Over at Made by Joel, the eponymous author’s son just acquired a noble knight made by Lego with a moveable arm for pretend sword-fighting. Not one to be excluded, Joel made his own version from wood, and the two staged an epic battle on video.

The notched work on the body parts are quite good. It makes me wonder if they were done by hand or routed on a CNC. All the same, the results are fantastic and inspirational for all you toy-makers toiling away at handmade pieces for the little ones in your lives. I have a spring loaded Hot Wheels launcher in the works, but shh… don’t tell my nephew quite yet. Post in the comments if you have a handmade toy in mind for the upcoming holidays.