Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Mega Construx Halo Brute Weapons Customizer Pack review!

Another new Halo Wars 2 based figure & accessory pack has made it to store shelves.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Custom LEGO Minecraft display, complete at last -- for now!

Major, major milestone here!  I started on my first LEGO Minecraft display back in early summer 2014 and most of the subsequent effort was shifted to New JANG City after I moved in 2015.  This entire time, though, it's been easier for me to talk about what was upcoming than what was complete.  Now, finally, the entire overworld layout has terrain built upon it and the whole place has come to life!

LEGO Star Wars Trade Federation AAT from 2000 reviewed! 7155

Another throwback review of one of LEGO's earlier Star Wars efforts.  I never knew the front was so hollow & empty; it looked so solid from the outside.

Mega Construx Destiny EV-37 Racing Sparrow review

And here it is, my first review of a set with the Mega Construx brand name!  It's just Mega Bloks with a new sub-brand moniker  Nothing has changed about the products.

Mega Bloks Collector Series is now "Mega Construx"

In the coming season this (sort of) new Mega Construx brand is going to appear all over store shelves and my videos, so I've made a standalone video to provide a little bit of context & explanation, such as I understand things so far.
Update:  It looks like the Mega Construx name is covering the overwhelming majority of the line, down to the sets with 2x-sized pieces.  I do still think they're going to leave the old name on the really big, 4x-sized parts mentioned in this video, but nothing has been confirmed or even mentioned officially as of yet.

LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober Warriors minifig collection reviewed

From what I've seen in the community, reception of this year's TRU Bricktober figure packs has been between low-lukewarm and chilly.  The parts are all reused and some of the figures look like mis-matched kitbashes.  They're free, though, so do we really have any right to complain?

LEGO Ninjago Ninja Glider polybag from 2011 reviewed

Ooh, I think this is tied for oldest Ninjago set I've reviewed!  I believe this also features the first truly original Ninjago figure I've ever had in my possession.

A look through a LEGO catalog from 1998

I can't commit to doing one of these every week, but right now that frequency seems to be working out.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

LEGO Architecture Venice skyline review

I have no right to call this one a "bad" set by any means, as I doubt I could have done any better at this scale, but this is certainly my least favorite Architecture set so far.  The two biggest things are cool, but bridges on the sides strike me as pretty "meh."

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

LEGO Star Wars TIE Fighter 7146 reviewed!

How surprising, it is, that it took LEGO two years to release a plain TIE Fighter after they dove into the Star Wars franchise.  They made Vader's TIE Advanced out of the gate, and followed up with the UCS TIE Interceptor the following year, but it wasn't until 2001 that the most commonly-seen craft in Star Wars media had its big moment.