Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Here's another representative from LEGO's favorite theme for introducing new parts & part/color combinations!
Monday, March 27, 2017
Alright! I picked up the Argus Spartan about two weeks ago, Dare shortly after that, and most recently the Wetwork Spartan started rapidly flickering in & out of stock at Amazon and flipping between retail & scalper prices. Fortunately I happened to browse through one of the times it was in stock at a reasonable price, letting me finally finish the collection!
Friday, March 24, 2017
I think official pictures of this ship did it serious injustice. Stand the main mast upright and it's actually quite a nice display piece if you appreciate the art and intrigue of tattered & decayed old things. I say that with no sarcasm or cynicism, believe it or not!
This week I reviewed the last of the whopping three (3!) Marvel GoTG2 sets released for the new movie. It feels like a small amount of product for such a big, expensive film, but I have a feeling LEGO did their homework based upon sales from the first round and made a conservative choice that's smart & responsible.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Some of the most interesting Technic sets of the Winter-ish 2016-2017 season were only released in Europe & Asia so far, even after two major waves of product drops. However, this telescopic handler is a real performer with all of the desired working functions in a modest-sized package.
This is LEGO's March 2017 "qualifying purchases" promotional item in North America, and I think it's quite nice as a freebie.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
I've yet to see this set near me, but while I was on the road very recently I stopped in a Walmart store over an hour away (by freeway, when there's no traffic) and they had two of these! Plus, it showed up for sale on Amazon for a brief moment before it re-engaged active camo.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Sorry I've been a little less active lately. Non-LEGO life has taken an excess of precedence, but all is well and my plan & motivation remains the same. "I'll be back" ASAP.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Happy Throwback Thursday! Here's a wee one from the first year of LEGO Star Wars.
I felt quite happy & lucky to be able to get some new Mega stuff on Amazon, but it was a very limited release of just these three figures (as far as I saw) and they disappeared quickly. As for the rest? Well, we shall see.
I like 2.5 of the these figures and the middle build. The main thing is very visually loud & funky though!
Last of the first wave of 2017 Speed Champions here, pretty large & expensive for a single-car set.
These are sold separately as usual, but I put this season's the two figures from the same theme into one video for a little more bang for your metaphorical viewing buck.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Here's a throwback from a full decade ago, not far from the middle of the evolution of LEGO licensed builds to date. It shows a sea change in complexity versus the first years' products, yet lacks the sturdiness and detail of the latest offerings. Seems like a reasonable candidate for a remake, actually.
The existence of this single-car set just makes me happy for all of the folks who want a nice LEGO F1 car, but lack the desire or means to buy one of big team playsets.
This wraps up my coverage of LEGO's answer to Funko Pop! for now. I wanted to give the new line a good chance and a fair overall evaluation by going through a whole series. Feedback from the majority of you has been markedly indifferent. In the future I'll probably only get the figures I'm personally interested in collecting/displaying (or that my wife is; she grabbed the B&B figures almost before I could turn off the camera).