By Kyle | November 15, 2007
Among Norman Mailer’s weirdest accomplishments was a 15,000-piece futuristic city that he built in Legos in his apartment. Enough about his literary legacy: I want to know who gets his Legos. His literary executor says he seemed “to take as much pride in it as in any of his other creations.” Surely Mailer’s City of the Future would be worth a substantial sum at Christie’s–but only if it remained in the form the master constructed. Take the Legos apart, and they’re just some plastic blocks. But how would you get the damn thing out of Mailer’s fourth-story Brooklyn brownstone apartment (he sold off the other floors gradually over the years to pay the bills) intact? Is it worth enough to justify lifting the roof off or blasting out the wall? To the nine children of Norman Mailer: get an appraiser on the phone, stat!