Lego 40268 – R3-M2

The gift with purchase program is one of the reasons why I like to shop at shop.lego.com. These gifts vary from exclusive minifigures to proper sets like the recent 40290 60 Years of the LEGO Brick.

I usually keep a couple of items on my wishlist, so I can purchase them later, when an interesting promotion comes along.

In May of 2017 Lego gave away 40268 R3-M2. While this particular promotion wasn’t the reason for my purchase I still ended up with my own little astromech droid. Continue reading “Lego 40268 – R3-M2”

Lego Juniors – Cars 3

Lego has dedicated a Juniors and Duplo line to last years Cars 3 movie. While both themes are not exactly the first choice for AFOLs, I still thought that the small Junior sets looked like a lot of fun.

When the movie was released, I decided that it was time for my daughters first cinema visit. We properly enjoyed ourselves (Popcorn and all) and right after the movie bought 10730 Lightning McQueen Speed Launcher.

Soon after 10731 Cruz Ramirez Race Simulator and 10732 Guido and Luigi’s Pit Stop followed. Much to my daughters delight I finally completed her collection with 10733 Mater’s Junkyard this week. A perfect opportunity then to take a look at the whole range of our Cars 3 sets.

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Lego 31035 – Beach Hut

One of my favorite Lego themes is the Creator line. Its colorful, simple yet playfully detailed and usually even comes with official alternate builds.

A particular strong subset are the Creator houses. While I’m still undecided about the Creator Modular line introduced in 2017, I have collected most of the Creator houses since 2014.

31035 Beach Hut is a perfect example for such a great Creator house.

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Lego 30522 – Batman in the Phantom Zone

Last year Lego released The Lego Batman Movie and with it came a couple of excellent sets. I like how Lego portraits the dark knight with a lot of irony and the suitable outrageous The Lego Batman Movie designs.

Leading up to the start of the movie Lego released a couple of nice polybags. 30522 Batman in the Phantom Zone is centered around Batmans journey to the Phantom Zone.

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Lego 42060 – Roadwork Crew

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 75880 – McLaren 720S

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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