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  1. Pchan1983

    REVIEW: 60291 Family House

    Yes, I sometimes rebuild sets I owned in the early 90s and modern sets are a lot more detailed. Thanks, I'm trying to build one with lego =).
  2. Pchan1983

    REVIEW: 60291 Family House

    Here is my review on the new lego city family house: THE GOOD: The house looks good Good varieties of rooms decor New Dog New Dashboard print Lots of space to pose minifigures even without the road plates Good parts selections for expanding similar style building THE NOT SO GOOD: Road plates not necessarily needed in my opinion Overall, I do like this set. It looks nice and great to get new dog which is a golden retriever! The new dashboard print also a nice addition. And it's always nice to see CMF parts being utilised in normal set (the video game controller). I don't really like the road plates though and to be honest, it didn't really add much to the set. I guess it's really depended on individual's preference. I got this set with discount so the price was not that bad for me but in RRP the price does feel a bit on the high end. I will recommend this set if you cant wait to get the new dog or does not have similar sets before and of course if you are into the new road plates =)
  3. Here is my review on 76173 Spider-man and Ghost Rider vs Carnage: THE GOOD: Robbie Reyes's version of Ghost Rider. Interesting build for the car front and back bumper. THE NOT SO GOOD: May be have an extra set of effect parts would be better. Car looks a bit too long compared to its width from top down view. I've always liked Ghost Rider and this is an ok set if you are into different version of Ghost Rider, it is actually a great set if you never have any spider-man or carnage before. The car works better than the bike in terms of proportion to the minifigure. It looks a bit too long since it's only 6 studs wide. It's nice to see new ways to build Carnage's tentacles though. Overall, this set is great for people who do not own any spider-man or carnage figure. Otherwise it will only appeal to those who wants a different version of Ghost Rider =)
  4. Originally I have the same thought about the price but thinking about how much usually they charge one minifgure (NZ$5) which means 7x will be $35 plus $20 for the battle platform to become the RRP of NZ$55 then it doesn’t feel as overpriced.
  5. Here is my review on the latest Ninjago 71375 Tournament of Elements: THE GOOD: Excellent selection of minifigures. The printing of the Ninjago 10 yrs tile is great. Some nice touch in the battle platform build (e.g. I personally like the vase and the guard rails) The spinjitsu tool works exceptionally well. THE NOT SO GOOD: I'm totally ok with this but considering the main target audience probably I will say lack of action features in the battle platform build. Overall, this is a great minifigure pack and great for getting parts for oriental buildings. The minifigures are excellent. My favourites are Jacob and Gravis's heads. The so called Limited Edition Lloyd has excellent print quality too. There are also some nice touch the the vase in terms of the build but definitely lacking some action features compared to similar sets. I also prefer the gold colour pieces (ones utilised a lot in Monkie Kid themes) than the pearl gold colour. Wonder when Lego will consider swapping it out in future set. anyway, this set is still great and would recommend to people into unique minifigures and getting oriental style parts!
  6. Pchan1983

    LEGO Store "Build a Minifigure"

    Might be to do with the suppliers. The Auckland store BaM bins were nearly empty in DEC until they got the newer parts right before Christmas. And exclusive parts only come in low quantities. It then cleared by resellers on day 1 =(. And no sign of the dog, dog astronaut torso yet. It's getting frustrating at time with the reseller situation as there is no way I can visit the store everyday and staff hardly answer the phone or they will just tell you not in stock or not sure. thanks for the offer but I'll just wait and see =)
  7. Pchan1983

    LEGO Store "Build a Minifigure"

    Ok went to the Auckland store this morning and the teddy bear already sold out :(
  8. Pchan1983

    LEGO Store "Build a Minifigure"

    Was there any more left? last time the special ones got cleared out by reseller on day one. Did you see any sausage dogs too?
  9. Pchan1983

    REVIEW: 80106 Story of Nian

    haha, to be honest, these 2 makes perfect sense to be stickers. As these are posters in real life =) You're welcome. Imagine they stop making exclusive prints for next year one I bet there will be riots =) I believe this theme is the focus to expand the Chinese market. Originally, these were regional exclusives but due to complains and demand of regional exclusive sets, they decided to release in other regions too.
  10. Here is my review on the other 2021 CNY set 80106 Story of Nian: THE GOOD: The Nian Beast, especially the head build is interesting. The look of the entrance is very authentic. Love the design of the door. Excellent selections of minifigures with new printed torsos. Surprising amount of space. Once again, great value on what you are paying. THE NOT SO GOOD: To be honest, can't find any. The only thing I would comment on is why Lego expects the grand parents to do all the heavy cleaning work considering the accessories given to them ... lol Overall, it is another great set. Although I personally think 80107 is better but this is still good. It may be just a facade build but as far as I know about this style of houses, it really just a wall so it kinda makes sense and the space in front of the entrance gives this set a lot more depth that you seen in the photos. The design of the door is just brilliant. The Nian beast also a very interesting build. With 6 minifigures with new torsos, this set is really great value of money. I will recommend this set to everyone. A few side notes, I found it funny the designer gave the grandparents cleaning duty and the superheroes effect parts for the fire works really exaggerating and you probably want to get away from those fireworks in real life XD. Especially if you speak/understand Cantonese, seeing the grandmother holding a shovel to clean snow during new year does not really align with the supposed new year theme =P
  11. Pchan1983

    Chinese New Year Sets 2021 - rumors and discussion

    I think so because I didn't get any of those when I bought them from Lego Store today.
  12. Pchan1983

    REVIEW: 80107 Spring Lantern Festival

    thanks, corrected. I've been looking at Bricks & Pieces, looks like all the new pieces are not available for individual sales for now.
  13. Happy New Year, just like previous years dashed out to buy and build this. Here is my review on 80107 Spring Lantern Festival. THE GOOD: Looks stunning. A good looking completed build. Various interesting build techniques and design, like the bridge, way to build terrain, the pavilion, the bamboo tress. So many new pieces and new printed pieces and torsos. Compatibility with modular buildings. Great value. THE NOT SO GOOD: None, but if I have to I probably single out the bench on the footpath but being an obstacle. (This is very nitpicking) Overall, LEGO has outdone themselves again. I think this is the best Chinese new year set to date. It looks stunning and compared to previous years, this is the only completed build. You can also easily extend this with different modular sets or create you own. It's difficult to single out what is the best part of the set simply I love the whole set. Although the package said 8+ but some of the builds will need extra patience and experience. The whole garden just looks so lively. I'll totally recommend this set and this is probably already a contender for set of 2021. Especially the price is very good as well considering what you are getting from this! Off topic, but the OX lantern does give me idea of the Brazen Bull. Also is switch is right on the butt of the ox, which is quite funny to be honest XD
  14. Pchan1983

    Seasonal 2018

    After 2 years, I finally opened the 2018 Christmas Gift! and it's brilliant!
  15. Pchan1983

    [REVIEW] 40424 - Winter Snowball Fight

    I actually like this one more than the halloween one. Here are my detailed thoughts.