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.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
This is one of the most different-looking things ever to come from LEGO, and I think it's great for a number of reasons.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Well, now! It has been awhile since I had anything major to show in the overworld of my city, I think since unveiling of the first skyscraper. Here, though, I have probably 10 solid hours of planning followed by hands-on execution in the books to make a pretty substantial alteration to fundamental infrastructure of the layout. It felt like I was taking a lot of risk, but man, am I glad I went for it. I now have a lot less awkward space and a lot more straightforward, usable real estate within the constraints of my already maximized table arrangement.
I still have a bunch of Nexo Knights sets yet to be reviewed; LEGO definitely kept their committed to the series up for the start of year 2.
Finally got my hands on one of these hard-to-get sets that keeps selling out everywhere because of the Thrawn figure. Is the rest of the set worth the price though?
Friday, January 13, 2017
Between the build, filming, editing, about 15 hours of work went into the 20-minute review video alone. Capturing all of the desired angles with the desired clarity even strained the capabilities of my recently overhauled & reworked lighting & filming setup. I really went all-in, and I think the subject matter deserved the effort. Assembly Square is a wonderful tribute to 10 years of much-loved LEGO modular buildings, and yet it has its own fresh & unique feeling and employs some brand new techniques and a bunch of new parts.
Now that the videos are done, I need to figure out what to actually do with the set!