Affiliate disclosure: I sometimes use vendor & product links that can pay me a small monetary commission if you click them and/or make a purchase. Learn more about this.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Ready for part deux of 2015


Today I released my last review of the major release season sets from LEGO.  Quite unexpectedly, I also published my 500th video of the year on the JANGBRiCKS channel (plus my 42nd on my Playmobil channel).  According to my collection list at Brickset, I've also now reviewed more 2015 LEGO sets (270+) than 2014 sets, even though we're just past the halfway mark of this year! I knew I had improved productivity, but nearly doubling it blows away my own self-set expectations.

Of course, it's easy to forget that during this same 6 month & 17 day period, I also shopped for a house, bought a house, got all manner of work done on that house, packed up the contents of the previous house (including four brick-built layouts and my studio), moved those contents into the new house, and got everything set back up here.

The story continues...
There are more Summer sets to review yet, as I'll be covering Minecraft & Scooby Doo, plus the remainder of the latest Mega Bloks Halo line and their new Call of Duty sets.  However, with the major push at its end, for now, I once again find myself contemplating possibilities for improvement.  Video quality has to improve, always; that's a given.  Quantity, on the other hand, clearly does not.

What I feel is most important to work on in this second half of 2015 is New JANG City.  Sure, having to tear down the old cities & develop a new layout (more new than it appears) caused a long pause in progress.  Sure, I built up my brand new drawbridge & Minecraft Nether display & set up displays for all of the Jurassic World, City-Space, and deep sea exploration sets.  Those are all nice.  I'm happy with them.  I just want to do more, faster.

I want to get my dang hospital done.  I want to build up (and down) my Planetary Defense Force structures and develop more vehicles & spacecraft.  I want to get my first skyscraper or two underway. By golly, I want to build more trains, too!  It's easy to question why I haven't just worked on this stuff all along, but I hope it's equally easy to reference the first two paragraphs above for the definitive answer.  Also consider that the build and review of even a large "collector series" set can be accomplished in one long day if I fully focus on it.  Putting all of my effort into a large MOC project, on the other hand, could result in a total cessation of all video uploads for weeks.

Thankfully the seasonal cool-down of new product releases will afford me some compromise-free, quality time at the MOC table.  As previously, I'll seek to keep review fans moderately satiated by falling back on older sets, which I'll churn through at a calculated, reduced rate.  The subtle evolution of my video styles will continue unabated. Who knows, I might even find a way to resurrect some form of my oft-rumored Mega Bloks Halo diorama that the move forced me to terminate before it was ready to show off.

Of course, before you know it, the next big release season will be upon us, but until then, I plan to have even more fun than usual with a whole lot of little plastic blocks.

Onward!

18 comments:

  1. Well said Jang! :)

    Take advantage of the more time you have and do things you've been wanting to do for a long time. You've earned it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. ? Jangbricks I like your sets a lot and can you please give all your sets so I can play with them because I don't have any Lego's and I get bored hoping that I can have Lego's one day. So if you can donate all your Lego's to me you'll make me the happiest person in the world. Thank you Jang if you can donate all your Lego sets you ever collected. This the ? guy who wants your Lego's. It's the if you don't give all your Lego sets you got in you're life. Please Please give your Lego sets to me I getting border and border everyday but you can help me with all your Lego sets you'd ever got during your and also please give all of Lego mocks you'd ever built in you're life. So please give all your Lego sets and mocks to my door to my bordam from getting any worse so if you give me all your sets and mocks I will happy and thankful for giving me all your Lego sets and mocks you can stop my pain to day. That's all I have to say JangBricks and please give all your Lego's to me to stop my pain right now that would be great so thank you again if you donate all your to me right now so goodbye and give your Lego's to me today or even right now what I'm trying to say give all your Lego's, sets, and mocks to me today at 6:54 so l won't be bored anymore jangbricks and goodbye but remember give all your Lego's, sets, and mocks today so I can be happy JangBricks and bring all at my house at 6:54 okay Jang okay see ya later Jang.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Go away troll

      Delete
    2. hey there anonymous , just so u know, buy ur own legos, and the comment section is for helpful recomendations and helpful dislikes for the next time, and Jang donates legos to the kids who really need them and not people like you.

      Delete
    3. Jang gives legos to kids who need them, not to people like you who can buy Legos themselves , and I always go by anonymous. instagram @ Jeremiah4lego_ysp

      Delete
    4. Why would he give them to you he gives them to charities for kids who are poor and don't have any toys. Go buy your own and stop trolling.

      Delete
  3. Wait ? said never about the so you don't have to your Lego's, sets, and mocks anymore

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've always been wondering...... How do you get the money to purchase all of these LEGO sets? LEGOs are expensive.....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is rude. No offense.

      Delete
    2. I was just wondering.....

      Delete
  5. I hope you review the Mega Bloks Terminator line!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Glad to hear you'll have more time for custom stuff. Financially, I think your MOCs have proven themselves giving you your highest viewed videos. I wonder if at some point you'll decide to close one of your branches since there are only so many hours in the day, and going for 3 full brands alongside custom work has to be tough. But if you can truly manage everything, go nuts :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Any thoughts on launching a JangBricks clothing line? I know a 6 year old who would love to wear it! Lori

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hey Jang can you please make some more bionicle chibi mocs for wave 2 of bionicle? I really like the weapons that you make! :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hey lego takes time to build and quality matter here more than quantity and unlike anonymous i dont ask for donations i work hard to get lego and usually i fall short but i get by if you work hard you can achieve basically anything

    ReplyDelete
  10. Do you donate Lego to charities, Jang?

    ReplyDelete