Douglas Coupland: ‘I Love Lego!’

I guess when you’re a successful novelist you can do whatever the hell you want, including building an idealized imaginary city from Legos. Coupland’s latest construction project, Super City, will open June 9 at The Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. There will also be a limited edition book to accompany the exhibit.

There are only a few photos on Coupland’s site relating to this story, however, my daughter was kind enough to offer this dramatization of how the exhibit might appear. If anyone makes it to the real exhibit (which will run through November), we’d love for you to tell us all about it.

5 Responses

  1. wha – ?Is this like, a real
    wha – ?

    Is this like, a real city or a model? Are they going to have a Starbucks? You’ve left many questions unanswered. Having examined the dramatization, I have someone here who wants to run for Sheriff.

  2. X-GI read his first novel,

    I read his first novel, it’s sorta intersting that I read it around the time I moved to the place it was about, Palm Springs Calif. Anyway I suppose I wanted to be up on the “X-generation” considering that I came out of the one before, “the sixties”, I wanted to see what was going on since. Can’t say that I have read any of his subsequent books though. That book stuck in my mind more for the views of “slackers” and “MacJobs” was it?

    I don’t know what the deal about being a successful novelist is, but
    I suppose it’s like any kind of success, first it sucks, then it’s like a cess pool and a chaiselounge
    of course. Seriously though,
    I think my first poetic novel is better than his first novel, so there! (the dif is that he gets

  3. He’s whackedI checked out his
    He’s whacked

    I checked out his website and boy is this guy nuts! I can’t figure him out at all.

    I guess that’s what he wants, though.

  4. But it’s a very Lego world!
    But it’s a very Lego world! Actually, I’m just jealous — because we only have the one bucket of Legos here.

  5. Whacked, yeah … but I like
    Whacked, yeah … but I like it a lot. It’s nice to see a writer like Coupland pushing the envelope. Words are the building blocks of literature, but I guess Lego is a building block in a different way. Maybe I’ll get to work on my city too.

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