Friday, January 20, 2017
What exactly is this thing? As of this writing, nobody seems to know. It exists, though, so I review it!
It always feels great to eliminate some official LEGO builds from my layout & replace them with custom work. It just takes so long to build the smallest thing! I know official LEGO designers spend a lot of time perfecting their projects, but for some reason I'm unable to give any leniency & reasonable patience to myself. I'm always unhappy with how long it takes to design the smallest thing.
Labels: LEGO System MOC
Well, this is the last of the medium sized Creator sets for now; just the minis remain. I can't say I've saved the best for last, but this set does have some nice features with a solid basis for story-building.
I am finally starting to get used to the name Mega Construx, and I'll tell you what else, I really like the branding & package design work. These sets look so much more serious and respectable than before, the consistency is a breath of fresh air for me (as a user experience professional who specialized in standards!), and the slash of orange draws well-deserved attention on store shelves.
This was posted to YouTube for Throwback Thursday, but here I suppose it becomes a Flashback Friday evening tribute :) Quite a range of brick-built scenic goodness in this one, and another great sticker sheet.
I really appreciate the very existence of these mini-set lines like Microfighters & Mighty Micros because they're priced low enough to allow many more kids to get them than get access to the ever more complex & expensive medium to large sets. Yet, each of these sets does stand out on its own as a very playable item. I might not love every single individual set, but the whole series absolutely should be continued.
Sorry! Sorry. I fell behind on the blog by a day again, and one day can mean a bunch of videos! Time to get caught up again right quick.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
I'm telling you, my skepticism was high when I saw official pictures of these sets last year, but as toys the really work well.
I picked this up practically sight unseen during one of the major shopping cart-filling trips to TRU late last month and now finally got a chance to see what's inside.