The Lego Imperial Star Destroyer

A friend and co-worker left for another job in another state and he knew that I was a big lego nerd as evidenced by the 3 foot tall Statue of LibertyIMG_20130520_114945 IMG_20130502_100245

sitting in my office. This statue was built over a period of a couple of months by about 4 of us at work during our free moments. So anyway, this friend John decided to leave me with a parting gift : a Lego Imperial Star Destroyer (Lego Kit # 10030). This is a pretty huge kit with about 3000+ pieces and apparently someone had paid John with it instead of paying rent or something. John brought the kit in to work over a few days (he had to lug it on septa every morning in large cardboard boxes) and deposited it in front of my desk.IMG_20130502_100245


I have made it my mission to build this beast and hang it over my desk with fishing wire, perhaps aimed at lady liberty.

But there are a few steps involved. First off, J told me that while most of the parts were there, some were not. Secondly, the kit he gave me was partially assembled. Thirdly, there is of course work to do for Comcast. Projects like this take a lot of time to do since I can only work on them when I have a free moment (waiting for a build or a meeting or taking a moment to think about a particularly hard solution to something).

But anyway, I have accepted the challenge.

The first thing I did was buy a few nice plastic containers as my starting point. After bringing them into work I started to disassemble the kit and separate the parts into 3 bins:  Small Parts, Flat Parts, and Other. This has taken me about 3 weeks to complete. The fruits of my labor are right here…


So what is next? Inventory. I need to know what parts I have and what I need (so I can order them). Luckily there is an amazing site that I found called that catalogs each lego set. I plan to print out the inventory and then check off every part until I have an idea of what I will need. From there, I will order from Lego the rest and then the build can finally begin.

I haven’t quite decided if I’m going to buy more boxes to separate the parts even more as as I do the inventory. I may end of doing that. But in either case, I hope to keep you all informed on my progress.. Keep checking back 🙂

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