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.


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...


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, 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

More Later- Make It FUN!

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...

More Later- Make It FUN!