So, putting together the Lego AT-AT is easily the most complex thing I've ever built. The last time I ever bought a Lego set was in the 1990s, and this one is so much more intricate than any I've ever had. So many pegs! I've never had a Lego set that required two 70+ page instruction manuals before. It was quite an experience!
This was the second Lego set Chris (aka Some Guy) generously mailed to me as a Christmas surprise. It took me about five hours to put together, but I enjoyed every minute of it.
I did this on Friday instead of getting on my computer. We were having hurricane force winds that day, over 60 mph gusts, so the power kept going out in a lot of places. Rather than deal with the inevitable frustration of that, after I got home from weekly therapy I decided to just sit, binge watch a show, and work on this project. I didn't expect it to take as long as it did, but I tried to work some breaks in there to walk around a bit... particularly after I sat for far too long and my calves cramped up rather painfully. Oops!
Anyway, I'm glad it took a while and kept me concentrating on something for the entire day. I still can't believe I have this thing in my house and got to build it... Damn, I love Legos.
Thanks so much, Chris. It's been a bit of a hard time, what with my anxiety and that business with hurting myself and just dealing with an... overwhelming amount of stuff to do lately.
Becca took these pictures with my new tablet. (It came with the new phone plan.) You can see one of her tiki masks there, with some Buddhist prayer beads.
This just makes me want to put all of my old Lego sets together, because I'm having so much darn fun doing these. All of the Legos I've ever had for the last 30+ years are just in one gigantic tub, and I've always dreamed of separating them out. When we first moved in here (2001!) I started putting my pirate ship together, but then I felt guilty because we weren't fully unpacked, so I put them in the closet and have never taken them out again.