Apparently I'm not too old for Lego.
For my birthday, my buddy Micah got me a sweet Lego "buildable figure," Jango Fett from Star Wars. I haven't played with Lego for an age, so was looking forward to seeing what modern Lego sets are like.
This set was for labeled 7-12 year olds, so I think I am just qualified to build it. It has 32 pages of instructions, which seemed like a lot for one figure. There are lots of detailed sections to assemble, I found out!
Assembling it didn't take long. I did mess up one part and had to take apart and rebuild part of Jango to get his jet pack to fit on properly. Otherwise, I enjoyed building him and seeing all the parts come together. It's a weird sense of satisfaction, since you are just following the step-by-step instructions. But I still felt a little swell of pride when it all came together at the end.
It's a pretty cool looking action figure.
It's got many points of articulation for whatever action pose you want to put Jango in.
"Say 'WHAT' again! I dare you!"
It even has a rocket on his back that you can "launch," which is a nice detail.
Jango Fett was fun to assemble and pose. Lego really knows how to create an engaging building experience, which I suppose I should not be surprised by. There's something kinesthetically pleasing about clicking together the different pieces and feeling the build come together piece by piece.
And now I have to admit, I really want Lego General Grievous. Uh oh.