Wednesday, December 7, 2016
It's LEGO Friends meets DC Super Heroes in a surprisingly good (and accurate!) crossing of styles. I don't plan to cover this entire series, but I wanted offer up a reasonable look at the theme and offer my thoughts on the flagship playset for those interested.
To me this set is the very embodiment of the phrase, "You can't win 'em all." All of the builds look sub-par to me and none have enough redeeming qualities to save them from reflexive ire. If you think what you see in the main build picture above looks okay, wait until you see me pick it up and reveal the surprising thing it's missing.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Welcome to the year of the LEGO minifig mech! It's a shame they needed to make a new specialized part for it, but I know a lot of folks are going to enjoy the new possibilities.
I finally got to it, probably one of the more well-received & desirable Creator sets for the year, save the minifig-scaled ones.
I have not yet gotten used to the name change from Mega Bloks to Mega Construx (not at all), but I'm liking the branding and the quality & design of the newest products so far. This 4-pack of figures is at a Halo Heroes series level of production and puts the most official named figures into one package yet, without forcing us to buy big & expensive vehicles or pay aftermarket prices for some convention exclusives.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Alright, this? This is good. I think it's going to appeal to a lot of different people for a lot of different reasons, and the good news is that the build is even better than it looks.
Here's one of the new LEGO Creator modular sets. Yep, I wrote that correctly. This mini-scale vehicle set is modular. It's an eyebrow-raising proposition, but I ended up furling my brow quite a bit at the execution of the concept.
LEGO made a red/white/black multi-build set anchored by a helicopter years ago called "Air Blazers," and this one clearly pays some homage, while being at a very different scale and producing distinctly different results.