Friday, August 26, 2016

My LEGO Star Wars minifig collection


Yeah this, uh, this is a problem.  I don't intentionally collect these things, and in fact, ever since I started reviewing Star Wars sets, I have specifically intended to not collect these things.  Nevertheless, here we are.

LEGOLAND Train set review! 40166


Quaint.  This is definitely quaint.  There's a term I haven't used to describe a set in quite a long time.

LEGO Elves Ragana's Magic Shadow Castle review! 41180


Finally got through the biggest Elves structure set of the season, and now there just remain a couple more sets to cover before I can finally bring together all of the dragons & dragon eggs at once.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

LEGO NEXO Knights General Magmar's Really Long Set Name review!


I know I say this a lot, but this truly is yet another set that is much better than I initially expected.  I got a strong awkward Chima vibe from pictures with a sense of too-obvious action features and a forced transformative feature.  In reality it's all surprisingly slick and natural, a perfect fit for play with other sets & settings from this theme.

LEGO Batman v. Superman Batmobile polybag review! 30446


A quick video on one of the nice little polybag sets you've seen me pull out of a recent Bricklink haul.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mega Bloks Halo Mega-builds 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...