Thursday, December 15, 2011
Has the imagination portion of our children's brains been removed?
Do they really need these 10K peice kits that build these perfect replicas?
The answer to these questions is apparently (as in the words of Phineas and Ferb), "Yes, yes they do."
Okay, so I know Zyra's going to point this out so I'll admit it straight up. My kids already have a few of these Lego marvels in my house. Alright, so many that I'm running out of places to house these delicate monstrosities. Let's not even talk about how if you even look at some of these things crooked they start to fall apart.
So, I had been holding pretty firm on NOT spending MY money on these things. I mean, I can't help what other people buy them or what they spend their birthday money on, right? Even though I had been salivating over that $120 Lego Millennium Falcon just praying that Grandma or Grandpa would step up and get it for one of them, I had been holding strong. That's right. No way. There were a lot better things I could spend over one hundred dollars on.
Well, my youngest son got a bunch of money for his birthday just a few weeks ago and, dun, dun, dun...bought the Lego Millennium Falcon for himself. Yep, I stood in that toy aisle at Target and feigned disinterest. Said things like, "If that's what you want to spend all of your money on..." While inside I was thinking "Yes, yes! Of course you want to spend your money on that! Who wouldn't?" And of course, I helped him put that baby together when we got home. From the little holochess table to the sensor dish on top. It was pretty freakin' cool.
Here's a pic of the Falcon in Lego's:
So, all of this got me to thinking.
I know we've talked about these Lego things, at least through some comments around here and I started wondering how many of you guys had these kits. Other than the Falcon, my kids have an X-Wing and they have Slave I (Fett's ship) which included a little carboinite Han Solo.
But, alas, nothing we have could equal this Death Star as far as number of pieces and sheer cost. And really, I do think it's more than a little ridiculous. But that doesn't stop me from wanting one. Especially after Zyra pointed out how many cool characters the Death Star comes with...such as pictured in this photo:
Anyway. Is anybody else holding out for Santa to bring them this Death Star? Or perhaps the Falcon? Maybe some of you are still waiting for your Blu-Rays? So what is it? What do you have, if anything, that is Star Wars related on your wish list?