How on earth did we manage to miss this? The most recent meeting of the Reston Master Plan Task Force With an Unpronounceable Acronym (§) involved playing with Legos. No, really. They called it a "Lego exercise" to make it sound all official, but apparently that's what they did. Here's the account from Dick Stillson, a duly appointed representative of the Reston 2020 committee:
The meeting was in three main parts; one, a report on each of the committees and a vote to establish the new "vision" committee; two, a report from the consultants from the George Masion School of Public Policy on projections through 2050 on jobs and households in the Dulles Corridor, and three, playing with Lego blocks to... well do something but I'm not sure what. (I'll bet that our grandson Gavin -- almost 8 years old -- is much better at playing with Legos than the Task Force members.)The mind boggles... did task force members build fancy scale models of the Wiehle Metro development and shine a flashlight to see how much light made it down to the
We don't have an answer to these questions. But we do have an exclusive video excerpt from the task force's "Lego exercise:"