Its 2am in the morning and you are dying of thirst and need to pee. You get up to make a quick run to the kitchen but on your way, you step on something that breaks into your skin like a large piece of glass and stings like a full grown scorpion injected mounds of poison into your foot. You reach down to pull the tiny molded lego piece out from between your toes and feel the blood start to gush. You run into the bathroom before your wife notices the trail of red on the newly cleaned carpet and and quickly take care of matters.
On your way out of the bathroom after reliving yourself and attending to your wounds.. you head back to your bed… but alas you are struck again by the painful stabbing in your other foot with yet a larger lego piece that not only broke the skin but left a lasting imprint for weeks to come. Hobbling back to bed, you curse out loud- “Those darn blasted lego bits are the pain of my existence!” and you hope the lego gods hear you and wish they would come up with a way to protect you from the excruciating agony of what I affectionately refer to as lego foot.
Well, the company Brand Station (a French Advertising agency) must completely understand this pain and made a decision to create the ultimate lego protectors… but solely for a few lucky individuals as a holiday promotion. They created glorious lego slippers for mothers and fathers alike with thick soles to protect your oh so sensitive feet from lego damage.
The delightfully brick shaped slippers are perfect for mom, dad, the unsuspecting night guest or even grandma. These delightfully clever slippers come in bright red and yellow with the well known Lego logo on the top. Easily to slip on right before you venture out of the safe zone. And if you do happen to come across a stray lego or 30… feel free to step all over them, just check out the thick protecting soles and well built design. So unfair!
The advertising company- Brand Station unveiled the slippers last week along with a video and several photos showing how they were made. They look pretty amazing, and just check out the thickness of the padding for your feet.
Only 1,500 pairs of the specialty slippers were produced (WHAAA???) according to French blog Piwee, and they’ll be given away randomly to people who fill out a Christmas wish list on the Lego France website. So, for someone like me- sitting in my old shagged up carpet in the US- I am most likely never ever gonna see these beauties or be able to delightfully dance on top of the itty bitty bits and pieces of broken lego dreams and past builds that came crashing to the floor because step number 24 was to difficult. Perhaps one day Lego will decide to go mainstream for the rest of the world and help protect feet across the globe from evil building bricks invisible at night and in buried carpets across the home.
Looking for the closest alternative you can actually purchase? Well, thank the people over at Think Geek for making these ridiculous building brick style slippers. While they do not have the hard sole to protect your from stepping on all those lego bits and pieces on the floor, they will serve to show everyone that you are a die hard lego building block lover! So feel proud going out to get the mail or pick up your paper. Or if you are truly daring… drop your kids off at school wearing these- don’t forget to get out of the car to wave goodbye to them on their way in 😉