In our family, we have a long and proud tradition of Educational Interpretation Through the Visual Medium of Cake. Cake has scored in, among other things, the subjects of Geography (our state map, complete with major rivers and cities) and Science (Volcano model, complete with stratographic layers and bright red frosting lava). Our cake projects ROCK.
There is an equally proud tradition of Educational Interpretation Through Lego Scenes. I have lost track of the number of lego scenes Son #2 has created, usually in response to reading that we've done together. Hadrian's Wall, The Fall of Troy and Little House on the Prairie are three that come to mind, but there have been many, many more.
So - when you can combine these two visual mediums into one brilliant Educational Interpretation? People, it goes beyond mind-boggling.
Behold, I present to you: The Apollo 11 Moon Landing, in Lego and Cake.
The LEM (Lunar Exploration Module, for those of you following along at home who may not have been as completely steeped in NASA nuttiness as we have around here) was an original creation by Son #2.
Neil and Buzz were created by Son #1. Son #2 found an American flag and arranged the scene on the cake. Notice that Buzz is saluting the flag. Also, it appears that there is more moisture on the lunar surface than was first assumed.
(Cake and frosting, courtesy of mom.)
The Eagle has officially landed.