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Episode 7 · 1 year ago

LEGO Indiana Jones

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

On the latest installment of Brickology, LegoLee329 digs up the history of the iconic Indiana Jones film series and the small release of LEGO set based from it. 

Good morning, good afternoon, goodevening, whenever, wherever you are listening. Thank you so much for making mea part of your day. My name is Leepar and you might knowme as Lego Lee or Lego Lee three, two, nine, from Youtube,facebook, instagram, twitter, Patreon, you name it, I am allover the Internet and this is the brick Ology podcast, the study ofsmall plastic bricks. How is everybody doing today? I sincerely hope you aredoing well. I'm pretty sure everybody listening is aware of the circumstances in theworld right now with the coronavirus. It is absolutely crazy. What's going oncompletely unprecedented. And if you're sick, if you have the virus or arefeeling ill, just let me now and I'll be praying for you, becausethat's all we can do right now is, you know, just practice social distancing, stay away from people, don't go to any crazy places, don'tgather and mask groups or anything. Just take the precautions necessary to try andavoid the disease and if you actually have the virus, don't go near people, quarantine yourself, work hard to get better and just hope and pray.So to crazy time, crazy time in the world. But the one thing, the one or a couple of silver linings about this for briccology and fromme is one my streams have gotten up significantly. They have doubled in thepast couple of weeks, which is great, which is Great. I'm finally lookingat my streams and I'm like, Hey, you know, people areactually starting to listen to this podcast. Doesn't it feel like there's only likefour people listening? Like I have over four hundred something streams right now,which, again, to some people might seem like a very small amount,but to me, who we know is still fairly new to this podcast game, I'm really happy with that. And if the streams continue to multiply atthe right they're going at currently, I will have a lot, I meana lot more in a few months. So that is very exciting. Andanother silver lining about this is a few weeks ago and brick oology, Iannounced that brick ology was officially moving to a by weekly schedule, and thereason for that is because I was finding myself hard pressed to be able tomake an episode each week because I was doing other things. Well, nowthat I'm quarantine and I haven't left the house in a few days and Ireally don't have anything else to do. Brick Ology is back to being aweekly show for the time being now, once quarantine and all this madness haspassed. Hopefully in the future brick ology will probably go back to the BIweekly schedule, but for right now, during this absolutely insane time period,brick ology will be returning to the weekly schedule, which I'm excited about andI hope you are excited about as well. This is the seventh episode of BrickOlogy. I thought last week's episode went really well and I'm hoping thisweek's episode is even better. And last week I wanted to give everybody atopic that was easy to relate to and fun that I thought would be apopular episode because of how awful the time is right now, and I wasstruggling to think of how to follow that up. I didn't want to doanother star wars episode too soon. I was like, you know, I'vealready done two of those. Let's mix it up a bit, and Ihad a few ideas in mind. But I can't give credit to this ideawithout actually referencing somebody on Instagram, one of my instagram followers on my buddies. Now this guy, his handle is at Lego Mandalorian Fio. First,earlier this week he's like hey, you consider doing Lego Indiana Jones? AndI was like, you know, not really. I hadn't really thought aboutthat. I've no idea why. I had a thought about that, becauseI love India Jones and it seems like a very natural topic for me totalk about. But up to this point I hadn't considered that a press potentialtopic for an episode of brick oology. And after he said that I waslike, you know what, that's a great topic. That's a fantastic topic. People like Indian Jones. They'll be a fun one for me to research, it'll be a fun one to talk...

...about and I think everybody will enjoyit during this quarantined time period theo. So thank you to let up mindalarnI, five of first for the idea of this episode. I had togive credit work credit is due. It was his idea for an Indiana Jonesepisode and that is this week's theme. We're going to be talking today aboutLego Indiana Jones. Now, of course, prick oology is supposed to be aninformative thing and we break down the theme to the smallest minutia, littledetails. And of course I can't talk about Indiana Jones Lego sets without talkingabout the history of the Indiana Jones film series. So this is going tobe a brief history. I'm going to try and hit the most important noteto that making it overly long. So here's my brief history of the IndianaJones film series. Now, George Lucas, some guy named George Lucas, originallycame up with this idea for Indiana Smith, the adventures of Indiana Smith. Keep that in mind. Will reference that here in just a minute.He had the idea and wrote a script, in a story for the adventures ofIndiana Smith in the year one thousand nine hundred and seventy three. Now, obviously I'm sure you all know who George Lucas it is. As forthose who don't for some reason, if you've been living under a rock orsomething, of course, George Lucas Created Star Wars. Now, Star Warsoriginally came out in one thousand nine hundred and seventy seven, so seventy threeis four years before star wars. And he has this idea for the adventuresof Indiana Smith. This is kind of when he was just an upandcoming director. He'd made thx one, thirty eight and I think American graffiti had justcome out. So George Lucas was kind of on the come up, buthe hadn't had his amazing, huge break, obviously with star wars, quite yet. Now Star Wars, if you know the origin of you know theinspiration George Lucas got for star wars was from these s science fiction serial TVshows. That's where George Lucas got the idea for Star Wars. That's whatwhere he kind of for formed his inspiration for Star Wars from an Indian Joneshas the same kind of inspiration. Indian Jones was inspired by the adventure serialsfrom the s and the s. So the two biggest franchises George Lucas evercame up with where both inspired by these serials from back in the day.Now the production of Indiana Jones, or I should say Indiana Smith at thistime. We're going to reference that here just a minute because it is avery interesting point to the history of this franchise. The production of Indiana Smithdidn't really go anywhere for a few years in fact. Obviously he went onto make star wars well before he made Indiana Smith. He made two starwars songs before the first India Jones movie ever actually came out. But inseventy seven after star wars was released, he was having a conversation with adirector known as Steven Spielberg, you've probably also heard of. These are probablythe two most famous filmmakers in the history of time. So it's no prettydynamic duo, if you will. And he was having a conversation with Spielbergand Spielberg was fresh off making jaws, which a lot of people credit jawsas being like the first ever summer blockbuster movie, and he was also workingon close encounters of the third kind, which is a science fiction film,and George Lucas and spielberger having a conversation in Spielberg addressed to Lucas that heexpressed that he had interest in directing a James Bond Film. Now, JamesBotton movies have been around since the early S. it's probably, at thispoint in time, the most famous movie series of all time. I thinkthat's not a hard thing to say. Obviously, now star wars and othersare a little more popular than James Bond, but at this point in time,in the late S, James Bond is all the rage. James Bondis the biggest, longest running, one of the most influential film series atthe time. So it's pretty natural that Steven Spielberg would have interest and directinga James Bond Film. Now, if you have followed Steven Spielberg's career,you would know that never ultimately happened because George Lucas was like, Hey,it's a doing bond. I actually have a character for you that he andI could this actually CODA says I have...

...a character better than James Bond,and George Lucas went on to describe the plot for the movie raiders of theLost Arc and said it's like James Bond without the hardware. kind of aweird description. I'm not really sure if it quite fits Indiana Jones and theway that I would describe. But but what other it actually works. StevenSpielberg bought this pitch and he's like, what's his name? And George Lucasis like Indiana Smith and Spielberg, being a genius, is like what aboutJones. What let's get rid of Smith, Make Indiana Jones, and George Lucas, I'm hoping, had a realization that Jones is a lot better androlls off the tongue a lot better than Indiana Smith. So the name nowIndiana Jones, which we can now finally actually start talking about him as IndianaJones instead of having to say Smith over and over again. Stock and IndianaJoe ownes was kind of born that night. Now, the inspiration for the nameIndiana actually comes from George Lucas's dog, yet Alaskan Malamute that he named Indiana, a big hairy dog that would often ride in the passenger seat ofGeorge Lucas's car. If that kind of sounds familiar, that was also theadditional inspiration for Chewbacca. Obviously, Chewbacca rides and the CO pilot seat thenWingiam Falcon. George Lucas had inspiration for Chewbacca from his car. So thisdog, this Alaskan malamute named Indiana, inspired Indiana Jones and it inspired Chewbacca. I mean seriously, that is one of the greatest dogs of all time. Kudos to that dog. That dog is a real hero. That noone's ever really talking about now. Spielberg was a little reluctant to sign onto this Indiana Jones project at first. He didn't really know what he wantedthis to do, what he is involvement was to be with this series.But Lucas was like, Hey, buddy, I got you. You're going tohave the reins for an entire trilogy of Indiana Jones Films and I've alreadygot the scripts and stories worked out, so you don't have to worry aboutthat. You can just direct these three movies. You'll have a whole seriesto direct of these films. And of course that happened. All in theS. Indiana Jones was one of the biggest series of that decade. Thefilms came out once every four years, kind of a weird thing. Usuallyfilms like Star Wars had three years in between at the time, but TheeniaJones movies came out once every four years. So we can now fast forwards onethousand nine hundred and eighty one, which coincides with the release for Raidersof the Lost Arc. So raiders of the lost Ark, I believe thisfilm got a best picture nomination. I mean it was a cultural phenomenon andit's the First Indiana Jones movie. No, I'm not going to summarize the entireplot here because that could take hours, but essentially, I mean it's inthe name of the Film Raiders of the Lost Arc. They are lookingfor the Ark of the Covenant from the Old Testament of the Bible. Ofcourse, the chest with the chair bones on top, that house The tencommitments, Moses Staff. There's a lot of history there. I'm not goingto go into that in too much detail. Look it up if you're interested,because there is a lot of interesting stuff about the Ark of the covenant. Now I feel like Indiana Jones is kind of built around this like biblicaltie in sort of story, and the Nazis are always trying to get thatbiblical power, which makes sense, obviously. You know, in a world wherethe Nazis can find the Ark of the covenant, I feel like theNazis would want the Ark of the Covenant and all of the potential powers ofGod that would be inside the Ark of the Covenant. And this film,I believe, it set like nineteen thirty six and it focuses on India Jonestrying to find the Ark of the Covenant, while the Nazis are also trying tofind the Ark of the covenant. And spoiler, at the end theNazis do good the Ark of the covenant. They open up and they all diein their faces melt off because God didn't really like the Nazis opening uphis arc and they, you know,...

...kind of flew a little too closeto the metaphorical sun and they all died. That that's a horrible plot description forraiders lost arc. But I'm assuming if you're watching this you've probably seenthe movie. If you haven't, what the heck are you doing? GoWatch the film. It's one of mine all time favorite movies and of course, Harrison Ford, obviously Hans Solos actor, Harrison Ford his other most iconic movierole as Indian Jones. He's incredible in this film, such a charismaticand fun lead, one of the all time greatest film characters, and thekind of sparks of the debate who's the better character, Han Solo or IndianJones. It's insane to me that one actor has two characters, not onebut two characters that iconic and it seems like it'd be hard to debate againstHans Solo, but it's also hard to debate against Indiana Jones. The factthat Harrison Ford portrayed both of those characters so, so well is incredible.Now fast word for years later, like I mentioned, the four year breakbetween Indian Jones sequels, and we have the quote unquote, sequel to raidersin the lost Ark, the temple of doom. Now this is actually donea sequel, is technically a Prequel to the first film, although this movieis so disjointed to the first India Jones Film. Besides that, the youknow, protagonist, Indiana Jones, is the main character. There's pretty muchnothing else in this movie that matters like. It's weird. It's very strange.I'm not entirely sure why the direction of this movie went the way itdid. They made this movie that's completely different from the first one. There'sno returning characters, pretty much besides Indiana himself, and the plot is very, very different and, I don't think, quite as fun. I was nevera huge fan of temple of doom. It's not bad. It's a prettygood movie. It's slightly enjoyable when it compared to the first and thenthe third one that we'll talk about here in just a minute, temple ofdoom, and my opinion, definitely falls a little bit short. Now,one fun thing about this movie is the opening scene takes place at a placecalled Club Obi Wan and Shanghai, China, and obviously club Obiwan is a prettyobvious reference to, you know, Star Wars, and the rest ofthe film takes place in Indiana. INDIANA. No, I'm sorry, India.That's going to get confusing. Hopefully don't have to mention that too muchthat the rest of this episode it takes place in the country, India orIndiana, has to give hens to retrieve a stolen ligman stone to this villageand there's craziness and sue as it goes the temple of doom. Somebody ripshis heart out. There's like all this weird sec of dead look stuff.It's kind of freaky. They're short round and then Willie Scott, who islike the most annoying female character and all of these movies, and there's amine car chase and then there's a bridge scene and yeah, it's it's aninteresting movie. I don't love the movie. It's definitely my least favorite of theoriginal trilogy. It's not terrible, but it definitely doesn't hold up quiteas well as the other two. Speaking of the other two, the finalfilm that's original Indiana Jones trilogy is the last Crusade. And again in theirfour year break, one thousand nine hundred and eighty nine is when this filmcame out and this movie, I feel like this movie returned to the roots. I feel like after the sequel, everyone's kind of like way, thisis way different and not exactly what I wanted from Indiana Jones film. Thefilmmaker Spielberg and Lucas are probably okay, let's revert back and we're going todo movie where we're searching after a biblical artifact. This time, instead ofthe Ark of the covenant, it's the Holy Grail. And of course theNazis are the bad guys once again. And you know what better film villainsare there? The Nazis. Obviously the empire, and Star Wars is essentiallythe Nazis. I'm pretty sure the Nazis are like the basis for some ofthe all time greatest villains in film history. If they're not explicitly notazis in thefilm. So it just makes sense. It makes these Indian Jones movies better. They're set in the S. it's just you know, obviously ifthe Nazis could get their hands potentially on the holy Grail, that could makethem immortal, I think they would try...

...and get it. Imagine if AdolfHitler got the whole a girl. That's a horrifying thing to think about.Now, of course, this film. The you know, most iconic partof this film is that it also stars Sean Connery as Indiana Jones is father, Henry Jones senior, and this kind of reverts back to the origins IndianJones. When Spielberg said he wanted to direct a James Bond movie. Well, now, twelve years later after he said that to Lucas, he finallygets to direct a James Bond actor. I don't the time, I believeTimothy Dalton was James Bond. Roger More just ended his run as bond,but Spielberg finally enter all these years. You know, he's not making itJames Bond movie, but he is directing probably the most iconic bond actor ofall time and Sean Conner, now Sean Connery is much older, has thefantastic accent in the movie in the chemistry between him and Harrison Ford is someof the greatest on screen of father son chemistry you will ever ever see inyour entire life. So, so fantastic. This is a great film. It'smy personal favorite film in the series. Is One of my top ten favoritemovies of all time. I absolutely Adore Indiana Jones and the last crusade. I won't say anything else about it. It's just a phenomenal movie and ifyou have not seen it for some reason, all of these movies areon Netflix right now. You're quarantine. You don't have a lot to do. If you're listening to this, you clearly don't have a lot to do. Do yourself a favor and watch the Indiana Jones films, like specially oneand three. Now the trilogy ends and kind of like how the original trilogyof Star Wars ended. It's like well, and and Jones is done. There'sno more Indiana Jones movies coming out right and actually even a longer break. Star Wars had a sixteen year break between episode six and one. IndianaJones had a nineteen year break, nearly two decades. Eighty nine fast forwardnineteen years later to two thousand and eight and we get the long awaited sequelto the last crusade with the Fourth Indiana Jones film, Kingdom of the CrystalSkull. Now I honestly could record a three hour long podcast just ranting aboutthis stupid movie. I seriously could came with. The Crystal Skull is sucha frustrating and weird film utter nineteen years, kind of like star wars or theHobbit and a lot of movie series, the long awaited sequel or Prequel isjust a tremendous let down. I think this just happens over and overagain with films. Now, there were some great ideas in this movie.It's set in the S. Obviously Indiana Jones is now in his mid S. it's set in the fifty he's an old, kind of ruffled Indiana Joneswho's not quite as fast as he used to be, in a stead ofthe Nazis. Obviously the Nazis didn't exist after World War Two. He's fightingthe Russians, you know, which I think is kind of the natural progressionof things and the Nazis. Now we have the Russians. That makes sense, or the Soviets is probably the better, you know, use and they're searchingactor and interesting artifacts. Not Biblical, but it's still a fairly interesting one. It's the crystal skull. It takes place in South America, which, besides the opening scene for the original Indiana Jones films, South America wasa relatively untapped, you know, landmark for India Jones to explore. Sothat's all cool. And then, of course he teams up with Mutt Williams, played by shy La buff who is the son of Indiana Jones. Whatyou know is a pretty typical movie trope where we have the older main characternow teams up with his son and it's the sun from Marion, who Idon't think I mentioned earlier, but Marian is the love interest of Indiana Jonesfrom raiders of the Lost Arc. Really Fun little tidbit about Marion. Inthis movie, Karen Allen, the actress that plays Marion, played Marin,Marion and the original raiders a lost arc film. Her career after this reallydidn't do well. I think she was like an animal house in eighty twoand then, besides that, her career took a pretty steep nos dive andshe was actually working as a parking lot...

...attendant, I believe is the story, when she got the call to return for the sequel of Indiana Jones.So this film probably helped her out a good deal. But it's kind ofsad and just a very bizarre story that Karen Allen was a parking lot attendantat her star in India Jones a few decades prior now. Obviously keen whenthe Crystal Skull is a universally just not super well liked movie. I don'tthink the movie on the whole is awful. They're definitely some good parts, butthere's also a lot of terrible parts and spoiler alert, the ending kindof crosses over the inspirations of George Lukes's career. Obviously I mentioned that IndianJones was inspired by the S and s adventure serials and star wars was inspiredby the S Alien Sci fi serial as well. For some reason George Lucaswant to pay homage to those aford mentioned. The latter mentioned Scifi alien serials inhis adventure serials ohmage, combining his two biggest inspirations in life and thusgiving us an ending where the Crystal Skull is actually aliens in this movie.I remember being in the theater. I mean it was two thousand and eightso I was eleven years old and I was in the theater watching this movieand I liked the movie for the most part. And then the ending happens. There's aliens, and even at eleven I was able to recognize that thatwas the dumbest ending they could have possibly done. Like the one thing Inever wanted to see in Indiana Jones was freaking aliens, and for some reasonthey went there, which was very unfortunate and it completely ruins the movie.It's such a dumb, dumb, dumb Ding. I'm not going to seeanything more about that because I could rant for so long about parts of thisfilm, especially the alien reveal, but I'm not going to do it becausethat just be a waste your time and this is brick oology. It's notIndiana Jones Ology. We have to get talking about the Lego sets now.So that was your brief history of Indiana Jones. I definitely could have dawngotten to a lot more detail, but I hope that was informative and thatshould help set the stage for now the Lego history that we're about to talkabout. So unlike a lot of things we've talked about here on brick Ology, that really aren't too many Indian Jones sets in total. There are EighteenIndiana Jones sets ever made. One of them was a sandy o comic conexclusive set of a Jeep, and then there is one was part of theLego brickmaster program that was also a jeep. We're not going to talk much aboutthose two sets because are not really specific scenes from the movies. Sowe're all I'm going to focus on the sixteen main boxed sets from these films. And there also was a video game based off of these, a LegoIndian Jones video game, which was Super Fun. Now, kind of likethe toy story episode. In a toy story episode a few weeks ago andthe Toy story episode, I mentioned that they were making sets for toy storythree in the summer of two thousand and ten, but kind of as aprecursor, before they released those sets, they made a wave of sets basedoff the original to toy story films in the winter that did a similar thingfor Lord of the Rings in the Hobbit. But Indian Jones was one of thefirst examples of this. So they were going to release a big whospring wave of Indiana Jones sets to coincide with the release of Kingdom of theCrystal Skull in May of two thousand and eight. But in winter of twothousand and eight they had a small wave Indian Jones sets based off the originalthree trilogy Indian Jones Films. Now that first wave was only four sets.There were zero sets based on the Temple of Doom, which wasn't really abig let down to meet the time because it wasn't a huge temple of doomfan. There were three sets based off riders of Lost Arc, so alot of love for raiders, and then one set based off the last crusade. Now the last crusade set, speaking of, that was actually the smallestset of this wave. It was Indian Jones Motorcycle Chase, a ten dollarset from the last crusade that included a...

...motorcycle with a Sidecar Bill, whichwas a super cool little bill that had Indian Jones and Henry Jones senior.It also had an additional motorcycle with a not see, quote unquote, Notzi. You will talk more about why I'm adding the air quotes there for Nazisin just a bit also on on their motorcycle chasing them and there's a smallgate to burst through to reenact the iconic scene from the film. This wasa fabulous ten dollar set. It's an iconic scene, you get an iconiccharacter and you also get Sean Connery's first ever lego figure. I mean seriously, this was a great ten dollar set. I can't think of anything better todo for ten dollars and this set amazing. Set for Twenty Bucks wehad Indiana Jones and the lost tomb. This recreated the scene from Raiders ofthe lost arc where Indian Jones and Marion go into the tomb in Egypt torecover the Ark of the covenant. It has a new best s statue iswhich last week I mentioned that I just love Egyptian mythology or something like.This is definitely right up my alley. It had a brick built Ark ofthe covenant, which was a super cool design. They had some cool littlesmall details and it had very shiny gold pieces. It had a bunch ofsnakes, of course, to re enact Indian Jones hatred of snakes and it'sa set that I never got. I hate saying that, but I nevergot this set. Is like one of my bigger regrets because it's a twentydollar set. You know, it's one thing to regret not getting a onehundred dollar set, but not getting a twenty set is just sad. Ireally wish I had this set and it's going for a lot more on Ebaynow and it's very sad that I never got this set. Hopefully someday Iwill be able to pick it up for a decent price, but as itstands right now I don't have this set and I really wish I did.I had every other set from this first wave as well, and it's kindof confusing to me why I just never got that set. Now the thirtydollar set from this wave was called the race for the stolen treasure. kindof a weird name. This is a very iconic scene for mayors of lostart. It's that iconic moment where Indian Jones has his whip and he's beingdragged along by the not sis vehicle. Now the not see car here.The truck is a very cool vehicle, has a nice cloth back piece,and the stolen treasure is a kind of shiny metallic gold treasure chest with somejewels and coins and stuff inside. It should be the Ark of the covenant. I'm not really sure why this set doesn't include the Ark of the Covenantwhen it does come the last set. Like it's not like it was afraidto, you know, make a biblical reference with the Ark of the covenant, but for some reason they just didn't include it with this set. Verystrange. I'm not entirely sure the reasoning behind that. We're probably never quitenow it's not quite accurate, but the most part it is you get toreally nice not see vehicles, Indian Jones on a whore. Worse now,something I just mentioned. Afore mentioned the Nazis in these sets. I callthe Nazis Lego. Just called them like soldiers or something, because Lego isvery anti war. I've mentioned this on brick ology multiple times. They hatewar. They hit everything to do with war. They want nothing to bereferenced with war and anything they ever make. So these not see vehicles, thesenot see minifigures. They look a good bit like what you would expect, but not quite. They're not quite the level of detail of a normallego figure because they're not sees and Lego doesn't like war Lego and going toplop swastikas and not seeing signia all over their sets and figures. So noneof these things are actually referenced as not see stuff. They are obviously inanyone who's buying them probably knows that, but Lego themselves decides to withhold thenot see insignia and logos from these sets. Now, the biggest set from thefirst way Vinia Jones was the sixty dollar set, the temple escape,which recreated the opening scene of raiders at the lost arc where he retreats aGolden Statue from a temple in Peru. And of course it has a ballrolling play feature. It came with a very odd ball pieces, almost likea ping pong ball. It was a...

...really cool set. It was agreat display piece and I think even a better place set. I had thisset and I think this I just have great memories of playing with this set. You know, not too many Lego sets I have memories of being likewow, I love playing with this set, but this set was so, somuch fun to play with. It also included a small plane build toescape and it had a mini figure of Alf Melina's very small part in thefirst film. And just a fun tidbit. Alf Melina. You might not recognizethat name, but he played DOC COC in spider man to fantastic villainand that film, and he's also in the movie Prince of Persia. AlfredMolina was, I believe, the first ever actor to have three live actioncharacters he played in Lego form. There are since been actors to join thatclub, but Alf Melina was the first, which is so random and funny thathe was part of that club because you know, you would think it'dbe a more famous actor. But out for Melina in fact was the firstever live action three Lego fig club member. And I would probably Save Old IndiaJones sets that I purchased myself. The temple escape from riders of lostdark in this way was probably my favorite. I just remember this set being insanelyfun. I love this set. recreates an iconic scene and the ballrolling play feature is unlike anything you'll ever see in another lego set. Sothat's just a truly fantastic set. Now we have the original wave out ofthe way, we can talk off these second wave the spring two thousand andeight wave that's entirely dedicated to kingdom of the crystal skuld of course, ofcourse, coincide with the release of the new film. The ten dollar setfrom this wave was called jungle duel. I had a very nice cloth tenpiece, little campsite stuff. It included Indiana Jones, Mutt Williams in themain villain of the film, Irena SPALCO, played by Kate Blanchet. This wasKate blanchet's first ever Lego figure and like out for Melina, she isnow a part of the three mini figure club because of Hella and glad drillfrom Lord of the ring. So she has three light actions lego figures aswell, which is just kind of funny to think about. But this sethere was ten dollars. It had, I think, but any pieces,a really nice cloth tent piece, and this set had three of the maincharacters of the film in one set for ten bucks. You do not seethat from Lego nowadays. They always love to disperse the main characters of thefilm throughout their sets and try to make them as hard as possible to get. But this set did not do that. It did the opposite. It madeit a very good deal in a very easy way to get the mainfigures what I think is pretty legit. I think this is a very underappreciatedset. For that reason, for twenty we had the river chase, whichincluded Indian Jones, Maryan, the older version of Maryon, and some Russiansoldiers. And again, like the Nazi soldiers, these Russian soldiers are unmarked. They have different color uniforms. You know who they're supposed to be,but they're just a getting, just generic soldiers. They're not Russians, arenot member of the Soviet Union or anything of that sort. They are completelyunmarked. This riverboat chase included a duck boat, a smaller boat in atree that could launch a net. kind of a weird set, but theduck boat build was pretty cool and actually you're pretty accurate to the scene fromthe film. For Forty Dollars from the Kingdom and the Crystal Skull Way,we got the jungle cutter, which was this vehicle that had brand new sawblade pieces that could cut down trees that were actually included with the set tomake way like a little path for the Russians vehicles. This seemed the movieis like three seconds long. You see the jungle cut, our current nouncesome trees and then you like never see it again. It's completely meeting lessenthe film and Super Randoms. I'm kind of surprised lego actually made a setof this, but it's a pretty cool and very unique vehicle and it hadIndia Jones and it had, I think, five mini figures. Is a verycool vehicle and introduces introduced some cool pieces. It had a lot ofdark green pieces. So, while a very random set for them to make, it was a super cool and very unique vehicle for them to make inthis wave. Jumping forward to the eight...

...dollar and biggest set from this way, that was the temple of the Crystal Skull and this is the biggest IndianaJones set ever in terms of peace count. has over nine hundred pieces and this, of course, reenacts the famous final scene from Kingdom of the CrystalSkull. You have the weird like opening door monument, part of the thingsthat swing out. There was a cool play feature with that and then,of course you had the Crystal Skull Room that had a spinning, a roundplay feature to reenact the scene where they, you know, form together and makethe alien. Now, this set had no references to the actual alienparts of that film. Thank God Lego didn't actually include like a flying sauceare at this. I'm assuming they weren't allowed to because of spoilers for themovie at the time. They didn't do that, which is good, butit was a big set. It was a pretty good looking set. Ithad some good play features, cool vehicles, lots of mini figures and it alsohad a giant bass plate like I used to use these huge customized bassplate pieces to make big play sets like this. They don't do that anymore. It's been a long time since they've included one of those with a set, but this one in particular had a very large bass plate piece and it'sa very good looking set, despite being a pretty awful scene from the film. Now there was one more set from this way of that was actually atoys r US exclusive. It was called peril and Peru. It was fiftydollars. It had a lot of the O Forberg minifigures. We've already talkedabout that. I don't think there were any exclusive characters in this set,but it was a very nice airplane. It was a really nice looking oldNIF s style commercial airplane. I think just looked fantastic. It was agreat looking airplane build and I actually got this set and I love this set. It was a great, great set that I think you could remove fromthe context of the movie and still love this set. It wasn't really aniconic scene from the movie being portrayed or anything, but it was just agreat build. It was a great deal. Head over, six hundred pieces forfifty bucks, lots of main characters and a truly spectacular airplane build withLittle Airport vehicles and buggies on the side as well. Absolutely wonderful set.I loved that set. Now let's jump forward a year to the year twothousand and nine, because India Jones continues in two two thousand and nine,and we get our third wave, the winter two thousand and nine wave,which is a small way, the very, very small wave. This wave wasjust two sets, just two sets. We had the thirty Shanghai Chase,which is kind of similar to the treasure chase that we've already mentioned afew minutes ago. It was a thirty dollar set. It had two vehicles, you had five mini figures you got Indiana Jones and a white tucks fromclub Obiwan, Willie Scott and short round and, of course, you've probablyalready noticed, this was the first ever temple of doom set. The onlymade two sets ever from the Temple of Doom. This is the first timethey made any temple of doom sets. It's based off the opening scene fromthe temple of Doom, right after Indian Jones leaves the aforementioned club Obi onein his tuxedos. You had an exclusive variant of Indiana in this and youalso had the gangsters taste in them with their black car. Really cool buildtoo, great car builds. The Indiana Jones car build had a nice clothroof piece. This is a great set. It's not, you know, myfavorite movie, but it's a good seem the moving it's a fantastic representationof that scene and five minifigures is very generous. The other set from thisthird way was a fifty set based off raiders of the Lost Arc. Thiswas the fought fight on the flying wing and a hard name to say,fifty set. And this is that scene in raiders of lost Ark where Indianand Jones is battling that huge shirtless mechanic guy. This guy is absolutely hugeand they're having a pretty intense kind of boxing match. On top of theflying wing airplane, will marying is trying to shoot up some people. It'sa really cool vehicle, really huge vehicle. Use that massive Lego city airplane piece. I mean seriously, it's a gigantic lego piece. It used thatpiece a lot of stickers on it, but again, this vehicle had noNazi insignia. The actually kind of change the colors up just a bit tomake it a little bit more, quote unquote, kid friendly, which Ithink it's pretty interesting. It also included...

...a tanker truck that had an explodingplay feature because it does explode in the film. They did not include aplay feature of how the mechanic dies in the movie. He gets sucked intothe rotor of the airplane and it becomes chunks, which is kind of funnyto think about an also pretty horrific. I understand what Lego wouldn't recreate thatin their set, but it's a cool set. It's a really nice set. It's a big set. It was a gigantic bill when the bigger airplanesLEGO has ever made. It use the Jedi interceptor cockpit piece with a UNEprint on it, which I thought was pretty cool, and also the backcockpit piece was the Jdai starfighter cockpit piece. Of both the Stedi starfighter and Jediinterceptor cockpit pieces are being used for this Indiana Jones are plane. Justjust further connections between Indian Jones and Star Wars, even in Lego form,and this set kind of my surprise. I was a little surprised at this. My instagram followers voted this as the Best Indiana Jones set. I thinkit is one of the Best Nian Jones set. It's a great set.I was a little surprised that it was the one that like. Actually,an overwhelming amount of people are like, yeah, that's my favorite set,the flying wing, that's the best, I mean Jones set. All peoplesaid that. I was pretty surprised. I was pleasantly surprised to see thatthat one one the best Indian Jones set of all time by my followers.It's consceepting, you know, maybe the temple one or the temple of doomset or something like that to win, but Nope, this set one,which was really the first time that I was shocked by the result of whatset one the best set of a particular theme for the First Time Brick Ologyfor that. So I thought that was pretty interesting. So that wave ofIndiana Jones sets very small, just two sets, and that summer we hadour final Indian and Jones wave. Five Indiana Jones sets were released and eachmovie got at least one set, with the last Crusa, getting two sets. But the first set the ten dollar set, which Indian Jones is.Already had some great ten dollar sets and this just adds to that list.It was the ambush and Chirro and A. Technically it was actually an eleven dollarset, kind of a weird funky price, but that's kind of besidesthe point. It's essentially a ten dollar set. And bushing Cairo. Ithad Marion and Indiana Jones and this recreates the scene from Raiders of the lostarc where that guy has a huge Scimitar sword and he's twirling it around.He's but the Kilneya Jones and Indian just pulls out his gun and shoots himbecause that guy brought a sword to a gunfight. A hilarious scene. Aniconic moment from the first Indian Jones movie being recreated in a small and funLego set that also included a big barrel piece for Marion to hide in andsome small Egyptian street stand builds. Very good ten dollar set for twenty.The most forgettable set from this wave was the chat chilla cemetery battle. Thisis based on kingdom the Crystal Skull. Kind of weird. I kind ofthink it's weird that they actually made this set because this came out a yearafter kingdom the Crystal Skull, the movie had come out, and it's surprisesme that Lego was like, let's pick another crystal skull set, because youknow people didn't really like that movie and I'm kind of surprised Lego even madeanother crystal skull set after the movie initially came out. It was twenty.All our set had mutt Williams's motorcycle, Indiana Jones and it had a coupleof the guys with the blow darts, although those are just blank lets,different blade pieces and Brown. Pretty lame set. It did come with aconquisador skeleton and then was that, I believe, the cheapest way to everget the crystal skull piece. But all at all, I think this setis kind of underwhelming. It just wasn't a great set at all. Definitelythe most forgettable set from this last wave of Indian Jones sets. For Fortywe had the Venice Canal Chase. Now this is an iconic scene from thelast crusade. It's a forty dollar set. It had Indiana Jones and Elsa,the love interest from that film, finally kind of completing our collection oflove interest mini figures. It had two boats that had cool play features.We could actually explode them and break them in half. It also had anice bridge build from Venice to kind of, you know, add to the sceneryof the chase scene and also even had the thugs with fezes on.This is the first set to introduce the Lego Fez piece that is still beingused today for fun details like the engines...

...on the mini model of a spaceshuttle in the Lego Ideas International Space Station set. I mean seriously, thisset introduced a very useful piece. It was a great scene, one ofmy favorite scenes from my favorite Indian Jones Film. I got this set dayone. Remember I was so hyped when it came out. This is afantastic set, one of my personal favorite Indiana Jones sets. One set thatI really wish I got but I didn't, was the fifty set, the fighterplane attack. This was also, of course, based off the lastCroup say, making this the only movie in this five set way to gettwo different sets. And this included the biplane that Indian Jones and his dad, Henry Jones senior, our fly Indian Jones, was flying and of courseHenry Jones is using the gunner placement at the back. It also included aloose representation of a nazie measure, Schmet, which is the fighter plane the Nazisused in World War II. Again, no insignia. It wasn't, youknow, marked, not see anything, but they shoul did a pretty goodjob of making it look like get my sure Schmidt and I'm sure alot of world war two fans were extremely excited to get this particular vehicle inan official Lego form. Great set. Of course, this scene. Again, I keep using this word iconic, but there are seriously so many iconicmoments from Indiana Jones and this set represents one of the most iconic scenes fromthe last crusade represents that fighter plane scene. I wish they somehow included a blimp, but that would have made this set like hundreds of dollars more.Great set, great scene. It's a set that I really regret not gettingtoday. And finally, another set that I regret, regret, regret.That's on. A word regret not getting is the temple of doom. Thiswas a ninety dollar set from this way, making it the most expensive Indian Jonesset ever, and that's also the biggest just in terms of sighs.However, it had like two hundred less pieces than the aforementioned kingdom of theCrystal Skull Temple set. This set is pretty epic. I don't love themovie, but it recreates, I think, the most memorable moment from the film, which is the mine cart chase. It has a giant track of minecart pieces, which is super cool and I'm sure so, so muchfun to play with. It looks great on display. It's huge. Ireally wish I got this set, and this set is incredibly expensive online thesedays, so I'm probably never going to get this set unless I just finehad for a great deal, and I kind of thought this set might havewon the vote for the best Indian Jones set and didn't. The flying wingset still one, but I kind of like this one might win and Ithink if I had, it would probably be my favorite Indian Jones set.I just didn't prioritize the temple of Doom sets back in the day as muchas I did set on the last crusade or raiders lost arcs. Unfortunately nevergot this set. I really wish I did, and unfortunately all of myLego Indiana Jones sets are completely destroyed. Not a single one is still built. I was eleven and twelve years old when these sets came out. It'svery sad, very very sad that I just don't have any of them builtanymore. I wish I did because I would have an epic Indian Jones display. Maybe someday I'll rebuild them or rebuy the sets, but as it standsright now, my Indiana Joe owns collection is destroyed. I'll be a prettysizeable size collection. I really wish I still had those sets built. Sothere you have it. That is Lego Indian Jones. I really hope youguys had a fun time listening to this week's episode of brick alogy. Isure had a fun time researching this episode. This was certainly a fun topic.That's all thanks to Lego Mandalori. If have a first from instagram forsubmitting this topic, and if you think you have a good topic for brickOlogy, please let me know. Shoot me a message on instagram or emailme at Lego lead through nine at GMAILCOM. Submit your topic and you never know, it might just become the next episode of brick oology. And beforeI go, remember guys, stay safe, stay clean, stay distance from mostpeople. Let's beat this virus together, and if you are being affected byit, please let me know and I will be praying for you.Thank you so much for listening today.

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