May the Force be with Philly

X-WingThis year, the family ventured down to Philly again to see another exhibit at the Ben Franklin Institute. Last year, all of us including both sets of grandparents went to see King Tut. This year was Star Wars. There was a lot of hype behind this exhibit and my boys are all about Star Wars. Especially Lego Star Wars.

The weather this day was perfectly mild. A nice early April chill in the air and the sun shining bright. It would of been a nice day to stroll the streets of Philly again (without kids tired legs of course).

YodaWe started the exhibit with a ride in the Milenium Falcon. We all climbed into a makeshift cockpit of the Falcon and enjoyed a quick 3d like presentation of the stars and galaxies that are out there. All hosted by C3-PO. This extra feature was ok but I was expecting more. Once again, I always expect more and this statement carries through most of the exhibit.

The exhibit was great, don’t get me wrong. There was a ton of costumes and models that were used in the movies. There was a couple hands-on experiments that I wish my kids could of tried. However, the onslaught of busload of rowdy kids did not give many people the opportunity. There was one thing missing that really ticked me off. Nthing but a blaster of Boba Fett, what the fuck. You know what else was missing? Ewoks and Han Solo in carbonite. The carbonite thing was even featured in the paper. That was a huge bummer. Oh yea, and no speeder bike. Another prop that was send to be there.

Boba Fett Blaster

Hey the kids still had a great time. That’s all that truly matters to me anymore.

May the force be with you.

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