Come to the Dark Side – We have Chocolate Eggs!

We’re not really big on celebrating easter, and we’ve never done the easter bunny, but we do normally do a hunt.  When Mini got old enough, we started doing clue based hunts instead of just hunting for eggs.  This year MrObsi Eggcelled himself with an eggstra special and most eggcellent easter egg hunt eggver! 😉

I wondered why he kicked me out of the lounge room for a a while – I thought it was because he was hiding stuff in the lounge.  But no, he had other plans!

It started with MiniObsi being handed (my) Stormtrooper Pez.  Inside was a message!

“Imperial spies have gathered intelligence about where various rebels are hiding.  We must find them before they make contact with their command centre.”

and the first clue was:

“The clay buildings of Tatooine may seem empty and desolate now, but much can survive in them with a good moisture farm.  We know the rebels have many friends there.”

We needed to decode the Aurebesh letters to find where the clue was talking about.  The clue decoded as “pots by window”

Poor C3P0 – doomed to wander the desolate wasteland of the garden pot 😛

He also had the second clue nearby (and a mini egg)….

“Many hide on Coruscant, concealed within its building from the world outside.  Yet we have been given an address within a metal storage pod by a landing bay”

We didn’t need to translate that one – we guessed the garden shed next to the carport!

Leia had the next clue:

“The word is that Jabba the Hutt has captured a rebel and has them locked away in a cage”

Mini guess that one straight away – a metal brazier thing we have rusting away on the lawn

Hidden in the cage with him was the next egg and clue:

“We have received communications from a post that it has been taken over by a rebel”

Although I’d already spotted the next one, it gave me a huge chuckle to read the clue.  It was of course the letterbox 😀

It’s a Trap!!!!  and another clue:

“One is said to have fallen into a Sarlacc pit but may have survived. It is on dry land.  You will find water there no more.”

This was referring to the old pond, which we are trying to fill with any spare leaf litter/dirt we can find – but is still a (shallow) pit.

We rescued Han from the Sarlacc and recovered his clue:

“Signals have been received from near the swamp in Dagobah”

I’m rather insulted at the insinuation that my pond is a “swamp”, even though it is a bit green at the moment 😛 (and in need of a weed)  But we went there to search for the next clue.

This one next made me really laugh.

“Sporadic rays of power have been detected from a shield generator on Jakku.  Rebel activity was last reported there over a decade ago, but it might be worth checking.”

The “sporadic rays” clued me in instantly – it’s the solar panel for the pond fountain, which has been annoying in its sensitivity (we have to keep moving it through the day and haven’t found the best position for it yet).  And sure enough, it was there.

(Although there’s a significant amount of green here on the green garden pot it’s resting on 😛 😛 Rey obviously didn’t travel to this part of Jakku 😉 )

His clue had us guessing for a bit, we had to decode this one.  A bit intellectual for us I think 😉

“The Force has been sensed strongly on a planet not on any of our maps.  It comes from an island covered in symbols of another island”

The code translated as “wheelbarrow” – of course!!!!   We have a wheelbarrow filled with dirt and weeds, and that’s where the last guy was hiding.  Can you guess who it was????

It’s Luke!…… Then I finally got it…. the wheelbarrow is like an island….. and it’s filled with clover-like weeds, so those are “symbols of another island” – very clever!

The paper with him read:

The last Jedi…. get it?  😀

Well played MrObsi….. well played!!!!!  😀 😀 😀 😀

and the funny thing is that he wrote all those out last night, and Mini just happened to be wearing a Star Wars shirt today!!  Spooky!

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(So he’s kicked me out of the lounge so he could borrow my Minifigs without me knowing 😀 He very nicely said he took care not to get them dirty or anything and he took a photo of them all first so he could put them back where he got them!  He’s a good man!! :D)

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Rebel Legion

The Rebel Legion is basically a costume group that does charity work.  Who dress up in screen accurate Star Wars costumes (for the good guys only), and normally it’s done at events where they help raise money for charity.   We’d seen the Rebel Legion stand at PAX and OzComic Con, and were keen to join – as I love Star Wars, I love cosplay and if it’s also helping charity then that’s a bonus!

But it took us a while to source the right fabrics and gear for our costumes.  Finances were a bit tight, and we needed to buy belts, boots, food capsules, pouches as well as the fabrics to make our outfits.  Finally though we got our costumes made and we’re now members – woo!

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I made the lightsaber from a torch – It’s a temporary one until I can justify the expense of buying another saber, as my ultrasabers one has a blade that is too short, and with the cost of shipping I may as well buy a whole new saber that will look better, than just buy a new blade)

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Our first troop was for a KidsFlix, where we (plus a bunch of Disney princesses and other cosplayers) entertained kids waiting to go into the movies 🙂

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I was wearing a wig because my hair desperately needed redying!

Star Wars Birthday!

I decided to throw myself a Star Wars themed birthday party…. a bit of a spur of the moment thing, and there were just the 3 of us , so it’s not terribly grand, but it made me smile 😀

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(yes, there are peas in the penne alla arrabbiata!)

I used my milennium falcon cookie cutter to cut the pizza dough for the pizzas (but you lose the shape on they are cooked).  I actually detest rockmelon (I call it “stinkymelon” because the smell makes me feel sick).  But it was perfect for making a Death Star, so I had to have it!

My “cake” was the chocolate Millenium Falcon – it’s “Obsi Road”!  (A friend says I can’t call it rocky road because it doesn’t have nuts in it and that’s not right :P) Basically I put some chocolate into the mold, then I mix marshmallows, ricebubbles, a bit of butter or coconut oil and cardamon seeds together with the remaining chocolate and pour that in.  Makes an AWESOME rocky road thing.  The rice bubbles give it a bit of crunch (hubby doesn’t eat nuts), and I love the pop of cardamon you get when you find a seed.

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