Sunday, February 26, 2017
Black Widow's belt buckle is done wrong here (see the box). Serves me right, I suppose, for not re-checking the build before going through the nearly 2-hour production process. Grr. Argh. Too small of a thing to warrant a scratch re-shoot, re-edit, re-render, and re-publish. My apologies. I'm taking another step to try to avoid this sort of mistake.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Another little masterpiece (in my opinion) of durable playable, easy-to-follow real world-inspired LEGO building. It's easy to imagine something looking more realistic. Actually making it happen with genuine LEGO parts, built to even a fraction of the constraints of a sellable mass-market product? I'd like to see it!
So. Much. Spring. Green! The number of parts they brought over to this color!
I continue to be a strong fan of the Elves line, but even at that, this set surpassed my expectations at every turn. The dragon is sufficiently strong & stable, but has excellent posing possibilities, and even the tiny terrain side-build is meaningful.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
This is not a MOC, it's just a mod. A nearly 5-hour, hair-pulling mod that had me several times checking Bricklink and Brickset to confirm whether certain needed parts were ever even made in the needed colors. It all looked so simple & obvious, until I started the actual work. Fortunately I'm no stranger to this phenomenon.
(Edit: As I published this post I noticed a build error in the photo! Cheese slope behind the side window is facing the wrong way!)
It's The Hoff & K.I.T.T. in official LEGO form, but yet, I don't feel excited about it like I was for E.T., the A-Team, and even Gremlins. I fear this lil' set doesn't capture enough of the essence of either character.
Wait, didn't I say I was done with LEGO Batman Movie sets for "now" a week or so ago? Sorry. This was sent via economy shipping, so it's been off my radar for awhile. Surprise!
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Just like that, another theme bites the dust; review queue-wise, that is. This is the last 2017 LEGO Minecraft set so far, with of course more to come later in the year (the Ocean Monument coming the soonest).
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The movie's not out until the month after next, but the (few) sets are on store shelves. Here's the largest.
Monday, February 20, 2017
Very nice price/part ratio on this set & feels like a good value for its low price. Just don't expect anything especially awe-inspiring in the build.