# LEGO is awesome

In order to celebrate LEGO’s 50th anniversary, Boing Boing Gadgets is posting retrospectives on LEGO sets over the years.

I was all about the space and town sets. It looks like Joel was more space and castle. No town stuff, sadly. In his summary of his nine favourite sets, I absolutely remember building the headlining Galaxy Explorer. I didn’t have the Futuron Monorail, but I remember wanting it desperately.

So that was a nice reminiscence. But then he posted The Six Ugliest Space Lego Sets. I looked at it, and it looked like, except for the two robots from the 90s, I had every one of those. I loved the Robot Command Center! Even as the robot. It had mini-vehicles that fit in the robot’s sides, which is always cool.

On closer inspection, though, I didn’t actually have the 1593 at the end of the article, but the two sets it was built from. I think. The vehicle docking thing in the 1593 looks awfully familiar. I know I had all those pieces, though. They were some of the first sets I got. There’s no way I have the boxes or instructions anymore to figure out what I actually had…

## 2 thoughts on “LEGO is awesome”

1. tinkerer says:

Wow. Do I feel dated! All I remember ever having was the basic sets of blocks. Not any fancy sets, lol!

Of course, I was only superficially into Legos. TinkerToys, on the other hand…whoa. Hours and hours and hours…

2. Have you seen the stuff they have now?

I haven’t touched LEGO since highschool, but in a moment of weakness, I almost considered picking up the new Millennium Falcon. (It’s about \$700!). That would just be silly.