Sometimes it’s hard to judge the size of a LEGO set based on the dimensions of its box. Modern LEGO City sets rarely appeal to me. I guess they seem… pedestrian? You could say the same about the LEGO Town sets from the 1980s that I adore, but they have the added glow of nostalgia. But for some reason the recent LEGO City Ferry (#60119) called out to me. Maybe because it’s a utilitarian vehicle that hasn’t been done that often in LEGO? Maybe it was the set’s very simplicity? Maybe it’s because I live close to New York City and ferries (at least the people kind) are a common sight? I don’t know, but I resisted for awhile and then finally found a good deal on KMart.com. Going back to my opening sentence, what surprised me was how LARGE this boat actually is. It breaks down pretty compactly in the small box, and I sometimes forget that LEGO scale has increased over the years. But yeah, this thing could nearly transport an X-Wing pretty comfortably. Large sets throw me off, actually. It’s part of why I prefer classic LEGO sets and their generally smaller size. I just don’t have the room to store and display too many large sets. I briefly got into LEGO Star Wars again recently until I realized the scale is just too large for me. The small sets from the late ’90s and early 2000s were easier to manage and, frankly, a little more fun for me to build and toy around with. I’m thrilled I finally got a LEGO Millenium Falcon (the Force Awakens version), but I hit the brakes on buying too much current stuff. I can appreciate it, and I value LEGO’s ever-improving designs, but I’m most comfortable with simplicity and petiteness. I’m not sure if I’ll keep the ferry, but it looked great in this comic, and the red sports car it came with proved incredibly useful as Starman’s Tesla Roadster!
on April 22, 2018 at 12:01 am