Goodness gracious me — we now find ourselves a whopping 2/3 of the way through this mega-mini-series of blogs documenting my chum John’s build of a LEGO Ultimate A-Wing Starfighter model from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

As I’ve mentioned before — and as I’ll doubtless mention again — in order to extract the maximum amount of pleasure, gratification, and satisfaction out of this model, John is stretching the 570 instructions out into a 30-day build by implementing only 19 instructions a day (thereby demonstrating that he’s got way more willpower than your humble narrator).

One side down (Click image to see a larger version — Image source: John Alflat)

Accompanying today’s photo, John uttered the following immortal words as a feast for our orbs: “That’s that side done then.” I mean to say, you can’t argue with logic like this. The man is practically a Zen Master.

John continued to enlighten me as follows: “There are some very clever ways of taking portions of the design that were constructed separately and attaching them to the main body, including a ball-and-socket and a small rod pushed through some LEGO pieces with a hole in them. Some of this construction is quite tricky; indeed, the folks at LEGO have made this an 18+ piece. At the beginning of next week, we will be sorting out the other side of the front. Have a good weekend everyone.”

Before I forget, in our Day 19 build blog, my chum Charles asked the question, what do the words Assess, Banana, Dresser, Grammar, Potato, Revive, Uneven, and Voodoo have in common? The answer is that if you take the first letter of each word and move it to the end of that word, it makes the words read backwards perfectly, if you see what I mean. I would never have spotted that.

Charles also asked why the number 8,549,176,320 is unique. The answer is that if you write each of the digits as words, you’ll see they are arranged in alphabetical order (eight, five, four, nine, one…).

For your delectation and delight, Charles informs me that he discovered these conundrums on the “Brain Teaser” portion of the site to which he has subscribed.

But wait, there’s more, because — having had his curiosity tweaked by the aforementioned posers — my chum Aubrey Kagan asks the following question: “What do the words polish, job, and herb have in common?”

Over to you. Can you crack this complementary conundrum without resorting to Google?