Lego Star Wars with George Home

10th December 2015

Lego Star Wars with George Home

The Lego Star Wars Naboo Starfighter set from George Home.

This is a collaboration post.

Myself and Tyrone are both huge Star Wars fans, so obviously we are excited for the release of The Force Awakens. Okay, so maybe we are a little apprehensive, especially considering how bad the prequels were, but excited none the less.

As well as being Star Wars fans we are also Lego fans, and you’d realise this the minute you walked through my front door as we have quite a few collectibles on display. So, when Talented Talkers asked if they could send me some Star Wars Lego, courtesy of George Home, I of course said yes.

Warning: Order products for delivery at your own risk! George Home/Asda use Yodel for their deliveries!

I was really looking forward to my special delivery after choosing which set I (well, Tyrone actually) wanted but unfortunately, George Home/Adsa use Yodel for their deliveries, and I got to experience Yodel’s terrible service first hand. Lucky me!

I decided to get the Lego to delivered to work to make my life easier. It was supposed to arrive the day after the order was placed, but it wasn’t delivered until two weeks later!

When it did arrive it was obvious why it had taken so long as the label had not been printed properly, and so half off my name and address was missing. It’s a miracle they found me at all! In addition, there was a piece of paper inside which revealed that this Lego set was not the original one I ordered and was in fact a “re-pick” because the original had gone missing!

When I open the packaging I discovered that the box was battered to bits. It looked like it had been sat on and even had holes in it. If I was giving this as a gift I would be too embarrassed to pass it on in that condition. Inside, none of the bags had opened but the sticker sheet was bent meaning that some of the stickers had slightly peeled off and become dried up. They have started to peeling of the model already!

Lego Star Wars with George Home

Lego Star Wars with George Home

Aside from the battered box and the damaged stickers, the set itself was great! As you might be able to tell it’s the Naboo Starfighter from The Phantom Menace. You really do get a lot of Lego for your money (£46.47) and it will take a good few hours to complete. The ship itself is really detailed, and it comes with a nice selection of mini figures.

Lego Star Wars with George Home

You are probably thinking at this point “You are 21 Holly, grow the hell up.” but you should know that Lego isn’t just for children. There’s a whole community of adult builders/collectors and it’s fascinating.

Building with Lego has helped both myself and Tyrone with anxiety issues, and if you don’t believe me then you should give it a try. It’s really calming and gives you something to focus on other than your worries.

Lego Star Wars with George Home

I think this set would be perfect anyone who likes Star Wars and/or Lego, whether they are a child or just a child at heart, OR for someone who suffers with anxiety and likes to have something constructive to do to keep their mind at rest.

HOWEVER…

If you do want to purchase this, or any of the Lego Star Wars sets, I highly recommend that you pop to George Home/Asda to purchase it in store, or use their Click and Collect service to order it to the store.

I do not recommend you order from George Home online as it may arrive in a similar state as mine did, if it arrives at all. And I know for a fact that it wasn’t just a one off with me as I’ve spoken to others who have had similar issues.

Whether you are a business (I’m looking at you, George Home) or a customer, I advise you to avoid Yodel at all costs!

This post was written in collaboration with Talented Talkers and George Home. I was gifted the Lego set for free and a voucher in return for writing this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

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  1. It’s a shame about the delivery, it took so long and to arrive like this. The set sounds amazing, I would love to build it and I’m slightly older than you (12 years older :D ). It is a lovely Christmas gift, I like it a lot.

  2. Cat

    Wow, that box is so beat up! What a bad delivery service! That’s too bad about the stickers, but I’m glad the pieces were fine at least. That looks like a fun set, and I love the R2D2 figure. So cute! I’m excited for the new Star Wars movie too :D Hopefully it’ll be better than the prequels!

  3. Gosh, that’s such a shame that Yodel treated your parcel the way that they did. I ordered something that got delivered by Yodel, and I found it outside my flat on the step. If I hadn’t have got a text saying it had arrived it would have been there for about 7 hours =/
    Still, Yodel aside, I’m glad you enjoyed your Star Wars Lego. I’m very excited for The Force Awakens, but I’m expecting to take it with a pinch of salt, like I did with Jurassic World. The figure looks so detailed, especially the mini R2D2. I might pick this up as a last minute Christmas present for my sister!

  4. Jamie

    I am so sorry that you had to endure the evil ways of their shipping. I can’t believe that the original ‘had gone missing.’ Yeah right. More like one of the employees wanted it, but who am I to say what happened? I’m just sorry you didn’t get a good experience with their shipping, and the original order that you wanted.

    Though, I am glad you guys both had fun with building it. R2D2 looks adorable! Hey, you’re never to old for Legos! So don’t listen to anyone who says otherwise. I love Legos myself.

    I’m a huge Star Wars fan myself, and am glad that I have Tristan, as he is a huge Star Wars fan himself as well. I’m hoping that we will get to see the movie. At least, before it goes to the movie channels. I’m still kicking myself for not watching Insurgent (I have read the books). I’m just so stunned and amazed that there are so many Star Wars books with different characters! I don’t think I have read one, yet, but I have read some of one and wasn’t impressed with it. I think it was because I liked the movie version better and am used to the original characters like Darth Vadar, and Luke Skywalker. Of course, I’m itching to see the movie mostly because Harrison Ford is Han Solo and how he portrays an older Han.

    • Holly

      Unfortunately Yodel delivery drivers are classed as self-employed which is why there seems to be no standards for delivery and why stuff frequently goes missing.

      I’ve never read any of the Star Wars books but I think Tyrone has. I’m so looking forward to seeing Luke Skywalker again!

  5. Elena

    I love building lego, it is just like solving puzzles. I can’t wait for Christmas, because we are spending it with my cousins that will probably get lego for Christmas. I always end up building everything because they are to young to make the more advanced sets.

    Too bad about the shape the box came in though, hope they drop Yodel if they are that bad.

    • Holly

      That’s probably why I like it too. I love having a good puzzle to solve.

      Oh man, I wish we had children in our family with Lego to build on Christmas day.

  6. Shaw

    Wow the whole delivery experience sounds really crappy. It cracks me up. Anything that could’ve went wrong did went wrong.

    Lego is not my thing but I can imagine why so many people love it. Maybe I should give it a try sometimes. And Star Wars too.