Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mega Bloks Halo Mega-sets compared! Spirit vs. all


As promised in the Spirit review, here's a look at all of the really big Mega Bloks halo builds together, with a focus on comparing the Spirit to its predecessors.  Funny how my beloved FUD doesn't look so enormous anymore.

Mega Bloks Halo Covenant Spirit Dropship review!


One more major build completed & review produced!  Though it doesn't specifically say "Signature Series" on the box, this is the flagship set to anchor the entire 2016 MB Halo lineup.

A bit of an enigma to behold, it appears astonishingly solid from the outside, yet it is actually quite hollow.  It is structurally sound, yet light in weight.  It's good!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Received, not yet built: Mega Bloks Halo Covenant Spirit Dropship


Just wanted to let it be known that I've gotten the thing because there have been a lot of folks asking about it.  It'll take awhile to sort the parts & build it, though.

LEGO Star Wars Droid Escape from 2001! set 7106


Something slightly classic from the early days of LEGO Star Wars.  Compare to the 2016 version!

Mega Bloks Halo Versus Troop Pack review


Is this how it's going to be for ever?  Will there really be a unicorn-style Target-exclusive troop pack that never gets released in the US, every single year?  We're two for two so far...

Saturday, August 20, 2016

My LEGO minifig construction kit tour


At last, the tour will be complete!  Yesterday's updated look at my LEGO parts collection didn't try to go into my minifigure components, as I knew that would be a long endeavor unto itself.  Well here it is now, almost another 1/2 hour going through a 4 1/2 foot tall stack of drawers stuffed with trays full of heads, hairpieces, torsos, legs, utensils, & weapons.  Grab a snack before you hit play!

Friday, August 19, 2016

New LEGO parts collection tour at last


Two years!  It has been two years since I last opened drawer after drawer of Sterlite bins to show how I organize my LEGO parts.  I've moved since then and the collection has grown pretty significantly.  Though this video is over 1/2 hour long, I'm moving through things pretty quickly and skip a few of my less convenient containers that are mostly stocked with miscellany.  I've also saved my spare minifig & minifig parts collection for a completely separate video so I won't have to feel rushed through that particularly important segment.

More to come from this room in the coming weeks!

LEGO Disney Castle review! 71040


After one full day of building and another for filming & editing, my review of the massive 4,080 piece LEGO Disney Castle is complete!  I've also taken this as a unique opportunity to further the evolution of my reviews based upon the past few years of data and viewer feedback.  Though the full video lasts over 25 minutes, within just the first 12 you get the full feature overview of the entire set plus the minifigures. After that I slow down, rewind, and spend some quality time with some of the assemblies I found particularly interesting, looking at them more closely and talking about their builds.

I'll continue to adjust & improve as always, but this will be the new baseline format I'll use going forward whenever applicable.  It offers some of the brevity & succinctness most of today's viewers demand, while preserving a more personal, casual, and in-depth experience desired by the more patient minority that I also care about quite a bit.  Plus I feel far more comfortable taking my time and really talking things through in a more conversational style; it's more "me."

PS: Still made a mistake in the video, wrong 'D' cartoon duck name at 10:18. Apologies.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

LEGO Disney Castle speed build videos!


With my last big build (Ghostbusters HQ) I asked which video length you all preferred, 2 or 10 minutes. Responses were evenly split, so again I've done both!

Videos:

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

LEGO Blacktron Renegade from 1987! set 6954


It's been quite awhile since my last classic LEGO space set review, eh?  This here is one that's been on & off my radar for years and I've had it for weeks if not months (I forget how long ago it showed up in a haul video).  I'm happy to see that all built up, it does not disappoint, and in fact, there's more too it than I expected with numerous movable and/or removable features.