April, 2015

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LEGO Reviews 31027 & 31030 Blue Racer & Red Go-Kart

Race cars anyone? Kid Three loves all things cars and vehicles. When these sets were first announces, I knew we had to have them. I know, it’s so childish, but have you seen how cool these look?

31027 Blue Racer

I had to build the mini go-kart. I just couldn’t help myself. I have to admit, I almost bought two of these so I could also build the blue racer. Since I also purchased the Red Go-Kart set, I felt these two would work well together. At some point, I’ll probably take some funny pictures of a Mario and a mini Mario together with the vehicles.

As strange as this sounds, I felt like I sped through this build. For some reason, I was expecting more. I’m not saying I’m disappointed, rather, maybe I should have bought two of them.

For the price point, I feel this is a solid set. It doesn’t have as many details given its size, but it would be a great stocking stuffer or small gift for someone. Like the Red Go-Kart, one could easily go wild and purchase a ton of these just for the fun of it.

 

31030 Creator Red Go-Kart

Seriously, buy a fleet of these things! By far, this set was one of my most favorites in a very long time. What stood out the most to me was that I was able to create something with decent functionality in a small amount of time. Don’t get me wrong, I love my giant sets like the next guy, however, sometimes you just want to build something simple. In this case, I didn’t have a lot of time, and my stock pile was getting WAY out of control. I believe right now there are about 20 sets waiting to be put together.

OK, back to the Go-Kart. LEGO really hit the nail on the head with this one. I can’t stress how much I love that there’s a working gear mechanism that allows the front wheels to turn. I could be wrong, but it seems like as of late, you have to spend a bit more to get entry-level movement.

I truly cannot wait to think up clever things to do with this in terms of photography. I’m still smiling at this set…

Free and Friendly Foods LEGO Review Blue Racer and Red Go-Kart

Big smiles come from little packages

Free and Friendly Foods LEGO Review Blue Racer and Red Go-Kart

I L-O-V-E the gears

Free and Friendly Foods LEGO Review Blue Racer and Red Go-Kart

Together, we’ll go far

 

LEGO Review – Creator 31021 Furry Creatures

This was an interesting purchase. The truth is, I didn’t really want to get it. The LEGO store didn’t have the Tropical Animals set at the time when I went in. Our most favorite LEGO Store employee recommended the set to me, so I caved and got it. I figured at the least, I could part harvest it.

I decided to put together the bunny, mainly because I’m not into dogs, and absolutely detest rodents. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked the creation in the end. The bunny doesn’t use too many pieces. There are at least 1/3 of the pieces left over, perhaps more. It’s small, cute, and I like it. I think what I like most about it is the cartoon appearance it has.

If you need a quick, inexpensive, set as a gift or *cough* for yourself *cough* this is a good selection. Happy Building!

Free and Friendly Foods LEGO Review Furry Creatures

My cute cartoon creature.

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