Over the past six months, he has shown increasing interest in Ancient Greece and Rome and spends hours a week reading about the Greco-Roman world. He has also discovered a neat way to combine his love of Lego with his newfound fascination for the classical period via the LCM Brick Show YouTube channel, which features hundreds of Lego stop-motion renditions of famous historical battles and wars. The one below -- which my son brought to my attention earlier this evening -- chronicles the origins of the Cimbrian Wars in 113 BC.
I tip my hat to the people behind these animations. Each one must take ages to make, but the effort is well worth it. Be forewarned, as far as YouTube channels go, LCM Brick Show definitely falls into the "potentially addictive" category.
Note added: LCM Brick Show is just one of many Lego stop-motion channels. All are equally "potentially addictive." Proceed with caution.