"They use the fire to see better, to hunt the animals in the water like dolphins and sharks. They found a whole trunk it in the water and brought it out. They used the crane to pull it out. All the Legos were inside. These are sushi that turns the water into ice. They drive the boat on the ice, but when they slip it turns back to water. Actually, it’s sushi you eat. I tricked you! These are spying eyeballs. They spy on other pirates. I tricked you again! There are no spies."
Charlie had already built most of his structure by the time I sat down, but as he added pieces, unprompted, he explained the meaning behind his choices and the development of his structure. His ideas were fluid and his play was about process and story, versus a final product. Components shifted on the structure, sometimes out of necessity, sometimes to advance his story. Some changes were final, while others were only changed momentarily for the narrative he created. Sitting beside Charlie offered insight to his work, appearing to be more focused on storytelling than direct construction.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.