LEGO has a new fan!

Millennium FalconIn my recent post “Lost in Time” I shared a photo of lots of LEGO pieces and challenged you to guess what it would create!

Well, it was the Millennium Falcon™ from Star Wars! It sure looks scary in the 6+ bags of pieces, but I was a good girl and went through the instruction books (yes plural, there were 2!). I did it over 3 sittings and it was fun! And I love the end product!

Millennium Falcon

I don’t think the photo does it justice. The detail of it is very cool. The guns (top and bottom of the ship), the sensor dish (looks like satellite dish) and of course the different characters. And guess what? It opens up!

Millennium Falcon

You can see Chewbacca sitting where he was playing chess with C-3PO. I have Obi-Wan Kenobi sitting at the controls. Han Solo is in the cockpit and I put Princess Leia at the back of the ship.

Millennium Falcon

Of course I have Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader having an altercation. “I sense something, a presence I’ve not felt since…”

Millennium Falcon

I have had a few different mixed reactions that I have been playing with LEGO. But you know what, I can! As I mentioned in my first post, I have neglected many things and I am in dire need of relaxing. I find building LEGO is relaxing, but yet I am still accomplishing something, and remember hubbie said I needed to do one thing a day – I built the Millennium Falcon™ today! How many people can say that? :)

 

 

 

Lost In Time

I have no idea where the first month of my sabbatical has gone! I have been doing many things such as Cake Decorating (see separate post tomorrow); Card Making; going out for lunches; dabbling in cooking and gardening; and of course working out the best way to set up my blog/website (including edits photos!).

One thing ‘constructive’ I have been doing is playing with LEGO! (Any guesses what the below 6+ bags of LEGO is?)

I have always loved fantasy and Sci-Fi / Fantasy. I guess it started at an early age – with Sesame Street and The Muppets. Don’t laugh, they are very much fantasy with all sorts of different creatures/puppets who can talk! This love for puppets expanded when Fraggle Rock graced our screens. My sisters and I would always make sure we were back inside (from playing outside on our hobby farm) to ensure we heard the beginning of the Fraggle Rock song. We would put the TV up loud, run to the end of the corridor near the toilet and as soon as the song started “Dance your cares away; Worries for another day… Down at Fraggle Rock” we would sprint to the TV room, just as Gobo would run through the tunnels to meet his friends.

Much to my delight, that when I was older I realised that some of my favourite movies growing up, The Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal, were directed by Jim Hensen.

Of course this is just the infancy of my Sci-Fi adoration. Do you remember Monkey -“born from an egg on a mountain top” and Lost in Space – “Warning! Warning! Alien approaching!”? They definitely expanded our imaginations of other cultures/religons and what could be out there (in space)!!

The other favourites growing up were Dr Who and Star Trek. Originally we were forced to watch Dr Who. It used to be on at 6:30pm on ABC and Dad would get home just after 6pm so he could watch it. Of course we wanted to see our Dad, so we watched it too. I think it scared us a little to begin with, but as the years went on, Dad didn’t always make it home in time (or it was showed earlier), yet we seemed to keep watching it!! (Could be considered brain washing, since I think Mum brained washed us with the Rolling Stones!)

Then comes Star Wars. I was in love! In love with the whole idea, in love with Han Solo and in love with Luke Skywalker. I wanted to be Princess Leia and I didn’t care if it meant I was Luke Skywalker’s sister!! So this is where LEGO comes in.

I was at my sisters the first week of my sabbatical and my nephew was playing with her Indiana Jones and the Lost Tomb LEGO. I thought AWESOME. So I went to Toys R Us to buy my niece and nephew their birthday pressies, and convenitently added some LEGO for me to the pile!

My first project, after opening the box with the 6+ bags as shown above, was a small Ewok™ Attack.

     

I have to end my post here. As with the past month I have found myself Lost in Time (not Lost in Space this time :) ).

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