Lego Advent: Day 13

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Lucky 13. It probably makes a lot of sense.

Santa has visited early this year, and has brought a Lego Advent calendar. There are 24 little numbered doors, each containing a dime bag of Legos. There’s a new toy or doodad to build every day, which, in turn, builds anticipation for Christmas.

I will build these and attempt to discern what they are.

December 13: The Egg of Kotopoulo

Finally, an answer to an age-old question: What came first, the chicken or the horrendous idea to post every day for a month about Legos?

Rating

Fun ★★☆☆☆

I do not find this particularly fun, but I can accept that someone might. The chicken is kind of cute. When I was little, I had the Fisher-Price farm set where the barn door would make a sort of mechanical mooing sound when the barn door was opened or closed, and I found that fun for some reason, so anything is possible.

Ease of Build ★☆☆☆☆

The instructive diagram for this was especially confusing, even by the standards established thus far. The base is made out of 4 right angles, which makes it somewhat difficult to align correctly, and it’s working way too hard to realize a vision that in no way resembles anything familiar to me.

Comprehensibility ★☆☆☆☆

It was long thought that the writings on the Thirteenth Labor of Hercules were lost. Until now.

After being commanded by King Eurystheus to retrieve the legendary Egg of Kotopoulo, Hercules consulted the Oracle of Chentuki for guidance. The oracle explained to Hercules that Egg of Kotopoulo was guarded by two fiendish traps that were capable of destroying anyone who dared to remove it. One was the Chicken of Akron, which lured people in with its benign look and demeanor, but possessed the fabled Scream of Kokadoodledoo that would instantly drive a person insane. The second were the Ninja Stars of Shinobi, three lethal ninja stars that would be activated if the Egg was jostled even the slightest amount. He gave Hercules three treasures to aid him on his quest: the Bucket of Bakkhos, the Spork of Orion, and a small bag containing eleven herbs and spices. Hercules asked if he was to carefully replace the Egg with the bag of spices, after taking out a pinch or two to exactly match the weight, but the oracle replied, “No! That would never work. You just put them on food…they’re delicious.” He went on to explain that the Bucket of Bakkhos could be placed upon his head to protect him from the Chicken of Akron’s Scream of Kokadoodledoo, and possibly get him into a sad version of Guns ‘n’ Roses. The Spork of Orion was half fork, half spoon, and entirely useless—except in its ability to confuse the Ninja Stars of Shinobi due to the duality of its nature. Hercules felt like this was a little too deus ex machina, and asked if he would even be challenged by this labor when armed with this equipment. The Oracle of Chentuki looked at him solemnly and said, “Don’t count your eggs before you’ve seen the chicken.”

Extra Parts ★☆☆☆☆

This comes with one extra ninja star.

Overall ★☆☆☆☆

I have no idea.

"Prepare to fend off the bridge abutment."

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