It's been quite a nice weekend for me... took it easy, played some games, dug out my old Star Wars Legos... I had quite the collection back when they first came out. Back then I was hugely into Star Wars because the "enhanced special editions" of the original movies had just been released in theatres, but George Lucas hadn't yet pooped on my childhood by unleashing Jar Jar upon the world. I was a little obsessed... I even bought the collector's edition Technic Tie Interceptor and X-Wing. These date back to before anyone ever thought of putting Legos in a videogame. Putting them together while watching old Mystery Science Theaters took about 15 years off my mental age this weekend. The only problem is, the pieces have all gotten jumbled up. It's worse than a jigsaw puzzle... it's the equivalent of about 20 jigsaw puzzles, in 3D, and a couple of them have pieces missing. There's not much that's more frustrating than to have a single piece missing on a model you've worked for an hour on. Ah well. Next time I visit home I can raid my brother's closet for replacement parts.
Lightsaber Batons: for the orchestra conductor... of the future.