The boys got hold of my size 13 vintage aluminum knitting needles to use as swords. Aleks got the brilliant idea to use pot lids for shields. Eventually the needles were deemed too dangerous for such use and hidden away, but they got a couple of days worth of pretending to be medieval soldiers out of it. Bastian stakes his claim on the coffee table. Both boys ferociously announce their courage and honor...or something.
Our camera is totally screwed up, so there's lots of fuzz on this video, but you can still hear ok. Just keep the volume low. I'm so sorry.
After much fighting, Aleks made drums out of the pot lids and drumsticks of the knitting needles.
Afterwards, Aleks constructs a Lego dragon, presumably to slay.