We are a Lego-enthusiast household and the brick box, already full to bursting, has just received a new injection of Christmas model sets. After the success of the spawn-of-the-Devil-maggot-child baby Jesus, three wise arms dealers and Bethlehem’s famous zombie carol singers, a Lego head louse seemed the obvious choice for a father/6-year-old bonding session.
And I have to say, I’m thrilled with the results. There is a certain pleasing anatomical correctness in its proportions, although perhaps the antennae could do with being a fraction longer. I particularly like the contrasting sclerotization of the thoracic and abdominal segments, and the translucent body showing the meandering blood-filled intestinal tract.
Oh, and it’s a female, you can tell by the prehensile nit-glue-manipulating gonopods at her tail end.
Next up…? A cat flea? Or a bed-bug maybe.
I might be interested in playing legos with my 8 year old after all!!!
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Thank you so much for this blog… it has brought me great joy, at 4:30am, waking and itching again (my partner doesn’t have the eyes for nitting)