Thursday, October 8, 2015

All Things LEGO Dimensions so far (updated Oct. 8!)

Updated with new videos (bolded) October 8, 2015!
Last Sunday LEGO Dimensions was released and I've been continuously pumping out related content since.  There've been too many new videos to post up on the blog every time, so here's a summary of what I've done so far.  Much more to come!

Physical toys - figures & gadgets

These are looks at the real-life minifigures and playable side builds that come with various Dimensions sets.

The Dimensions add-on sets all unlock in-game, digital, playable content and are fully intended to be purchased by game owners.  Most of the stuff has no physical instructions -- to wisely save trees & reduce costs, you get instructions on-screen in the game.  However, plenty of folks have shown interest in some of the exclusive figures and builds, so I came up with the idea of real-time build videos guiding folks who don't own the game through some of the more popular assemblies. Instructions are also available in PDFs on the official Dimensions site, but lots of folks enjoy calm videos, I've found :)

This is footage captured from me playing the normal, linear, single-player campaign levels that come with the basic Starter Pack.  You can play through the entire game without purchasing any add-on content.

I'll also be covering every add-on level from official Level Pack sets, in addition to doing some "free play" exploration in the unlockable Adventure Worlds, one for each theme.

Mega Bloks Halo series Charlie full case opening tally!

I've previously shared the live openings of a full sealed box of these figures in four parts, now here's the results show.

Remixed! LEGO Scooby-Doo Mystery Plane alt. build!

Another one!  No alien this time, though, and the thing actually has an okay color scheme, thanks to the selection of parts I had to work with.

Remixed! LEGO Scooby-Doo Haunted Lighthouse alt. build!

Another funky LEGO Scooby-Doo rebuild with an alien in it!

LEGO Slizer / Throwbot City / Turbo from 1999 - set 8502

Still more from the line that led to the line that led to Bionicle :)  Four more of these to go.

Remix! LEGO Scooby-Doo Mummy Museum Mystery alt. build

I found it somewhere between extremely difficult & completely impossible to build something nice & sensible looking out of the parts of this set without ending up with just a minor variation on the original design. So, I made this.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

LEGO vs. Hasbro! Star Wars Force Awakens Rey's Speeder comparison

Continuing the "LEGO vs."theme, here's the smallest set from the first wave of Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets contrasted against the rather larger Hasbro 3.75" scale version of the same.

After this there's only one more Star Wars: TFA comparo of this sort I'm planning, the big Millennium Falcon, and I believe Hasbro's one is due out in November.

I'm more looking forward to another non-brick-based toy manufacturer to put up against the big 'L' :)

Monday, October 5, 2015

LEGO 2015 Thanksgiving Feast vignette set review! 40123

Here's this year's Autumn seasonal set, purchasable from LEGO stores & online.

JANGBRiCKS Remix! LEGO Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine alternate build

When I got the big Mystery Builder box of LEGO Scooby-Doo sets I promised to do something fun with the bounty (since reviews would be done on sets I bought at full price as usual).  Here's the first bit of the result, something I've had hiding under my city for weeks now, waiting for the right time to unveil it :)

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Everything LEGO Mixels series 6 reviewed!

While I've been pumping out tons of LEGO Dimensions content since that's new & hot and there's so much of it to cover, I've continued releasing videos on other topics as well, including the latest series 6 Mixels featuring two new tribes and a revisit of another.