Orlando Bloom has a LEGO room, where he retires for hours to make LEGO sculptures

Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom attends The Premiere of "Carnival Row" in Los Angeles

I’m hard on Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom. I’m hard on them because I don’t like them together. I think they’re a bad match. But clearly, other people like them and defend them and that’s fine! Where am I going with this? My instinct is always to knee-jerk hate whatever Katy and Orlando are doing as a couple. But I couldn’t knee-jerk this story. I actually found it sort of cute and real, in a weird way. As it turns out, Orlando has a secret hobby: he likes to quietly go to a room and build LEGO sculptures while sipping whiskey. We all have to cope somehow and this is Orlando copes, according to Katy.

Orlando Bloom is just a big kid at heart. Katy Perry revealed on Friday’s broadcast of SiriusXM’s “The Morning Mash Up” that her 43-year-old fiancé is a serious Lego lover.

“We have a Lego room in our house,” Perry, 35, explained. “It was a TV room and now it’s a Lego room. He gets these Legos which are super hard to do, like the model cars and stuff and he’ll make those in two days and then he displays them on the wall.” The “Swish Swish” singer noted that the actor, who she says drinks whisky and builds Legos for hours at night, is even contemplating building his own car out of the plastic building blocks.

“I was like, ‘Oh, you are a lot more handy than I thought you were!,’” Perry remarked of Bloom’s newly discovered skills. “I was like, ‘Can you hang this for me, please?” she added.

Also during the interview, Perry addressed the widely circulated sonogram photo she shared on Instagram which many say appears to show her baby flipping the bird. “If you really look at it, maybe she’s giving me the peace sign which would definitely be Orlando’s genes, but the middle finger is sure predominant, the middle finger is my genes,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Grammy-nominated musician confessed that quarantining together has tested the “Carnival Row” actor. “He’s seen it all and God bless him he’s still here which is amazing and commendable,” Perry said. “I have definitely tested him and been like, ‘Oh yeah?! Oh yeah, you think you can handle me? Let’s see it!’”

[From Page Six]

You might even call Katy a LEGO-LASS? Get it? Because he played Legolas. I can’t believe Page Six avoided that dumb pun and yet I went for it. Anyway… a dude retiring to his LEGO room with a glass of whiskey for hours at a time is kind of a sweet thing? Am I an idiot for thinking that this is really harmless and soft? It honestly sounds like a great stress reliever. Maybe I should put a LEGO room in my house.

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    A room in my sister’s basement is dedicated to LEGOS. One of her son’s is an engineer, the other is a sculptor. They pay her rent not to change the room and show up every few weeks with friends for competitions.

    • GreenBunny says:

      This is honestly the coolest thing I’ve heard. I love legos, but I’m not creative enough to do anything without step by step instructions. But my kids and I loved watching Legomasters this spring and anyone that can create all the stuff they did just with their imagination and math skills is amazing. So I bet those competitions are so cool.

      • Lightpurple says:

        They really are. All their friends are either artists or engineers and they work in teams so the stuff they come up with is really inventive.

    • Angel says:

      Lightpurple, do they post anything on Instagram or Youtube? If not, I’m sure tons of people would love to see their creations, and that could be some really nice extra money coming in if they monetize.

  2. Becks1 says:

    Well this would keep all the Legos contained so no one steps on them LOL. I bet it has a lock on it, if not now then in a few years when that kid realizes hey! Legos!

    I respect people who are good at Legos. I find them harder than I should, I just don’t have the patience.

  3. WilliamJoelene says:

    Geez, if he needs hours in the Lego room to cope now, he will have to live in it when the baby comes.

    • Ali says:

      Better than playing video games

    • MissML says:

      I don’t think that speaks to prospective poor coping skills. I knit when I can (watching tv, waiting for my kids at sports/school). I view legos as a hobby, no different from painting or model railroads or whatever. Good for him.

    • clandestina says:

      Hahaha very true!

  4. Aang says:

    LEGO are super relaxing. I did a 4000 piece set at the beginning of quarantine. I couldn’t drink whiskey while I do it though. It takes all my brain power.

  5. nic says:

    I liked her okay right up to the point where she kissed that guy on her show who was waiting to meet the right person before he kissed anyone. It was so creepy. The power dynamic was way off. There was zero consent. She just seems like someone who doesn’t understand that other people also have feelings. She thought she was so amazing that it would be his honour to have a moment with her. It just felt wrong to me.

    • Lightpurple says:

      That was so wrong of her. She took something from that guy that he intended to have meaning, as if SHE were enough to give it meaning. He wasn’t waiting for Katy Perry, he was waiting for someone he loved. It was sexual assault.

    • lucy2 says:

      I didn’t like her to begin with, but that kind of cemented it for me.
      I also think around that time, a dancer in one of her videos had some serious complaints too.

  6. Sonja says:

    Some people are gamers some love LEGO. In Australia we have a lego tv show which is a competition each week by people on the show to build something the LEGO master chooses. Hugely popular.

  7. Erinn says:

    This is weirdly heartwarming. I like that it’s such a wholesome hobby – and I mean, clearly they have the room to dedicate to it!

  8. Jekelly says:

    My six year old and husband love building LEGOs together. My six year old can build for hours, it relaxes him especially right now.

  9. Dtab says:

    TBH….I would have this if I could afford it also

  10. TyrantDestroyed says:

    I love Legos and if I could I would have an entire room dedicated to it. Katy sounds like she has a lot of energy so I get that Orlando needs to relax doing something that puts his mind away. Probably it’s something he enjoys to do with his eldest son.

  11. Diana says:

    Building a LEGO kit is one of my favourite self care rituals – I find it so relaxing to sit and methodically build.

  12. Annaloo. says:

    I have a dollhouse room. If you can dedicate a room in your home to a hobby you love, you are a lucky one!

    • lucy2 says:

      I’m so jealous! I have a dollhouse and really want to get back to working on it. My cats are not kind to it! Lots of repair work needed.

  13. Cupcake says:

    I bet he’ll be like the Dad in the LEGO movie that never lets his child touch his LEGO creations! He seems insufferable and she seems delusional about their relationship. I bet they will last through quarantine and the birth of their child but I give it two years tops.

  14. Mireille says:

    Meh on Legos. Not a fan. I would buy them for my nephews and then they would expect me to put it together for them. For me, I much prefer Play-Doh — helps to relieve a lot of stress.

  15. minx says:

    Good for him.

  16. clairej says:

    I know Orlando is dyslexic, as is my son who loves LEGO. Mainly the hardest technical boxes. He likes that he doesn’t need to read instructions, can work it all out from the pictures. But even I think having a lego room would be amazing and Lego Masters (US one is good, but the Aussie show with Hamish is awesome) is our favourite show at the moment.

  17. Moxylady says:

    I bought 50lbs of legos for my kiddos when they were 4 and 6. (Long story) Fast forward two years. they each have a massive bin in their room, create their own sets and characters. I love love love love love LEGO. It’s such a fantastic story building fine motor focusing thing. I can’t say enough good things about it.

  18. EviesMom says:

    I am a social worker who deals with situations all day long that can induce PTSD. Building LEGO has been one of my go to stress releases. Love it! LEGO has started to acknowledge its ‘Adult’ fan base & some sets are even branded 18+ (like the new haunted house). Interesting that Orlando is also a LEGO nerd :)

  19. Bobbie says:

    Kind of puts the damper on his sex appeal, to know he’s sitting in a room alone with a child’s toy for hours.

  20. LRobb says:

    Something like David Beckham and his giant lego builds. They have funny family videos on his hobby. 🙂

  21. Elizabeth says:

    This actually seems like a healthy outlet.

  22. Vera says:

    I love Lego. If I had the money and space like they have, I would also have a lego room full of awesome sets.

  23. Lex says:

    There are two kinds of people. Ones who say Lego as the quantity expression and ones who say Legos

  24. Jeni Wren says:

    Honestly after I was a nanny I started doing legos at home as a stress reliever. I have a box of em. Its deeply satisfying.