What could this be? It's so big. And...rattly. Could it be? Yay!
Iain loves any gift from his aunt and uncle. This is because they understand his profound addiction to Lego. Lego Star Wars is especially desirable. You can imagine his reaction to this box...
As soon as the rest of us opened our gifts: to the table!
The instructions were epic. In fact, I think it's fair to say that many epic poets would give up before completing this set. But not The Dad! He and Papa sat with Iain until the entire (enormous) (complex) (fantastic) thing was done.
Check it out. It flies! It holds mini-figs! It can be propped so that it stands on its own (you know, for when you land on that planet and have to go shoot some droids or something).
Iain loves it. He keeps asking us when Halloween and Christmas will be back. Oh, and spring. It was 10 degrees this morning. He wants spring, too.
BONUS! Video here. Iain excited about another present from North Carolina. This one's from June of 2010, so...the tradition of awesome gifts goes way back.