Lego has received a lot of criticism for their 2017 Technic lineup. The 2016 Technic range was full of exciting sets and many felt that Lego missed an opportunity to show an even stronger lineup for its 40th Technic anniversary.
While the large sets haven’t caught my interest, I purchased the majority of the small and medium ones. It somehow feels like most of those sets have been designed for play rather than building complex and realistic models.
42060 Roadwork Crew is a perfect example of such a small set that looks like a lot of fun to play with.
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Lego has a long history of cars in all sizes. Through the years they introduced several themes dedicated to cars resulting in the current Speed Champions lineup.
I’m a big fan of vehicles in general and sports cars in particular. So its no wonder, that I own most of the Speed Champions sets produced to date. My personal preferences aside, I still think Lego is doing a lot of things right with the Speed Champions range. Most sets are small, reasonably priced (given license fees) and will appeal to children and adults alike.
Lets have a look at 75880 McLaren 720S, one of last years sets, which comes with a minifigure and a designers desk.
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Today is Valentine’s Day and therefore a perfect opportunity to have a look at the second Seasonal set celebrating Valentine’s Day.
While 40187 Flower Display brought us a brick-built flower, 40207 Valentine’s Bee introduces the BrickHeadz theme to the Seasonal lineup. Given the general cuteness of BrickHeadz I believe that they are very well suited for Seasonal sets.
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In 2015 Lego introduced the Deep Sea Explorers theme to the City lineup. 60090 Deep Sea Scuba Scooter is the smallest set of the theme and came with a scuba scooter, diver and octopus for just €5.99.
Initially I bought this set as a giveaway, but I figured that the octopus would make for a great addition to my daughters Lego animal selection. So when my daughter visited her grandparents I packed the little set into her suitcase.
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When Lego introduced BrickHeadz at the 2016 San Diego ComicCon they instantly appealed to me. So I was pleasantly surprised when Lego announced, that those figures would be part of their regular lineup.
The first series of BrickHeadz featured figures from DC Comic Superheroes, Marvel Super Heroes and Disney. While I appreciate the super heroes lineup (41588 The Joker is simply fantastic) there was one theme missing that is very popular with Lego fans: Star Wars!
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In 2013 Lego introduced a series of small Lego Technic vehicles build around a pullback motor. Since then Lego released two such sets every year and I think most of them are brilliant.
42033 Record Breaker started off as a little present from my wife in December of 2015. Little did she know that this would bring me out of my dark ages and get me hooked on bricks.
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Today Lego is celebrating its 60th birthday. It’s actually the 60th anniversary of filing the Lego brick patent in Denmark as a great article on Brickset explains.
For us AFOLs this means that we can receive 40290 60 Years of the LEGO Brick when spending €125 or more in a Lego store. A perfect excuse to order 10260 Downtown Diner 😉
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Lego City Magazine is a convenient way to extend your city with corresponding minifigures and accessories. The Magazine Gifts usually include a minifigure plus an extra. It started off in 2017 with very common themes (police, construction, …). 2018 seems to bring a welcome change in moving to current special themes.
Lego City Magazine 5 was released January 2018 and comes with CITY951805 – Police Buggy introducing us to the Mountain Police line.
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As discussed in my previous post Blue Ocean is currently selling off their old issues. While I didn’t own the first issue of my surprise bundle, I already owned the other issue. Since I haven’t come around building it the second copy is my welcome excuse to do so.
So without further ado lets have a look at Star Wars Magazine 18 released December 2016 accompanied by SW911618 Flash Speeder.
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Blue Ocean is currently bundling two of their previous magazine issues for the price of one. A bargain I here you say, but there is a catch: The bundle is sold as a blindbag and you can only identify its contents once you’ve purchased it.
I had a go for one of the bundles and was lucky enough to get a missing set from my collection: Star Wars Magazine 12 released June 2016 with SW911612 Acklay.
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