After watching the LEGO movie, I decided I'd like to build a LEGO set. So, I went down to my local store, and picked up the "Cloud Cuokoo" set from
the movie. It was pretty small, but I'm 31 and haven't built anything LEGO in years. I had so much fun building it, that now all I want to do is
build more LEGOS! This past weekend I took up my largest and most ambitious project yet -- the Imperial Star Destroyer. 1,359 pieces in total! I also
put together the X-Wing as well (560 pieces).
Of course Yoda had to show up...
Both on my coffee table:
It opens up, and Darth Vader is talking to Emperor Palpatine:
Perspective show of how it opens up:
I'm going to have a 3 day weekend, and am tackling an even more ambitious project this weekend: Tower of Orthanc from Lord of the Rings. This baby
has 2,539 pieces and is over 2 feet tall! Here's a link to a picture:
Picture for perspective
I've got the Ghostbuster's car Ecto-1 waiting around for Halloween, and I've also got the LEGO Haunted House on the way. I've convinced my girl
that we can incorporate LEGO's in our Halloween decor this year. She loves to go all out on decorating, so I figure this will be my contribution.
Other notable builds I've done recently include the AT-AT walker, the Millennium Falcon, and Benn'ys "Spaceship, spaceship, SPACESHIP!" from the
LEGO movie. All of those those were pretty big.
I just ordered a few of these guys
to create my own alien
For me, LEGO seems to be a nice way to pass the time and de-stress. I also feel accomplished at the end of a build. I'm also a perfectionist and I
sort each step by color into Tupperware containers and work on a white towel. LOL. It's pretty awesome to build a LOTR set while watching the movie,
or the Star Destroyer while watching Episode IV. I'm not a big fan of the newer Star Wars movies, so I don't have any of the sets from those...yet!
Anyone else into LEGO!?