|Magic Shop  Stock Photo|
Due to limited space, most of my toys were placed in the bodega (storeroom) when we moved back to my lolo's (grandfather's) house. Included in the
abandoned stuck toys are my LEGO boxes. My small collection is a mixture of different themes, but majority of the sets were Castle sets. And among those is my favorite, Majisto's Magic Shop . I can still recall the blue wizard's enchanted hideout concealed within an old tree. I can still remember that he owns a grey bird, and a glow-in-the-dark wand (glow-in-the-dark wand! how cool is that?!). But they're all trapped in the bodega! And I left the Philippines without being able to rescue them...
|Magic Shop  Minifigure: Majisto|
So imagine my excitement when I saw a pre-loved set (minus the box and instructions) for auction in eBay UK. It was my first time ever to bid, and I guess lady luck was on my side that time because I was the only bidder, and needless to say, I won a really, really good deal! My joy was suddenly halted for Majisto's beard piece was wrong (it doesn't cover his mouth entirely, making him look like a sorcerer's apprentice poser!). After a few exchanges of e-mails, and after concluding that it was a case of an honest mistake, a replacement piece was immediately sent. Everything is now complete and in perfect condition. It's amazing how these LEGO pieces stand the tests of time. This gives me hope that one day I can still salvage my small collection in the bodega, especially my first ever Majisto, or whatever's left of him. After all, Majisto is the first ever wizard minifigure!
|Magic Shop |
Did you also have the Magic Shop when you were a kid? Is it also one of your favorites? Feel free to share your memories with Majisto below.
P. S. Come to think of it, what do you think the trans-red stud represents? Blood? I mean Majisto has a small sword and he's into rituals and everything...