Saturday, October 10, 2009

Real Men Play With Legos

Before I write this post, I just want to say that anyone who makes fun of me for playing with legos can go burn in lego hell. That being said - yes I still play with legos. My latest lego investment was such and awesome lego set that I though I should share it with all of you.

The Lego Star Wars Tantive IV (also know as the rebel blockade runner). This baby comes fully loaded with eleven engines, a hammerhead cockpit, escape pods, and even rebel scum.

I've always liked the Blockade Runner and I wished it had made more appearances in the OG Star Wars films. The eleven engine tail gives one the impression that this thing can really punch it, and the hammer head cockpit gives it the appearance that it's supposed to smash through things.

The lego designers really did a great job with this model. The tiny technical details really help give it the Star Wars feel but I think the engines are the real highlight. The fact that lego put in all eleven engines is really a testament to staying true to the original design. Sure not everything is perfectly proportional but it's close enough.

Six moving turrets, two escape pods, an opening cockpit, and an opening fuselage give this ship a lot of functionality. My only reservation is that it's hard to find a good place to hold this model. There are so many tiny details that you have to be careful not to grab a weak spot when lifting it. This kind of gets in the way of running it around the house making "pew pew" sounds. But alas maybe there are a few things I have outgrown.

Now if you will excuse me - Pew pew, Neeeaaarrrr-Kaboom.


  1. For the past couple of years I have been with my girlfriend, our goal (and wedding gift to ourselves when we get married) will be the purchase of either the Falcon or Death Star II Lego set. Lego's will always be awesome and I don't think I will ever grow out of them. I too have a ton of Star Wars sets strewn about my room.

  2. I too have a few sets now, have the Republic Attack Shuttle, Venator Class Cruiser, AT-AP Walker and Darth Vader's TIE fighter.

    Had a big interest in Lego before and now that i live on my own it has come back, was hoping to add the Motorised walker to my collection but my local store has stopped selling it now. Oh well maybe find it online somewhere instead.