Caltrops: Lego Dagobah Jedi Training Diorama

There Is Another

Truth be told. I had zero immediate plans to pick up this kit. I was content with owning just the Trench Run diorama. But then one day my wife and I were walking around the city and found ourselves near the Lego Store on 5th Avenue. Having not been there since well before plague befell the world, I figured I would go take a look(read: drag my wife along to spend money).

I was surprised that they had a lot of Star Wars kits in stock. Like fully stocked. Even the big kits like the AT-AT and the Millennium Falcon. They even had a ton of the Star Wars Day sale release Luke Skywalker’s Land Speeder. After having such a good time with the Trench Run diorama, I decided to pick up the Dagobah kit. I was there. It was there. No waiting for delivery. Win/Win/Win.

I had to talk myself down from the ledge though. As I was seriously debating buying the Falcon. The decisive factor was actually the fact that I did not want to carry it all the way home on a rush hour train.

Some day…

The Dagobah kit was fun, but was also a bit rough on the fingers at times. The base layers of the diorama have a lot of single tiles. Particularly, the green tiles for the swamp area. On one step in particular, called for 177 of those little clear green tiles. My fingers were hurting. But the finished product is really nice. And all those green tiles look good in place.

Yoda’s home has a few little details inside that make it true to the movie. Like his bed, and hearth. You cannot really see inside too well from the front. But if your flip it around to the back you can see what’s going on in there. Outside there are a few small details that add to the scene. Like a dirty R2, a frog hiding in the swamp, and a snake slithering around.

[This post was originally published at Otherverse Games & Hobbies]

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