Lego Star Wars with George Home
10th December 2015
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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