Friday, February 27, 2015

LEGO Elves - Naida's Epic Adventure Ship review! set 41073


Still more of the Elves sets to come!

LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 918 Spyder review! set 75910


New release season continues with more, more, more Speed Champions cars!

LEGO Marvel Age of Ultron Iron Man vs Ultron review! set 76029


LEGO Speed Champions McLaren P1 review! set 75909


Ah, one of the truly great supercars of the modern era.  Mostly very good as a LEGO model, with one small, but significant aesthetic miss.

LEGO Blacktron Message Intercept Base from 1988! set 6987


Spacebase!  The largest vintage LEGO space set I've reviewed to date, no?  I'm definitely going to get more of the first Blacktron series sets in the future.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Packing & moving update Feb. 25, 2015 -- the city is gone!


Behold the emptiness!  It's glorious!

LEGO Speed Champions new parts -- a casual view


Rather than repeating all of this in every SC video, I figured I'd do it just once before I got too far into the series.

Long day, good outcome

My memory is already fuzzy on how I managed to get the Quinjet review rendered & published early this afternoon, but the focus of the day was managing contractors at the new house, a task which turned into acting as an apprentice electrician when one team showed up short-handed.  The good news is that we have completed the installation of a positively glorious lighting system for the new main LEGO layout room.  The buildup was frustrating, but the end result far exceeds expectations & desires and has me considering stepping up my lighting game in the recording studio as well.

At the end of the first full workday at the new house, I picked still more new sets from Toys R Us, recorded a few videos this evening and got a couple of them rendered & edited.  Tomorrow will include (hopefully) another long recording session or two to help refill some of the buffer queue of uploaded, but unpublished videos, while also pushing out some more 2015 stuff.  After that break from work, to work, I'll be working on the new house some more :)

What's really great is that the successful light installation means I can start transferring tables & setting them up.  I have some from Mellemby plus some spares ready to go, and the main (old) layout is very nearly clear, with an update video coming pretty soon.  Once tables start moving, you'll see the new layout get populated with stunning rapidity since I've been able to pack up almost everything with minimal disassembly and the overall new layout has been planned out on the computer.

I can't wait to move forward on these next few big steps!  I wish there wasn't another batch of LEGO releases that just hit the streets; I want to bring The Layout to life, right now!

Bionicle MOC: Chibi Lord of Skull Spiders!


Heh heh.  Sometimes bad things come in small packages ;)

LEGO Marvel The Avengers Quinjet City Chase review! set 76032


Another long day (more on that in the next post), but I did get this Marvel Super Heroes / Age of Ultron set uploading during a brief & artificial break.  I'm very pleased with the ship, and you should check out at least the first half of this moderately succinct video to see why :)