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Episode 7 · 2 years 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, good evening, whenever, wherever you are listening. Thank you so much for making me a part of your day. My name is Leepar and you might know me as Lego Lee or Lego Lee three, two, nine, from Youtube, facebook, instagram, twitter, Patreon, you name it, I am all over the Internet and this is the brick Ology podcast, the study of small plastic bricks. How is everybody doing today? I sincerely hope you are doing well. I'm pretty sure everybody listening is aware of the circumstances in the world right now with the coronavirus. It is absolutely crazy. What's going on completely unprecedented. And if you're sick, if you have the virus or are feeling ill, just let me now and I'll be praying for you, because that'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't gather and mask groups or anything. Just take the precautions necessary to try and avoid 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 from me is one my streams have gotten up significantly. They have doubled in the past couple of weeks, which is great, which is Great. I'm finally looking at my streams and I'm like, Hey, you know, people are actually starting to listen to this podcast. Doesn't it feel like there's only like four 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 at the right they're going at currently, I will have a lot, I mean a lot more in a few months. So that is very exciting. And another silver lining about this is a few weeks ago and brick oology, I announced that brick ology was officially moving to a by weekly schedule, and the reason for that is because I was finding myself hard pressed to be able to make an episode each week because I was doing other things. Well, now that I'm quarantine and I haven't left the house in a few days and I really don't have anything else to do. Brick Ology is back to being a weekly show for the time being now, once quarantine and all this madness has passed. Hopefully in the future brick ology will probably go back to the BI weekly 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 and I hope you are excited about as well. This is the seventh episode of Brick Ology. I thought last week's episode went really well and I'm hoping this week's episode is even better. And last week I wanted to give everybody a topic that was easy to relate to and fun that I thought would be a popular episode because of how awful the time is right now, and I was struggling to think of how to follow that up. I didn't want to do another star wars episode too soon. I was like, you know, I've already done two of those. Let's mix it up a bit, and I had a few ideas in mind. But I can't give credit to this idea without 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? And I was like, you know, not really. I hadn't really thought about that. I've no idea why. I had a thought about that, because I love India Jones and it seems like a very natural topic for me to talk about. But up to this point I hadn't considered that a press potential topic for an episode of brick oology. And after he said that I was like, 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 enjoy it during this quarantined time period theo. So thank you to let up mindalarn I, five of first for the idea of this episode. I had to give credit work credit is due. It was his idea for an Indiana Jones episode and that is this week's theme. We're going to be talking today about Lego Indiana Jones. Now, of course, prick oology is supposed to be an informative thing and we break down the theme to the smallest minutia, little details. And of course I can't talk about Indiana Jones Lego sets without talking about the history of the Indiana Jones film series. So this is going to be a brief history. I'm going to try and hit the most important note to that making it overly long. So here's my brief history of the Indiana Jones film series. Now, George Lucas, some guy named George Lucas, originally came 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 of Indiana 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 for those who don't for some reason, if you've been living under a rock or something, of course, George Lucas Created Star Wars. Now, Star Wars originally came out in one thousand nine hundred and seventy seven, so seventy three is four years before star wars. And he has this idea for the adventures of 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 just come out. So George Lucas was kind of on the come up, but he hadn't had his amazing, huge break, obviously with star wars, quite yet. Now Star Wars, if you know the origin of you know the inspiration George Lucas got for star wars was from these s science fiction serial TV shows. That's where George Lucas got the idea for Star Wars. That's what where he kind of for formed his inspiration for Star Wars from an Indian Jones has the same kind of inspiration. Indian Jones was inspired by the adventure serials from the s and the s. So the two biggest franchises George Lucas ever came 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 this time. We're going to reference that here just a minute because it is a very interesting point to the history of this franchise. The production of Indiana Smith didn't really go anywhere for a few years in fact. Obviously he went on to make star wars well before he made Indiana Smith. He made two star wars songs before the first India Jones movie ever actually came out. But in seventy seven after star wars was released, he was having a conversation with a director known as Steven Spielberg, you've probably also heard of. These are probably the two most famous filmmakers in the history of time. So it's no pretty dynamic duo, if you will. And he was having a conversation with Spielberg and Spielberg was fresh off making jaws, which a lot of people credit jaws as being like the first ever summer blockbuster movie, and he was also working on 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 he expressed that he had interest in directing a James Bond Film. Now, James Botton movies have been around since the early S. it's probably, at this point in time, the most famous movie series of all time. I think that's not a hard thing to say. Obviously, now star wars and others are a little more popular than James Bond, but at this point in time, in the late S, James Bond is all the rage. James Bond is the biggest, longest running, one of the most influential film series at the time. So it's pretty natural that Steven Spielberg would have interest and directing a 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 and I 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 the Lost Arc and said it's like James Bond without the hardware. kind of a weird description. I'm not really sure if it quite fits Indiana Jones and the way that I would describe. But but what other it actually works. Steven Spielberg bought this pitch and he's like, what's his name? And George Lucas is like Indiana Smith and Spielberg, being a genius, is like what about Jones. 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 and rolls off the tongue a lot better than Indiana Smith. So the name now Indiana Jones, which we can now finally actually start talking about him as Indiana Jones instead of having to say Smith over and over again. Stock and Indiana Joe ownes was kind of born that night. Now, the inspiration for the name Indiana 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 of George Lucas's car. If that kind of sounds familiar, that was also the additional inspiration for Chewbacca. Obviously, Chewbacca rides and the CO pilot seat then Wingiam Falcon. George Lucas had inspiration for Chewbacca from his car. So this dog, 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 no one's ever really talking about now. Spielberg was a little reluctant to sign on to this Indiana Jones project at first. He didn't really know what he wanted this to do, what he is involvement was to be with this series. But Lucas was like, Hey, buddy, I got you. You're going to have the reins for an entire trilogy of Indiana Jones Films and I've already got the scripts and stories worked out, so you don't have to worry about that. You can just direct these three movies. You'll have a whole series to direct of these films. And of course that happened. All in the S. Indiana Jones was one of the biggest series of that decade. The films came out once every four years, kind of a weird thing. Usually films like Star Wars had three years in between at the time, but Theenia Jones movies came out once every four years. So we can now fast forwards one thousand nine hundred and eighty one, which coincides with the release for Raiders of the Lost Arc. So raiders of the lost Ark, I believe this film got a best picture nomination. I mean it was a cultural phenomenon and it's the First Indiana Jones movie. No, I'm not going to summarize the entire plot here because that could take hours, but essentially, I mean it's in the name of the Film Raiders of the Lost Arc. They are looking for the Ark of the Covenant from the Old Testament of the Bible. Of course, the chest with the chair bones on top, that house The ten commitments, Moses Staff. There's a lot of history there. I'm not going to 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 biblical tie in sort of story, and the Nazis are always trying to get that biblical power, which makes sense, obviously. You know, in a world where the Nazis can find the Ark of the covenant, I feel like the Nazis would want the Ark of the Covenant and all of the potential powers of God 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 Jones trying to find the Ark of the Covenant, while the Nazis are also trying to find the Ark of the covenant. And spoiler, at the end the Nazis do good the Ark of the covenant. They open up and they all die in their faces melt off because God didn't really like the Nazis opening up his arc and they, you know,...

...kind of flew a little too close to the metaphorical sun and they all died. That that's a horrible plot description for raiders lost arc. But I'm assuming if you're watching this you've probably seen the movie. If you haven't, what the heck are you doing? Go Watch 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 movie role as Indian Jones. He's incredible in this film, such a charismatic and fun lead, one of the all time greatest film characters, and the kind of sparks of the debate who's the better character, Han Solo or Indian Jones. It's insane to me that one actor has two characters, not one but two characters that iconic and it seems like it'd be hard to debate against Hans Solo, but it's also hard to debate against Indiana Jones. The fact that Harrison Ford portrayed both of those characters so, so well is incredible. Now fast word for years later, like I mentioned, the four year break between Indian Jones sequels, and we have the quote unquote, sequel to raiders in the lost Ark, the temple of doom. Now this is actually done a sequel, is technically a Prequel to the first film, although this movie is so disjointed to the first India Jones Film. Besides that, the you know, protagonist, Indiana Jones, is the main character. There's pretty much nothing 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 it did. They made this movie that's completely different from the first one. There's no returning characters, pretty much besides Indiana himself, and the plot is very, very different and, I don't think, quite as fun. I was never a huge fan of temple of doom. It's not bad. It's a pretty good movie. It's slightly enjoyable when it compared to the first and then the third one that we'll talk about here in just a minute, temple of doom, and my opinion, definitely falls a little bit short. Now, one fun thing about this movie is the opening scene takes place at a place called Club Obi Wan and Shanghai, China, and obviously club Obiwan is a pretty obvious reference to, you know, Star Wars, and the rest of the 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 much that the rest of this episode it takes place in the country, India or Indiana, has to give hens to retrieve a stolen ligman stone to this village and there's craziness and sue as it goes the temple of doom. Somebody rips his 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 is like the most annoying female character and all of these movies, and there's a mine car chase and then there's a bridge scene and yeah, it's it's an interesting movie. I don't love the movie. It's definitely my least favorite of the original trilogy. It's not terrible, but it definitely doesn't hold up quite as well as the other two. Speaking of the other two, the final film that's original Indiana Jones trilogy is the last Crusade. And again in their four year break, one thousand nine hundred and eighty nine is when this film came 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, this is way different and not exactly what I wanted from Indiana Jones film. The filmmaker Spielberg and Lucas are probably okay, let's revert back and we're going to do movie where we're searching after a biblical artifact. This time, instead of the Ark of the covenant, it's the Holy Grail. And of course the Nazis are the bad guys once again. And you know what better film villains are there? The Nazis. Obviously the empire, and Star Wars is essentially the Nazis. I'm pretty sure the Nazis are like the basis for some of the all time greatest villains in film history. If they're not explicitly notazis in the film. So it just makes sense. It makes these Indian Jones movies better. They're set in the S. it's just you know, obviously if the Nazis could get their hands potentially on the holy Grail, that could make them immortal, I think they would try...

...and get it. Imagine if Adolf Hitler got the whole a girl. That's a horrifying thing to think about. Now, of course, this film. The you know, most iconic part of 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 Indian Jones. When Spielberg said he wanted to direct a James Bond movie. Well, now, twelve years later after he said that to Lucas, he finally gets to direct a James Bond actor. I don't the time, I believe Timothy 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 it James Bond movie, but he is directing probably the most iconic bond actor of all time and Sean Conner, now Sean Connery is much older, has the fantastic accent in the movie in the chemistry between him and Harrison Ford is some of the greatest on screen of father son chemistry you will ever ever see in your entire life. So, so fantastic. This is a great film. It's my personal favorite film in the series. Is One of my top ten favorite movies 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 if you have not seen it for some reason, all of these movies are on 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 one and three. Now the trilogy ends and kind of like how the original trilogy of Star Wars ended. It's like well, and and Jones is done. There's no 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. Indiana Jones had a nineteen year break, nearly two decades. Eighty nine fast forward nineteen years later to two thousand and eight and we get the long awaited sequel to the last crusade with the Fourth Indiana Jones film, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Now I honestly could record a three hour long podcast just ranting about this stupid movie. I seriously could came with. The Crystal Skull is such a frustrating and weird film utter nineteen years, kind of like star wars or the Hobbit and a lot of movie series, the long awaited sequel or Prequel is just a tremendous let down. I think this just happens over and over again 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 Jones who's not quite as fast as he used to be, in a stead of the Nazis. Obviously the Nazis didn't exist after World War Two. He's fighting the Russians, you know, which I think is kind of the natural progression of 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 searching actor 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 was a relatively untapped, you know, landmark for India Jones to explore. So that'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. What you know is a pretty typical movie trope where we have the older main character now teams up with his son and it's the sun from Marion, who I don't think I mentioned earlier, but Marian is the love interest of Indiana Jones from raiders of the Lost Arc. Really Fun little tidbit about Marion. In this movie, Karen Allen, the actress that plays Marion, played Marin, Marion and the original raiders a lost arc film. Her career after this really didn't do well. I think she was like an animal house in eighty two and then, besides that, her career took a pretty steep nos dive and she 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 of sad and just a very bizarre story that Karen Allen was a parking lot attendant at her star in India Jones a few decades prior now. Obviously keen when the Crystal Skull is a universally just not super well liked movie. I don't think the movie on the whole is awful. They're definitely some good parts, but there's also a lot of terrible parts and spoiler alert, the ending kind of crosses over the inspirations of George Lukes's career. Obviously I mentioned that Indian Jones was inspired by the S and s adventure serials and star wars was inspired by the S Alien Sci fi serial as well. For some reason George Lucas want to pay homage to those aford mentioned. The latter mentioned Scifi alien serials in his adventure serials ohmage, combining his two biggest inspirations in life and thus giving 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 eight so I was eleven years old and I was in the theater watching this movie and 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 that was the dumbest ending they could have possibly done. Like the one thing I never wanted to see in Indiana Jones was freaking aliens, and for some reason they 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 see anything more about that because I could rant for so long about parts of this film, especially the alien reveal, but I'm not going to do it because that just be a waste your time and this is brick oology. It's not Indiana 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 dawn gotten to a lot more detail, but I hope that was informative and that should help set the stage for now the Lego history that we're about to talk about. 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 Eighteen Indiana Jones sets ever made. One of them was a sandy o comic con exclusive set of a Jeep, and then there is one was part of the Lego brickmaster program that was also a jeep. We're not going to talk much about those two sets because are not really specific scenes from the movies. So we'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 Lego Indian Jones video game, which was Super Fun. Now, kind of like the toy story episode. In a toy story episode a few weeks ago and the Toy story episode, I mentioned that they were making sets for toy story three in the summer of two thousand and ten, but kind of as a precursor, before they released those sets, they made a wave of sets based off the original to toy story films in the winter that did a similar thing for Lord of the Rings in the Hobbit. But Indian Jones was one of the first examples of this. So they were going to release a big who spring wave of Indiana Jones sets to coincide with the release of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in May of two thousand and eight. But in winter of two thousand and eight they had a small wave Indian Jones sets based off the original three 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 a big let down to meet the time because it wasn't a huge temple of doom fan. There were three sets based off riders of Lost Arc, so a lot of love for raiders, and then one set based off the last crusade. Now the last crusade set, speaking of, that was actually the smallest set of this wave. It was Indian Jones Motorcycle Chase, a ten dollar set from the last crusade that included a...

...motorcycle with a Sidecar Bill, which was 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 Nazis in just a bit also on on their motorcycle chasing them and there's a small gate to burst through to reenact the iconic scene from the film. This was a fabulous ten dollar set. It's an iconic scene, you get an iconic character 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 to do for ten dollars and this set amazing. Set for Twenty Bucks we had Indiana Jones and the lost tomb. This recreated the scene from Raiders of the lost arc where Indian Jones and Marion go into the tomb in Egypt to recover the Ark of the covenant. It has a new best s statue is which 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 of the covenant, which was a super cool design. They had some cool little small details and it had very shiny gold pieces. It had a bunch of snakes, of course, to re enact Indian Jones hatred of snakes and it's a set that I never got. I hate saying that, but I never got this set. Is like one of my bigger regrets because it's a twenty dollar set. You know, it's one thing to regret not getting a one hundred dollar set, but not getting a twenty set is just sad. I really wish I had this set and it's going for a lot more on Ebay now and it's very sad that I never got this set. Hopefully someday I will be able to pick it up for a decent price, but as it stands 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 kind of confusing to me why I just never got that set. Now the thirty dollar set from this wave was called the race for the stolen treasure. kind of a weird name. This is a very iconic scene for mayors of lost art. It's that iconic moment where Indian Jones has his whip and he's being dragged 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 some jewels 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 Covenant when it does come the last set. Like it's not like it was afraid to, 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. Very strange. I'm not entirely sure the reasoning behind that. We're probably never quite now it's not quite accurate, but the most part it is you get to really nice not see vehicles, Indian Jones on a whore. Worse now, something I just mentioned. Afore mentioned the Nazis in these sets. I call the Nazis Lego. Just called them like soldiers or something, because Lego is very anti war. I've mentioned this on brick ology multiple times. They hate war. They hit everything to do with war. They want nothing to be referenced with war and anything they ever make. So these not see vehicles, these not 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 normal lego figure because they're not sees and Lego doesn't like war Lego and going to plop swastikas and not seeing signia all over their sets and figures. So none of these things are actually referenced as not see stuff. They are obviously in anyone who's buying them probably knows that, but Lego themselves decides to withhold the not see insignia and logos from these sets. Now, the biggest set from the first 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 a Golden Statue from a temple in Peru. And of course it has a ball rolling play feature. It came with a very odd ball pieces, almost like a ping pong ball. It was a...

...really cool set. It was a great display piece and I think even a better place set. I had this set 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 like wow, I love playing with this set, but this set was so, so much fun to play with. It also included a small plane build to escape and it had a mini figure of Alf Melina's very small part in the first film. And just a fun tidbit. Alf Melina. You might not recognize that name, but he played DOC COC in spider man to fantastic villain and that film, and he's also in the movie Prince of Persia. Alfred Molina was, I believe, the first ever actor to have three live action characters he played in Lego form. There are since been actors to join that club, but Alf Melina was the first, which is so random and funny that he was part of that club because you know, you would think it'd be a more famous actor. But out for Melina in fact was the first ever live action three Lego fig club member. And I would probably Save Old India Jones sets that I purchased myself. The temple escape from riders of lost dark in this way was probably my favorite. I just remember this set being insanely fun. I love this set. recreates an iconic scene and the ball rolling play feature is unlike anything you'll ever see in another lego set. So that's just a truly fantastic set. Now we have the original wave out of the way, we can talk off these second wave the spring two thousand and eight wave that's entirely dedicated to kingdom of the crystal skuld of course, of course, coincide with the release of the new film. The ten dollar set from this wave was called jungle duel. I had a very nice cloth ten piece, little campsite stuff. It included Indiana Jones, Mutt Williams in the main villain of the film, Irena SPALCO, played by Kate Blanchet. This was Kate blanchet's first ever Lego figure and like out for Melina, she is now a part of the three mini figure club because of Hella and glad drill from Lord of the ring. So she has three light actions lego figures as well, which is just kind of funny to think about. But this set here was ten dollars. It had, I think, but any pieces, a really nice cloth tent piece, and this set had three of the main characters of the film in one set for ten bucks. You do not see that from Lego nowadays. They always love to disperse the main characters of the film 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 made it a very good deal in a very easy way to get the main figures what I think is pretty legit. I think this is a very underappreciated set. For that reason, for twenty we had the river chase, which included Indian Jones, Maryan, the older version of Maryon, and some Russian soldiers. 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, are not member of the Soviet Union or anything of that sort. They are completely unmarked. This riverboat chase included a duck boat, a smaller boat in a tree that could launch a net. kind of a weird set, but the duck boat build was pretty cool and actually you're pretty accurate to the scene from the 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 saw blade pieces that could cut down trees that were actually included with the set to make way like a little path for the Russians vehicles. This seemed the movie is like three seconds long. You see the jungle cut, our current nounce some trees and then you like never see it again. It's completely meeting lessen the film and Super Randoms. I'm kind of surprised lego actually made a set of this, but it's a pretty cool and very unique vehicle and it had India Jones and it had, I think, five mini figures. Is a very cool vehicle and introduces introduced some cool pieces. It had a lot of dark 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 in this 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 Indiana Jones 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 Crystal Skull. You have the weird like opening door monument, part of the things that 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 round play feature to reenact the scene where they, you know, form together and make the alien. Now, this set had no references to the actual alien parts of that film. Thank God Lego didn't actually include like a flying sauce are at this. I'm assuming they weren't allowed to because of spoilers for the movie at the time. They didn't do that, which is good, but it was a big set. It was a pretty good looking set. It had some good play features, cool vehicles, lots of mini figures and it also had a giant bass plate like I used to use these huge customized bass plate 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's a 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 a toys r US exclusive. It was called peril and Peru. It was fifty dollars. It had a lot of the O Forberg minifigures. We've already talked about 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 old NIF s style commercial airplane. I think just looked fantastic. It was a great 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 from the context of the movie and still love this set. It wasn't really an iconic scene from the movie being portrayed or anything, but it was just a great build. It was a great deal. Head over, six hundred pieces for fifty bucks, lots of main characters and a truly spectacular airplane build with Little 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 two thousand 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 was just 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 a few 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 from club Obiwan, Willie Scott and short round and, of course, you've probably already noticed, this was the first ever temple of doom set. The only made two sets ever from the Temple of Doom. This is the first time they made any temple of doom sets. It's based off the opening scene from the temple of Doom, right after Indian Jones leaves the aforementioned club Obi one in his tuxedos. You had an exclusive variant of Indiana in this and you also had the gangsters taste in them with their black car. Really cool build too, great car builds. The Indiana Jones car build had a nice cloth roof piece. This is a great set. It's not, you know, my favorite movie, but it's a good seem the moving it's a fantastic representation of that scene and five minifigures is very generous. The other set from this third way was a fifty set based off raiders of the Lost Arc. This was 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 Indian and Jones is battling that huge shirtless mechanic guy. This guy is absolutely huge and they're having a pretty intense kind of boxing match. On top of the flying wing airplane, will marying is trying to shoot up some people. It's a really cool vehicle, really huge vehicle. Use that massive Lego city airplane piece. I mean seriously, it's a gigantic lego piece. It used that piece a lot of stickers on it, but again, this vehicle had no Nazi insignia. The actually kind of change the colors up just a bit to make it a little bit more, quote unquote, kid friendly, which I think it's pretty interesting. It also included...

...a tanker truck that had an exploding play feature because it does explode in the film. They did not include a play feature of how the mechanic dies in the movie. He gets sucked into the rotor of the airplane and it becomes chunks, which is kind of funny to think about an also pretty horrific. I understand what Lego wouldn't recreate that in 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 airplanes LEGO has ever made. It use the Jedi interceptor cockpit piece with a UNE print on it, which I thought was pretty cool, and also the back cockpit piece was the Jdai starfighter cockpit piece. Of both the Stedi starfighter and Jedi interceptor cockpit pieces are being used for this Indiana Jones are plane. Just just 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 think it 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 people said that. I was pretty surprised. I was pleasantly surprised to see that that 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 doom set 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 what set one the best set of a particular theme for the First Time Brick Ology for that. So I thought that was pretty interesting. So that wave of Indiana Jones sets very small, just two sets, and that summer we had our final Indian and Jones wave. Five Indiana Jones sets were released and each movie 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 dollar set, kind of a weird funky price, but that's kind of besides the point. It's essentially a ten dollar set. And bushing Cairo. It had Marion and Indiana Jones and this recreates the scene from Raiders of the lost arc 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 him because that guy brought a sword to a gunfight. A hilarious scene. An iconic moment from the first Indian Jones movie being recreated in a small and fun Lego set that also included a big barrel piece for Marion to hide in and some 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. This is based on kingdom the Crystal Skull. Kind of weird. I kind of think it's weird that they actually made this set because this came out a year after kingdom the Crystal Skull, the movie had come out, and it's surprises me that Lego was like, let's pick another crystal skull set, because you know people didn't really like that movie and I'm kind of surprised Lego even made another 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 couple of the guys with the blow darts, although those are just blank lets, different blade pieces and Brown. Pretty lame set. It did come with a conquisador skeleton and then was that, I believe, the cheapest way to ever get the crystal skull piece. But all at all, I think this set is kind of underwhelming. It just wasn't a great set at all. Definitely the most forgettable set from this last wave of Indian Jones sets. For Forty we had the Venice Canal Chase. Now this is an iconic scene from the last 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 of love 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 a nice bridge build from Venice to kind of, you know, add to the scenery of 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 being used today for fun details like the engines...

...on the mini model of a space shuttle in the Lego Ideas International Space Station set. I mean seriously, this set introduced a very useful piece. It was a great scene, one of my favorite scenes from my favorite Indian Jones Film. I got this set day one. Remember I was so hyped when it came out. This is a fantastic set, one of my personal favorite Indiana Jones sets. One set that I really wish I got but I didn't, was the fifty set, the fighter plane attack. This was also, of course, based off the last Croup say, making this the only movie in this five set way to get two different sets. And this included the biplane that Indian Jones and his dad, Henry Jones senior, our fly Indian Jones, was flying and of course Henry Jones is using the gunner placement at the back. It also included a loose representation of a nazie measure, Schmet, which is the fighter plane the Nazis used in World War II. Again, no insignia. It wasn't, you know, marked, not see anything, but they shoul did a pretty good job of making it look like get my sure Schmidt and I'm sure a lot of world war two fans were extremely excited to get this particular vehicle in an official Lego form. Great set. Of course, this scene. Again, I keep using this word iconic, but there are seriously so many iconic moments from Indiana Jones and this set represents one of the most iconic scenes from the 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 getting today. And finally, another set that I regret, regret, regret. That's on. A word regret not getting is the temple of doom. This was a ninety dollar set from this way, making it the most expensive Indian Jones set 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 the Crystal Skull Temple set. This set is pretty epic. I don't love the movie, but it recreates, I think, the most memorable moment from the film, which is the mine cart chase. It has a giant track of mine cart pieces, which is super cool and I'm sure so, so much fun to play with. It looks great on display. It's huge. I really wish I got this set, and this set is incredibly expensive online these days, so I'm probably never going to get this set unless I just fine had for a great deal, and I kind of thought this set might have won the vote for the best Indian Jones set and didn't. The flying wing set still one, but I kind of like this one might win and I think 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 much as I did set on the last crusade or raiders lost arcs. Unfortunately never got this set. I really wish I did, and unfortunately all of my Lego 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's very sad, very very sad that I just don't have any of them built anymore. 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 stands right now, my Indiana Joe owns collection is destroyed. I'll be a pretty sizeable size collection. I really wish I still had those sets built. So there you have it. That is Lego Indian Jones. I really hope you guys had a fun time listening to this week's episode of brick alogy. I sure 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 for submitting this topic, and if you think you have a good topic for brick Ology, please let me know. Shoot me a message on instagram or email me 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 before I go, remember guys, stay safe, stay clean, stay distance from most people. Let's beat this virus together, and if you are being affected by it, please let me know and I will be praying for you. Thank you so much for listening today.

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