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LEGO Minifigure Series 5 Review: Snowboard Guy (8805)

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Maybe LEGO thinks snow-themed sets don’t sell well when they aren’t set on Hoth, but it seems like someone at LEGO really wants a whole theme about skiing, snowboarding and sledding. At least winter is coming, so these figures will make some sense on the shelf. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 26th, 2011 at 12:22 am

LEGO Minifigure Series 5 Review: Gangster (8805)

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In the LEGO Universe, it has taken years to get guns that aren’t modified laser guns. Aside from the muskets in Pirates and the revolvers and rifles that started out in the Western theme, LEGO has always avoided modern guns. So I was shocked when the LEGO Tommy Gun game out, but I’m even more surprised by this figure. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 23rd, 2011 at 12:00 am

LEGO Minifigure Series 5 Review: Graduate (8805)

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Usually LEGO is on the ball when it comes to releasing figures in a timely fashion. The holiday village sets always come out in early October to be on shelves in time for the holiday season. With the exception of the Christmas Tree set I got in the middle of July, this may be awful timing. Releasing a LEGO figure in graduation robes in September instead of May? Read the rest of this entry »

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September 21st, 2011 at 12:00 am

LEGO Minifigure Series 5 Review: Egyptian Queen (8805)

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It seems like LEGO likes visiting Egypt every now and then. Of course, the regular LEGO sets are great for building magical fortresses with undead warriors and deadly traps, but it means the plainer side of Egypt gets ignored. But not anymore because now the Pharaoh has someone to spend time with! Read the rest of this entry »

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September 19th, 2011 at 12:00 am

LEGO Minifigure Series 5 Review: Ice Fisherman (8805)

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LEGO seems to be doing their best to stay politically correct with the collectible minifigures. So while this figure may be called “Ice Fisherman,” there is no doubt in my mind that he’s actually an Eskimo. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 16th, 2011 at 12:00 am

LEGO Minifigure Series 5 Review: Lumberjack (8805)

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Know what LEGO has really been lacking all these years? Rednecks! Or maybe Canadians. Either way, LEGO felt the need to provide a figure wearing some serious flannel. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 14th, 2011 at 12:00 am

LEGO Minifigure Series 5 Review: Cavewoman (8805)

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Sometimes I don’t understand LEGO. I know they have plenty of dinosaur sculpts but it seems like they don’t want to have some Cavemen versus Dinosaurs theme. Maybe they think it’s too unrealistic? But then I don’t know how they could explain the Adventurers Dinosaur line. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 12th, 2011 at 12:00 am

LEGO Minifigure Series 5 Review: Gladiator (8805)

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I’ve got to hand it to LEGO, they’re been putting my love of art history to better use than any other toy line I know of. I mean, I got to ramble on about Egyptian Pharaoh attire once already and now they’re letting me go on about on about the painting Pollice Verso and Roman gladiators.

LEGO is awesome. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 9th, 2011 at 12:00 am

LEGO Minifigure Series 5 Review: Royal Guard (8805)

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For years, LEGO didn’t release any green bricks because they didn’t want children building modern weapons of war like tanks. So it meant the only green LEGO bricks I had growing up were plants, plates and the occasional oddity of a brick. Either way, there were very rare. Fast forward two decades and not only is LEGO now releasing green bricks in droves, they’re also releasing modern military figures! Read the rest of this entry »

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September 7th, 2011 at 12:00 am

LEGO Minifigure Series 5 Review: Zookeeper (8805)

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I don’t know what it is about LEGO animals that makes me adore them so much. Maybe it is because they’re stylized just enough to always be adorable, or maybe it’s just a side effect of growing up a farm. But every since the original LEGO monkey all those years ago, I’ve always been partial to them. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 5th, 2011 at 12:00 am