Lego Builds and Farewell
I wrote this blog during the beginning of the pandemic to keep a log of my favorite minis and to keep me busy. However, one of the luxuries of being retired means I have the time to explore different things. While miniatures will always fascinate me, I want to spend the next year traveling and making memories. Time is finite, so I need to make good use of it. Thus this last blog post is a farewell of sorts and a short summary of some recent Lego builds I made over the past few months.
1. Up-Scaled Lego Minifigure
I saw this oversized Lego minifigure at Lego.com and had to buy it. The “Up-Scaled Lego Minifigure” costs $49.99 and has some fun and different building techniques. Although the age range for this set is 10+, I have to admit I really enjoyed this Lego build. The resultant minifig is poseable and stands at 10.5″ tall.
Under the minifigure’s blue cap is the “control center.” This center has various levers and a regular sized minifigure operator (the twin of the oversized build).
2. Lego The Great Wave
I was on the fence about buying Lego’s Hokusai-The Great Wave. It was the reviews for the product that sold me. Happy to say, I am so glad I bought it- it ranks in my top 10 Lego builds. It was an interesting and fun build, with so many details. However, unlike the Lego Globe, this build was fun and not monotonous. I finished this Lego build over three days because I wanted to extend the experience. The end product was a lovely piece of art. The Great Wave retails for $99.99.
3. Lego’s Tales of the Space Age
My last Lego build was Tales of the Space Age. It sells for $49.99 and consists of four colorful art panels. It’s a very simple build but I wanted it because I have several space-themed objects in my home (many from my sister, who used to work for NASA). The panels are a very easy build (not sure why the set is rated 18+) and look very nice. While I prefer The Great Wave, I still recommend Tales of Space if you are a astronomy fan.
The four scenes from left to right are Cosmic Travelers, Blast Off to New Worlds, Intergalactic Road Trip, and Journey to the Unknown.
4. Final Thoughts
While I will leave my blog up until May 2024, I probably won’t be posting. However, if I come across an unusual miniature or visit a miniature museum, I might write another post.
So farewell, dear readers. Thanks for indulging my passion for small-scale things.