Thursday, April 30, 2015
Alright, so I recently tried an older UFO-themed LEGO series, now for something the most recent incarnation, just 4 years back.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
With no new LEGO Star Wars sets on the market yet, I continue my trek back & forth through their past.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! Here's the big "good guy" mothership-style set from the Mars Mission series.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Hmm, Robo Riders, eh? The successor to Slizer / Throwbots, immediate predecessor to Bionicle. What do you think? To be honest, I think I was expecting a little more.
Let the Star Wars celebration continue! Here's a very nice specimen from the very beginning of the massively successful license with LEGO.
This one's probably old news to most folks, but I just received it this week :)
Labels: Super Heroes
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Still more Jurassic World! Smaller set this time.
Another quick look at a small set from my Throwbots haul from not long ago. Slizers, I mean.
The long, slow stream of Mars Mission set reviews finally begins!
Unimog for the win! Well, mostly. Pretty decent set here IMO.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Smaller, cheaper set this time, yet a better one in my opinion.
LEGO Jurassic World sets have begun to trickle out to stores!
Monday, April 20, 2015
The fight continues -- the fight to create time to work on this city. It went from empty room to bustling layout in just a few days thanks to all of the pre-built and pre-planned stuff, but since then making time to continue with custom work has been an uphill battle. Time to accelerate!
Labels: JANG's LEGO city
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Here's a pretty cool, once-released Star Wars set from my big recent Bricklink haul.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
This second LEGO Simpsons building set was released for LEGO VIP members yesterday and will be available to everyone May 1st. This 2,179 piece set took me over 7 hours to build, and I love it. The outside looks appropriate, but the inside is almost overflowing with the finest of details. In my opinion, this is one of the best structure sets LEGO has ever made, in any theme.
- Video link: LEGO Simpsons KWIK-E-MART review! set 71016
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
With this, work on that massive haul of sets from Bricklink has officially begun! I also picked up the flagship castle of the entire decade and will review it soon. The little original yellow 1978 castle will be sourced at a later date :)
Mega Bloks fans have been getting antsy and asking every day why I haven't been reviewing new MB sets. The answer is consistent: There haven't been any new MB sets! Thankfully there was finally a break in the lull with this delightfully excellent little figure pack.
My next new Mega Bloks set review will be published the next time Mega Bloks releases a new set and I'm able to review it ;)
Thursday, April 9, 2015
I'm a little late on this one, but I'm sure there are still a bunch out there, and hopefully they'll be made available in more ways & places.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
I absolutely could not stand how the original/official assembly of this thing looked nothing like the real-world car! As I said before, it looked like an Aston Martin coupe, or some other front-engine tourer. I won't be doing this with the other sets in the line, but I couldn't help changing this one a slight bit.
LEGO Racers! I haven't seen one of these since they were last in stores (which was quite some time after they were discontinued). Picked this one up awhile back in a Bricklink haul, figured I'd share it.
Finally, my first older-generation Technic set, complete & reviewed! This was missing the flex cable pieces, but those arrived in the last Bricklink haul to allow me to finish this up and also show the official alternate model.
Monday, April 6, 2015
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Continuing with my chibi-fication of the 2015 Bionicle line, here are my first two Protectors. The size had to be ridiculously small to have some sort of decent scale to my chibi Toa. Thus I tried to make a CCBS-based Tohunga frame and hang Protector masks & weapons on them. The scale is somewhat ludicrous for this building system and more limiting than I even imagined.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Here's something from a LEGO theme I've only barely touched on in the past. Rather than beating around the bush with more little auxiliary sets, this time I've gone for one of the big & memorable ones!
Friday, April 3, 2015
I may have completed my original classic LEGO Space collection, but there were plenty more later sub-themes & spin-offs, and I'm going to keep covering them!
Thursday, April 2, 2015
I've gotten a lot of Slizer / Throwbot parts over the past half-decade or so, but this is my first time having a full official set assembled. I quite like these! There's something about their style that just feels very compatible with my tastes in sci-fi.
It's quite a stretch to group these with other minifigures from brick-based construction toy series, but the buildings & terrain sets they go with are quite very compatible with LEGO & the like, so here we go...