Gilmore Girls is special to me. I never watched the show when it originally aired from 2000-2007. In October 2000, when the first episode aired, I was a busy working mother with a toddler and a second baby on the way. By the time the last episode aired, in May 2007, I was a busy working mom with 2 children, ages 6 and 8. I was dimly aware of the show’s existence, but I was never the target audience. When I had any down time in front of the TV, I watched Scrubs.
Fast forward to the year 2015. Gilmore Girls is available on Netflix, and my teenaged daughter asks me to watch it with her. A Gilmore Girls fan is born.
Actually, a pair of fans. A mother/daughter pair, who like to call each other “my Lorelai” and “my Rory.” It took us a year and a half of Friday nights spent with pizza, Gilmore Girls, and each other to watch all 7 seasons. We discussed and dissected every scene and every character. Sometimes we liked what Lorelai and Rory were doing, and sometimes we didn’t, because they are not perfect characters, but we always loved them.
We cried over the final episode of the original series and cried again over the final episode of the Netflix reunion series, Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life. The series revolves around its mother/daughter theme, so it’s a perfect series for my daughter and I to share. It’s become such a part of our private language that my ringtone for her is the Carole King theme song, Where you Lead, I will Follow. I love it. I love all things Gilmore!
Although I was late to the party, I have become as faithful a fangirl as anyone, scouring the internet for every shred of Gilmore Girls gossip or analysis. My favorite by far is over at ForeverYoungAdult.com where Meredith Borders wrote a series of episode recaps called The Gilmore Girls Rewatch Project. If you are a fan, you must read all of these and all the reader comments too!
I was visiting the Forever Young Adult site to grab a link to forward to a friend, when lo and behold, what did I find, but the most amazing LEGO play set I have ever seen!
LEGO has an area of its website where they display proposals for new LEGO sets created by fans who hope to get enough support from other fans to qualify to be reviewed LEGO for actual production. It takes 10,000 votes to qualify a project for review. In 2 weeks, this proposal got 5,000 votes and in 4 days it’s gotten within 400 votes of the goal! I need this set for a Christmas present! I already voted, so now it’s your turn!
The designer said that he built it “…because my wife is a really big Gilmore Girls fan and she asked me to build Luke’s Diner for her. So, since I am a big Lego fan I was glad to do this for her and – here it is :)” This guy needs to win a medal or at least a cup of coffee for being a really sweet husband.