Take the movie "Lego Star Wars - the Empire Strikes Out", which I picked up just a few days back from ToysRUs on a whim because, A) it was an impulse buy at under ten dollars, and B) I wanted an interesting new item to review for my first Lego post on here..
|Lego Star Wars - the Empire Strikes Out: HOW could I resist?! It was a complete package! A animated movie about Star Wars Lego adventures and it comes with a tiny Darth Vader!|
Vader was of course made available in a myriad number of sets and variations prior to this one, at least a total of nine times including a rare variation that had a black chrome look.
|Edition of 10,000 randomly inserted into Star Wars sets in 2009 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Lego and Star Wars.|
The second part of this set, the actual movie, was pretty good family friendly fare, not unlike the other Lego movies that are often shown at Legoland KC in the 4D Cinema room but longer as it came in at a television episode length of about 22 minutes.
|Screen capture from "Lego Star Wars - the Empire Strikes Out"|
Plenty of light hearted humor bits on the Star Wars universe and something that I imagine the kids around the age set of 5 to around 10 would enjoy more than once.
Overall, I'd say that if you can find this set, it's a good purchase at around ten bucks, it normally retails at about fourteen dollars in some places. For kids, it's a great set, for the collectors, it holds it's own as well, as I'll drop a $20 to get a rare figurine at a comic convention when I come across one to complete my collection.
Considering there are just around 3,700 individual minifigs available out there in a variety of scarcity and exclusivity, (and companies like Brick Forge adding even MORE customization options to the mix) I think I've got my work cut out for me.