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LEGO Review – 76040 DC Comics Brainiac Attack
Do you remember waaaay back when, when there was a “contest” that when you purchased a DC item you were entered into? It was through LEGO. I can’t remember the details anymore, but needless to say, I didn’t win. I also found out after the purchase that you could enter for free, online, daily. I did for a few days until real life got the best of me.
I finally had some time to open this set and build, and it wasn’t all that bad. I think I had a little resentment to it simply because I didn’t win the contest 🙂 Read More
LEGO Review – 76025 DC Comics Super Heroes Green Lantern vs. Sinestro
I have to say, this is a great build. LOVE LOVE LOVE the missiles. The method to deploy them was well thought through, and just so much fun to play with. I also like the new pieces for the little gun-stud firing “thingy”.
There are so many pros, and only one con about this set: Read More
LEGO Review – Jurassic World Dimensions Pack
This wasn’t as bad as the Doctor Who set. The raptor really saved the day. I was also a bit surprised because I thought the little vehicle would be fully enclosed, but it isn’t. It’s very open. Yup, I don’t like it all that much. Like the other Dimension set, my hopes were just to high to begin with. I did it to myself. I did however manage to score a Chris Pratt minifigure without having to buy a huge set. Considering the price of this one, I’m OK with it. If you’re going to get the game, get this for sure. You will enjoy it the building.
LEGO Review – Doctor Who Dimensions Pack
MAJOR disappointment. A little back story… I really don’t like LEGO video games. It’s borderline hate, and I don’t like to use that word. With the exception of LEGO Universe (which I still miss), I don’t like the games LEGO puts out there. With that in mind, I knew there was no way I was going to shell out over $700 on a game and all the characters. Just nope. Yet, I also knew how nice it would be to have a little Tardis, and a Doctor to call my own. And the sonic screwdriver! Need I say more? I got the set on sale, Target was having a buy 2 get one free offer. Yet, massive disappointment. Read More
LEGO Review – 31014-1 Power Digger
This Power Digger is just too cute. I have another little yellow construction vehicle on my desk, so I was happy to add this one. It’s like they’re cousins. If you like construction vehicles, this is a great set to have. If you have a little kid, this is a great set to have. If you’re an adult that likes LEGO, this is a great set to have. I think you get the idea. Overall, the build is REALLY fast, and if you’re not careful like me, you’ll miss a step towards the end and proclaim that it’s an illegal connection. Then you’ll quietly realize that you’ve made a mistake, fix it, and go about your building whilst pretending that didn’t just happen. Have fun!
LEGO Review – 40139 Limited Edition Gingerbread House (& MOC)
So, as you can see, I was greedy. I got 2 🙂 I started by following some of the framing instructions. I didn’t want to deviate too far from the original house in that regard, mainly because of the limited number of pieces I was dealing with. From there, I had to add some pieces from our collection. Mainly, I had to being in some 6×8 plates for the base since the original is rounded on all 4 corners. I used the extra rounded ones for the roof. Read More
2 More LEGO Christmas Reviews
40124 Winter Fun
LOVE IT! It’s cute, it’s small, it’s everything that expresses the joy of snow… The mini snowman was just right for the set, and I like it better than the big snowman. I will admit, it lacks details like the large one, but, I don’t know what it is about it. The brick facade on the building is lovely, and I wouldn’t mind building out the house a bit more. It’s just so quaint. I will say that the snow on top could use a little work. It’s a bit too flat for my liking. I love that I get a little Christmas tree, but I felt that the wreath on the door was unnecessary. Maybe because it’s strangely put together? I’m not sure. Overall, I would rate this set a 8/10. Yes, it’s up there with the big sets only because of how well put together it is.
40125 Santa’s Arrival
Like 40124, I just love this set. The details are all there. The beautiful chair that swivels, the cookies, the fireplace, the tree. Could I ask for anything else? My only complaint with the set would be the “stockings” hanging over the fireplace. I know this sounds strange, but I would have preferred to see LEGO create a custom piece for this. It’s something that could be used in other holiday sets, so it would pay for itself. And considering they made a mould for the hotdog guy, this is so worth it. There’s just something so unnatural about the L piece being a hanging stocking. From a distance, it’s not such a big deal. However, up close. eh. Also, I don’t know that I needed the cat. I could see a little kid loving the cat. Maybe it’s because I’m allergic to them? Like 40124, the wreath wasn’t too necessary for me to like the set. Overall, I would give this set a high rating because it’s small and quick, yet detailed and full of joy.
Time For LEGO Christmas Reviews!
40093-1 Large Snowman
The SNOT (Stud Not On Top) building techniques used on this set were nice. I also really liked how the scarf comes together. As I was building, I was wondering why there was a red piece in what seemed to be a random place, then it hit me. Overall however, I wasn’t in love with this set. I actually preferred the look of the mini snowman in 40124. Truth be told, I bought this set because I got the reindeer, and they just seemed like a pair. I think this would be a great build for a little kid, and I must say, it makes an excellent addition to Christmas and winter-land displays.
40092-1 Large Reindeer
This reindeer is simply cute. There’s a hidden cross piece that allows it to hold the present, and well, it’s just cute. The antlers, the feet, I just love this little thing. What more can I say? It’s great to add to your winter and Christmas displays, and people of all ages will enjoy this one. In fact, I wouldn’t mind making another one from spare parts so the extra present isn’t just sitting around. I will say however, the party hat seemed a bit out of place for me.
LEGO Review – 75900 Mummy Museum Mystery
LOVED this build. Overall, I was a bit saddened by the Scooby Doo sets that have been released. I think I was expecting more, especially out of the Mystery Machine, and the Haunted House. The Car doesn’t even hold all of the characters without modification 🙁 Read More