Friday, October 24, 2014

LEGO custom Hospital MOC progress - Step 1


It begins... again!  You followed the build of my zoo, you followed the build of my mall, and now you can follow the build of the hospital I've been talking about since at least early March of 2013.

I have no idea how long this will take, but when there's progress, you'll see it :)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

LEGO City custom Ambulance MOC


Hey, I'm 2 for 2!  Here's another vehicle MOC that I actually really like. It's not intended to be any sort of direct replica of a specific real life vehicle, but it takes inspiration from a few and represents a conversion of that inspiration into a constrained LEGO form.

Blog viewers get to see this a day before it's publicized on YouTube :)

LEGO custom Redneck Off-Roader MOC + Bonus


Breaking the mold!  This wacky thing is one of those creations that almost built itself.  I just brought a few pieces in close proximity to one another and the rest practically grew in from thin air.  Much fun.

LEGO Friends 41032 First Aid Jungle Bike review


Yet another of the current jungle-themed Friends sets here.  Soon I'll be caught up with these!

Monday, October 20, 2014

LEGO Creator 40106 Toy Workshop reviewed!


What a nice freebie from LEGO!  This one's an October bonus for large purchases directly from LEGO stores, and it goes nicely with the Santa's Workshop set as well.

LEGO City custom cars & trucks Oct. 20, 2014


Nothing fancy here, just six small custom vehicles for the streets of my city.  Yes, I did say six :)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

LEGO Hobbit 79018 The Lonely Mountain set review


It's all about that big red dragon in this one!  This is a set that could have gone horribly wrong in a number of ways.  I think LEGO actually pulled it off, though.


They sell this one under the "Battle of Five Armies" subtheme, but obviously it's quite usable within the Desolation of Smaug segment of the story timeline as well.

LEGO Hobbit 79016 Attack On Lake-town set review


I really had low expectations for this set, just looking at the main picture, but it pleasantly surprised me with its many little play features and very good minifigs.

LEGO Friends 41033 Jungle Falls Rescue set review


I continue to make my way through the second wave of LEGO Friends sets for this year.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Slowly Rotating LEGO: Benny's Spaceship

Introducing SRL, Slowly Rotating LEGO.  It's a concept I've been wanting to try since I got Benny's Spaceship back in May, and finally I've given myself time to give it a shot.  Here's a tip:  Don't try to figure out "why."  Just watch, and enjoy, or not :)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mega Bloks Hot Wheels buildable Super Race 8-Car Pack review


Little Hot Wheels cars that you build yourself and can completely disassemble and customize.  It's a combination that I would have loved to no end when I was a young kid.  The execution here has some flaws, but the concept is all good.

McFarlane The Walking Dead - The Governor's Room set review


And now for something... a little different.  Warning:  This is not for young kids!  McFarlane Toys of collectible action figure & display model fame has gotten into the block-based construction set business in a way that no other company has.  They've started with a pretty mature licensed theme, and they're making sets that don't look brick-built at all.  The series features very, very few exposed studs, scale-realistic people, and advanced painting techniques.  Check out my deep-dive into one of their first sets.

Official description from McFarlane:

The charismatic leader of the seemingly utopian town of Woodbury. But beneath his well-meaning facade is a man with dark intentions and even darker secrets.    
This building set includes hardwood floors with two walls, light up base to illuminate the nine fish tanks encasing walker heads, cage, leather chair, end table with lamp, two woven baskets, bucket of body parts, The Governor and Penny.