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LEGO TMNT Review: Kraang Lab Escape #79100

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If you told the seven-year-old version of me that one day there would be LEGO Ninja Turtles, he would have screamed until his lungs gave out while running around the house recklessly. When twenty-seven year-old me finally got his hands on them, the response was surprisingly similar. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 11th, 2013 at 8:00 am

LEGO Minifigure Review: Rock Band Accessory Set #850486

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When LEGO Rock Band came out, I thought it was an absolute crime that they didn’t make LEGO sets based on the license. Now three years later, LEGO has finally released a set that feels inspired by the game. Or maybe LEGO just wanted to give us a group of punks. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 7th, 2013 at 8:00 am

LEGO Holiday Review: Brick Friday Promo #3300014

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Last year, LEGO made a great pair of sets as a holiday exclusive – but to get them you had to spend a lot of money. This year, LEGO had a single set to give away on Brick Friday and if you love having a Winter Village, it is a must-have.

Free with a purchase of $99 or more originally, the Black Friday Promo set is the perfect addition. Containing 109 pieces, the set ends up with a horse-drawn sleigh, four minifigures and a small display. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 21st, 2012 at 8:00 am

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LEGO Holiday Review: Winter Village Cottage #10229

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Whenever possible, I try to get themes to tie my presents together – especially with my father. In high school, it was a great three years in a row when I would get one of the TMNT statues. Of course, then Raphael became absurdly scarce and took years to finally track down. But for my birthday the last three years, my dad has gotten me a different piece of the LEGO winter village.

So while I get these sets in October, the rule in the apartment is I can’t built them until either after Thanksgiving or the first time it snows for the holidays. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 19th, 2012 at 8:00 am

LEGO Review: Halloween Accessory Set #850487

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When the LEGO collectible minifigure series started, I kind of thought it was outrageous that LEGO got people paying $2 for a single figure. Then they sold out and LEGO bumped the price up to $3 each. Now LEGO is testing the waters to see how people will respond to a $15 three figure set. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 17th, 2012 at 8:00 am

The Hobbit LEGO Review: Barrel Escape #79004

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The final LEGO set is where I think the Hobbit was originally going to split. After traveling through the Misty Mountains, battling goblins and orcs, then finally getting captured by the Mirkwood elves, it is up to Bilbo to finally live up to his title of burglar. So he jammed the dwarves into some barrels and sent them down the river! You know, heroic stuff. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 14th, 2012 at 8:00 am

The Hobbit LEGO Review: Escape from Mirkwood Spiders #79001

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After escaping the goblins, orcs and wargs, the dwarves found themselves treading through the forest of Mirkwood. While Tolkien’s maps clearly showed a straight road through the forest, the spiders had a different idea. And LEGO never seems to pass up the opportunity to include spiders. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 13th, 2012 at 8:00 am

The Hobbit LEGO Review: Attack of the Wargs #79002

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LEGO is on to something. And I don’t just mean that they have clearly implanted some kind of chip in my brain that tells them exactly what I want (seriously: Marvel, DC, LOTR, Harry Potter and TMNT in the span of a year?). But LEGO knows that people just aren’t buying sets for minifigures. They also like animals – and I am giddy with glee over a set that is literally just a tree. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 12th, 2012 at 8:00 am

The Hobbit LEGO Review: Riddles for the Ring #79000

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It’s still weird for me to think about just how popular Gollum is as a character. Growing up, it seemed like no one knew who or what he was and now everyone seems to know what the precious is! Read the rest of this entry »

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December 11th, 2012 at 8:00 am

The Hobbit LEGO Review: The Goblin King Battle #79010

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Sometimes bigger isn’t better and LEGO needs to remember that there is more to selling a set then just including a handful of unique minifigures. The largest set in the Hobbit series, The Goblin King Battle can be summed up with a single word: disappointment. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 10th, 2012 at 8:00 am