwards, Ted and Barney shook hands, “That was a close call. Barney, you saved Ted's business from going up in flames." "...and I’m very grateful.” “You’re welcome Ted, it was nothing really. Just what I am trained to do.” But as they all stood smiling for the picture, I could not help but wonder... why does Ted need candles?
Born in the city to Rosie and Arthur Grady. Ted grew up with a love of food from all over the world. At the age of 10 he became big brother to Larry (yes me folks!). But sadly when his father died unexpectedly a few years later, his mum Rosie moved back to L’ego Village to be with her parents. This was a terrible prospect for Ted. No more chance to try new cuisine or even eat all the strange things like Aubergine that he had come across in the city. Soon after the move Teds sister Sam was born and every moment he could he spent out of the house. The move to L’ego Village was not such a bad thing for Ted as his grandparents owned a small cafe beside a patch of threadbare grass where all the kids played. Ted grew quickly in confidence and stature. When he was not out with the local gang he was in the cafes kitchen or helping out by serving the customers. When his grandparents retired, Ted took over the business full time. He has never looked back.
My name is Stephanie L'Ego. I'm not originally from our little town like Larry. I'm from Friendsville which is twinned with L'Ego town. I'll tell you more about my home town at a later date as I'm sure I will be back from time to time.
I managed to come out of school with some good grades, especially in English and Baking. I always knew I wanted to be a journalist and regularly contributed to our school paper but my first job was with the wonderful Bob from Bobs Big Bun Bakery and Bookshop. I would decorate the cupcakes for him. :-)
Last year Larry had gone on a leave of absence and my chance came when Mick sent him to the 'ARC' - still don't know what that is yet and Larry gets a faraway look in his eye, shivers and walks away if you try and talk to him about it.
While he was gone an advert came out in the paper offering a junior position so I leapt at it. As you can see from the interview line up there was quite the mix of characters, I did think that the pasty gentleman second from the left was going to get the job. His accent was very strong but he had a flare for the dramatic but no, it was me!
Ok, so thats it for now. I'll be back soon.... Stephanie xx
My name is Larry L’Ego intrepid reporter and news hound. As mentioned in my last post, I am here to tell you a bit about myself. I’ve returned to my home town after a short stint at Her Majesty’s pleasure for a complete misunderstanding over a contaminated doughnut. The town has undergone a massive change in the last year and it’s time for the world to know we are here and what we get up to.
One thing you might notice is that many of us are from the family L’Ego. This is because most of us are related in some way. The town founders are from a very large family! Talking of large families, let me introduce you to my mate Bill. His father is Bill L’Ego X (that’s ten in roman numerals) and he has 6 sons. Bless them but they are not creative with names. All are called Bill and almost all of them enjoy blowing stuff up! That is why Bill X started L’Ego Construction.
I have digressed. Upon my return home, I was invited to tag along with Bill L'Ego XV, who frankly is a bit of a disappointment to his family being a carpenter and not into explosives. He had been given the honour of putting the finishing touches to a new town sign outside the Town Hall. Some of the council members looked on and cheered as it was unveiled by the mayor, Arnold L’ego. Come on guys it’s just a sign! Later Bill gave me a quote, ‘It was a great honour. I hope to be able to build another sign one day.’ Oh! the mayor wanted to say something too, ‘This is a special day in the development of our town. Soon we will have a bustling metropolis, but we will never lose our special identity. Watch this space!’ Very stirring sir.
It’s time for me to meet up with Harry ‘the herbs’ for some after dinner entertainment. Back soon with more Tales from Lego Planet.
Hi there and welcome to the new look L'Ego Planet Newsreel!
My name is Larry and I'm the Senior Reporter here at our little paper. Together with Stephanie our Junior Reporter and occasional guest blogger Bert from the Construction Crew, we will be bringing you information on the inhabitants and their 'goings on' in our little town: L'Ego Planet. To kick things off there will be a story about each of us and how we came into writing for the paper and our life in L'Ego Planet - so you can get to know us. If you've followed us before you might see some stories that you recognise. They will be freshened up so do read them again!
Hi there and welcome to the new look L'Ego Planet Newsreel! My name is Larry and I'm the Senior Reporter here at our little paper. Together with Stephanie our Junior Reporter we will bring you everything that is happening in our little town. You can find more about us in 'Cast' menu.