Tuesday, May 31, 2016

LEGO Star Wars Captain Rex's AT-TE reviewed! 75157


In Star Wars: Rebels, I thought bringing the core series cast to the location of a specific audience-known Clone Wars-era soldier was a heck of a stretch of forced galactic interconnectivity.  Of course, Star Wars is all about that sort of over-the-top "small world" syndrome, and always has been.  Plus, I actually welcomed seeing canonical confirmation of the accelerated aging of clones, and the characters, themselves, were enjoyable.  The mechanical steed they rode, though, was rather odd.  Here it is now, in LEGO form, the lil' clunker that brought down a whole squad of AT-ATs.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Mega Bloks Call of Duty "Desert Tank" set review


This is another awkwardly misnamed set from Mega Bloks, but the model itself is very good and it's obvious what it's really supposed to be, an American Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

LEGO Bionicle Summer 2016 Villains wrap-up


This should be my last look at Umarak and his minions as separate sets.  Now I'm just waiting for the combiner model instructions to be released.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

LEGO Star Wars Vaders TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing review! 75150


Here's another much talked-about, controversially-priced heavy-hitter set in the summer LEGO Star Wars lineup.  It's difficult to find much fault with the builds, but what about the value?

LEGO City Volcano Exploration Truck review! 60121


This lil' truck has a lot of goodness packed into it.  It looks fun to my eyes from the outside, and the basic play features are pretty perfect.  About the only other thing I could ask for is a scoop to convert the boom arm on the back into a light-duty backhoe.

LEGO Bionicle Storm Beast review! 71314


Summer 2016 is another fairly small wave for Bionicle, with just four villains and one hero.  This set here caps off the release, so now I'm just waiting for the combination model instructions to show up online.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016