Phone it in Friday XXXVII: Heroes of Endor

LEGO has gone woke.  Actually, they’ve been woke for awhile, but they released an “A-Z of Awesome” of fan-built sets to push wacky gender ideology on their consumers.  A host of LEGO fans with alphabet soup “identities” built the sets (which I doubt will be made available as purchasable sets, because most of them are not that good or creative).

If child grooming among the LGBTQIA2+etc. community isn’t a thing, as our pedophilic elites insist (methinks too much), why are these queer activists pushing so hard to market “alternative lifestyles” to children?  In the past we could at least isolate this indoctrination to public schools.  Sure, a four-year old might see their teacher put a condom on a banana (it’s hyperbole, folks, to prove a point), but they weren’t going home and building the “4K Sex Ed Classroom” LEGO playset.

Nothing, it seems, is sacred, even my beloved LEGOs.

Now, some might say, “Tyler, you’ve gotsta stop feeding the beast.”  Honestly, the sheer expense of LEGOs—which have embraced inflationary pricing and jacked up the prices on their sets even further—is probably the bigger reason to scale back the hobby.  I can avoid a great deal of the LGBTQIA2+etc. foolishness, at least for now.

Honestly, though, I’m just a hypocrite.  What can I say?  I like LEGOs.  If I avoided every product from every company engaged in civilizationally self-destructive behavior, I’d be living an ascetic life without Internet access.  Naturally, there’s some happy middle ground between those two extremes, but as much as I abhor their policies, I can’t resist the the sweet, sweet hit of those little plastic bricks.

Which brings me to the real point of today’s post:  I had the pleasure of building the LEGO set Battle of Endor Heroes (40623) in their popular Brickheadz series.  It MSRPs at around $40, which is typical for a Brickheadz set, which charges around $10 per figurine, or $15 or a regular-sized figurine and a half-size one.  This set consists of three full-size figurines from Return of the Jedi (1983)—Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Lando Calrissian—and two half-sized ones—R2-D2 and Wicket, the feisty Ewok.

I didn’t do detailed pictures of the builds as I went, so here are the finished products, presented in the order I completed them:

These multiple figurine sets are really fun to do with another person, as LEGO thoughtfully includes separate instructions for each build, and separates the pieces into distinct numbered bags.  That said, I built these alone (well, Murphy was there, dozing and farting at my feet) this past Tuesday evening, taking Ponty’s advice to kick back a bit.

Woke or not, that was the farthest thing from my mind while I built these winsome little sets from one of my favorite movies.


2 thoughts on “Phone it in Friday XXXVII: Heroes of Endor

  1. Funny you should mention Endor. I was talking to Tina this morning about the battle of Endor section in the 1980s Jedi arcade game. If you remember twiddling those sticks while evading laser fire AND trees, you’ll remember how difficult it was. It took my brother and I months of pocket money to complete that game but man, was it good! 😂

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