Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

And to the Jewish, HAPPY SECOND DAY OF HANUKKAH! I hope all of your presents (or at least the majority of them) made that distinct rattling sound. As for mine...


I hope that helped. What? You can't tell what it is because the image quality is sorta LOW!?!? You can't see it properly because you're COLOR BLIND!?!? You're a strange alien who is unable see DIGITAL PHOTOS!?!? You want me stop writing random things and actually explain WHAT I GOT!?!? Ok then.

I received a plethora of Constraction (Constructible-Action) sets. BIONICLE G1 and G2, HERO FACTORY 1.0, 3.0 and 4.0 and Star Wars. In addition I was also given the 2016 christmas ornament and some Friends sets. Who says guys can't like girl's toys? Anyone who says otherwise will be hunted by my new constraction army.


Don't forget Dimensions! Finally getting Sonic The Hedgehog in LEGO form is a once illogical dream come true. Although I've never seen Gremlins, I'm still excited for the pack. It is my first Team Pack after all! E.T. holds a special place in my heart because it was the first movie I cried at. Many tears will be shed...   

There. Are you satisfied? What!?!? You want to hear about my trip to Legoland?

Well,


We'll just have to wait and see...

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

I'm Going To Legoland Tomorrow! Yay!

I can see it now... So vivid...

I've never been more excited in my entire life. As a christmas gift, I will be going to Legoland tomorrow!

That's it. There is no witty joke. There is no clever commentary. Just stating the facts.

I'm done here. Goodbye.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Why It Pays To Have Relatives...

Relatives. They may pinch your cheeks and call you stupid names (Boo-Boo and Pumpkin are some of my favorites) But one thing is for certain. They can be AWESOME!

A few days ago, Some relatives from out of town stopped by with some gifts. An Eagles Sign for my football obsessed father, A Vera Bradley Gift Card for my fashionista mother and most importantly...

BIONICLE STUFF!!! 

First off, I was given Lewa: Uniter Of Jungle and Gali: Uniter Of Water. I already own these sets. But they contain many valuable and rare parts. So I'll probably use their contents for MOCs.


Secondly, They gave me some random parts and pieces! One bag containing Red, Black, Dark Grey and Brown pieces. The other one containing White, Black, Blue and Light Grey pieces! As a BIONICLE Fan with a small-ish collection of parts, this is great! 
The Red, Black, Dark Grey and Brown Bag
The White, Black, Blue and Light Grey Bag
I challenged myself to make a small MOC with parts exclusively from each bag. These are the results!


This first one is Tiny Tahu! It's kinda like a chibi version of Tahu Nuva. It uses the Metru Matoran build to good effect I think. It adds to the chibi feel,


This is The Mysterious Weapon Salesman. He's always looking down with his hands in his pockets. He was kinda hard to make. That bag kinda lacks Technic parts. I do like him a lot though.


So. The moral of today's story is... Respect your relatives! Because if you do, they will buy you LEGO. (Also, You wouldn't exist without them.)

Thanks Aunt Penny!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all! (Except for anywhere that's not the US or Canada. Sorry.)
Eat some food! Chill with relatives! Watch Football! Do something!
This is a LEGO Blog isn't it? Huh.
Here is a LEGO Turkey.

I'm done here.
Still, Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thoughts On: NEXO KNIGHTS 2017

Let's get the elephant out of the room. I'm not the biggest fan of NEXO KNIGHTS. Not to say I hate it or anything, I just think it's okay. Somewhat of a middle ground between BIONICLE and Galidor.

Ok. Now that that's been addressed I can actually talk about it.

The German web site www.babyjoe.ch has revealed most of the NEXO KNIGHTS 2017 sets.
Also, can I take a moment to show some of the beautiful imagery on that website? Sure? Ok.


Wonderful. An instant classic. German is a great language isn't it?

ANYWAY. Here's my thoughts on the stuff they've revealed. The website www.hothbricks.com also revealed some sets. Thanks for that. 



First of all, The Kighton vehicles, such as Lance's Twin Jouster (Shown above) suffer the same issue as this year's. They all kinda look the same. Group 'em together on a shelf and you get a blob of blue and orange. Doesn't look that good. 

Despite the flaw, The good guy vehicles are pretty good. So what about the bad guys?


The villains are just about as bad (pun intended). Sets such as The Three Brothers (Shown above) are virtually the same thing as this year's. At least you could tell what the 2016 villains are supposed to be. WHAT ARE THESE!?!? Crystal Monsters? Electric Monsters? Electric Crystal Monsters?
The [INSERT POWER HERE] Monsters have all the same problems that The Lava Monsters do. Chunky builds, The same color scheme for every set, Dull play features, etc. Not a fan.

BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!

The Battle Suits are the predecessor to The Ultimate Sets. To me these are the best part of the entire 2017 set range. 

Are you the kind of person who likes to collect the NEXO Powers? These are a good way to get a lot of 'em for a cheap price. Are you saddened by the end of Mixels? These are a good replacement. 
Are you disappointed by the lack of Buildable Figures on the market? These help with that. Definitely the best part of NEXO KNIGHTS so far. 

Finally, What have they done to change the Merlok 2.0 game? At this point I can't really tell.  
The 2017 Tagline is "Combine Your Power" which suggests that NEXO Powers could be combined to create new powers. I think that seems pretty cool. 

Also, some sets contain Forbidden Powers. What these are I have no clue. 
The set Clay's Falcon Fighter Blaster (Shown above) has a Forbidden Power (Circled in red). Oddly enough these seem to be printed upside down. Huh.

Seeing these makes my curiosity go wild! Will they be scannable ingame? And if they are scannable, what will their powers be? Will they be ultra powerful but with a karma effect that slowly drains your health? Who knows!

Well. Those are my thoughts on NEXO KNIGHTS 2017. Do you agree or totally and completely agree? (You can disagree too) Leave a comment below!




Thursday, November 10, 2016

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