Monday, May 10, 2010

Obsolete Set Is Obsolete: LEGO Space Shuttle

From geekology, Just in time for the shuttle's retirement comes the official LEGO Space Shuttle set. *sniff* It's enough to bring a tear to my eye. Psyche, I only cry when pets die and at the end of movies. I'm looking at you, 'Iron Man 2'.

The $100 1,204-piece set stands 17.5 inches tall, with a 10-inch wingspan. It includes launch pad, detachable fuel tank, booster rockets, robot arm, retractable landing gear, opening cockpit with two minifig astronauts (male and female), opening cargo compartment, satellite, and even a ground vehicle.

You know what the problem with today's youth is? Everything. And mostly because kids don't want to be astronauts anymore. When I was growing up every single child wanted to be an astronaut. If you ask a group of kids today what they want to be when they grow up you get a unanimous, "on Jersey Shore". And that's exactly why we should blow up the planet while there's still time.


Octopunk said...

Pretty tasty set, although there are many more I would buy first.

I was ogling this on another LEGO site this weekend. What's sad is that's when I found out they were discontinuing the Space Shuttle.

JPX said...

I know, I didn't know that they were discontinuing it either! The Space Shuttle is so cool.