Wednesday, August 20, 2014

JANGBRiCKS & the Ice Bucket Challenge

"Ice Bucket Challenge."  It's "in" and "viral" right now, and I've gotten multiple "nominations."  I will not indulge any of them.  I support charities with my checkbook and have donated substantially to ones that I have personally sought out and taken the time to actually understand and invest in.  When I want to help someone or something, I do so, tangibly and directly, not because it's "in," and especially not because of peer pressure.

Folks who care about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease (or who are crazy about the "ice bucket challenge" but really don't really know anything about its intended purpose) should visit the ALS Association website for basic learning and to discover some of the options for aiding real care, research, and awareness efforts.

LEGO Ultimate Collectors' Series Batman Tumbler set review!

Here's my video review of the huge new 1,869-piece "The Tumbler" set from LEGO, which includes two new minifigures, one of which it seems will remain permanently exclusive to this set!

Mega Bloks Halo Metallic Series Elite & Copper ODST Drop Pods reviewed

Two new videos three covering late-Summer 2014 Mega Bloks Halo minifigure releases for ya here!


Friday, August 15, 2014

LEGO System 6437 Beach Buggy review

Here's a very small set from what some would call LEGO's own "dark ages," when weird was in, but not cool, and new themes seemed to be launched every few weeks.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

LEGO Mixels Series 3 Wiztastics reviews!

I've now reviewed all of the official builds for LEGO's Mixels Series 3 sets, including the green Glorp Corp, tan Spikels, and here, the purple (!) Wiztastics 41524 Mesmo, 41525 Magnifo, and 41526 Wiswuz.

LEGO & Mega Bloks SpongeBob SquarePants minifigs compared!

With total disregard for the wrath of super-fans, I have dared to put a LEGO minifig head-to-head in a fair fight against a directly comparable follow-on from Mega Bloks!  Which do you think wins this round?

LEGO Mixels Series 3 Spikels reviews!

Three more Series 3 Mixels, this time the tan Spikels 41521 Footi, 41522 Scorpi, and 41523 Hoogi.

JANGBRiCKS LEGO City update & walkthrough Aug. 13, 2014

Folks have been getting increasingly antsy about my lack of MOC & city update videos lately, but fortunately I was able to get a little work done just in the past few days!  The reason for so little activity in this realm?  A little thing called "everything else in life," including of course the over 90 other videos I've published since my last July city update alone!  I can't do everything at the same time, all of the time, but I sure do try!

LEGO Mixels Series 3 Glorp Corp Reviews!

LEGO Mixels series 3 is upon us, and I've got 'em!  Here's the first tribe, the green Glorp Gorp swamp dwellers.  This includes 41518 Glomp, 41519 Glurt, & 41520 Torts all in one video!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

LEGO Hero Factory 40117 promotional beast polybag reviewed!

I knew it!  I knew there would be another Hero Factory Invasion From Below set!  This one was just pointed out on Brickset yesterday and I immediately built it, but didn't get a chance to get it on video until this evening.

Mega Bloks Halo Spartan Tribute Pack Review! set 97520

Wow, for once I got lucky; something new was spotted in stores by other folks, and I was able to find it at my store as well!  Usually my area is way behind and I have to constantly dig around for brief online availability.  Pictured above is one single TRU exclusive (in the US at least) set that includes different 20 colors of Spartan IIs including two in active camo and one glow-in-the-dark "zombie" variant.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mega Bloks Spongebob Squarepants Invisible Boatmobile review!

When I saw the mass of transparent parts included in this set, I could not resist; I had to have it.  The Spongebob license only recently transferred from LEGO to Mega Bloks, so this was also an opportunity for me to check out how things would change with the new design & manufacturing teams.