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aurora frankenstein model
Okay, I'll admit it: I never really cared for this model. I bought it out of the attraction to the box art. As a 9 year-old putting these kits together, I'd considered that Frankenstein was perhaps the single most tragic model of the Aurora line. There was absolutely no challenge to this model, and its nearly "snap-together" type pieces made it far too easy to build. It was basically suck-it-up time on this kit, build it, and move on to the next one. There weren't even any additional creatures to spice it up, no rats, spiders, bats, etc. To me, the only saving grace of this kit was the handsomely sculpted face that truly resembled Boris Karloff's Frankenstein.

In short, I have to stick with the old adage: if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. Still, I couldn't help but feel that the Aurora sculptors had gotten a bit lazy on this one. Surely they could have a stone stairway base, or maybe a laboratory door, or at the very least, some rocks and maybe a bush. The flat perfectly manicured turf and a clean headstone were as boring as boring could get.