I usually keep a couple of items on my wishlist, so I can purchase them later, when an interesting promotion comes along.
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.
One of my favorite Lego themes is the Creator line. Its colorful, simple yet playfully detailed and usually even comes with official alternate builds.
31035 Beach Hut is a perfect example for such a great Creator house.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.