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Star Wars Lego Creations

January 7, 2010

For those of you that know me and my son you’ll know this: both of us love Star Wars and Legos.  Combining the two just sends us into unmitigated joy and giddiness.

A while back, Ethan built two small ships that he’s been playing with in the bath.  I’ve been meaning to take pictures of them, because I happen to think they’re very cool.  These are entirely his creations, no kits or instructions.  He figured out what he wanted to build, then built it.  The first ship is a Republic Venator Class Cruiser:

It even has it’s own landing… err… thingy.  The ship fits in there perfectly:

The next is a Separatist frigate with landing thingy and docking clamps and all that:

The last, and most impressive in my mind, is General Grievous’ Malevolence.  I suggested a few days ago that he should try and build one, but he said he had had trouble coming up with a way to do the Ion cannons… Next day, he had come up with a way, and here it is:

This is all three of them together to give a sense of scale:

He built them completely from scratch and with no references other than what he had in his head.  He also made a lego Tic-Tac-Toe board today using 3 3 stud pieces with the holes in them and some of those lego pins, and we played a few games on it!

His Lego creativity really does amaze me sometimes!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 7, 2010 2:43 am

    I wish I had these Lego choices when I was 7

  2. Clayton permalink
    January 7, 2010 11:26 am

    Those are pretty awesome, especially the Grievous ship. I wish lego did more sets like this, instead of their continuing trend of specialty pieces. I did the Lego Indiana Jones airplane set with him after Xmas, and while the plane is cool, the 18″ wingspan is all one purpose built piece.

  3. jpancoast permalink*
    January 7, 2010 2:59 pm

    They’re not Lego sets, he built all of them from spare legos we had lying around.

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