Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Interlude: Jabba's Palace

A very quick anecdotal update. I know this blog is supposed to be about my various gaming/painting/drawing projects with some old school flavour. But what the hell, the occasion deserves it. This Christmas, my wife gave me this present:

The box says "9-14 years". We completed it just in one afternoon
Last monday we had all the bricks strewn on a table and mounted it.

That's my wife gettin' turned into the geeky side of the Force
The present was really indeed a surprise, I didn't expect anything like this, so it makes it more valuable.

Though apparently a 9 years old kid can set this, we needed the instructions manual

Yes, there are only photos of her, I believe she enjoyed even more than I did
The kit isn't exactly small:

We need some sand to set in the Palace
This is its aspect once on the shelf:

E chu ta! Cheesa beecha wonky Chewbacca!

Believe or not, this is almost the first LEGO set I've already had, apart from some small kits from some years ago. That's why I decided to share :)

Nothing else today. Back to our regular programme, I'll be back with Dreadfleet as promised next friday. See you then!


8 comments:


  1. I knew that in Lego they did not bad they ot made quite reproduction of Star Wars but that the I not know
    Nice look
    Cheers

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  2. Thanks! :)
    I realize what you mean. Lego has evolved quite a lot. I didn't have those sets as a child (there was a Spanish company, 'Tente', which I was really fan of), but I knew them. What I see is that there are quite specific pieces nowadays, which I really don't imagine fitting for good on other models. So, however having new amazing sets and more variety on the whole, I miss some of the 'imagination and creativity' concept from the old times.

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  3. I was also a big fan of Tente. More of an engineer's training suite than Lego, if you ask me. I miss that company.

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  4. Haha, me too, those blocks were finer than Lego and the models were way more creative, complex and challenging. Ahh, we are getting definitely old...

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  5. Agh! Green with envy now! :DDD

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  6. :D
    The one thing that most scares me is that this model could be just the beginning of a real collection. I have to remain strong...

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  7. If you knew the "beating" I gave myself to assemble Lego Lord of the rings ...

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