Bill Gates was once quoted as saying:
I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.
Presumably that person also has to be very clever in order to get said hard job done, but we understand the point the world's richest man is making.
Riley, aged 12, channelled this ethos when thinking up this lego creation.
Riley, you're a genius. https://t.co/Lp3VAf7C2Q— Joel Willans (@Joel Willans) 1501405695
With over 125,000 retweets, it seems a lot of people think he's right to be acclaimed as a thought leader of the next generation. Or a great communications director.
@Joelwillans There's a great future in marketing waiting for you, Riley!— SuperMickyChow🏳️🌈 (@SuperMickyChow🏳️🌈) 1501412904
@Joelwillans I'll be looking for Riley's first exhibition in the Tate in a few years. I've known conceptual artists… https://t.co/Z5k98XTSCU— Dazy (@Dazy) 1501415634
@Joelwillans @lucylou0630 Clean lines. Bright color. Very minimalist. 10/10 would build again.— 🎄 Merry Krysti-mas 🎅 (@🎄 Merry Krysti-mas 🎅) 1501433112
Or he's a bored 32-year-old who's trying to add a little mystery to the Lego world.
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People also pointed out that Riley's creation alluded to the kind of imagination Legos are supposed to evoke.
@Joelwillans @NadineBoke Kind of reminds me of Lego's own ads: https://t.co/sxFVNYFKj9— Tom Lemmens (@Tom Lemmens) 1501436447
It's amazing to imagine vivid worlds you build from blocks and all, but Bionicles were where it was at.