When my doorbell rang last night, I didn’t know what to expect when I answered the door as I wasn’t expecting anyone. Was it a neighbor kid wanting to play with one of mine? Was it someone wanting to sell me something? Or maybe one of those religious zealots telling me how to find God?
When I got to the door, no one was there. But I saw a UPS truck in the street. Whenever he comes, he likes to play ding dong ditch and just leave presents on the doorstep.
But I didn’t know what it could be. I did order some things as of late but they had all arrived already as far as I recalled.
Imagine my surprise when I saw this:
I couldn’t believe my eyes. It couldn’t be the mat and field kit already, could it? I waited for my daughter to be around before I opened it, and sure enough, it was the mat and a whole slew of LEGO pieces (a.k.a. the field kit). That would explain why I got an invoice yesterday.
Here’s a sneak peak at the mat (apologies for the poor picture quality; I couldn’t get tall enough to get a good, focused shot):
The mat is made out of different material than in previous years. Usually, it’s vinyl, but this year it’s more of a fabric. It will be interesting to see how the new material affects the robot. It may have more grip. It’s definitely flimsier. I haven’t decided if I like it better or not yet.
I checked the FLL web site but didn’t see any missions yet. They must just be trying to get a head start on deliveries. We’re still trying to get our team together, so we won’t be building anything for a while. But it will be nice to get the field kit built before the season starts in earnest.
Anyone else get a present from UPS recently?