I'm a big City fan. from their versatile sets and reasonable prices I think it's up there with the best themes. And I think it's a largely ignored theme. Now I do have complaints about LEGO's current trend of stretching the theme a bit (a lot!), but at it's core, the Police, Fire, Hospital, Bank, Shop sets are great builds, great fun, and full of Minifigures, if they're your thing. As soon as I saw the Donut on the roof of this LEGO building I knew it had to be a set I reviewed. Luckily I have the opportunity, I hope it's as awesome as it looks.
There's a few major cities in America that have a big impact on the country, or the world even. The Windy City, The Big Apple, The City of Angels, all great places rich with architecture, history, and people. But none have such an impact despite being relatively small (footprint not population) and hidden away like The City by the Bay. It's become the tentpole city for progressive ideas and artistic creativity. And has such recognisable landmarks it's hard to believe it's taken this long to create a Skyline set of it.
Ok, I need to open with a disclaimer, my opinion on this set may be slightly compromised. When Toy Story was released in 1995 I was exactly the target audience. So much so, when people ask me what my favorite movie is I tell them Toy Story. Now it's probably not my favorite all the time but people don't like you giving them a full list of favorite movies for each mood. I used to like to pretend that my toys came to life when I was sleeping, and out of fear of upsetting one of them I made the extra effort to say goodnight to them all. Does this Toy Story set bring back all those feelings I had as a kid? Can't wait to find out.
This review is for my first ever Ninjago set, I hope I won't be disappointed with it. Ninjago has never been a theme I was keen on. That all changed with the LEGO Ninjago Movie. I'm sure Ninjago purists will condemn me for saying that. The movie, just like The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Batman Movie, was just plain-old good fun. The first 'tentpole' set from the movie was the Ninjago City set (70620-1) and it looked amazing. Disappointingly, it was a little out of my immediate budget. So when The City Docks was released a year later I decided this would be my next big spend. Just had to convince the wife of the same. Then I found every LEGO fans holy grail, a 50% discount! Risking divorce, I made the impulse purchase. Lets find out if the set was worth the roof over my head!
LEGO Spider-Man, LEGO Spider-Man. Does whatever a LEGO Spider can. This week, with all the recent drama surrounding Spider-Man and his exit from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at one of the sets in the Spider-Man: Far From Home series.
This week we have a Blast from the Past! The classic (that word makes me feel old...) 8868-1 - Airtech Claw Rig from 1992. This was one of my childhood dreams. But my budget was limited. By the time I saved enough, the 8480-1 - Space Shuttle came out. And I was a big space geek at that time. This week, the 8868-1 finally arrived. Come join me!