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Ancient Aliens Are Invading… LEGO?

As to how we wound up with consciousness on this globe, there are quite a few theories floating around. One such theory is that very long ago (like, long before Abe Vigoda), creatures from another dimension / galaxy / planet / universe visited Earth. I don’t know if this theory holds water, but it sure makes for some interesting television on the History Channel.

What do I believe in? I believe nobody has any idea.

But I, for one, welcome our new Alien Conquest LEGO overlords!

I had reviewed the slightly-larger collection of minifigs a few weeks back. I wasn’t expecting to get another one until this minifigure came as a bonus with another purchase. And the best part of that purchase? I didn’t buy it – someone else did, as a way to get me to look at his free product. It worked! Yes, you can get me to do just about anything for you if you buy me enough LEGO. It’s sad.

As I had plussed about earlier, Alistair Milne has written a free eBook on Startups. Courtesy of my Wish List on Amazon, Alastair sent me the the LEGO Millennium Falcon – now waiting in my home to be assembled at some point in the near future. This particular minfig came as a LEGO order bonus with the larger set.

So, that was my girlfriend’s first true LEGO kit review. It was a pretty simple construction, so we added a bit of conversation into the mix. I get the feeling, however, that my girlfriend’s choice of attire is distracting viewers from the subject at hand.

Alien Conquest LEGO Minifig Abduction

You’re not going to believe this, but I woke up last night and found myself face-to-face with what I believe was a pair of alien beings. Even with these short creatures present, the room was eerily silent. I was frozen in fear – wondering if I had been selected for some kind of probe.

Turns out, I was just looking at a propped up LEGO minifig five-pack: Alien Conquest (853301).

While I don’t advocate truly abducting these minifigs, I would say that they should stand out in your collection. Not to mention, it would be awfully interesting to see these alien heads on the body of, say, a fairy tale character. That would REALLY disturb your sleep.

I’ve never been abducted by aliens, I’ve never witnessed a UFO, and I’m pretty sure the ancient astronaut theory is more cogent than half the belief systems on the planet – but these minifigures are a sure thing. I didn’t hesitate to snap up the pack, given that I hadn’t yet acquired an Alien Conquest set. $15 is a good going rate for five fresh LEGO minifigs. Impulse buy? Sure.

As I describe in the video, the LEGO store clerk was friendly enough to gave me a choice before buying this set – but the alternative was less interesting for me. Would you have decided differently? Watch and wonder:

Ultimately, I think I’m coming out of the bin as a minifig maniac. Not to say that LEGO bricks aren’t interesting enough themselves, but there’s just something wonderful about these little guys, gals, or things (if aliens don’t have a gender). Our blue-clad heroes are just a bonus. More than anything, I’m just happy to see LEGO producing minifig sets that collectors can truly enjoy – unlike the new LEGO magnet sets, which are still subject to a bone-headed corporate “solvent” decision.

No need to be green with envy, though – I’m sure there are plenty of Alien Conquest minifig packs to go around. Even if the idea of intelligent life on another planet freaks you out, don’t let that stop you from abducting adopting a few aliens. If they get hungry, just feed ’em the included lawyer minifig (actually, I don’t know if this minifig is a lawyer – I’m just saying that it looks like he’s ready to sue you).

Do You Believe in Aliens?

I spend most of my time attempting to bring friends the latest news, hottest new hardware and software, and the very latest in technology advancements. While it’s true that I post a few humorous things at times, I know that I still need to take time to lighten up. I decided that, tonight, we’d end the week on a slightly more thought-provoking note.

Do you believe in aliens? I’m not talking about illegal immigrants, folks. I’m referring to “intelligent” life on other planets. Extraterrestrials!

How can you say (with certainty) that humans are the only sentient beings in the universe? Isn’t that rather presumptuous?

The question of the day is: do you believe that intelligent life exists in this universe (beyond planet Earth)? Have you ever had a close encounter of the first, second, or third kind? Are you an ET, yourself?

While I’ve never been a witness to any such event, I do believe that “aliens” exist (just as much as I believe that Jesus existed, even though I’ve never met the dude). I also believe we have some intelligent life floating around the Internet:

Is your computer feeling not-so-very-intelligent right now? Smarten ‘er up through the software center before too long.