I hope everyone had a great time over the holidays with good people and lots of lovely food. We certainly had all of the above! And somewhere between the piles of glitter, empty glasses, bottles and bowls of snacks from new years eve, there happened to be a box of Bricks and Eyes (11003) we… Read More Happy New Year! (And a belated Merry Christmas too!)
I just watched the trailer for The Lego Movie 2, which comes out in February 2019 and whilst I am not really keen on watching it (to be honest, I haven’t even watched the first part yet), I feel genuinely excited about the possible sets we might get from it: That’s a healthy amount of… Read More Mad Max meets Lego
One thing I really appreciate from the Sky Pirates sub-theme is its wild blend of steampunk/dieselpunk elements with the classical pirates-look. The Lego designers did a great job with the Raid Zeppelin and the Misfortune’s Keep (mostly), so lets have a closer look at the Sky Shark. With the Ninjago Movie just around the corner… Read More Review: Ninjago Sky Shark (70601)
While I was redecorating my Lego display (replacing the Star Wars scene I had for over a year with some ocean explorers), I took a closer look at the Dewback from the 2014 Cantina-set. It is really a splendid model which is sadly quite underused. And to be honest: what should the imperials do with such… Read More Sword (or Axe) and Sorcery!
I was really looking forward writing this review: the (at least for me) pinnacle of Ninjago’s flirt with dieselpunk sky pirates: The Misfortune Keep! Ok, the name of this set is a bit weird, since the word “keep” is usually used more in a traditional castle-context, for the living area and last line of defence… Read More Review: Ninjago Misfortune Keep (70605)
Getting settled in my Lego universe, the Ancient One was delighted to hear that there are more styling options for her than going for the full zen-bald-look. After several centuries, she told me, it got a bit old really and she is ready for a change. No problem, I said and sent her a very… Read More Strange Styling!
Disclaimer: I have not much of a clue of the marvel universe in general and the character of Dr. Strange in particular. All I know is that there is a film coming up featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton – and that this is a pretty weird little set! And the weirdness was clearly its… Read More Strange Review: Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum (76060)
Ultimate Beast Master (70334), is the second set of the Nexo Knights theme I got and therefore the second to be reviewed too! He is part of the same series as Lavaria and a few other Minifigures too, which are supposed to act as booster packs for the Nexo Knights app, as I figure. Unlike Ultimate Lavaria… Read More Nexo Knights Review Part 2 – Ultimate Beast Master (70334)
I was quite disappointed when The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit theme was cancelled. When Lego also wrapped up the underwhelming Castle theme in 2014, this meant an end of an era. The era of medieval/fantasy themed sets. What followed was cuteness and… weirdness…
It seems the pirate-theme will stay with us for another post. I like this peculiar little set quite a lot and remember seeing a preview of it last year somewhere. My first impulse was “I have to get this one” – and then I forgot about it again. Until recently, when I was visiting a… Read More Air Pirates! Raid Zeppelin (70603 ) Review