Wednesday, July 27, 2016

rediscovering LEGO

Naboo Starfighter [75092]

With the awakening of the force late last year comes the reawakening of the inner kid in me. 

I have always loved Star Wars. It was my lolo (grandfather) who introduced me to the galaxy far, far away. He would always tell me tales about the empire and the rebels. When VHS copies of the original trilogy were sent from abroad, I would play them repeatedly. Imagine my twelve-year-old self's delight (and confusion - why is the fourth film Episode I?) when the first prequel was released. I think that was the moment I truly fell in love with Star Wars. The Phantom Menace instantly became my favorite Star Wars film. Later on in life, I was shocked to learn that a lot were disappointed by it to the point that they pretended it doesn't exist! But not me. I was fascinated with everything, from the new versions of lightsabers (double-sided!) to the shiny spacecrafts (N-1!). That's why when my wife and I visited the first (and only) LEGO Certified Store in the Philippines, I can't take my eyes of the Naboo Starfighter set. The release of The Force Awakens has not only revived the Star Wars fanboy in me, but also the LEGO builder. LEGO was one of my favorite toys when I was a kid, but after set 75092, I realized that it still is. And little did I know that that was the start of building a lot of amazing things! And what's more amazing is that I was able to include my wife in my rediscovered vice hobby (ask your partners to join you before they beat you, hehe).

The building experience was really enjoyable. My wife and I were amazed with all the new pieces! The instructions were challenging enough yet easy to understand. Playability is also great with the Naboo Starfighter. With this set, we were able to recreate some of my favorite scenes in Episode I.

Naboo Starfighter [75092] Minifigures
Naboo Starfighter [75092] Minifigures: (Clockwise) Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2-D2, Naboo Pilot, Battle Droids, & Destroyer Droid

As pictured above, the set comes with a number of characters, three proper minifigures, and six droids, namely Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2-D2, Naboo Pilot, three Battle Droids, and two Destroyer Droids. I really can't decide if the little Anakin is more adorable or R2-D2?

I don't think this set is quite popular among LEGO Star Wars fans. There's still a lot of sets in shops, and the price has dropped significantly from its recommended retail price, at least here in the UK (yes, we've recently migrated). If only I could tell the world how cool this set is. Oh wait, I think I just did...

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