The Vaʻa Contest
|Judging the Vaʻa Contest|
We also didn't float, which was a bit of a hindrance. The previous day I had tried to measure the displacement of the ship to figure out how to get her to float. The scales were forward on deck 9, and going there the Lego Wonder was blown almost out of my hands, the bow crashing to the deck.
Instead I prepared a Stunt Double (This is a Disney cruise after all) Lego outrigger, but it leaked and got swamped, though it didn't sink. (Lego doesn't really tend to sink).
Despite being the only boat not to float, and the fact that the rest of the entries floated for the entire required time, we were given an Honorable Mention, which was terrific. There were tons of great entries and the judges really had to struggle to choose between them. Personally I liked some of the vaʻa made from tea leaves and others, very creative. I'm glad I didn't have to judge!
|Blind Person Looking at the Lego Wonder Model|
One particularly neat thing was that we had noticed another passenger who was blind. We invited him to explore the Lego Disney Wonder. What I hadn't realized is that there aren't a lot of touchable models of the ship, so this was I think the first time he was able to get an idea of the shape of the ship. There were parts he hadn't had a chance to observe before, like all the communication domes and masts on top of the hull.
|Lego Wonder and The Gang|
Our thanks to Captain Fabian, and the crew, and staff of the Disney Wonder for helping to bring her back. We have no clue how it would've worked on the airplane! Thanks!
- YouTube - Lego Disney Wonder
- Page 1 - The Lego Wonder
- Page 2 - Like, What Do You Mean There Aren't Any Instructions
- Page 3 - Building the Lego Wonder
- Page 4 - Land Ho!
- Page 5 - All Done with the Lego Wonder