I’m a bit like the kid in The Sixth Sense movie, except in my case “I see math everywhere.” For example, since we are in day 24 of my chum John’s 30-day build of his LEGO Ultimate A-Wing Starfighter, we are currently 4/5 of the way to the finishing post, but we’ll be 5/6 of the way there tomorrow.

We have a cockpit! (Click image to see a larger version — Image source: John Alflat)

Accompanying today’s photo in John’s communiqué, he spake as follows: “The cockpit and structure behind it are now completed. There were transfers to apply to the cockpit hood. So difficult to apply were these transfers that the folks at LEGO supply two sets! I’m happy with what I did and therefore have a spare set if anyone wants to make me an offer (I thought not). This makes a big difference to the look of the fighter now it has its cockpit finished. The last big Part is done, so we can now look forward to a week and a day of finishing touches.”

Hang on, where’s the pilot? I was vaguely hoping to see a mini-Max sporting a Hawaiian shirt in there somewhere. Maybe seating the pilot is the very last instruction but we can’t peak ahead so we’ll just have to wait and see.

In the meantime, did you see the Cool Beans Blog I just posted regarding the fact that Blue Origin’s New Shepard spaceship is scheduled to fly its first astronaut crew into space, and there’s an online auction for a seat on the flight? If not, take a quick gander at Yours Truly in Space on 20 July 2021?

I’ve entered my modest bid into the auction, just to feel like I’m taking part. I’m sure I’d be terrified if I were picked, but I would definitely avail myself of the opportunity because this would be the experience of a lifetime. What about you? If you were presented with a place on this flight, would you grab it with both hands or would you prefer to watch this historic occasion unfold from the comfort of your favorite chair?