Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Jedi Starfighter Set

Today I built from someone else's plans. It's the first time I've used the instructions in a set and I was pleased with the Jedi Starfighter that emerged at the end.

I was a bit concerned that building set #7143 would go as well as my previous experiences with the instructions that accompany IKEA furniture, meaning several panels would end up facing the improper way as I sat there cursing the piece of paper. Thankfully, LEGO bricks are usually only studded on one side. Thus, placing them wrongside up is next to impossible.

The symmetry of the model is fascinating, a mixture of rounded and triangular shapes. With an R2-unit on the wing and back thrusters, it is the details that make this starship sing. But clearly the most entertaining part of construction was putting the hairpiece on the Jedi minifig. Who knew minifigs came w/ toupees?

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