Sunday, October 19, 2014

LEGO Hobbit 79018 The Lonely Mountain set review

It's all about that big red dragon in this one!  This is a set that could have gone horribly wrong in a number of ways.  I think LEGO actually pulled it off, though.

They sell this one under the "Battle of Five Armies" subtheme, but obviously it's quite usable within the Desolation of Smaug segment of the story timeline as well.

LEGO Hobbit 79016 Attack On Lake-town set review

I really had low expectations for this set, just looking at the main picture, but it pleasantly surprised me with its many little play features and very good minifigs.

LEGO Friends 41033 Jungle Falls Rescue set review

I continue to make my way through the second wave of LEGO Friends sets for this year.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Slowly Rotating LEGO: Benny's Spaceship

Introducing SRL, Slowly Rotating LEGO.  It's a concept I've been wanting to try since I got Benny's Spaceship back in May, and finally I've given myself time to give it a shot.  Here's a tip:  Don't try to figure out "why."  Just watch, and enjoy, or not :)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mega Bloks Hot Wheels buildable Super Race 8-Car Pack review

Little Hot Wheels cars that you build yourself and can completely disassemble and customize.  It's a combination that I would have loved to no end when I was a young kid.  The execution here has some flaws, but the concept is all good.

McFarlane The Walking Dead - The Governor's Room set review

And now for something... a little different.  Warning:  This is not for young kids!  McFarlane Toys of collectible action figure & display model fame has gotten into the block-based construction set business in a way that no other company has.  They've started with a pretty mature licensed theme, and they're making sets that don't look brick-built at all.  The series features very, very few exposed studs, scale-realistic people, and advanced painting techniques.  Check out my deep-dive into one of their first sets.

Official description from McFarlane:

The charismatic leader of the seemingly utopian town of Woodbury. But beneath his well-meaning facade is a man with dark intentions and even darker secrets.    
This building set includes hardwood floors with two walls, light up base to illuminate the nine fish tanks encasing walker heads, cage, leather chair, end table with lamp, two woven baskets, bucket of body parts, The Governor and Penny.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

LEGO Destiny: Sparrow speeder MOC

Another merger between two fun activities!

JANGBRiCKS LEGO City update Oct. 11, 2014

JANGBRiCKS City update time!  As always, updates are posted when there are updates! Know what I'm going to say next?  The next update will be posted the next time there are updates! LOL!
See any of my last Bricklink haul parts in this one?

Friday, October 10, 2014

JANGBRiCKS City Minecraft corner update Oct. 10, 2014

Slow, expensive progress continues in the Minecraft-themed corner of my custom LEGO city.  Here I've added a jungle tree, blended the grassland & desert biomes a bit better, thrown in my new iron golem & villager hut, expanded upon the ravine, and built the small basement of a new housing structure.

Updates are posted when there's enough stuff updated to warrant an update video ;)

LEGO Minecraft Iron Golem & small villager house MOCs

A couple more small LEGO minifig-scale Minecraft custom items I threw together last night on a whim!

LEGO Ninja Turtles 79116 Big Rig Snow Getaway review!

Ninja Turtles, Ho!  No?  Ninja Turtles, to infinity & beyond?  Ninja Turtles, I have the power? Wait, what do they say anyhow? Obviously I'm not a Turtles fan, myself, but that doesn't prevent me from enjoying this LEGO set from the theme.

LEGO Classic Town 6613 Telephone Booth from 1986!

There's something a little more special than normal to me about this little old set.  It's just out of the ordinary for LEGO, but for its day, it was a really useful thing to have in any make-pretend town.  They definitely need to do more small, mundane sets like this.