Today I discovered Star Wars paper snowflakes, and it felt like the last piece of my life just fell into place. There are those times in your life when things just feel right, and rainbows should start exploding all over the sky and you should start pooping glitter. I spent a slightly regrettable amount of time cutting up that bad boy on the left, using those crappy dull office scissors and a box cutter. Because, you know, I only use the best tools. That's why Boba Fett's lil helmet thingies look so shoddy. But I was determined. And shocked that I still have all my fingers and spilled no blood. But it's not too late, ho no. Perhaps tomorrow I shall try to tackle the stormtrooper shape and possibly end up finger-painting it with blood sweat and tears.
And then there's this little gem. Before anyone gets excited*, no this isn't a teaser for a LEGO Lord of the Rings videogame adaptation. It is merely for playsets. But anyone who thinks the videogame isn't on the way is a complete fool. I've been saying for years that they need to do this, and anyone who starts bitching that it "ruins the franchise" or whatever other garbage people spew from their faces is going to get sliced with an Uruk-hai scimitar. Main reason: Gateway for kids to get into the series. Letting LEGO do their fun little adaptations does absolutely nothing to insult the series. In fact, I don't think anything anyone would do at this point could ever insult the series. Maybe some kids are a little too young to watch the films or read the books. I think LEGO would be a great way to introduce them to the series, especially if (when) the games come out, since they are always great with co-op play. Fun for the whole family! But since we have to labor under the assumption that this is only for physical playsets, I'll just slowwwwly start putting money aside for a full scale model of Rivendell, assuming that's one of the options.**
* - I PRACTICALLY FLIPPED MY CHAIR WHEN I FIRST SAW IT and then I realized it was just playsets BUT THEN I DIDN'T CARE ANYMORE.
** - If it's not one of the options, they'll be the next to die by Uruk-hai scimitar. OMG what if they did the bigger models as part of their LEGO Architecture series? OMGOMGOMGOMG JUST TAKE MY MONEY NOW.