Sunday, November 30, 2014
This here is the official alternate build of the Compact Tracked Loader. LEGO usually forces us to go online for secondary build instructions for Technic sets, but this time they included both manuals right with the set.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Folks who use the so-called "social media" sites, you can follow me (if you want to) in these three places:
On Instagram I've begun posting quick pics of things around my custom city, works in progress, and sneak peeks of things coming up.
Liking me on Facebook will bring mostly blog updates to your FB feed, including occasional early access to videos that haven't yet been made public on YouTube.
Twitter is now primarily shooting out updates of new videos the moment they're published, giving you another option to stay on top of what's new without having to check your YouTube subscription feed. It's also more reliable than the YT feed, which sometimes misses some new content!
This one's not my favorite of the first wave of Creator 3-in-1 sets, but it's pretty cool nonetheless.
The main build is far & away my favorite of these three!
A little delayed posting here -- this video went online yesterday, sorry :)
Friday, November 28, 2014
Arno Dorian from Assassin's Creed: Unity is featured in this small set that's actually bigger than I thought.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that this will be far & away the top-selling Creator set of 2015. All three builds are lovely!
My first 2015 Technic set review! Mixed feelings about this one, through & through.
Awesome dragon? Check. Cool scorpion? Check. Creepy huge-headed red snake with extra creepiness? Definitely check.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
My first 2015 season LEGO Creator set review! Three different builds and all of them are covered in one video!
Again nothing too special or fancy here in my opinion, just a respectable (if slightly oversized) pickup, sleek boat, and effective trailer.
Ah yes, 2015 mania continues! I really love the fact that this one includes a clear replica of a modified VW Bug (Beetle), even if it's not officially licensed. Cool car ;)
It begins! Here's my first "2015" LEGO set review! This is in stores now :)
Ah, one of my favorite things -- working on custom creations. I'm calling this one done "for now," because I'm absolutely positive I'll add more detail at a later date. I'm satisfied with how it turned out for now, though, and I'm happy to move on to another project (or two, or ten).
I eyed this thing for the past two holiday seasons, but didn't bite. As it turns out, it was released all the way back in 2011! Well, I finally took the $7.99 USD plunge, or should I say, the $15.98 plunge for two, and in this video, I show you why.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Another of the smaller Friends sets that came out in the 2nd half of the year here.
I just found out that there were some fake accounts of "me" on Instagram, so I decided it was time to help prevent confusion by finally making a real, official account:
I'll try to post some exclusive photos & peeks at stuff I'm working on there, since it's so quick & easy to do!
PS: Yes, the photo above is flipped :)
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Lightning strikes twice! Another set that was supposed to be released in the US, but never was. Viewers are saying this and the blue Honor Guard are available in the UK and Mexico.
For folks in the United States, this here is a unicorn set! Many thanks to eBay for providing a service where stuff like this can be occasionally purchased in regions where it's not normally sold!
Here's one more Battle of the Five Armies set currently on shelves ahead of the release of the movie.
A little late to the party on this one, aren't I? Well, it's still in stores for now, so better late than never, I hope!
Another of the Mega Bloks Assassin's Creed sets has hit store shelves.
Here's a tiny little blast from the not-too-distant past. You may have seen me unbox this from a Bricklink haul in recent memory. It's a polybag set that was produced back in 2010, and I have to say, I quite like it!
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
An "impulse buy" style set if ever I've seen one!
It's hard for me to believe it has been over a month since my last mini-update to my Minecraft corner, but time flies when you're having fun! I've finally gotten in the house on the hill and added some additional small terrain details and addressing the issue of mobs in a post-official-set world.
The next update to my [anything] will be posted the next time [that thing] is updated enough to warrant an update video, no sooner, no later, and not based on any schedule of any kind!
Labels: JANG's LEGO city
Sunday, November 16, 2014
My timing with this MOC is terrible and there are now at least three other renditions of this concept out there, but oh well. I've been working on this thing in my spare time all week, I got it done, and now here it is, my take on a Halo 2 Anniversary "Gungoose" based 90% on the official Mega Bloks Mongoose set.
This here is just one of many thousands of custom possibilities available with the parts included in LEGO's Minecraft Crafting Box set. This was slapped together very quickly and in linear fashion and almost no adjustments, so it ain't great, but it's something. If you like the LEGO Minecraft theme and get this set or otherwise have or acquire compatible parts, be sure to use your imagination to make your own custom creations!
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Here's a look at the latest "exclusive" (to what?) Halo figure from Mega Bloks, along with comparisons to its contemporaries and progenitors :)
A viewer request & follow-up to my earlier review of the Governor's Room set.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Finally this completes the list of official Crafting Box builds for which full instructions are included with the set. There are also a bunch of other complete builds that LEGO shows as "inspiration," and of course there are thousands upon thousands of additional possibilities with all of these parts.
- LEGO Minecraft: Crafting Box Builds 6 & 7 (set 21116)
- LEGO Minecraft: Crafting Box Build #8 of 8! (set 21116)
I previously reviewed the 8-in-1 "super" pack of these, now here are the cheap & grabbable individual sets.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Now five down, three more official builds to go. I'll try to speed up the process a tad with the next video, if I remember.
Here's another new MB CoD set, perhaps the last from Ghosts? Hopefully in 2015 we'll start to see some Advanced Warfare sets, huh?
This isn't a new set, stamped 2013 right on the box, but it's still in stores and I finally got a chance to get it on screen.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
I've taken a lot of jabs at the ever-extending Mega Bloks cyclops rehash family, and decided it was time to balance things out a bit by showing the mech some love. Almost all of the bulk of this thing consists of original, specialized parts, so I can't call it "custom built," but I figured the word customized would fit the bill.
I'm at the halfway mark! This build has its share of unrealistic features and also leaves a lot of the available parts behind, but I still think it looks good.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Here's something I've been looking forward to presenting since the LEGO minifig-scale Minecraft project was first announced many moons ago! In this video you'll see The First Night, The Farm, The Cave, The Mine, The Ender Dragon, and components of one of the official Crafting Box builds, all together at once. I also summarize my overall feelings about the theme.