Saturday, May 17, 2014

Lego Space Shuttle

I was able to track down this classic LEGO set from the early 90s, which I feel represents the epitome of the interlocking-pieces toy concept perfectly, both in terms of variety and quality.
 I have a strong suspicion, no doubt really, that LEGOs played an important role in my creative development.
 I wanted to interact with a LEGO set from that era again, because as with anything, they just don't make them like they used to.
 So I began searching for the set which might appeal to my desire to own the perfect set.
 If I could only ever own one LEGO set, this Space Shuttle could be it!
The set consists of a nice assortment of parts and pieces. 
It includes multiple kinds of vehicles and several figures which give plenty of opportunity for interaction and story telling.
 The models in their assembled forms are clean and solid, built without too many specialty pieces.
 Thusly, they convey that approximation characteristic in their slightly blocky and crude forms, something that is a very big part of the charm of classic LEGO, for me anyways.
 But there's still enough variety to the pieces to really let the imagination go wild when realizing your own creations.
There are plenty of valuable unique pieces like wheels, turbines, hinges and clips.  
I also really liked the suggested other builds on the back of the box.  
That suggestion, and the fact that there are no directions on how to build them, may very well have been one of the key motivators which set my mind afire with an important concept. 
The idea that I can make anything.

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