Saturday, April 22, 2017
I love it when a plan comes together, but sometimes there's no particular plan and I end up happy anyhow. I had earmarked the windshield of a spare set 1580 for a Rail Rider, but there were no further forethought. An old gray base color seemed like a natural match, and after hours of throwing parts at a 9V train motor, what do you know, a bunch of them actually stuck.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
These were due out May 1, but they showed up all over the US a couple weeks ahead of schedule. It's an eclectic collection with good variety and excellent production values, but a number of these figures are similar to earlier releases.
Finally I have completed my collection of these figures to be able to bring you all a proper review. Of course, finding these to buy at all remains somewhere between tricky and impossible, depending upon what precise micro-region you live in. Online? No luck for me so far. Maybe eBay?
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
A brief mental image of a little bit of the front of a non-existant vehicle has turned into something complete! This MOC allows me to kick a non-custom semi out of New Jang City and establishes both an era for the city and a specific vehicle manufacturer brand that I can potentially use again in the future. Win-win-win!
Labels: LEGO System
Monday, April 17, 2017
For a good time, compare this to the previous version. It's a K.O.! Pricey, though, as is the norm for the Architecture line -- price/part ratios are made deceptively reasonable by a preponderance of 1x1 (and smaller) pieces.
It's a mini-me version of 10252, surprisingly offered up as a promotional freebie almost a year after the release of the full-sizer. It has its issues and has received a lot of criticism, but did I mention that it's a freebie?
"Volkswagen is actually pronounced..." rage intensifies in 3... 2... 1...
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
I've dropped a couple previews of this on Instagram and now the full build is complete. It didn't turn out half bad. If I did it again, I'd keep the bridge 2 studs narrower, but otherwise it's pretty optimized to maximize the available space. Now I really want to make another, with a different design!
Evidently the Mega Bloks/Construx Halo Heroes series was a commercial success, as they've now extended the idea over to Call of Duty (as well as Monster High), with individually-sould micro action figures with more paint applications & prints than normal.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
Inspiration struck, and with nothing else hogging up the MOC-building table, I was able to go for it immediately. This is going to be a series of vehicles, each with a distinct color scheme and style (hopefully), in the vein of my old "Hero Factory Racers" lineup. I think the next one will be yellow & orange, we'll see; it'll depend upon what parts jump out at me first.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
I love it when things go according to plan, even when there isn't so much of a plan as a nostalgia-painted ethereal idea bolstered by some random Google Images action. This older-style, externally braced design isn't intended to replicate any one specific real-life hopper. Rather, it takes inspiration from as many of them as needed to extract something semi-believable out of the very limiting proportions (and color selection) of LEGO parts I had on hand.
I was able to make two of these before running out of 1x2 mod plates. I wouldn't mind having another couple of 'em eventually. For now, though, I'll be turning my attention to something different.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
As promised, here's another LEGO body for a fully functioning 4WD radio controlled drift car, with more shells to come in the future. I hope to push still farther away from the original design with the next one, but it's oh, so tricky!
Labels: LEGO System MOC