This was one of my first Lego sets, that I recently picked up. Super simple design that if you think too much about it doesn't make a ton of sense. This is what I loved about Lego, no back story, not a lot of direction as to what the ship was supposed to do.
Back in the late 80's early 90's the commercials said "Lego builds imagination" so that is exactly what I said to my mom. "Mommy, I need Legos, cause Legos build 'magination" And I think they did. I still love these things, but I think there has been something lost with the modern sets. There are so many tie ins and super specialized pieces that there is a lack of imagination and what could be. Don't get me wrong Lego Star Wars and all the rest are the bee's knees, the cat's pajamas, the wasp's nipples. But I still prefer the original prequal sw sets to the modern ones. These older sets where even when you followed the instructions, they could be anything. They begged to be played with, to be added to, to be reformed into whatever you could imagine. I never saw air tanks, isn't that what the helmet was? I saw jet packs! Anti grav blue discs that could cut through just about anything (unless inconvenient to whatever think plot I had come up with) red sensor beams that would double as laser cutter to defend from alien Invaders. I never minded the simple yellow faced smile. An honest adventurer looking for fun.
Which, really, isn't that what Lego is?
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