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The Lego bugs are my friends

I'm not an adult Lego connoisseur by any means, but I've received a handful of the adult/collector sets as gifts over the years. I like that they're relatively complex but still come together out of the box (as opposed to, say, Gunplas, where you need to spend some time disassembling the parts and sometimes fiddle with tight fits). I've done a few of the automobile models, which are super fun to build, but my favorite ones to display have been the realistic plant models.

You can only imagine how delighted I was to see that they released a collection of realistic insect models (a Chinese mantis, a Hercules beetle, and a Blue Morpho). I agonized over which one to buy first for months and finally marched into the store intending to buy the beetle... until I found out that all three came in a set. No agonizing necessary. So I ended up taking the whole set home with me (for $80, which isn't a bad deal at all for three figures).

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