The top one was the main thing. That was $70. Then the second set was $20. The car was $10.
Great theme. Two camping items. A big RV and a little caravan. One's imagination can run wild with these sets. Are the people in the caravan envious of the RV owners? Do they all go on trips together or did they just happen to set up camp in the same spot? Will the dog defend one or both families from the bear? Or will the dog get mauled by the bear and the bear subsequently kill everyone? Or is the bear fearful of humans and just tries to stay away?
And who owns the green car? Give it to the caravan familiy to try to distribute the wealth a bit or give it to the RV family to accurately reflect the real world? If you give it to the caravan family, the green car also turns into a boat so both families would have a boat.
And on that topic, the RV turns into a yacht if you'd like. Or a house. The caravan doesn't turn into anything. Well, it can but there's no instructions. So you have to put your creativity to the test to try to turn that thing into some kind of little shack.
Anyway, the main reason I bought so much of this crap is because I really wanted to the snowglobe. You get the snowglobe when you spend $100 or £60.
Looks pretty sweet. Not actually filled with water, though.
I've been thinking about getting these sets for myself. I mean, like two months ago I was thinking about getting these sets. I just can't justify it. A grown man playing with Legos?
And it's all so much more expensive in the UK. For instance, those first two items cost about $90 in the US. The green car isn't available in the UK or at least not yet. But in the UK, those two camping items would be £68. That's $84.95.
Wait a minute. Really? Did I do that right? Yeah. The pound is only 1.25 to the dollar now. It was 1.5 for a long time. It reached a high of two dollars to the pound about ten years ago.
So actually, it's not the rip off I thought it was. Maybe I should get some Legos then.
I never really had any super sets as a kid. And of course, my bitch mother let my sisters take them all.
You might ask, "Why would your sisters want your Legos?" The answer is obvious. Because they had part-time jobs working with children and wanted to give these strange children my toys. Did I get the toys back? No, of course I didn't. They were all thrown out. Because that's what they do with toys given to pre-schoolers. There's a high turnover. The kids play rough with the toys.
And why would you give used toys to these kids anyway? And for a part-time job? Was your initiative appreciated? No, because they threw that shit out without even telling you. And my sisters were stupid enough to give THEIR OWN toys to these kids. Dolls that they had since they were children. All thrown out. Along with the toys they stole from me. And they were upset but claimed to quickly get over it.
I mean, that's on them. If they want to give their toys away for some shitty part-time job and then their co-worker throws all the toys out, it's a learning experience. Don't give personal possessions away for a job. These kids don't need your toys. The school provides toys through money given to the school by the government.
But giving your brother's toys away as he cries and begs you not to take his shit? And your mother just stands there and physically blocks him access to his toys as you haul his stuff into your car, never to be returned?
You know how many apologies I got over this? NOT ONE. By anyone. And those scumbags wonder why I don't talk to them?
Anyway, I never really got any big time Lego sets. It was mostly $5 shit. The tiny cars, you know. Sometimes a tiny castle. I think the biggest set I got was some Lego forest castle set. It was a fortress built into a tree. Based on Robin Hood. That might have been...I don't know...$30 or something.
But I had a fair few sets and ended up with a big drawer full of Legos. Then one day...all gone. Kids need to play with toys, right? Kids from your part-time job. Kids who already have toys provided to them by the school. Kids who already have toys provided to them by their parents. But you want to give them YOUR toys and your bother's toys. Get that big promotion by letting the kids play with ratty old toys.
Oh wait. There was no promotion? You only worked at that part-time job for three months? And you didn't even end up making teaching your career? It was all worth it then, wasn't it? Those inner city kids got to play with you and your brother's old toys for a few weeks before they were all thrown in the garbage.
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