Monday, April 17, 2017

Lego City Police, Capt. America Polybags, Blue Creativity Box & More!


I'd seen both these polybags at Target in the past, but let them slip through my hands- I was glad to find them again this past weekend. Not sure why I passed on the Capt. America Cycle initially, but the more I've gotten into the Lego City line, the more attractive the police car polybag looked. The car itself is unimpressive, but could be useful as the base for a larger build. The minifig is great- I love the torso deco!



This is the Civil War Capt. America- combined with the bike with cannon sidecar, it was a great value at under four bucks. The bike has no stickers or printing, but I admire it's simplicity, and the red wheels give it just enough personality. I have a few other Capt. America minifigs I love, but didn't have a Marvel film version of the star-spangled Avenger.



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I've tried not to buy any of these Lego Creativity Boxes as I inherited a respectable haul of Legos last year, but just loved the blue one too much. At under five bucks a pop, they're a cheap thrill, and the builds were adorable! I was also interested in the inspiration I might get for my own creations...



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I could not resist this cute little Custom Lego VW Surf Van by Custom Brick Creations! Normally I'd prefer to do the building myself, but this was just too much fun and I may have found a source for parts- their online store looks vast! Along with BrickInstructions.com, I could build variants of existing builds. I don't own any surfer minifigs, so Aquaman got to sit in on this session for scaling purposes   :D


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Friday, April 14, 2017

BootLego Greenpool & Deadpool Bicycle to Lego Store


I found a green Lego bicycle to complement the red one included in my Fun in the Park City People Pack recently, and as I'm so happy with the Lego Store build I reviewed in March, BootLego Greenpool and Deadpool seemed the best candidates to cycle over and check out some of the new merchandise within...


Inside, Greenpool and Deadpool find the new Lego statuettes I recently purchased on eBay, which are even smaller than the white Lego Microfig on display! I acquired a few Lego Star Wars Microfigs at the end of 2015, which like the Lego Statuettes are more often hard to locate and expensive. Even my toys have toys!


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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Mega Bloks Hot Wheels Speed Race Pit Stop & Rodger Dodger


Related to my recent Lego fascination, read my recent post on the Mega Bloks Hot Wheels Speed Race Pit Stop & Rodger Dodger over at the Super Fun Hot Wheels Blog. After a few builds, I've come to the conclusion that I prefer the quality of Lego over Mega Bloks. For the most part, Lego vehicles are more genuinely creative builds, relying less on specialized parts. Still, I love these HW original designs in brick form, and am a fan of Mega Bloks minifigs, particularly these simple, helmeted racers. I have some more articulated Mega Bloks minifigs, but these are my favorite. Check out the video:



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Monday, April 10, 2017

BootLego Joker Catwoman & Penguin


Yes, more BootLego minifigs, two of these character designs based on the Lego Batman series! If the Penguin, Joker, and Catwoman aren't the Trinity of Batman's gallery of Rogues, they certainly are contenders!


Catwoman's removable cowl reveals two unique expressions, which when combined with her utility belt piece and whip accessory make her a wonderful minifig...


This BootLego Penguin with a lavender hat differs from the character portrayed in Lego Batman, more classic and vaguely '66 Batman. I love the short legs and "white-gloved" hands...


This is the best Joker minifig I have- love the wild hair, extensive torso detail, dual expression! The dynamite accessory is perfect for this agent of anarchy. There is another version with coat and tails, but I favor the exposed vest and sleeves on this one...



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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Lego Fun in the Park City People Pack


The Lego Fun in the Park- City People Pack (60134) is a great mix of City People that would be a great addition to any Lego enthusiast's collection! It's heavy on family-oriented character's, as a day in the park would be, with an excellent hot dog stand and vendor. Check out the video:


Of note within this set are the boy in a wheelchair, and new infant minifig. The wheelchair a new mold designed to accommodate a minifig, with a new type of wheel different than the bike wheel that pegs onto a small Lego axle.  

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Lego Storage Head S


I ordered this small Lego Storage Head from an eBay seller in Asia for a better price than what I was finding domestically. Lego makes a female, jack-o-lantern, and skull version of this, as well as a larger sized storage head. I bought it mostly for the novelty, but it is full of Legos now! Check out the video:


Below, the Lego Storage Head dwarfs a standard Lego minifig head...


The Lego Storage Head S is compatible with my Lego Storage Bricks...

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Lego City Lego Store & Delivery Truck


I bought this Lego Store & Delivery Truck on eBay, split off from it's larger Lego City Square Set (60097). There was nothing wrong with the City Square Set, but it was these two components I was most interested in. There's a Lego Store in the local mall I like to run through when I'm there, and the meta aspect of these components make it too much fun! Check out the video:


I love everything about this, from the minifigures included to the big front windows to the printed Lego City brick set tiles stacked inside, and a great little cargo truck to go along with. The interior of the store is small, but includes so much detail in the cash register, window displays, an stocked shelves. This is what Lego is all about!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lego City Van & Caravan


There was a lot going for this Lego City Van & Caravan set aside from a heavily discounted price at both Walmart and Target, the latter retailer my choice due to a further 5% Red Card discount. The passenger capacity in both the van and camper are commendable considering their diminutive scale, and the grill build, sausages, and doggy with bones were perfect accessories. Check out the video:



The hinged camper is the star of this set, where the happy couple can enjoy a cup of coffee together- delightful! I love the coffee maker build, and ability to peer into their little Lego world, enjoying the morning. My green baseplate and two trees made a perfect campsite, don't you agree? I loved everything about this set- buy it!

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Lego City Stunt Truck


On the heels of my last post on the Lego 4X4 Off Roader, this snappy little orange Stunt Truck was also acquired at a discounted price on Target.com + an additional 5% off with my Redcard. I can pick up at a nearby location or have it shipped free in most cases. I'm not here to advertise for the said retailer, but merely to bring to the attention of fellow Lego enthusiasts inclined to investigate. I'm drawn to Lego sets that are on sale, but I'd had my eye on this one- CHECK OUT THE VIDEO:


The Lego 4X4 Off Roader is certainly larger than the Stunt Truck, but the forward rake and contrasty color scheme give it a lot of sass! These were two fun builds done in my spare time on the weekend that make a complementary pair...

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Lego City Octan 4X4 Off Roader


This Lego City Octan 4X4 Off Roader (60115) was too good to pass up- especially when on sale at Target.com! I love the Octan color scheme, oversized tires, and extras- including a rolling tool set! Check out the video:


The Lego City polybag Mini Racer (30314) I reviewed in 2015 goes wonderfully with my new 4X4 Off Roader! Looks like I have a team ready to roll!



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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lego Batman Storage Brick & Alarm Clock


I could not resist this Lego Batman storage brick and alarm clock after seeing the long anticipated movie last month! The storage brick is enormous and easily holds the vehicles I've been building with room for more- it also stacks functionally with other storage bricks of different sizes Lego produces! Giant Lego bricks! I had eyed the previously released Lego Super Heroes Batman alarm clock in the past, but was glad I waited- this updated version has a molded utility belt, and recently went on sale at Target.com for $24.99. He has all the same articulation as his Lego minifig counterpart, except in the head, which when pushed down lights the digital clock face. Check out the video:




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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

BootLego Wonder Woman (Modern)


Got an epic order of BootLego minifigs from Asia I've been showing you sporadically the last couple months, part of which included this modern Wonder Woman with sword and shield. My Lego-related and minifig posts get a little less interest than my other action figure posts, but I follow my interests, which is currently obsessing over the legendary toy brick makers. I buy name brand as well, including the Lego City Fire Ladder Truck I just posted on. I bought two small Lego City sets at Target just tonight, as a matter of fact- you'll often get a better price there than TRU, albeit a smaller selection.



Pictured below, BootLego Wonder Woman with my Superman minifig
one of the first BootLego I picked up on eBay...


Pictured below, BootLego Wonder Woman with the Katana minifig I posted on back in January... ....they make great sparring companions!


I realize some Lego fans are at odds morally about supporting any behavior of this kind,
but at what is often just north of a dollar for these minifigs shipped, dog will hunt!

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Lego City Fire Ladder Truck & Fire Starter Set


The Lego City Service Truck I built recently really inspired me to build some more vehicles, so I decided to get a fire department together with the LEGO CITY Fire Ladder Truck 60107 and LEGO CITY Fire Starter Set 60088Check out the video: 


The ladder truck was a fun build with great reach, all kinds of extra tools are included, and a firing hose that rolls into the side. I sure love a fire truck- especially a ladder truck that swivels 360 degrees like this...


The fire starter set has a rescue ATV, all kinds of extras, and four figures to help quickly build your department! I love the Fire Chief with the gold helmet!

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