If you're like me, then you might have memories of walking through toy stores as a kid and going ape shit over those massive box sets of Legos — you know, the ones that cost as much as a car payment and require half a kitchen table to stage — before your parent drags you to the other end of the aisle, and (if you're lucky) buys you off with the cheapest Lego kit there. Usually Jar Jar Binks or a train conductor, instead of the X-Wing or sci-fi battle tank you really wanted.
I have many fond memories of playing with Legos as a child. Using my imagination to create ungodly monstrosities; scouring the house for that one damn piece I needed to make the whole thing work; and hearing my father unleash a torrent of F-bombs early in the morning because he stepped on the sharp corner of that one missing piece on his way to the bathroom. Good times.
The SR-71 Blackbird is a legend, a spy plane that has captured imaginations since it first went Mach 3.5 over Soviet spymasters in the 1960s; you may recognize its distinct profile from spy flicks, espionage novels, and in multiple Marvel universe movies as the X Men's chief mode of transport.
Beloved by American ground combat troops, the A-10 Thunderbolt II, or Warthog, is now a kickass toy thanks to an enterprising Lego aficionado. The YouTube channel Darth Designer posted a series of instructional videos that walk you through how to build a Lego A-10.