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  1. Here follows are the current confirmed upcoming Lego Marvel Superheroes themed sets, for early 2017: January Wave: 76071: Mighty Micros: Spider-Man vs Scorpion - $9.99 76072: Mighty Micros: Iron Man vs. Thanos - $9.99 76073: Mighty Micros: Wolverine vs. Magneto - $9.99 #76078: Hulk vs Red Hulk - $59.99 375 Pieces #76076: Captain America Jet Pursuit - $19.99 includes Captain America, Ms. Marvel, and Super Adaptoid #76077: Iron Man: Detroit Steel Strikes - $29.99 Includes Detroit Steel (Justin Hammer), Iron Man, and Agent Coulson #76079: Ravager Attack - $19.99 #76080: Ayesha's Revenge - $29.99 #76081: The Milano vs. The Abilisk - $49.99
  2. 1H 2015 - LEGO Technic Sets 42057: Ultralight Helicopter Pieces: 199 Age: 8 to 14 Retail Price: USA: $9.99, Europe: 9.99€ B Model: 42058: Stunt Bike Pieces: 140 Age: 7 to 14 Retail Price: USA: $14.99, Europe: 14.99€ B Model: 42059: Stunt Truck Pieces: 142 Age: 7 to 14 Retail Price: USA: $14.99, Europe: 14.99€ 42060: Street Working Cars Pieces: 365 Age: 8 to 14 Retail Price: USA: $24.99, Europe: 24.99€ B Model: 42061: Telescopic Forklift Pieces: 260 Age: 8 to 14 Retail Price: USA: $24.99, Europe: 19.99€ B Model: 42062: Container Transport Pieces: 631 Age: 8 to 14 Retail Price: USA: $34.99, Europe: 29.99€ B Model: 42063: BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Bike Pieces: 603 Age: 10 to 16 Retail Price: USA: $59.99, Europe: 49.99€ 42064: Searching Ship Pieces: 1327 Age: 10 to 16 Retail Price: USA: $129.99, Europe: 119.99€ B Model: 42065: RC Tracked Racer Pieces: 370 Age: 9 to 16 Retail Price: USA: $59.99, Europe: ? B Model: 42066: Air Race Jet Pieces: 1151 Age: 10 to 16 Retail Price: USA: $119.99, Europe: 109.99€ B Model: --- 42067 ? 42068: Fire Rescue Vehicle 42069: Extreme Adventure 42070: 6x6 All Terrain Tow Truck Also, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of LEGO Technic, each set comes with a special commemorative brick!
  3. Here follows are the current confirmed upcoming Lego DC Superheroes themed sets, for early 2017: January Wave: #10737: Batman vs. Mr. Freeze - $??.?? Juniors set Pieces: 63 #?????: Mighty Micros: Batman vs. Killer Moth- $9.99 #?????: Mighty Micros: Wonder Woman vs. Doomsday- $9.99 #?????: Mighty Micros: Superman vs. Bizarro- $9.99 DC Super Hero Girls Sub-Theme of sets based on the DC Super Hero Girls line #30546: Krypto Saves the Day - $3.99 Polypag Set #41230: Batgirl's Batjet- $14.99 Releases November 27th, 2016 #41231: Harley Quinn to the Rescue- $14.99 Releases November 27th, 2016 #41232: Super Hero High School- $79.99 Releases November 27th, 2016 #41233: Lashina Tank- $14.99 Releases January 2017 #41234: Bumblebee Helicopter- $19.99 Releases January 2017 #41235: Wonder Woman Dorm Room - $19.99 Releases January 2017
  4. A magical portal places a post in the thread. Confirmed pictures and information to be added as it arrives. 41181: Naida's Gondola & the Goblin Thief 41182: The Capture of Sophie Jones 41183: The Goblin King's Evil Dragon 41184: Aira's Air Ship and the Hunt for the Amulet 41185: Magic Rescue from the Goblin Village
  5. Hello! I already happened to get first of new elves sets - it appeared in some shops in Russia. So I can't wait to share my impressions with you :) Hope you'll like it too! In my opinion this year designesrs really succeed to make a bit more gender-neutral buildings in this series - as I began to unpack the box, my husband grabbed bags and started to build, he said this will be his dragon :D (to mention, he is not intresed much in other dragons) So, here's what is inside the box: And what it become: It's look really dangerous because it's horns, claws and thorns, and I liked curved design and how posable it is. Leg joints is solid and move only in one dimension, it is made as Draqon Queen legs with "+" holes in it. Earlier I worried that new color combination is not very harmonic, but in real it looks better than on photos, so as most of Lego sets. Also bionicle ball joints and details makes it different from good dragons, and this is fresh but still keeps familiar style. View from the top: There are whole 5 horns on it's head! Also nice printed symbol of Goblin King. Comparision to Zonya, the fire dragon, thay are the same size. Wyvern may fold it's wings and stand on them like on front limbs. That's epic! Some intresting steps from instructions: And new illustration in the end of book: There is some images from new app, and characters are depicted in the old realistic style :) And this surprised me a lot! A piece of rocky enviroment has simple and elegant mechanism that tosses up the crystal plate. 1x1 crystals is nice new feature. And there's new little blue piece with rounded corner: All characters: Goblin hair and shirt are not printed, it's moulded from different colours of plastic like baby dragons. Also, King's crown made with same method. I liked textile used for coat, it's dense and hanging under its own weight. I just a little worried why King and wyvern don't have names :( Little bear and her baby will complement the zoo of cute animals! By the way, squirrel, fox, pigeon and others are favorite charachers of my young sister :) And at last, I have such diorama of dark elves! I rebuilded green pool to make it look as it is in movie. By the way, ninjago ghosts became castle guards :) And so, I glad that new set gives feeling of new turn of elves' story and adds depth to it - that is most important :)
  6. 31054 Blue Express Train 31055 Red Car 31056 Green Convertable 31057 Helicopter 31058 Mighty Dinosaurs 31059 Road Racing Machine 31060 Air Show Attraction 31062 Exploration Robots 31063 Beachside Vacation 31064 Seaplane Adventures 31065 Park Street Townhouse - 31066 31067 31068 31069 31070
  7. Review: 42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Name: BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Number: 42063 Theme: Technic Year: 2017 Pieces: 603 Price: Euro 49.99€, AUD $89.99 Brickset: Extra Info Technic Early 2017 Review Series Welcome to the fifth in my batch of 2017 Technic reviews! I was offered all the small sets early 2017 for review late last year... but I ended up getting them all! Thus I have a lot to review. I've been doing them in parallel and changing my process as I go so hopefully the latter ones will end up being the best. On that angle I'll probably retcon some of the earlier reviews if I improve my process. Due to this remember that I'm happy to take extra photos or provide extra info on request, and anything especially good will be added to the main body of the review. Do note though that sometimes the model may no longer exist if I have have made an alternate. On the subject of alternates, I will be making the alt model, if I have the instructions, think the model is worth making, and I have the time. Also I'll show mid stage construction only if I think it's relevant. Thus don't ask for construction photos or alt models if they aren't part of the review.... I am prepared to extract parts for detail photos though. Photos will all be hosted on Flickr so larger versions are available, and relevant videos will be on YouTube and linked to from here. I don't edit photos much; very rarely I'll crop one and almost never will "correct" them so the photos should be as natural as possible. I will try to not be repetitive; thus it's worth reading my other reviews. For example I'm not going to complain too much about the digital instructions; I'll try to complain about new things, or maybe not complain at all! Here's all the other reviews of H1 2017 Technic... 42057 Ultralight Helicopter 42058 Stunt Bike 42059 Stunt Truck (and 45058/42059 Combiner) 42060 Roadwork Crew 42061 Telehandler 42062 Container Yard 42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure 42064 Ocean Explorer 42065 Tracked Racer Mucho multi thanks to the EB LUG Ambassador CopMike and the LEGO CEE Team and Designers for allowing me to review these sets for Eurobricks. So onto the review! Packaging Front.... ...back.... ...top. The combiner is interesting in this one so I did make it. Unboxing Standard punch box. Instructions and wheels were loose. Instructions are provided for both models, and the quality is excellent with thick bound covers. The build is not sectioned. Aside from the anniversary piece there isn't anything new here, but the panels used for the side and the windscreen are new colours, and more importantly the wheels are in black at last. Parts list. Random instruction page. Build This is the lower frame with the engine and driveshaft joined. This is the bottom of the bike; the anniversary piece and the central gear are viewable in the finished model. It's done! Spare parts. This 600 part set, vs the 250 part 42007 (orange bike), but obviously it's not that much bigger. ('cos it's got the same wheels.) All those parts are just to make the bike better! (Black bike is a MOC. Not being reviewed.) Ahhhgh! Someone dropped my bike! While it's down you can see the frame shown earlier. The gear is there partially so you can spin the drivetrain, although it is functional as well. (Be careful to pick it up with your legs not your arms; these things weigh around 250kg.) Unflattering cam. Even with the extra parts it still suffers the curse of most Technic bikes; near transparency. Doesn't bother me, but it's a common complaint. What does however bother me is the exhaust; it's on the rear swingarm and is thus suspended. This was probably a compromise due to the already complicated rear, but it's just weird. (And incorrect.) The front suspension is mostly correct; telelever or something close anyway. What am I on about? OK.... ..look here. Most motorcycles have a shock either side of the front wheel, but many (not all) BMW ones have what they call Telelever, which put simply is a variant of double wishbone suspension. It has many advantages on paper but this discussion is beyond the scope of this review. Now look here! I'm no expert (not modesty!) but it's in the ballpark. The first time in an official set I believe. OK, let's put the stickers on now... on a side note I find it funny how the designers needed to widen the cylinder head to give it the correct BMW look that causes so many debates about leanability... but I digress again. Each box gets branded, but the model doesn't use the stickers for shape or even panel blending. You can also see here how relatively compact the shaft drive is. (First time in a set also?) Lack of rear brakes is disappointing though. No controls this time. The Technic front fairing is simple but it works well IMHO; these kind of fairings are rather hard to do well. (I cheated and used system on my own MOC.) Going nowhere fast it seems. The boxes come off without too much damage... which highlights that the rear suspension needs better pre-load adjustment (haw, haw, haw) as it's really not strong enough for this model unless it's going luggage free. (I think it's OK in the front.) Maybe it's time LEGO made a really hard spring... To my surprise they open too, which took some creative pin usage. Functional video. Future Bike Concept (B Model) Well for a start, it gets full points for building something very different in a licensed model! To be honest I didn't want to make this, but.... ...I then saw how nice the presentation of it was in the instructions. So I ended up making this first. It uses most of the parts... ...and even gets it's own sticker! (The un-used one.) I didn't realise this until I finished the A model. On a related but negative note, it assumes you have not used the stickers yet, but I don't think it would look bad if you had already applied them The functions are a rotating and angling rear thruster, steering vanes and folding wings. It's best to watch a video. While I do think it's a cool model with decent functionality... I just don't get it. Internal combustion engine in a flying bike? That kinda negates the possibility of Star Trek style tech so how does it take off? The thruster is too far back.... Nor does it lift enough to be an effective force in forward flight. Looking at the art and the front I suspect they wanted to work in the second wheel, but ran out of parts. The steering vanes are pretty cool though. The landing function is good however. The stand makes heavy usage of the pannier parts, which leaves me wondering if the panniers were added to make the B Model better! (I'm out of stuff to say about the B model, but there's plenty more photos on Flickr.) Ratings Function: BMW bikes are a good choice for LEGO as they are very different and give a chance to make a different model. (I hope though that they'll do other licenses.) As bikes go this is an excellent set, adding panniers and an interesting B model pushes this set to top gear. 10/10 Parts: A good blend of parts, although the panniers are not terrible exciting. 9/10 Price: Yeah, it's more expensive than I'd like, but it's licensed and would have taken a lot of work. 8/10 Accuracy: Ignoring the B model, the only flaw is the exhaust placement. 9/10 Fudge: Motorbikes + Technic? What a winning combination. 10/10 Overall: Ride out and get one! 9/10
  8. 75144 Snowspeeder™ Ages 14+. 1,703 pieces. US $199.99 – CA $229.99 – DE 199.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 1799.00 DKK *Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing. Build the ultimate LEGO® Snowspeeder! Collect a true Star Wars classic: the T-47 Snowspeeder. This LEGO® interpretation of the iconic airspeeder that fans will remember from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you’d expect, including opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun, and an opening cockpit with space for the included Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner minifigures. This model also comes with a display stand and fact plaque, so it can take pride of place in any LEGO Star Wars collection. Includes 2 minifigures: a Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and a Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner. Features intricate, authentic detailing, opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun and an opening cockpit with space for the 2 included minifigures. Attach the Snowspeeder to the stand with fact plaque to display it. Includes 2 blaster pistols. Accessory elements include electrobinoculars, a Snowspeeder Pilot helmet and a Snowspeeder Gunner helmet. Snowspeeder on display stand measures over 8” (21cm) high, 15” (39cm) long and 11” (29cm) wide, and over 4” (11cm) high without stand. Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning May 4, 2017 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone: US Contact Center 1-800-453-4652 CA (English) Contact Center 1-800-453-4652 CA (French) Contact Center 1-877-518-5346 European Contact Center 00-800-5346-1111
  9. This is my creation for Brickstory 2017 contest, for the "Age of Piracy" category. This is my biggest creation so far.. and it came with a theme that I love.. Pirates!! This inspiration came from one of my favorites series.. Black sails!!! :D And because i didn't like the end of Vane.. I decide to change it a little bit!! And the story starts..: Year: 1715 Place: Nassau Mission: Free Vane and burn Nassau to the ground! Vane is shuttled to the town square of Nassau where he will be executed. Bones and those loyal to him join the crowd, intent on a desperate rescue attempt. However, Vane makes eye contact with Billy and gives him a silent order to stand down.. But Captain Flint has a different opinion than the movie series.. Free Vane and kill them all!!! Nassau it's ours again!!! I hoped you like my creation! C&C are welcome!! :D
  10. Per video, Speed Champions is coming back next year with some new licenses. Not much info, but this is from the same leaker who shared the info about a possible Sports theme earlier today.
  11. Review: 42065 RC Tracked Racer Name: RC Tracked Racer Number: 42065 Theme: Technic Year: 2017 Pieces: 319 Price: USD $??.99, Euro 79.99€, AUD $119.99 Brickset: Extra Info Technic Early 2017 Review Series Welcome to the second in my batch of 2017 Technic reviews! I was offered all the small sets early 2017 for review late last year... but I ended up getting them all! Thus I have a lot to review. I've been doing them in parallel and changing my process as I go so hopefully the latter ones will end up being the best. On that angle I'll probably retcon some of the earlier reviews if I improve my process. Due to this remember that I'm happy to take extra photos or provide extra info on request, and anything especially good will be added to the main body of the review. Do note though that sometimes the model may no longer exist if I have have made an alternate. On the subject of alternates, I will be making the alt model, if I have the instructions, think the model is worth making, and I have the time. Also I'll show mid stage construction only if I think it's relevant. Thus don't ask for construction photos or alt models if they aren't part of the review.... I am prepared to extract parts for detail photos though. Photos will all be hosted on Flickr so larger versions are available, and relevant videos will be on YouTube and linked to from here. I don't edit photos much; very rarely I'll crop one and almost never will "correct" them so the photos should be as natural as possible. I will try to not be repetitive; thus it's worth reading my other reviews. For example I'm not going to complain too much about the digital instructions; I'll try to complain about new things, or maybe not complain at all! Here's all the other reviews of H1 2017 Technic... 42057 Ultralight Helicopter 42058 Stunt Bike 42059 Stunt Truck (and 45058/42059 Combiner) 42060 Roadwork Crew 42061 Telehandler 42062 Container Yard 42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure 42064 Ocean Explorer 42065 Tracked Racer Mucho multi thanks to the EB LUG Ambassador CopMike and the LEGO CEE Team and Designers for allowing me to review these sets for Eurobricks. So onto the review! Packaging Front.... ...back.... ...top. Unboxing Standard punch box. Only one instruction book and it's staple bound. Secondary model has instructions online only, at this stage it is not there. Not a big fan of the whole on-line instructions system. There seems to always be a delay in the release of the secondary model, and the app does not support all devices. For example my Xperia Z5 is not compatible, but my Xperia Z Ultra (older but larger screen, but a phone, not a tablet) is not. The build is not sectioned. In hindsight I probably should have left the tracks bagged for this photo. The special parts being.... ...the anniversary part.... ...and the recolour of the track sprockets (If I'm missing any please tell me!). Parts list. Random instruction page. Build It's done! Spare parts. The model opens up nicely to reveal easy access to the battery box top... ...and bottom. As a result you don't even need to remove it to replace batteries; you can just slip off the covers. Oddly though there is no way to clip down the body; it's held in place by gravity only. You can see the anniversary part here at the rear. Inside there isn't much; the motors are directly linked to the sprockets... ...and aside from the benefits tracks give, there is no suspension. Since this is a Remote Controlled Racer by name, I decided to make some videos highlighting its capabilities. Adding the stickers does help blend the panels together. On the subject of aesthetics, the "antenna" is an interesting addition. Since it's not really a RF car it has no purpose except making it look like one... thus does this make the set a model of a non-LEGO RF tracked model, or is it deliberate deception? I should ask the designer I suppose... No "Octan" sticker to my disappointment. Only companies like "Roaring Motors", "Fat Tyres", "Acelle Rate"... Ratings Function: It does what's on the tin... but pure motor vehicles I do have trouble seeing as "Technic". Afterall, back in 2008 there was a Mars Mission model that was designed to be motorised and mechanically was much the same; the same motors directly driving the sprockets. Sets like this would have normally been grouped in the "Racers" line. 4/10 Parts: Once again, it's as advertised. There's pretty much little functional Technic, but it is a RC Track Vehicle so faulting that isn't fair. 9/10 Price: $119.99 AUD for 319 parts seems rather bad, but in reality the value is very high due to the motors; individually the Power Functions cost $95 AUD. 10/10 Accuracy: I could fault the asymmetrical motor placement, but I think the design is intentional to reduce width and increase balance. Which is arguably an accurate decision since this actually has to move, which it does very well. 9/10 Fudge: What we have here is the ultimate design-your-own-RC-tracked-vehicle set. Technic it may not be, but it is pretty cool. 5/10 Overall: Buy! 7/10
  12. Review: 42059 Stunt Truck Name: Stunt Truck Number: 42059 Theme: Technic Year: 2017 Pieces: 142 Price: USD $19.99, Euro 19.99€, AUD $32.99 Brickset: Extra Info Technic Early 2017 Review Series Welcome to the fourth in my batch of 2017 Technic reviews! I was offered all the small sets early 2017 for review late last year... but I ended up getting them all! Thus I have a lot to review. I've been doing them in parallel and changing my process as I go so hopefully the latter ones will end up being the best. On that angle I'll probably retcon some of the earlier reviews if I improve my process. Due to this remember that I'm happy to take extra photos or provide extra info on request, and anything especially good will be added to the main body of the review. Do note though that sometimes the model may no longer exist if I have have made an alternate. On the subject of alternates, I will be making the alt model, if I have the instructions, think the model is worth making, and I have the time. Also I'll show mid stage construction only if I think it's relevant. Thus don't ask for construction photos or alt models if they aren't part of the review.... I am prepared to extract parts for detail photos though. Photos will all be hosted on Flickr so larger versions are available, and relevant videos will be on YouTube and linked to from here. I don't edit photos much; very rarely I'll crop one and almost never will "correct" them so the photos should be as natural as possible. I will try to not be repetitive; thus it's worth reading my other reviews. For example I'm not going to complain too much about the digital instructions; I'll try to complain about new things, or maybe not complain at all! Here's all the other reviews of H1 2017 Technic... 42057 Ultralight Helicopter 42058 Stunt Bike 42059 Stunt Truck (and 45058/42059 Combiner) 42060 Roadwork Crew 42061 Telehandler 42062 Container Yard 42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure 42064 Ocean Explorer 42065 Tracked Racer Mucho multi thanks to the EB LUG Ambassador CopMike and the LEGO CEE Team and Designers for allowing me to review these sets for Eurobricks. So onto the review! Packaging Front.... ...back.... ...top. Unboxing Standard punch box. Only one instruction book and it's staple bound without a substantial cover. Secondary model has instructions online only. The build is not sectioned... OK it is sorta. There's a "1" bag... and another. So in short, it's not. The panels in "Medium azure" and pullback motor are slightly special, with the ramp and the... ...the anniversary part being slightly more special than those. Parts list. Random instruction page. Build It's done! Spare parts. Power is directly applied to the rear wheel. No gearing or any other functions are in this model. The ramp is a custom colour with a wheel pattern that matches the respective vehicle and has rubber feet to help it grip rather than slip. You can see the anniversary part here on the top. Action video! The stickers are quite effective in this set as they help blend the colours. Power Racer (Combiner) I was considering making this into a separate review, but ultimately I don't have much to say about these sets, so I think it's more fair to include it here. (Do note though that I don't count this model when rating the set.) I made it after the main sets so I don't have photos without the stickers. I believe these are the spare parts. There could be some missing.... one of our resident cats slept here (hair left as evidence) and left me with doubts. I did think this part of the build was cool, in that it took advantage of the 45 degree cutouts to increase robustness. Overall I liked the look of this model. It reminded me of some the the early studless Technic models. The stickers worked well, even though one is upside down (correctly placed, it's just designed for the A model), and the colours blend well, which is impressive since there isn't always an even pairing of parts. Both of the anniversary parts are used, but only one is visible. Quick action video! Longer action video! Since I won't be rating the combiner, I will make a quick comment that I was impressed with how well it handled; when aimed well it was fast and jumped high. Ratings Function: Technic fans probably should look elsewhere. 2/10 Parts: The highlight really is the "Medium azure" 6/10 Price: The Australian price of this set seems rather high IMHO. 6/10 Accuracy: Considering the limited parts it's not a horrid truck model. 6/10 Fudge: Pullback cars aren't really my thing. But it's a good kit for experimenting with them. 6/10 Overall: It's the better deal of the pullbacks, but even so, there's better Technic for less money 5/10
  13. Review: 42058 Stunt Bike Name: Stunt Bike Number: 42058 Theme: Technic Year: 2017 Pieces: 140 Price: USD $19.99, Euro 19.99€, AUD $32.99 Brickset: Extra Info Technic Early 2017 Review Series Welcome to the third in my batch of 2017 Technic reviews! I was offered all the small sets early 2017 for review late last year... but I ended up getting them all! Thus I have a lot to review. I've been doing them in parallel and changing my process as I go so hopefully the latter ones will end up being the best. On that angle I'll probably retcon some of the earlier reviews if I improve my process. Due to this remember that I'm happy to take extra photos or provide extra info on request, and anything especially good will be added to the main body of the review. Do note though that sometimes the model may no longer exist if I have have made an alternate. On the subject of alternates, I will be making the alt model, if I have the instructions, think the model is worth making, and I have the time. Also I'll show mid stage construction only if I think it's relevant. Thus don't ask for construction photos or alt models if they aren't part of the review.... I am prepared to extract parts for detail photos though. Photos will all be hosted on Flickr so larger versions are available, and relevant videos will be on YouTube and linked to from here. I don't edit photos much; very rarely I'll crop one and almost never will "correct" them so the photos should be as natural as possible. I will try to not be repetitive; thus it's worth reading my other reviews. For example I'm not going to complain too much about the digital instructions; I'll try to complain about new things, or maybe not complain at all! Here's all the other reviews of H1 2017 Technic... 42057 Ultralight Helicopter 42058 Stunt Bike 42059 Stunt Truck (and 45058/42059 Combiner) 42060 Roadwork Crew 42061 Telehandler 42062 Container Yard 42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure 42064 Ocean Explorer 42065 Tracked Racer Mucho multi thanks to the EB LUG Ambassador CopMike and the LEGO CEE Team and Designers for allowing me to review these sets for Eurobricks. So onto the review! Packaging Front.... ...back.... ...top. Unboxing Standard punch box. Only one instruction book and it's staple bound without a substantial cover. Secondary model has instructions online only; I'll be making this soon. The build is not sectioned. The yellow bionicle tooth and pullback motor are slightly special, with the ramp and the... ...the anniversary part being slightly more special than those. Parts list. Random instruction page. Build It's done! Spare parts. For better or worse (spoiler: probably worse) the pull back motor has a geared drive train. Since this offers no mechanical advantage it really just adds style... and friction. The ramp is a custom colour and has rubber feet to help it grip rather than slip. You can see the anniversary part here on the bottom. Action video! Bonus action video! Adding stickers doesn't really change the look that much IMHO but I will say there seems to be a common theme with the "companies" this year. I wonder what "CHEQ-URED" sell? Ratings Function: Well really this is a Racer with a pointless gear link. But it gets an extra mark for the gear link. 3/10 Parts: Not much special so if you're short on small wheels, small gears, paper ramps or pullback motors it's a good set. 4/10 Price: The Australian price of this set seems rather high IMHO. 5/10 Accuracy: Well.... Clearly it looks like no bike. (Yeah, that's a challenge.) It also would be horrid for stunts. (Better for drag racing.) But as square bikes go it's pretty cool. 4/10 Fudge: Pullback cars aren't really my thing. If they are your thing then you'd probably see the worth in this 6/10 Overall: Meh. Loads better Technic for less money 4/10
  14. Review: 42064 Ocean Explorer Name: Ocean Explorer Number: 42064 Theme: Technic Year: 2017 Pieces: 1327 Price: Euro 89.99€, AUD $169.99 Brickset: Extra Info Technic Early 2017 Review Series Welcome to the ninth in my batch of 2017 Technic reviews! I was offered all the small early 2017 sets for review late last year... but I ended up getting the bigger ones too! Thus I have a lot to review. I've been doing them in parallel and changing my process as I go so hopefully the latter ones will end up being the best. On that angle I'll probably retcon some of the earlier reviews if I improve my process. Due to this remember that I'm happy to take extra photos or provide extra info on request, and anything especially good will be added to the main body of the review. Do note though that sometimes the model may no longer exist if I have have made an alternate. On the subject of alternates, I will be making the alt model, if I have the instructions, think the model is worth making, and I have the time. Also I'll show mid stage construction only if I think it's relevant. Thus don't ask for construction photos or alt models if they aren't part of the review.... I am prepared to extract parts for detail photos though. Photos will all be hosted on Flickr so larger versions are available, and relevant videos will be on YouTube and linked to from here. I don't edit photos much; very rarely I'll crop one and almost never will "correct" them so the photos should be as natural as possible. I will try to not be repetitive; thus it's worth reading my other reviews. For example I'm not going to complain too much about the digital instructions; I'll try to complain about new things, or maybe not complain at all! Here's all the other reviews of H1 2017 Technic... 42057 Ultralight Helicopter 42058 Stunt Bike 42059 Stunt Truck (and 45058/42059 Combiner) 42060 Roadwork Crew 42061 Telehandler 42062 Container Yard 42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure 42064 Ocean Explorer 42065 Tracked Racer Mucho multi thanks to the EB LUG Ambassador CopMike and the LEGO CEE Team and Designers for allowing me to review these sets for Eurobricks. So onto the review! Packaging Front.... ...back. I don't plan to do the alternate. Mostly due to time, but also as I wasn't too inspired by this model. Here's the top. The scale pic is an interesting choice as it's the first time I know of in a Technic set where the picture has no visible Technic. (There's an axle inside.) Unboxing Standard punch box. Instructions were bagged, and the set is segmented. There's only the main instruction, with the cover being better stock than the main. We're into the big boys now! Parts list page 1.... ...and page 2. Semi random instruction page. Build One bags open! From these you make the accessory vehicles. First up is the little chopper. This has functioning main and tail rotors spun by a gear at the bottom and uses the new double cross-connector piece for the rotor shaft which helps make this remarkable small creation. <RETCON> No! not that piece, this piece! </RETCON> Also is the submersible. It has geared rotating props (not counter rotating though) and worm gear driven claws. These are the spares for the One bags. The rope surprised me. This is all of the Two bags... ...actually it not. I was part though assembling when I realised I was missing parts. Rechecked and found another bag.... ...and by the end we had this! There's a few features that become hard to see later so I'll highlight them now. First off there's the odd part here, the "5" print. It's actually stupidly common part so it's not special in itself, but it's a ship building tradition to do this. Keep this in mind for later! Here you can see the where the crane control shafts are geared up. The red gear is there simply because it's easier alignment than a 3 axle. Two Bag spare parts. I think this is the first time there's been a metallic one of these 1 high pin parts, but I suspect you'll be seeing them a lot more. Cosmetically the 2 long version was ruined (IMHO) by the slits and this solves the problem... Three bags! (Yes, I'm sure this time.) That finishes the model.... but the superstructure.... it's so... white... ...but before I rant about that here's the complete spare parts. (I forgot to take this photo; I'll take a better one in a few days.) While it's not featureless, the lack of colour make it look pretty close to it. Fear not! We have a vast sticker sheet! This adds loads of detail to the bridge mostly. Plus the chopper. (Nothing for the sub.) The ship gets a load line, which while arguably silly is educational (more on that later) and it tells the builder the intended waterline. The life boats are not improved much by the stickers though. But that's enough on stickers. For the sticker fans there's more photos in my Flickr page. The gear near the life boats controls the rudder. Here's the rudders and at full deflection. The mechanism is very similar to the steering in the 42062 Container Stacker set. It's more snappy than smooth. The steering circle is large, but that's arguably accurate. To the front is a set of three wheels to take the weight. The anniversary part is used to lock in the sub. Here's a video showing the functions. I've started mumbling in the videos which is useful if you can decipher it. Sorry if you can't. Most of my points I should re-iterate on in a bit. Size wise here's it on the largest LEGO hull; it's about the same size! (Stickers are old and self-disintegrating.) Didn't test if it'll float like this yet.... Ratings: Function: For a model of this size the functions are minimal. None are particularly impressive either. Showing the props would have helped, but arguably you can't see them in this quasi-waterline model. 3/10 Parts: Excellent really. Mostly structural, but there's still enough mechanical parts too. Oddly there's also some rare-ish System parts too. 10/10 Price: Considering parts only, it's probably the best value set of this wave. 10/10 Accuracy: The small models are very accurate considering the sizes. The chopper is probably too big for that kind of canopy though, but that's just being picky. 8/10 Fudge: This set does raise the question of what makes a Technic set Technic, and I think this one is a bridge too far. It's a shame too as some might recall that I have a thing for water based Technic, partially as there has been so little. But this is not what I had in mind. The focus is weird, even with the choice of using System as the scale display on the box. It's clearly form over function; the coin that is not easily seen in the final model, the fact that the helo-deck has cosmetic structure, the use of system to achieve what does not need to be achieved, such as hand rails and a mast, even the sticker load line. But the vision is inconsistent; the life rafts are an area where some system was needed, yet stickers were all that were offered, the bridge uses stickers to achieve windows when System would have done it better. When I first saw this set I was really looking forward to it, but now it just looks like spare parts. 0/10 Overall: My negativity aside, this is an excellent set for builders. Displayers... well it depends on if you like your Technic to be Technic. It does look pretty good, arguably better than the last ship. But to me it's in the group of "is the really Technic"? 6/10
  15. Review: 42061 Telehandler Name: Telehandler Number: 42061 Theme: Technic Year: 2017 Pieces: 260 Price: $39.99 USD, Euro 29.99€, AUD $49.99 Brickset: Extra Info Technic Early 2017 Review Series Welcome to the seventh in my batch of 2017 Technic reviews! I was offered all the small sets early 2017 for review late last year... but I ended up getting them all! Thus I have a lot to review. I've been doing them in parallel and changing my process as I go so hopefully the latter ones will end up being the best. On that angle I'll probably retcon some of the earlier reviews if I improve my process. Due to this remember that I'm happy to take extra photos or provide extra info on request, and anything especially good will be added to the main body of the review. Do note though that sometimes the model may no longer exist if I have have made an alternate. On the subject of alternates, I will be making the alt model, if I have the instructions, think the model is worth making, and I have the time. Also I'll show mid stage construction only if I think it's relevant. Thus don't ask for construction photos or alt models if they aren't part of the review.... I am prepared to extract parts for detail photos though. Photos will all be hosted on Flickr so larger versions are available, and relevant videos will be on YouTube and linked to from here. I don't edit photos much; very rarely I'll crop one and almost never will "correct" them so the photos should be as natural as possible. I will try to not be repetitive; thus it's worth reading my other reviews. For example I'm not going to complain too much about the digital instructions; I'll try to complain about new things, or maybe not complain at all! Here's all the other reviews of H1 2017 Technic... 42057 Ultralight Helicopter 42058 Stunt Bike 42059 Stunt Truck (and 45058/42059 Combiner) 42060 Roadwork Crew 42061 Telehandler 42062 Container Yard 42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure 42064 Ocean Explorer 42065 Tracked Racer Mucho multi thanks to the EB LUG Ambassador CopMike and the LEGO CEE Team and Designers for allowing me to review these sets for Eurobricks. So onto the review! Packaging Front.... ...back.... ...top. Unboxing Standard punch box. Instructions were loose, as was the bucket, and the bags have no numbers. Both models have included instructions, covers are of slightly better quality to the pages themselves. Excellent mixture of parts. Interestingly I was starting to think last year that the Arocs gear rack was to be a one off, but nope it's here in red. (And in grey in another set.) I love those wheels too. The arc piece is rare as well. Other than those the new parts are the worm gear and this new connector... Plus a new bucket. The bucket itself doesn't seem special, but it does connect via a full width peg, which matches the recent buckets, since this one I believe. Yes, this set has an anniversary element. Parts list. Not so Random instruction page. I've been seeing this kind of assembly more often these days; you can't get this in without bending the axle. Sure it can take it, but it does surprise me. Build It's done! Spares. Anniversary part location. It's only held in from the top by one pin... which is on a 2 long beam held on by one pin. Not very integrated, so if you want a set that has the part but it can be easily removed this is an option! The stacker from 42062 is a similar concept, but is clearly a different scale. It's interesting to compare the design, this model has superior steering, more correct height adjust, less inaccurate boom extension... but even so due to the usage of a mini-linear actuator the actual lift capability is low. Not really an issue IMHO, but worth noting. It is still very functional though, as this video shows. I've had a problem with this kind of steering for a while (I think I first saw it in a large model with 8295), as it's not very realistic and often is imprecise. But realism objections aside, it works very well, and the usage of the cam parts is smart. Stickers are subtle in this set, probably mostly because of the lack of panels. Tow Truck (B Model) In this case I did make the B model. Due to the available parts the set has to be creative with the steering. The turning circle isn't too good... It's quite capable of doing it's job; here's it being demonstrated. For example, here's a racing truck in need of a tow. All you need to do is get under the front... ...lift... ...retract (noting the anniversary piece)... ...and you're ready to roll! Note though that the frame is bending a bit under the load, but since it's all rather thin it's hardly surprising. Ratings Function: The A model really is only missing stabilizers, other than that it's a good representative of a telehandler. The tow-truck is probably too simplistic, but it does do the job. 9/10 Parts: Colours aren't very exciting, but there's a lot of MOCing potential here. 9/10 Price: Considering the prices I'm seeing this year this is pretty standard. 9/10 Accuracy: Well obviously I'd prefer more pneumatics or linear actuators, but it's a small model. Similar story with the tow truck. 8/10 Fudge: Probably my favorite of the cheaper sets with two very functional vehicles to experiment with. The Telehandler aesthetically is nice too. 8/10 Overall: Lift and tow today! 8/10
  16. Review: 42062 Container Yard Name: Container Yard Number: 42062 Theme: Technic Year: 2017 Pieces: 631 Price: Euro 49.99€, AUD $89.99 Brickset: Extra Info Technic Early 2017 Review Series Welcome to the eighth in my batch of 2017 Technic reviews! I was offered all the small early 2017 sets for review late last year... but I ended up getting the bigger ones too! Thus I have a lot to review. I've been doing them in parallel and changing my process as I go so hopefully the latter ones will end up being the best. On that angle I'll probably retcon some of the earlier reviews if I improve my process. Due to this remember that I'm happy to take extra photos or provide extra info on request, and anything especially good will be added to the main body of the review. Do note though that sometimes the model may no longer exist if I have have made an alternate. On the subject of alternates, I will be making the alt model, if I have the instructions, think the model is worth making, and I have the time. Also I'll show mid stage construction only if I think it's relevant. Thus don't ask for construction photos or alt models if they aren't part of the review.... I am prepared to extract parts for detail photos though. Photos will all be hosted on Flickr so larger versions are available, and relevant videos will be on YouTube and linked to from here. I don't edit photos much; very rarely I'll crop one and almost never will "correct" them so the photos should be as natural as possible. I will try to not be repetitive; thus it's worth reading my other reviews. For example I'm not going to complain too much about the digital instructions; I'll try to complain about new things, or maybe not complain at all! Here's all the other reviews of H1 2017 Technic... 42057 Ultralight Helicopter 42058 Stunt Bike 42059 Stunt Truck (and 45058/42059 Combiner) 42060 Roadwork Crew 42061 Telehandler 42062 Container Yard 42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure 42064 Ocean Explorer 42065 Tracked Racer Mucho multi thanks to the EB LUG Ambassador CopMike and the LEGO CEE Team and Designers for allowing me to review these sets for Eurobricks. So onto the review! Packaging Front.... ...back.... ...top. Unboxing Standard punch box. Instructions were loose, and the set is very well segmented. Both models have included instructions, covers are of slightly better quality to the pages themselves. On the subject of instructions here's the parts list... ...and here's the (selected) instruction page showing the stacker steering. More on that later. Build Off we go! Here's Bag One in a container... ...which ends up making the truck. The part that holds on the headlights is a new re-colour... ...and the anniversary part unique to this wave is used on the bottom. The steering has rather bad limits (pretty much what you see) but it does the job. These are the Bag One spares. On to Bag Two! Shouldn't be too hard to work out what's being made here. Hopefully you expected this. Bag Two spares. Bag Three! Note the new re-colour of the gear rack. I'm glad this part is back. Also worth noting are the... ...new worm gear and connector, in many of the other 2017 sets and shamelessly taken from another review. Obviously this builds the stacker. Which means we're done! Bag Three spares.... ...and total spares... but in hindsight I think there's an extra pin in there that I was using to join the containers together with. Here's a quick video showing the functions. The stickers aren't really needed in this set, they just add a bit of colour. Really I think the containers need the detail most. Does this mean Danish trucks share plates with their trailers? Note that the containers really are too thin. So let's demonstrate the primary function; lifting and stacking! Broom, broom, the stacker approaches... ...opens the grabber... ...finds the convenient pickup holes... ...latches shut the jaws (using the lever on top)... ...and lifts the Bricks and Beams. I failed to make this clear in the video, but the extension mechanism is quite capable of stopping halfway, even with a load. I think it's mostly because of the friction in the gear rack Also, it can reach high enough to "stack". As I highlight in the video, the load capacity of the stacker is a bit above an empty container; some sort of counterweight is needed. The set doesn't have much other features; the trailer has no function, not even a support leg... ...and the truck has weak steering, opening door and reclining seats. On a positive note, the steering control is via a universal joint. The trailer connection is extremely simple as well. Most of the set detail and function is in the stacker. Like the truck, it's roughly minifig scale, and it's got some interesting techniques. The steering is controlled from the back and it is very simple but still interesting as (looking at the instructions at the top) it uses a joint ball to push the steering arm from side to side. I haven't seen that done before in Technic. (I didn't make the B model; its a straddle loader with a different truck.) Ratings Function: The functions are all there to enable you to play/test out the concept. Since it's a small model many of the functions are not remotely controlled which I tend to feel a bit disappointed by... but having a remote grabber release for example is generally not done even on larger models. 8/10 Parts: Another good orange part pack, and a very good blend of parts too. 9/10 Price: Considering the prices I'm seeing this year this is pretty standard. 9/10 Accuracy: Sadly I think the truck lets down the whole set. Four wheels not six? Sure, that's kinda common. The trailer though is too simple; not enough wheels, no support, and it's thinner than the containers. The stacker on the other hand is excellent. 6/10 Fudge: As I keep saying, the stacker is the highlight. Oddly I wish they went for a lower price point and skipped the truck. Or perhaps a higher? In any case it does seem this set is designed for minifigs. Don't really like that either... 6/10 Overall: Build the stacker and containers and use the rest as spare parts! 7/10
  17. I haven't seen a thread for 2017 trains (mods please feel free to merge/delete if I missed it) and thought it was high time we started one. We currently have 3 non-duplo train sets on sale: 60051: High Speed Passenger Train (2014) 60052: Cargo Train (2014) 60098: Heavy Haul Train (2015) Plus 2 track packs (one of which is the much maligned flexible & straight track pack) I found out today that the only train "building" to have been sold in the past two years (60050 - train station) has also now been retired. Now I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm not feeling much love as a Lego Train fan - it's pretty slim pickings at the moment... I have a couple of mod/moc projects to keep me going but would really appreciate a decent official set (or two) this year. What are the chances of that happening? Surely they have to replace one of the 2014 sets and at least get a replacement station out in 2017?
  18. Anyone looking forward to getting their hands on the new Nintendo Switch? I'd say it's a very ingenious device with detachable controllers!
  19. Hello! :) There'll be a lot of reviews of new Elves sets soon, but I think it can't be too many of them anyway :) So I decided to make one again! I've build beautiful Aira's Airship of Elves 2017 and here's some pictures of it. Hope you like it too :) Overall impression reminds me split of two amazing sets from first wave - Naida's Adventure Ship and Pegasus Sleigh with all that fancy-styled details and pleasing color scheme. Ant that's great! Play features became less peaceful: while only weapon of team of Andventure ship was frying pan, heroes of new story have boomerang and disc shooter, and little goblin with flying backpack looks more menaceful than sea shell or little dragon's house :) Most intriguing part of the main building for me was wing mechanism. It have a lot intresting joints, even gear mechanism that keeps wings in raised position. Movement is enough tight, it's not very light and smooth, and needs a little effort. But anyway I really liked that it adds technic building expirience. Intresting parts: lots of gold makes happy my inner magpie! :D Book with air symbol is my favorite item here! I like Aira most of all characters, so I glad that here's new stuff with her symbols. Boomerang is also nice weapon for an intelligent character. Map is classical feature of this series. All theese pretty items may be storaged in pantry of the airship! Also there's box with ammo for disc-shooter. Goblin's fliyng box. I can't find out how this bolts shoot :( When I press them as shown in istruction, they just falls down, may be I make it wrong way. But I don't mind it, because I like boxes :) The goblin himself looks like an desperate person that can bring a lot of troubles for elves! :) And here's comparisions :) New amulet also fits good to regular lego minifig. There were two amulets on one mould, like golden keys from other sets. This old and respectable guy is honored to show it to you! :) (it's only minifig that saved from my former collection) Comparision with Naida's Adventure Ship from 2015. Three Airas! And last picture - Aira's airfleet, of Elvendale Airlines inc. =) Also here's my jetbike moc :) Thanks for watching! I hope this will attract more intrest for this beautilul series!
  20. Built for the Vastlands Cross category of the 2017 LEGO speeder Bike Contest over on Flickr. I decided to go with a Rock Raiders theme for my bikes this year, which was great fun. We acquired several Rock Raiders figs and some dark turquoise parts at BFVA 2016, so it was good to put them to use. The Rapid Rider is well equipped for it’s trek across the vastlands, with its chrome drills ready to decimate any obstacle in it’s path. In the unlikely event a repair is needed, there are survival supplies and tools in the satchel. It also comes with retractable landing gear for easy maintenance and landing. More pictures on Brickbuilt Thanks for looking, C&C welcome
  21. Hi guys, I hope you don't mind if in order to keep things simple I will put my reviews in one thread rather than in 10 separate ones. I will edit the first post and add more videos to it as they are released. Here's the link for the entire playlist, starting with latest reviews: [CLICK] And the individual videos: 42066 Air Race Jet: 42065 RC Tracked Racer: 42064 Ocean Explorer: 42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure: 42062 Container Yard: 42062-B Container Straddle Carrier: 42061 Telehandler: 42060 Roadwork Crew: 42059 Stunt Truck: 42058 Stunt Bike: 42058/42059 Power Racer: 42057 Ultralight Helicopter:
  22. This is the worst, and stupidest movie of all time right? Like what they heck are they thinking.... I'm bringing this up because they some how managed to bring on an A list actor... That's right Sir Patrick Stewart will be playing the Poop Emoji... From Professor X to Professor Poop what is he thinking.... http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/patrick-stewart-voice-poop-emoji-emoji-movie-965588 I hate this movie with such a passion
  23. Here is my review on "The Joker Battle Training" set 30423. Hope you enjoy!