Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Joy of Legos

My four-year-old is now old enough to play with "real" Legos, not just Duplos, so the last time I was at my dad's house, I picked up my old tub of Legos and took it home withe me.  I had left it there when I moved out years ago since I wasn't using them and it gave the house some resident toys for my nieces and nephews when they visited, but now they think they're too old and my daughter is the perfect age to begin (the nephews will learn better in a decade or so).

So you can see where this is going... my love of Legos has totally, unapologetic reignited.  I've even bought new sets: The Alien invasion Tripod and the Alien Abduction flying saucer (I used a gift card, so it's not total lunacy).

Quick reviews: These are cool!  I love the bubble domes and flying saucer motifs, and the sets are well designed, giving a lot of fun pieces for new things to build with them.  One gripe, I'd like to get all the Alien stuff without the human/ADU stuff.  Whatever.

One fun kit I've spent too much time with this is Mini TIE-Fighter, (meaning it's fun).  For it's scale, it's a great model of the vehicle and nice and cheap.  Two gripes that make this a 4 star instead of 5 star product, what's up with the blue parts? And the the windshield looks awful unless you swap it with the one from the TIE-Interceptor from kit 9676. 

That said, the blue parts make it more useful to rebuild as other stuff.  Buy five or six and hang them on your Christmas tree as ornaments!

Aside: How sweet is this?

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