Monday, April 23, 2018

Two more reviews for LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom


April reviews took longer than expected for reasons none of you have seen or heard about, but they're now very rapidly drawing to a close, which means soon enough I'll back work on New Jang City yet again!  I seriously hope the Summer sets don't come out crazy early (I'm looking at you, LEGOLANDs) so I can get a top on my mountain and start roughing in the initial shape of Mellemby District.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Initial batch of LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom set reviews


I don't live near the perpetually embargo-breaking stores (like LEGOLAND) of Florida & Georgia and had no interest in paying the markups to buy from FL/GA eBayers, so I waited for the official April 16th release date to pick up these JW sets.  Interestingly, four days later most stores in my area still haven't put these on shelves, and some don't even have the April 13th release Star Wars sets!  Online purchase & local pickup for the win, then!

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

LEGO Star Wars Han Solo Landspeeder de-aged Mod


I had planned to make a (mostly) symmetrical "original" version of Han Solo's M68 (Ford Falcon reference) Landspeeder, but then I started looking at more realistic toys as well as official renders and one of the full-scale movie props.  As explained in this video, I realized this vehicle was likely never intended to have been symmetrical in its factory-stock form.  So, I built upon what the evidence suggested.

Two more new LEGO Star Wars sets reviewed


The end of another medium-sized release wave draws to a close for me with the coverage of the last wave 1 Solo movie set plus a nice small ESB Dagobah build.

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Jurassic World sets will be covered once they're officially supposed to be released.  Stores in my area are all honoring the embargo dates.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

LEGO Amtrak EMD F40PH MOC


First shown on Instagram shortly after I started, this is another little piece of my childhood brought to life in LEGO form!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

LEGO Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon review! 75212


Here's the flagship set for the Solo: A Star Wars Story movie, based around the modified-to-sell-fresh-merch Falcon of 40+ year fame.  As a LEGO model, it's sensibly an evolutionary iteration on the most recent designs.  It does a few things better than the last, but also a few worse.

LEGO Minifigure Factory promotional set review 5005358


This free (with qualifying purchase) has gotten more than its share of hate for including some cardboard to increase the size of the scene, but the exclusive (and still free, with purchase) parts make it one of my favorite promotional items ever.

You Told Me What To Build yet again


This past week I did another TMWTB suggestion collection round and one of the most popular requests was a tank.  This one took a little longer than the others, but I'm happy with the result.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

LEGO Ideas TRON: Legacy set review! 21314


These aren't the Light Cycles of my childhood, but they're pretty nice regardless (and probably recognizable to a lot more of today's LEGO fans).  The minifigures and printed parts in general are very impressive to me, but let's see if the value of the entire set holds up against the retail price.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Not your average BrickHeadz: LEGO's new Go Brick Me set


And now for something, completely different! This is so much more than the expected BrickHeadz MOC construction toolkit.  It lets you build not one, but two full figures (and the second needn't be a ghost as shown above), it has a rather long and detailed instruction manual, and it provides a hefty serving of varied pieces at one of the lowest price/part ratios of all time.