So I picked two of these babies at last weekend's Singapore Toys, Games and Comic Convention for S$15 each, which was about half of what they would be in specialty stores outside of the Con. And the fun thing about Legos is that Mel and I love to build them together.
Usually it's the bigger sets we work on together, like the Knights Kingdpm Green Knight Stronghold, the Star Wars Vader's TIE Advanced vs the Y-Wing, or the Home One MonCalamari Star Cruiser.
This time around, the Legos in question were way smaller and would take no time to build. So the wife decides to challenge me to a "blind" building contest, stating that we'll "see who can build a speederbike faster without the instructions and just by using the pictureon the packaging."
I laughed and agreed. I knew I'd win. I knew Star Wars and Lego better than the wife. But ya know, we musn't fail to encourage the spouses, even if they have a Tuantuan's chance in Tatooine.
But anyway, here are the results... ;)
|No prozes for guessing which was mine. Lol|
When I was finally done a couple of minutes later, I presented my complete and mostly accurate speeder to her, saying I think I missed a piece on the back. She took one look at what I had done, and suddenly the rules changed to "it's not who builds it the fastest but who does it more accurately."
|Why you should always check the undercarriage...|
Five mninutes later, these were our masterpieces. (Above)
Needless to say, I had won this contest but had to admit that wide speeders also existed in the Star Wars universe, wide speeders with crazily suspicious undercarriages and a coffee mug right at the rider's elbow. Even if those same speederbikes aren't slim enough to fit between two trees on Endor's Moon. Two words: Pyrrhic victory. ;P