In Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi, we see a group of furry individuals who help out the Rebel forces called Ewoks. In August 2011, LEGO released set 7956 called Ewok Attack. Here the set recreates a scene from the Battle of Endor where the Ewoks ambush the Imperial forces. Ewok Attack consists of 166 pieces and goes for $24.99 which puts it at $0.15 per piece.
I love LEGO. Who doesn’t love LEGO? You take little bricks and create wonders with your imagination. Growing up with the basic bricks and building crazy and colorful structures and vehicles made me happy. Now I’m all grown up and I’m proud to be an AFOL (Adult Fans of LEGO).
For the past couple of months, my love for the bricks came back again after almost two decades of dormancy. The sets that interested me on my return were the Harry Potter and especially the Star Wars sets. As a Star Wars fan, I love how the whole universe is recreated by these tiny bricks, ranging from all the vehicles and ships to the minifigs themselves. There’s also a sense of satisfaction when each set is completed and you can say to yourself “Wow!”
There are thousands if not millions of AFOL’s in the world but there’s one in particular, besides my girlfriend, that I can thank for rekindling my passion for LEGO, Chris Pirillo. I’ve been following Chris and the Lockergnome community for many years now for technology news but I also enjoy his LEGO videos as well. He has even mentioned that his LEGO videos bring in more traffic than his tech videos. Chris recently did an interview for a LEGO radio documentary on a TLDR episode discussing his experience with LEGO.
Here is also one of his many LEGO articles he’s written: http://chris.pirillo.com/i-like-lego/. Although it’s an older article, it’s a good one. Much like how the bricks themselves are timeless.
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In July 2010, LEGO released the Hoth Wampa Cave (8089). The set contains 297 pieces and retails for $39.99 which is about $0.13/piece. The Hoth Wampa Cave reenacts the beginning of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back where Luke goes to inspect the droid probe and gets ambushed by the Wampa and wakes up hanging in the cave.
LEGO has released a poster of Aragorn for their upcoming Lord of the Ring sets. I’m looking forward to see other characters LEGO-ized.
I went to a LEGO Store a couple of days ago and the reps there said they were reorganizing to have space for the new LOTR sets coming out this summer. I am excited for the LEGO Lord of the Rings line of products and will definitely be picking them up.