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I have been looking for a way to introduce my boys to X-Wing without fear of breakage. If given free rein, my boys ages 3 and 4 would crush my entire fleet faster that 2 billion Alderanian's could be silenced with DS1. So I came up with a solution that will allow them to play a watered down version of the game without me loosing my hair. After they can play without the ships falling apart I know I can introduce them to the actual miniatures.

http://www.flickr.com/x/t/0095009/photos/54863834@N03/10805362943/[/url]

I am just going to start them out with these ships, dials, attack dice, and the templates.

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There is a share button on the bottom of flickr, it will generate BBCode, just paste that into your post.  No need for anything beyond that, the forum will parse it.

 

The code looks like this:

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/54863834@N03/10805362943/][img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7373/10805362943_8d5b31ce34_c.jpg[/img][/url]
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/54863834@N03/10805362943/]Lego X-Wing[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/54863834@N03/]Duke of Advil[/url], on Flickr

The result is:

10805362943_8d5b31ce34_c.jpg
Lego X-Wing by Duke of Advil, on Flickr

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There is a share button on the bottom of flickr, it will generate BBCode, just paste that into your post. No need for anything beyond that, the forum will parse it.

The code looks like this:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7373/10805362943_8d5b31ce34_c.jpg[/img[/url][url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/54863834@N03/10805362943/]Lego X-Wing[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/54863834@N03/]Duke of Advil[/url], on Flickr

The result is:

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/54863834@N03/10805362943/]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7373/10805362943_8d5b31ce34_c.jpg

Lego X-Wing by Duke of Advil, on Flickr

thanks Edited by Duke of Advil

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That's awesome Duke. My (almost) 9 year old thinks its pretty cool too. He and I have been playing SWM for a few years now and it used to make me uneasy when he was being a little too rough w/ some of the expensive ones. X-wing takes it to a whole new level though, especially when he started flying our Falcon around a room w/ a concrete floor and only holding onto the base.

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That's awesome Duke. My (almost) 9 year old thinks its pretty cool too. He and I have been playing SWM for a few years now and it used to make me uneasy when he was being a little too rough w/ some of the expensive ones. X-wing takes it to a whole new level though, especially when he started flying our Falcon around a room w/ a concrete floor and only holding onto the base.

The ships I picked up about a year ago. They are from the 2011 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar #7958. I went to the Lego Pic a Brick store over the weekend and picked up the parts for the bases and posts. I would have chosen different colors but this is what they had. I also would have found some type of 90 degree block to mount my Firespray-31 vertical... but with 2 younglings I was lucky to get what I got. I would also pick up a couple more bases, I have an A-Wing that needs set up

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It's a fine line to walk... you want to get your kids enthusiastic about a fun hobby you enjoy. But at the same time, replacing busted minis and lost/damaged game pieces can get expensive.

Having children means you are already budgeted with regard to your 'fun money'.

I applaud your solution! 

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thanks for all the positive comments everyone

It's a fine line to walk... you want to get your kids enthusiastic about a fun hobby you enjoy. But at the same time, replacing busted minis and lost/damaged game pieces can get expensive.

Having children means you are already budgeted with regard to your 'fun money'.

I applaud your solution!

It is a balancing act, working enough hours to have a little extra and still have time left for them and the wife. She doesn't get the whole game concept and also is not a Star Wars fan so this is something I am gonna try to do on daddy day.

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I love it!  I'm a huge fan of Lego--I have the Millenium Falcon, X-Wing, Y-Wing, eta-2 actis, TIE fighter, and A-Wing.  They look great on a shelf.  I would spend the money on UCS editions of the ships, but I can't bring myself to buy any Lego models that don't come with the minifigs.

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I love it!  I'm a huge fan of Lego--I have the Millenium Falcon, X-Wing, Y-Wing, eta-2 actis, TIE fighter, and A-Wing.  They look great on a shelf.  I would spend the money on UCS editions of the ships, but I can't bring myself to buy any Lego models that don't come with the minifigs.

wish I had picked up these sets for myself. when I was growing up there were no Lego Star Wars sets...I think there was more than 10 years between ANH and any lego set...which i think was an X-Wing.

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