Sunday, July 26, 2015

Duel At Mustafar!

It's been fun seeing the kids imagination really start to come out with LEGO's. They have been building their own planes and spaceships. Such a great creativity going on. The other day Jack wanted to look at the Duel at Mustafar set online. They don't actually make it anymore so of  course it's crazy over $200 expensive. Plus it doesn't even look all that cool...not enough lava in my opinion! So Jack asked if we could look online for pictures. Of course other LEGO enthusiasts have come up with their own interpretations so there were a few to choose from. We found one that seemed reasonable to be able to put together. I took a picture of it with my phone and then we went upstairs to the LEGO table to get to work. 

Here is our inspiration! 

Jackson didn't really help with the building of it. He helped me find the LEGO's we needed and he told me where he wanted the platforms for Anakin and Obi Wan to be.

I am not a very creative person when it comes to building LEGO. I'm Emmett all the way...give me some instructions and I'm good, but just coming up with something on my own....I am no master builder! 

It was fun working from someone else's and not having instructions and just having to wing it and make what I could with what I had. I will say my favorite part is the fact that Anakin and Obi Wan can swivel around and fight each other. That's super cool! 

Later Jack added the hanging chain thing from Owen's construction set that he got at The LEGO Store recently. He liked the idea that Anakin could swing on it and then flip and land on his platform or the mountain side. 

He was one happy guy...this is probably his favorite scene in the all the Star Wars movies. I'm not sure why since it's pretty sad that Anakin tries to kill his master an all. The dark side takes over him and he become Darth Vader. Maybe Jack is like me and just hopes that the scene will change and he won't choose evil over good. I remember watching Fried Green Tomatoes over and over when I was younger just hoping that the Buddy Threadgood's character would be able to untie his shoe fast enough so he could escape getting hit by the train. Silly I know! I guess I'm an eternal optimist!