What could be better than Lego Star Wars? Nothing. But a close second is the new Lego Indiana Jones sets that are featured in this month’s Lego catalog. Peabody and Nettie couldn’t wait to show it to me when I got home. In fact we skipped our usual bedtime story and just poured over it. As they guessed, I was blown away by the new sets. The Indy Minifig has a bull whip, fedora and ammo bag. There is Belloq the bad archaeologist, Jack the pilot, Professor Henry Jones and an assortment of “guards” (they’re not called Nazis in the catalog). The Minifigs are flesh toned instead of yellow which looks weird. But the Lost Tomb set even has an R2-D2/C-3PO hieroglyph, the famous Easter Egg from Raiders of the Lost Arc! Brilliant!
More exciting to Peabody and Nettie, who haven’t seen the Indian Jones movies, is the new “Town Plan” that recreates one of the original Lego sets from the 50s. The set, which has a movie theater, gas station and town hall, is being released in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Lego bricks. It’s available on January 18. So far 2008 is a great year for Lego fans!