It really is a nice barricade. Finding a use for it this early in the story was a bit of a pain. At least I didn't have to animate it as part of the Legion of Barricades like I did last year...
As to strip 279 - I can't take credit for the LOLCAT. No, the
I was just going to make fun of how out of scale the Belville animals are with the standard LEGO-mini.