Thursday, August 13, 2009

LEGO 8039 Star Wars Venator-class Republic Attack Cruiser Product Review

Little Man turned NINE years old on July 18. Gads! I can't believe it. How did this happen? I turn my back for one minute and look what he goes and does. Grows up on me!

He wanted three things for his birthday:
  1. a slumber party
  2. a dog
  3. money to go to the new LEGO store that just opened at Northpark Mall
What the boy wants, the boy gets. So, I made the request of all of his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins to please send a check for his birthday - which everyone did. And off we went to the new LEGO store. I can't imagine the billions of dollars this company has made over the years. I mean, it couldn't cost more than .01 to .05 cents to make a LEGO. And then they put 50 -1500 pieces in a box and sell it for hundreds of dollars! Amazing. Why can't I come up with an invention that has that kind of profit margin...

Little Man picks out a brand new model: LEGO 8039 Star Wars Venator-class Republic Attack Cruiser. It had 1,170 pieces and took him two solid days to build. Retail cost is $119.00.
Built for ship-to-ship combat and bristling with turbolaser batteries, the Venator-class Republic Attack Cruiser is Grand Chancellor Palpatine’s personal flagship during the Clone Wars. Open the front panel to access the Chancellor’s quarters, reveal the hidden wing-cannons, and drop bombs on the Separatist forces below! Open the front hood to play inside Palpatine's detailed command center! Lift rear wings to reveal hidden gunnar and storage area for extra bombs and missiles!
It took him two solid days to build it - at least 7 hours worth of work. I would pay money for LEGO's all day long. The instruction manual was at least 100 pages long with 8 million steps. He just went one step at a time... until it was done! LEGO's are just fantastic for exercising your mind and building your hand-to-eye coordination. All those little itty-bitty pieces!
Little Man is obsessed with LEGOS. He loves to build the ships, then he plays with them for months until they start to fall apart, then he breaks them down and creates his own inventions. It's inspiring to see that little mind create! He tells me that when he grows up he wants to be a LEGO designer. I would be happy with engineer or architect also. LEGO gets 5 out of 5 stars on this one!