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    Review: Creator Expert 10269 Harley-Davidson

    Excellent review! I enjoyed this very much and it will be a great treat for Harley Davidson fans. Furthermore, I love the additional mile you put in your visit to the official dealer for real comparison. Top marks for that. I am not very fond of the scale as compared with other vehicular models like VW van, Catherham, etc in my collection. However, this is a remarkable feat for TLG to embark an integrated design combo between System and Technic. Thanks mostlytechnic.
  2. + 1 to Makoy for the minifigures. Awesome. reviving the tradition.
  3. Such small sets appeal to me greatly, especially with the white wolf. I am just going for the unique wolf, while the minifigures are pretty useful in its own way. I am just here for the exclusive animal.
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    [REVIEW] 75945 - Expecto Patronum

    Outstanding review, Makoy. This small set completely appeal to me with its minifigures selection and the useful parts. I am looking forward to pick it up as soon as I can. Thanks for sharing with us.
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    EB Members Title Archive

    Dear Eurobricks members, I will like to invite members whom were given a title before, to write down your past titles, leaving it in here, for amusement, by leaving a very short note beside your profile, as where you think you have gotten your title from. This topic is to be served as an archive, allowing members to remember their past titles in one place. By the way, this idea was inspired by Izzy. Before you proceed any further, This is a warning to all whom has intentions to post in this topic. For those whom are intending to post in here, please try and leave your titles in one single post for each member for the very first post which allow me for easier update. I don't want each title to have a single post, ending up flooding this whole topic. Give me short captions, if you think you know where it comes from. Discussion about others' titles is allowed, but don't cross the line of asking titles or change of titles. Anyone, whom doesn't take heed of my advice, will be in for a nasty surprise. More importantly, this is supposed to be a fun thing! Eurobricks Fellows, feel free to help me out with the update and ensure that this topic stays on track. WhiteFang ******************************************************************************** 224 Eurobricks Members and counting... Member names starting with Numbers, Special Characters and Letters A-D Member names starting with Letters E-H Member names starting with Letters I-L Member names starting with Letters M-P Member names starting with Letters Q-T Member names starting with Letters U-Z
  6. Thank you Hinckley for the awesome hosting of Forest Mafia 3. Your photos made this whole experience very indulging. For me, it was a short lived but yet enjoyable mafia experience. Perhaps, I am much rusty than before and need to get a few more games coming to dust my engine. Unfortunately I am unable to survive beyond Night 1, due to the Croc aiming me as a kill... Other than that, I had to said that I made a little bit of mistake in my role playing which somehow resulted me in the large target board on my back. Nonetheless, it was fun. Oh well, I am Braxton the Bear! It was a great game and I was rooting for the townie even though I was gone. Past few days were intense and thank you for the fun and incredible mafia experience.
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    [REVIEW] 75810 - The Upside Down

    Outstanding review. Do you know this set is inspiring me to go watch Stranger Things on my Netflix account? Got to admit that seeing an original Netflix series in official LEGO is mindblowing. The sheer design is another mastery level which is not an eye trick. Glad to know is strong and sturdy. Thanks Makoy for taking your time to do this top grade review for our EB community.
  8. Hello everyone, I am very pleased to share my latest reviewing adventure on the brand new LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO Disney 2 Series and it will be available worldwide in May 2019. Special thanks to The LEGO Group (TLG) which comprise of the LEGO CEE and LEGO Collectable Minifigures Design Team for making this reviewing opportunity possible. We also should not forget our EB Ambassador, Jim. My sincere thanks to my wife (Belun) for her dedicated support. It's been nine whole years and it amazed me that I had actually completed 29 exhaustive LEGO pictorial reviews including this current one, solely for the coverage of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series / LEGO Minifigures Theme. Following Eurobricks tradition for the past Collectable Minifigures polls, we started with a humble beginning of Series 1 followed by Series 2 in the year 2010 and it continued to spread like wildfire with another three strong waves of minifigures craze in the year 2011, putting Series 3, Series 4 and Series 5 in an excellent harvesting year. In the year 2012, we celebrated with Series 6, Series 7 and recent Series 8. With the year 2013, we had the Series 9, Series 10 and Series 11. In the year 2014, we seen the LEGO Movie Series, The first LEGO Simpsons Series and Series 12. In the year 2015, we had the Series 13, LEGO Simpsons Series 2 and Series 14. In the year 2016, we seen the Series 15, LEGO Disney Series 1 and Series 16. In the year 2017, we have the LEGO Batman Movie Series, Series 17 and LEGO Ninjago Movie Series. In the year 2018, we experienced the LEGO Batman Movie Series 2, Series 18 and LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1. In the year 2019, we seen the LEGO Movie 2 series. Now, let's see where your vote will bring us for the LEGO Disney 2 series poll statistics. Name: 71024 LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Disney 2 Series Theme: LEGO System / Collectable Minifigures / Disney / Series 2 Year: 2019 Minifigs: 18 unique minifigures Price for 1 box: USD N.A, GBP N.A, EURO N.A, SGD N.A Price for 1 packet: USD N.A, GBP N.A, EURO N.A, SGD N.A Resources: Brickset, BrickLink, Brick Insights An image of an 71024 The LEGO Disney Series 2 The LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO Disney Series 2 followed closely with the previous LEGO Disney Series by utilising the medium blue colour schema. [Reference 1] [Reference 2] [Reference 3] [Reference 4] What could possibly lurk within these mysterious sealed packets? The Disney magic has once again embraced into LEGO CMFs With the recent news release for the LEGO Disney Series 2, the global LEGO communities were very hyped and looking forward to this brand new LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Disney Series 2. This new sequel continued from the LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Disney Series 1 which was first released in 2016. After three years of hiatus, TLG presented with us the second Disney Series which will expand greatly into Disney realm. The Disney Series 2 built upon the same number of 18 minifigures from the previous series and it expanded from current and newly released Disney themes. The Disney Series 2 contained eight major themes for the 18 unique characters which are made up of Vintage Disney, Ducktales, Chip 'N' Dale, Frozen, Aladdin, Hercules, The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Incredibles. We are also pleased to see the expanded Disney characters expanded into previously released themes like the Aladdin and The Incredibles. Both are amazing Disney themes which will interest many fans. There are much exciting things to discover about when I first opened these packets. A few notable things to be very elated about include is the large numbers of unique molds and hairpieces. There are a decent amount of new accessories for the minifigures. Furthermore, almost all the minifgures had back printing and side printing that include arms with two toned printing. These remarkable designs and new additions are very impressive which I will like to draw to your attention in the individual minifigures' showcase. IMPORTANT: Please note that the naming for all 18 minifigures, where applicable, that I have use for this review are likely to be official TLG minifigures naming for the LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Disney 2 Series. In addition, this box is not sealed and the distribution ratio which I have received is based on my received copy. This distribution ratio is not intend to serve as a 100% accurate distribution. I reckon it has a good 98% confidence level. General statistics for 71024 LEGO Disney Series 2 Below is the combination which I have received from my box, 2 Huey (s) 2 Dewey (s) 2 Louie (s) 3 Jafar (s) 3 Jasmine (s) 3 Hercules (s) 3 Sally (s) 3 Jack Skellington (s) 3 Edna Mode (s) 4 Vintage Mickey (s) 4 Vintage Minnie (s) 4 Scrooge McDuck (s) 4 Chip (s) 4 Dale (s) 4 Elsa (s) 4 Anna (s) 4 Hades (s) 4 Frozone (s) Based on the above distribution, I have managed to achieve two full complete sets of 18 one-of-a kind minifigures each. This arrangement will make many LEGO fans pretty frustrated frustrated as there are 24 spare minifigures which can be ideally converted into another complete set. This lessen the incentive by simply buying a mint box or finding your desired minifigures in the wild. I wonder which are the minifigures will be the most popular and hard-to-find for you guys. I would think the three nephews of Scrooge McDuck will be very hard to locate due to its very limited number of appearance. As for the others, I am guessing Hercules might be a little hard to find. The Frozen characters and Chip 'N' Dale is also another high possibility. That's just my speculated guess. Front view comparison of current LEGO Disney Series 2 with the rest of the past CMFs series The LEGO Minifigures Theme is a force not to be reckoned with and remain a very strong contender in the TLG product range since 2010. 30 different releases including regional exclusives are not easy to replicate the craze in many LEGO CMFs followers. So, are you still following the CMFs craze since Day 1? Take a closer look at the following images. This is the front view of The LEGO Disney Series 2 packet, while this shows the back view of it. The new LEGO Minifigures packets are likely to continue in this packaging fashion since the era of Unikitty Series and their back view where some of the content are packed in individual sealed packet. When you open the packet, you will see this amount of content pouring out and the instruction manual is folded and sealed with a tape. Among the 18 minifigures, these are the five minifigures with a separate sealed packet within the building packet. In fact, there are some elements which are kept separately and in this case, it is the minifigures' capes. I guess the reason why the minifigure packet is much bigger is due to accommodate these sealed packets respectively. Simple reminder to my regular CMFs readers. If you are intending to collect the precious and hard-to-find minifigures, hone your skills for the touch and feel method. This is an important skill set in order to locate the minifigures that you want without spending too much money by randomly acquire them, especially so when you are intending to buy large quantities. Your sole mission is to memorise and remember the minifigures assortments for each of the specialised designs. Isolate and identify the most unique accessory or accessories for the particular minifigure. From there, eliminate the torso, head and legs and feel for the other parts. The sole disadvantage of this method is that much time would be wasted if the minifigures that you are looking for have been taken from the box. You might also end up with sore numb thumbs after feeling them. Please be careful and treat the packets with respect when you do the above. Reason being, there are many fragile and soft parts in this series. Front view of The LEGO Disney Series 2 promotional poster Back view of The LEGO Disney Series 2 promotional poster 1) Vintage Mickey Without further ado, let's bring out the first minifigure design and it is the well known popular Mickey Mouse. In this case, we are presented with a Mickey variant in this vintage style. This Vintage Mickey is comprised of monochrome with a slight tint of grey at his legs. His minifigure entry was ought to be a surprising appearance but yet it was quite a huge disappointment, especially for those who owned the recent LEGO IDEAS: 21317 Steamboat Willie. The minifigures are exactly the same from this LEGO IDEAS set which is accompanied with the upcoming second character in this line-up. Somehow, his duplicate appearance could have diluted the LEGO IDEAS set through its minifigure cannibalisation. It is either by owning this Vintage Mickey without the need to own the aforementioned LEGO IDEAS set. It was a mixed feeling for me and I thought it will be better for TLG to position other distinct unique Disney character in this series instead. Parts assortment The parts assortment are average and it can be found in the LEGO IDEAS: 21317 Steamboat Willie. The new Captain hat can be placed on top of Mickey's headpiece. While the ship steering wheel can be used for ship building MOCs. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Different variants of Mickey I wish to commandeer a ship like this S.S Willie is now under my possession 2) Vintage Minnie The next in line is Vintage Minnie which also faced the same predicament as the earlier Vintage Mickey. The Vintage Minnie can also be found in the LEGO IDEAS: 21317 Steamboat Willie. I really wished it can have some slight unique touch or simply replace it with something much relevant and exciting. Otherwise, fans will just view it as a very simple way of acquiring these classic characters which I am not sure if is actually a good idea to begin with. Perhaps, just thinking out loud. It might be the situation where the cost of production will be better to optimise the same release of designs through other avenues and it just so happen to be under the LEGO Minifigures Theme. To me, I am feeling a bag of mixed feelings. Post-review note: I was informed that the Vintage Mickey and Vintage Minnie had a slight difference in terms of the colours, which is from white to grey from the LEGO IDEAS: 21317 Steamboat Willie. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly below average and it can be found in the LEGO IDEAS: 21317 Steamboat Willie. The new lady hat can be placed on top of Minnie's headpiece and it also come with a spare. She also come with a white lifebuoy. The skirt piece with tint of grey and white spots is similar to past Disney skirts designs. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Different variants of Minnie Mickey & Minnie evolution Do you prefer this variant? Cruising down the riverstream Shipwreck encounter 3) Huey Now, let's focus on the third minifigure in this series which is Huey. He is one of the triplets naughty nephews of Donald Duck and was heavily featured in Ducktales. This Disney cartoon is which I had grew up watching in the late 1980s. His other two companions, Dewey and Louie are featured in this series 2. His design modeled closely with Donald Duck. To represent themselves as children, short leg was used. His red outfit was distinct and closely represented with the original art reference. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. Huey comes with the lime green Junior Woodchucks book and this is a modern book design where a 1x2 printed tile can be attached to it. The 1x2 printed tile appear to be a map or some sort of compass which was embedded within the book. Huey comes with a white fluffy duck tail which can be placed at the back of the legs. The red cap can be inserted nicely on top of Huey's headpiece. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. What are you reading? Throw the book over to me 4) Dewey The next Ducktale minifigure is Dewey and is one of the triplets nephews of Donald Duck. They all look very similar and the clothes are the ones which separate them from one another. In this case, I am very fond of the blue outfit of Dewey and he draws fond childhood memories of mine. It is probably because his attire is similar to a mini Donald Duck. Judging by his choice of accessory - slingshot, I can safely guess he is the most mischievous among the trio. Parts assortment The parts assortment are average. Huey comes with a wooden slingshot and there's a spare piece for it. Dewey comes with a white fluffy duck tail which can be placed at the back of the legs. The blue cap can be inserted nicely on top of Dewey's headpiece. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Join my slingshot club Making new friends 5) Louie The next Ducktale minifigure is Louie and he is last of the triplets nephews of Donald Duck. Louie donned the bright green outfit. The base design is the same as Dewey and Huey. The only differences are their colours of the capes and torsos. Louie concludes the trio and because of their low distribution count. Many people will probably be searching the above three minifigures to complete the entire Ducktales trio as part of their Disney collection. Parts assortment The parts assortment are below average. Huey comes with a flashlight and there is a spare 1x1 round yellow element. Louie comes with a white fluffy duck tail which can be placed at the back of the legs. The green cap can be inserted nicely on top of Louie's headpiece. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Off we go to another adventure There is nothing left in my stall I sense danger behind us Are you the new mascot? 6) Scrooge McDuck I am also very pleased to see Scrooge McDuck in this series, as it complete the last of Ducktales appearance. Scrooge McDuck is a shrewd businessman and an adventurous treasure hunter. He is a very successful person and yet appeared to be very stingy. He grew his riches from leaps and bounds. The above design showed a very accurate reference to the original artwork and I am particularly fond of the spectacles near its mouth. In the Ducktale series, Scrooge McDuck adopted Donald Duck's trio nephews after he decide to join the Navy. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. Scrooge McDuck comes with a new printed printed coin currency of 10 cents and one of which is a spare. He also carry an wooden stick and it also comes with a spare. Scrooge McDuck comes with a white fluffy duck tail which can be placed at the back of the legs. Do notice that his duck tail have the blue tint at its front to match the torso and legs colours. The new black top hat can be inserted nicely on top of his headpiece. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Ducktales Change of situation Distant relatives Shrewd Businessmen 7) Chip The next Disney Series which we are covering is the Chip 'N' Dale. These may look like primitive chipmunk characters and are often referred as cute stuffy equivalent. Do not fall for their charm. Chip is often portrayed as someone being careful and caution. The actual design is very impressive and it can be instantly recognised as Chip with his distinct dark brown furring. For me, I knew this character through the cartoon series of Chip 'N' Dale: Rescue Rangers. Parts assortment The parts assortment are average. The parts for building an acorn is rather simple but a smart use of using Neville Longbottom's mandrake design minus its print. The entire mold is filled with prints especially around its headpiece and torso. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Animal Control Did she just cast a transfiguration spell? 8) Dale The next Disney character is Dale and he is part of Chip 'N' Dale series. Dale is often portrayed as someone being laid-back and impulsive. The actual design is very accurate and it can be instantly recognised as Dale with his distinct light nougat furring and red nose. For me, I also knew Dale character through the cartoon series of Chip 'N' Dale: Rescue Rangers. Parts assortment The parts assortment are average. He only carried a brown sack to contain his loot. The entire mold is filled with prints especially around its headpiece and torso. Do notice the red nose and the paint can be easily scrapped off. One of the Dale minifigure's red nose was scrapped a little when I opened the bag out of its sealed content. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Chip 'N' Dale Shall we exchange our food supplies? Who is the best tag-team? 9) Elsa The next Disney Theme is Frozen and it is very popular among children especially girls. This movie had a very nice ringing and contagious soundtrack. The movie is equally pleasing and I particularly like the ending to it. Presenting my favourite character in this series and it is the Queen Elsa of Arendelle. I am very pleased to see a very proper minifigure to it instead of resorting to get this character through the LEGO Disney Princesses series like the 41148 Elsa's Magical Ice Palace from the LEGO Frozen Theme and the figure are modeled after the Friends mini-doll model. This whole dress is particularly attractive and nicely portrayed as well. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average. It include the nice Belville snowflake which are useful for creating MOC. Her new cape design is shimmering on one side while the other side is matt. Her hairpiece is a new rubbery mold piece. She also comes with a new skirt torso. Her minifigure also encompass detailed printing. Elsa also contain an alternate facial expression. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Why did you appear in front of me? Meeting the Hogwarts Founders Fighting fire with ice 10) Anna Presenting my next favourite character in this Frozen series and it is Anna who is also the sister of Elsa. I am equally pleased to see a very proper minifigure instead of the Friends doll model. This whole outfit is instantly recognisable and made good reference to the original artwork in her winter outfit. I could imagine using this minifigure well for other medieval MOCs and I trust this will be a popular sought for character as well. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average. It include the new lamp design which was seen in the recent Harry Potter sets. Her new cape design is pink from both sides. Her braid hairpiece is a new rubbery mold piece. She also comes with a new skirt torso. Her minifigure also encompass detailed printing. Anna also contain an alternate facial expression. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Let It Go Waiting for someone special Escorting you, my lady 11) Jafar The next Disney Theme is Aladdin and it is expanded from the first Disney Series 1. I find the inclusion of Aladdin is very timely especially with the upcoming Disney blockbuster movie of Aladdin. Jafar is the antagonist of the Aladdin movie. He is the Grand Vizier of Agrabah, the Sultan's most trusted adviser. He is also an evil sorcerer who secretly plots to obtain the Genie's magical oil lamp and rule Agrabah. The design is very accurate to the original artwork to depict his dark red and black outfit. Parts assortment The parts assortment are average. It include the existing scepter and black shoulder armour. His new cape design is red from both sides. His turban headpiece is done in a nice grand fashion. He also comes with a new skirt torso. Jafar also contain an alternate facial expression. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Meet the Grand Vizler of Agraba Dark Sorcerers Mystic Arts 12) Jasmine The next Disney character is Jasmine and she is the Princess of Agrabah from the Aladdin. I am very pleased to see Jasmine appeared in a minifigure than its predecessor from the mini-doll design. She had appeared in other Disney Princess sets in the Aladdin theme. Her princess outfit is very accurately done with the original artwork. I am sure this character will add a good array of minifigure design from bustling marketplace to royalties. Parts assortment The parts assortment are average. It include her new pet bird which was first appeared in the 41161 Aladdin's and Jasmine Palace Adventures. Her long black tied hairpiece is made of soft rubbery material. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Aladdin How to be a Disney Princess? 13) Hades The next Disney theme is from Hercules and I find it very surprising this theme is included in this series. It was quite an unexpected surprise. Hades is the main antagonist of Hercules animated movie. He is a smooth talker, God of the Underworld with a fiery temper and a vendetta against his eldest brother, Zeus. In secrecy, Hades hatches a scheme to take over Mount Olympus, but a prophecy foretells that a hero will rise against him and end his reign. Hades can be truly employed in various evil looking customisation since his outfit reek of scheming from top to bottom. Parts assortment The parts assortment are average. The flame pieces are common LEGO parts and it also come with a spare. The fiery blue flame on his head cannot be removed from his headpiece as it is glued together. His bottom is similar to Ursula but is entirely a different mold. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Scheming evil plots Fear and Tremble 14) Hercules Hercules is the main protagonist in this series and he is one of my favourite character in this outfit. His muscular strong vest of weapons arsenal are very impressive and versatile. The Disney version of Hercules had very little relevance to the original Greek Mythology. Suggest you to watch the movie to see the actual difference with an open mind. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average. The swords come in pairs and one of it is a spare. The circular shield is the eye catching and useful medieval piece of accessory. It also bear the symbol of lighting similar to Zeus wield the lighting bolt. It also come with a new light blue cape. The bright orange hairpiece is also a new mold. I am very impressed with the all rounded printing on his legs and torsos. Hercules also contain an alternate facial expression. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view and without his cape. Arena champion Battle of good vs evil 15) Sally The next Disney theme is the Nightmare Before Christmas. I never knew this Tim Burton's movie was part of Disney franchise. It is interesting to see how a fantasy Halloween Town filled with monsters which we are familiar with. Sally is surprisingly nice looking in this minifigure design who is a rag-doll woman that is secretly in love with Jack Skellington. Her rag-doll design with its seem-to-be various patches sewn together are some amazing details in this design. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. The black flowers and petals come in pairs and one of the pair is a spare. Those are some nice new assorted decorations which can be useful. She also has a new hairpiece with long red hair. Sally also contain an alternate facial expression. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view and back printing with her hairpiece removed. Meet my new friends Halloween visit 16) Jack Skellington Jack Skellington is the main protagonist in the Nightmare Before Christmas. He is also known as the "Pumpkin King" and leader of the town and usually in charge of organising the annual Halloween celebrations. This minifigure is very well design with the long black suit with white lines drawn from the top to his pants which is visible from his sides as well. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average. He has an amazing gift box of 2x2 printed with snowflakes design of 1x1 round tile that can be kept inside. The box allow two of such round tiles inside and the remaining two are spares. The shoulder blade contain a black bow-tie and his bottom has a cloth waist around his back. He does not have a hairpiece and his skeletal head is a new facial design. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. The Nightmare Before Christmas Visiting old friends 17) Edna Mode The last Disney theme in this series is the expansion of The Incredibles from the former Disney Series and the recent LEGO Juniors theme of The Incredibles 2. I am very pleased to see an improved design of Edna Mode unlike the one from 30165 Edna Mode polybag. Edna is an outstanding superhero fashion designer and her prized works include the original superheroes designs for the Incredibles family members. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. She comes with a pair of white tea cups and one of which is a spare. Her tote bag also included a 1x2 printed title with her own surname and logo printed on it. The excellent hairpiece is done nicely with her eyes expression and spectacles placed in such distinct fashion. Enda mode contain an alternate facial expression and if you done some changes to it with the former, this will be the outcome. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Different variants of Edna Mode Bespectacled fellows Allow me to design your costumes You need a new set of design outfit 18) Frozone The last character in this Disney Series 2 is Frozone from The Incredibles. He is also known as Lucius Best and is one of the supporting characters of The Incredibles. He is the best friend and a close ally of Mr. Incredible. He has the ability to create ice and freeze surfaces with his hands. This character will certainly pleased many fans of The Incredibles which will add right into the midst of the other similar minifigures of The Incredibles. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. He is given a pair of transparent energy blasters to simulate ice freezing.The 4x4 circular round disk is a very uncommon piece and I am very pleased to see it appeared as Frozone base. By placing the white jump beneath the disk, it will create an illusion of it floating. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. The Incredibles Please keep my popiscle cold Overwatch Players joined the fray The LEGO Disney 2 series will be launching on 1st May 2019 (worldwide) To conclude, the LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO Disney Series 2 is a specialised CMFs release featuring a total of 18 minifigures with 16 brand new designs of the Disney universe and 2 rehash characters from an existing LEGO IDEAS set. The biggest pull factor is the amazing design and artwork which are closely referenced with the original artwork across these mentioned themes. This second series is an outstanding release is a force not to reckon with which complement well with the first Disney series. On the whole, I would said this is a remarkable release despite of the disappointing distribution ratio of 2 complete sets in a sealed box which resulted in a large number of spares of other characters. Furthermore, I also noted this series lack of the minifigure neck marking which can increased the tightness and grip of the head and neck. This was seen in the previous series of the LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Movie 2 Series. Traditional LEGO CMFs series had always appeal widely to the masses. I really wish to see the next series moving back to its traditional charm. One thing for certain is TLG is not really intending to just focus on the traditional stuff. There are already clear signs in the shift in their marketing and design approach. Time will tell if the change in the LEGO CMFs could sustain and continue to appeal to general public and LEGO fans. It is not an easy theme to continue create, design and introduce many new creative and original designs for each new series. The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series or known as LEGO Minifigures Theme shall always be a rare commanding class of their own, which distinguish themselves from regular LEGO Theme and special releases. It has been a very long standing tradition and yet they are able to retain the charm and excitement, until today and I am not out of interest yet. Now with a total of 476 minifigures released for the entire Series 1 to 18, the LEGO Movie Series & the LEGO Movie 2 Series, LEGO Simpsons Series 1 to 2, Disney LEGO Minifigures, LEGO Batman Movie series 1 to 2, LEGO Ninjago Movie Series, LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series and the current LEGO Disney Series 2, not including Mr. Gold which unfortunately I do not have the blessings or lucky stars to own it till this date, and the special exclusive Toy Soldier and Zombie Skateboarder minifigures that can only be obtained through The Minifigures Character Encyclopedia books respectively. At such accelerated releasing rate, I wonder what is everyone's display plan and if they can keep up with the display shelving area for future expansion. For myself, I had already done a nice display for my own CMFs and with this new series, I had maxed out my current display, as seen above. I will need to work something out in order to accommodate future releases. Meanwhile, I really wonder what exciting new series will TLG have for us. Only time will tell and let's be patient about it. I am confident that it will be worth the wait as always. Please note that all opinions and content shown in this Eurobricks pictorial review is from 'WhiteFang' and is not meant to represent LEGO official views. It is purely stated to share as a vantage point of a reviewer. Please note that the The LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Disney Series 2 contain useful spare parts/accessories. The overall spare parts can be seen here. Summary review Playability: 10/10 (New LEGO Disney characters which are expanded onto the main stream of sets and the previous Disney series.)Design: 9/10 (High amount of detailed printing, new parts/accessories and alternate facial expressions. The drop of my score is the rehash of Vintage Mickey and Minnie.) Price: 6/10 (Pricing notch for SRP is not out but I guess it will be hovering around SGD$6.50 and distribution ratio is disappointing.)Overall: 8.3/10 (Get ready for another amazing CMFs experience with the new and old characters of LEGO Movie casting.) I gave it a "5" based on my Review Score Card. What about yours? I hope everyone of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine. Comments and Criticisms are welcomed. Pictures can be found in My Flickr. If you are interested to read the past LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series reviews, you may find the following links below! 8683: Collectable Minifigures Series 1 8684: Collectable Minifigures Series 2 8803: Collectable Minifigures Series 3 8804: Collectable Minifigures Series 4 8805: Collectable Minifigures Series 5 8827: Collectable Minifigures Series 6 8831: Collectable Minifigures Series 7 8833: Collectable Minifigures Series 8 71000: Collectable Minifigures Series 9 71001: Collectable Minifigures Series 10 71002: Collectable Minifigures Series 11 71004: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Movie Series 71005: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Simpsons Series 71007: Collectable Minifigures Series 12 71008: Collectable Minifigures Series 13 71009: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Simpsons Series 2 71010: Collectable Minifigures Series 14 71011: Collectable Minifigures Series 15 71012: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Disney Series 71013: Collectable Minifigures Series 16 71014: Collectable Minifigures - DFB Football Series 2016 71017: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Batman Movie Series 71018: Collectable Minifigures Series 17 71019: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Ninjago Movie Series 71020: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Batman Movie Series 2 71021: Collectable Minifigures Series 18 71022: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1 71023: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Movie 2 Series 41775: Unikitty Series 1
  9. TPRU. You are greatly missed. I didn’t know he is no longer with us. This is indeed a very sad news for EB community.
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  12. Thanks everyone for your thoughts and comments. It was very enjoyable to know that you find this review useful and to know that this new series appeal to most of you. Thanks AmperZand for your kind words. Nope, it does not get into the way and I hope this new image could help.
  13. Hello everyone, This is my third review from the LEGO SOLO: A Star Wars Story and till now I haven't watch the movie yet. So be rest assured that there are minimum spoilers in this coverage. Earlier ago, I had also reviewed the 75209 Han Solo's Landspeeder and 75210 Moloch's Landspeeder. I aim to share more Star Wars reviews in time to come. Without further ado, let me share the reviewing journey for this new medium sized set. Name: 75215 Cloud-Rider Swoop Bikes Theme: LEGO System / Licensed / Star Wars / SOLO: A Star Wars Story Year: 2018 Pieces: 355 Minifigs: 3 minifigures Price: USD 29.99, GBP 25.99, EURO 29.99, SGD 59.90 Resources: Brickset, BrickLink, Brick Insights An original box image of the 75215 Cloud-Rider Swoop Bikes Back view of the original box image of the 75215 Cloud-Rider Swoop Bikes Recreate the high speed chase scene from the movie itself This new medium-sized LEGO Star Wars set is priced at a premium based on the usual pieces count. In the United States, it is an additional USD$10 premium. These builds belong to a group of marauders known as the Cloud-Riders, led by Enfys Nest in the recent appearance in the movie. I had never seen any of these reference materials before until I had seen the movie trailer earlier. Cloud-Riders are one of the most infamous swoop pirate gangs in the Outer Rim Territories. They use highly illegal modified speed bikes to strike and plunder cargo ships. The content of the sealed box The sealed box come with three numbered mint packs. The two instruction manuals are part of the content. This set also contain a dreaded sticker sheet which I did not apply for my set. After the builds are completed, these are the remaining spare parts. You can view the spare parts for packet 1, packet 2 and packet 3. Tobias Beckett, Weazel and Enfys Nest This set contain a good range of brand new minifigures (from left) Tobias Beckett, Weazel and Enfys Nest. These minifigures are completely unique to this set even though Tobias had made another appearance in his Imperial outfit from the 75211 Imperial TIE Fighter. Becket is originally a Captain under the Imperial Army stationed in Camp Forward in the planet Mimban. Becket in this outfit is more suited as a gunslinger from Glee Anselm. Han Solo looks up to him like a mentor and his parting words is "Assume everyone will betray you and you will never be disappointed". It packed quite a powerful quote even though I had not able to relate in the movie. Now we are focusing on the Cloud-Riders. The Cloud-Riders' leader known as Enfys Nest. He hidden behind his chromed visor and no one know his mysterious identity or his origin homeworld, let alone the species origin too. Enfys Nest minifigure design is very accurately design based on the actual movie reference. His choice of weapons are mostly preferred to use melee weapons such as the electroripper staff. He is an incredible opponent and fight his enemies with great ferocity. The martial arts at Nest's command are a broad mix of style that make it very difficult to pinpoint his origin. One interesting factual information to note on his carving on the front of the helmet state the following: "Until we reach the last edge, the last opening, the last star and can go no higher". The next short-legged character is Weazel. He is a loyal and most trusted lieutenant to Enfys Nest. He had previously worked with the Hutt gang and now he's with the Cloud Riders. His unique helmet design is a kalevalan tracker helmet with rangefinder. No one know his identity too. To stay true with the original reference material and TLG's design point, I had removed their helmets and you can see their true facial expressions for yourself. The minifigures' design are very nicely created and you can see back view of the minifigures including Enfys Nest black cape printing. The entire building content for Packet 1The completed built for Packet 1 The entire building content for Packet 2The completed built for Packet 2 The entire building content for Packet 3 The completed built for Packet 3 The Cloud Riders lead by Enfys Nest The completed built of these Cloud Riders' swoop bikes (with side-car) are known as the Modified Caelli-Merced Skyblade 330 and Modified Caelli-Merced Halberd-441 with sidecar. Their distinct colour scheme and flag distinguish themselves from rivarly gangs such as the Dark Star Hellions and the Nova Demons. These swoops bikes may look crude but these were illegally modified to make it an overpowered vehicle and capable of traveling at 600kph which can allow them to conduct successful raids. The Swoop Bike without side car measured at 9cm high, 19cm long and 5cm wide, while the Swoop Bike with side car measured at 5cm high, 21cm long and 9cm wide. It has quite a complex built and is not your regular speeders' design. It's capable of high speed chase and is rather fun to play with to form those play scenes accompanied with stud shooters beneath. You can enjoy viewing more of the up close viewing angles from the front view, side view (L), side view (R) and back view (especially the triple-cluster turbothrust engines with ion-drive booster). Not to forget that it also come with a hidden crate containing coaxium. High speed race bikes We want the coaxium and we will not give into your demands My LEGO Solo A Star Wars story open collection so far There's no way that I am letting you get away To conclude, this is almost coming to an above average LEGO Swoop Bikes. The Swoop Bikes' design are sleek and the minifigures are excellent designs especially for those highly detailed Cloud Riders' members. The price tag is not entirely attractive based on the price count and I don't quite understand why there's a slight premium for this set as compared to similar sets based on this price range/piece count. Despite of the pricing, it is a set which I will consider favourably for these minifigures and the nice speeder bikes' designs for playing and worthy to add into your growing Star Wars play collection. Summary review Playability: 8/10 (Fun to play and re-create the chase scenes with other sets from this series.) Design: 8/10 (Excellent minifigures' design and nice swoop bikes to add into the collection.) Price: 5/10 (Get this set when it is on sales as I find it expensive to pay it at full SRP.) Overall: 7/10 (Get this set for the Cloud Riders and nothing less. Fun way to reminisce and enjoy the movie recollection especially if you enjoy viewing it.) I gave it a "4" based on my Review Score Card. What about yours? (Star Wars poll function is still broken and I exclude the poll in this review). I hope every one of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine. Comments and Criticisms are strongly welcomed. Pictures can be found in My Flickr.
  14. Thank you so much everyone for your thoughts and comments. It's great to know that most of you enjoyed this upcoming new series and for some of us, there are some minifigures which still interest you. I am really glad this review also had served an useful purpose to a large number of members too. Nope. Scrooge McDuck's top hat cannot fit on Mickey and Minnie's head. This photos will give you a rough idea. Yes, they are different. Thank you! Hope this photo help. Let's keep our fingers crossed. Well said. I do agree this is a very positive way of viewing these almost duplicates. Unfortunately, my Friends collection is very limited. Hope this photo could be of use.
  15. Hello everyone, *Waving hands* It's me and I am back to conduct the latest poll and survey for the brand new exciting LEGO Minifigures - Disney Series 2 poll in our Eurobricks Community. Our Eurobricks Community has also been actively engaging in this topic discussion. For the past official Eurobricks polls with regards to LEGO Collectables Minifigures Series even though they may not be so applicable anymore, they can still be found in the following links below. Collectable Minifigures Series 1 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 2 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 3 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 4 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 5 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 6 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 7 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 8 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 9 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 10 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 11 Poll The LEGO Movie Series Poll The LEGO Simpsons Series Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 12 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 13 Poll The LEGO Simpsons Series 2 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 13 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 14 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 15 Poll The LEGO Disney Minifigures Series Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 16 Poll The LEGO Batman Movie Series Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 17 Poll The LEGO Ninjago Movie Series Poll The LEGO Batman Movie Series 2 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 18 Poll The LEGO Movie 2 Series Poll Let us know what you think about this new LEGO Minifigures - Disney Series 2 especially on your choice of the favourite minifigure! WhiteFang
  16. Our Eurobricks Global Moderator and Reviewers Academy Teacher, WhiteFang had completed this latest review of the Eurobricks CMFs tradition. The 71024 LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Disney Series 2 is the newest excitement of the expansion of LEGO Disney Universe. Take a moment and and check out the detailed review right here in Eurobricks LEGO Licensed Themes Forum. Do share your thoughts with us in the review. Click here to view the 71024 LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Disney Series 2 review in the Eurobricks LEGO Licensed Themes forum.
  17. Dear Eurobricks Community, I am very pleased to share with all of you my newest review work on the LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Disney Series 2. It took me almost a week to put this together since I received it from TLG on April Fool. Eurobricks is not the only community doing this review and there are many other communities had released theirs. I sincerely hope my latest reviewing work continue to excite all of you in this highly anticipated LEGO Minifigures Theme. Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments. Thank you. WhiteFang
  18. It’s still not ready as I only had received it yesterday. I am currently working on it.
  19. Hello everyone, I am back to bring you my latest reviewing adventure on the brand new LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO Movie 2 Series which will be available worldwide in February 2019. Firstly, I would like to give my thanks to The LEGO Group (TLG) which include the LEGO CEE and LEGO Collectable Minifigures Design Team and our EB Ambassador, Jim. Most importantly, my wife (Belun) for letting me to review this series in peace over the past few days. I can't believe I had completed 28 exhaustive LEGO pictorial reviews including this current one, solely for the coverage of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series / LEGO Minifigures Theme throughout the past eight years plus. Following Eurobricks tradition for the past Collectable Minifigures polls, we started with a humble beginning of Series 1 followed by Series 2 in the year 2010 and it continued to spread like wildfire with another three strong waves of minifigures craze in the year 2011, putting Series 3, Series 4 and Series 5 in an excellent harvesting year. In the year 2012, we celebrated with Series 6, Series 7 and recent Series 8. With the year 2013, we had the Series 9, Series 10 and Series 11. In the year 2014, we seen the LEGO Movie Series, The first LEGO Simpsons Series and Series 12. In the year 2015, we had the Series 13, LEGO Simpsons Series 2 and Series 14. In the year 2016, we seen the Series 15, LEGO Disney Series 1 and Series 16. In the year 2017, we have the LEGO Batman Movie Series, Series 17 and LEGO Ninjago Movie Series. In the year 2018, we experienced the LEGO Batman Movie Series 2, Series 18 and LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1. Now, let's see what your vote will bring us for the LEGO Movie 2 series poll statistics in 2019. Name: 71023 LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Movie 2 Series Theme: LEGO System / Collectable Minifigures / The LEGO Movie 2 Year: 2019 Minifigs: 20 unique minifigures Price for 1 box: USD N.A, GBP N.A, EURO N.A, SGD N.A Price for 1 packet: USD N.A, GBP N.A, EURO N.A, SGD N.A Resources: Brickset, BrickLink, Brick Insights An image of an 71023 The LEGO Movie 2 Series The LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO Movie 2 Series followed closely with the previous LEGO Movie Series by utilising the dark blue colour schema. This round, it expanded with more vibrant fireworks at the rear. [Reference 1] [Reference 2] [Reference 3] [Reference 4] What could possibly lurk within these mysterious sealed packets? Another awesome series of the brand new continuation of The LEGO Movie 2 Anyone feeling excited for the upcoming sequel of the LEGO Movie 2 which will be released in February 2019. The new sequel will continue from the ending of the first LEGO Movie in 2014 and the environment will entirely be different as it will be featuring more of its apocalyptic setting. This new LEGO Movie 2 Series contain 20 unique minifigures and is raked one of the highest count of minifigures in a single series release. Previously in November 2013, I had the honour to review the first LEGO Movie Series and time flies over half a decade to bring us where we are now. Our top minifigures' count remain with 71022 LEGO Minifigures - Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1. There are so much exciting things to discover with these new series. A few notable things to be happy about include having 18 out of 20 minifigures contain alternate facial expression or printing at the minifigures' heads. There are a large number of new accessories which are given to the minifigures. Furthermore, almost all of the minifgures are also given back printing and half of it are given side printing include the arms with two toned printing. These remarkable designs and new additions are pretty impressive which I will bring them to your attention in the individual minifigures' showcase. IMPORTANT: Please note that the naming for all 20 minifigures, where applicable, that I have use for this review are likely to be official TLG minifigures naming for the LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Movie 2 Series. General statistics for 71023 LEGO Movie 2 Series I have shifted my distribution ratio to the top of the review, due to extensive scrolling of 20 minifigures' characters coverage. I hope this will be useful. Below is the combination which I have received from my box, 3 Awesome Remix Emmet (s) 3 Battle-Ready Lucy (s) 3 Apocalypse Benny (s) 3 Giraffe Guy (s) 3 Crayon Girl (s) 3 Sherry Scratchen-Post & Scarfield (s) 3 Hula Lula (s) 3 Watermelon Dude (s) 3 Flashback Lucy (s) 3 Swamp Creature (s) 3 Candy Rapper (s) 3 Gone Golfin' President Business (s) 3 Apocalypseburg Abe (s) 3 Vest Friend Rex (s) 3 Kitty Pop (s) 3 Dorothy Gale & Toto (s) 3 Cowardly Lion (s) 3 Scarecrow (s) 3 Tin Man (s) 3 Unikitty (s) Based on the above distribution, I have managed to achieve three full complete sets of 20 one-of-a kind minifigures each. This is the fourth time in LEGO CMFs history, where three full complete sets can be achieved. This arrangement will make many LEGO fans very happy, by simply buying a mint box to share among friends and families. There is nothing much to analyse since all the minifigures are equally distributed. I wonder which are the minifigures will be the most popular and hard-to-find for you guys. It's a little hard to predict, but my best guess are Giraffe Guy, all of the Wizard of Oz characters, and just maybe Watermelon Dude. What about your prediction? Front view comparison of current LEGO Movie 2 Series with the rest of the past CMFs series I had arranged all the different minifigures packets as part of my overall comparison. From the above aerial image, you can see an impressive transformation of LEGO CMFs Series over the long course of time. It is so delightful to be able to see all of the assorted designs series at one glance. The LEGO Minifigures Theme is a force not to be reckoned with and remain a very strong contender in the TLG product range since 2010. 29 different releases including regional exclusives are not easy to replicate the craze in many LEGO CMFs followers. So, are you still following the CMFs craze since Day 1? Take a closer look at the following images. This is the front view of The LEGO Movie 2 Series packet, while this shows the back view of it. This is an image that shows the back view comparison for all of these packets. The new LEGO Movie 2 Series packet is larger when compared with the very first LEGO Movie Series and the size of it is exactly the same as the Unikitty Series where the content are packed in individual sealed packet. When you open the packet, you will see this amount of content pouring out and the instruction manual is actually sealed with a tape. This is the first time I had seen such packing and not exactly all of the posters are sealed with a tape. There are some misses which make me wondered if this process is manual? Among the 20 minifigures, there are 6 minifigures with a separate sealed packet within the building packet. It surprised me to see the minifigures are produced and arranged in a different manner which suggest to me that their productions are done in different factories in different regions. The sealed packets are confined to Crayon Girl, Hula Lula, Swamp Creature, Dorothy Gale & Toto and Cowardly Lion. The Kitty Pop was somehow omitted from my string of photo images which I am unable to produce. I am sure it was sealed packet but how can I miss the shot entirely. In fact, there are some building elements which are kept separately from the mentioned sealed packets. I supposed the reason why the building packet is much bigger is due to be able to accommodate these sealed packets respectively. Simple reminder to my regular CMFs readers. If you are intending to collect the precious and hard-to-find minifigures, hone your skills for the touch and feel method. This is an important skill set in order to locate the minifigures that you want without spending too much money by randomly acquire them, especially so when you are intending to buy large quantities. Your sole mission is to memorise and remember the minifigures assortments for each of the specialised designs. Isolate and identify the most unique accessory or accessories for the particular minifigure. From there, eliminate the torso, head and legs and feel for the other parts. The sole disadvantage of this method is that much time would be wasted if the minifigures that you are looking for have been taken from the box. You might also end up with sore numb thumbs after feeling them. Please be careful and treat the packets with respect when you do the above. Reason being, there are many fragile and soft parts in this series. Front view of The LEGO Movie Series 2 promotional poster Back view of The LEGO Movie Series 2 promotional poster 1) Awesome Remix Emmet Without further ado, let's bring out the first minifigure design and is none other than familiar protagonist Emmet. His iconic construction outfit remain the same even though there's an update on his design to make the safety beads appeared to be worn out. His badge remain at the same spot on his left leg. He is very much into the same hit song "Everything is Awesome", and I guess in the movie there will be some remix being made to this original soundtrack. At least, Emmet can still enjoy his music on his smartphone despite end of the world. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. The new hairpiece increase the variants for the headphone which are nice and useful for minifigures customisation for City folks. The accessory including the generic white takeaway cup and the smartphone are useful city accessories. The minifigure design is pretty common even though there are some good efforts to make the construction outfit worn out. Emmet also contain an alternate facial expression which feature a slight variant of his happy wide smile. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Different variants of Emmet Everything is Awesome I wish for latte or smoothie Shall we exchange our music tracks? 2) Battle-Ready Lucy The next in line is Battle-Ready Lucy. Lucy has previously gone by the name of "Wyldstyle". She is considered to be a remarkable Master Builder and she is always ready for any impending threats as evident by her outfit. She is also Emmet's love interest and she played a significant role in this coming sequel. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. The whole apocalyptic combat outfit suit her well. Her covered headpiece worked well in harsh desert surroundings. Her basic accessories such as the binocular and black quiver is good to have. Lucy also contain an alternate facial expression which feature an angry variant and it is best to see it clearly with her headpiece removed. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Different variants of Wyldstyle aka Lucy Where is the Junk Market? Why is Emmet not battle ready? 3) Apocalypse Benny The next minifigure is the classic blue spaceman which is responsible for reviving the Classic Space movement. Apocalyptic Benny is a great friend to Emmet and Lucy. I can't remember why or how he lose one of his arm and replace with a mechanical robotic arm. I am hoping the movie will provide an explanation for it. Parts assortment The parts assortment are average. The overall design is instantly iconic for Benny and he is joined by his other Classic Space friends in 70841 Benny's Space Squad. I have not managed to pick that set up as it is currently out of stock. The red tool box is available in other designs previously and I like the additional Classic Space logo to distinguish this item. The rest of the gear is pretty standard including his oxygen tank and helmet. This minifigure also contain one spare part. Benny also contain an alternate facial expression which feature a very jovial look. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Join me for my apocalyptic journey Childhood Classic Space minifigure Galaxy Squad at your service 4) Giraffe Guy The next minifigure is the Giraffe Guy donned in the animal costume which are traditional with the LEGO CMFs. I am super excited with the design of this minifigure and I am very glad this had been released as part of the animal costumes compilation. Not exactly sure what significant role it will hold for the upcoming movie, but it is not that important anyway. This is my favourite minifigure in this series. Parts assortment The parts assortment are average. The overall giraffe design is outstanding and highly detailed with all rounded printing. The height of the minifigure is also much taller as denoted by the specialised head mold. The new leave part is an useful accessory and it even come with a spare piece. Giraffe Guy also contain an alternate facial expression which feature a smiling look. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Animal costumes party but whose missing Zoological Gardens visit 5) Crayon Girl The next minifigure is Crayon Girl. This Crayon Girl is a flowery design with purple colour tipping. This is also the first design which takes the form of a crayon. Perhaps in the future, we can also see a pencil equivalent in the future. Her role in this movie is not specifically mentioned but judging from the drawing, we probably will see her in many forms of artistic drawings. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. The overall crayon design is nice and cute and highly detailed with all rounded printing. The 2x2 simple printed purple hand-drawn image is an useful accessory for children drawing. I can technically hold this minifigure and imagine myself colouring with it. Crayon Girl also contain an alternate facial expression which feature a smiling look. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Let's use some crayon for drawing Costume Festival My fellow pointy friends 6) Sherry Scratchen-Post & Scarfield Now the next LEGO Movie resident which appeared previously was formerly introduced as Mrs Scratchen-Post. In this case, we now know her by the name of Sherry right after her surname. Furthermore, her nasty fierce looking cat by her side is named as Scarfield. The cat is not your friendly Garfield in this case, unlike the rest of the cats which are familiar with. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average especially Scarfield, the cat. It is an excellent design which contained detailed printing and a steampunk hair on the cat's head. These are some nice remarkable whole fun of awesomeness. Furthermore, this minifigure's design contain all rounded print around the torso and leg. The torso side prints at the arm are particularly what I am fond of to make her look extremely rugged. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Different variants of Mrs Scratchen-Post Want to join our band? Viking Showdown 7) Hula Lula The next new minifigure is Hula Lula and I am guessing her name is Lula and she maybe related to Series 3 - Hula Dancer. Based on her dressing, you can imagine she is resided in tropical beaches and I have no idea at this point on her role in the movie. Her outfit made her real bright due to the lime green stylish hairpiece. Her design suggest that could be either a DJ or Singer but I will leave it to your imagination. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. It include the hula skirting, new pink record piece and new pink microphone which had been extended and featured in 4 minifigures in this current series. It also contain a spare microphone which is an useful minifigure accessory. Hula Lula also contain an alternate facial expression which feature her smiling look. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Beach Party What music track are you holding? 8) Watermelon Dude The next minifigure release is the brand new Watermelon Dude. This is an original design worthy to be part of the regular CMFs similar to the Giraffe Guy. I am happy there are some originality which is not character specific from the movie and I am guessing he could be just a camo role in the movie. Nonetheless, the revolving food costumes are underway and the numbers are growing steadily over the CMFs release. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average. It include the new watermelon slice piece and there is even a spare piece for this brand new accessory. The watermelon headpiece is specialised and it is quite huge. It appear to be 1/6 of a whole watermelon. Watermelon Dude also contain an alternate facial expression which feature his confident shades. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Food Costumes Don't you dare run away from us 9) Flashback Lucy This is the second variant of Lucy in this series. The minifigure name suggest to me that she was a musical talent before she became Wyldstyle even before President Business ruled the City. She is likely to be a part of a musical band and her platinum album is "Everything is Awesome". Her outfit is pop and hip and I am sure we will see more of Lucy's origin in this movie. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. It include the new 2x4 printed piece of the platinum album record. She also hold a pink microphone and one of it is a spare. Her minifigure also encompass detailed printing. Flashback Lucy also contain an alternate facial expression which feature her singing sensation. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Reflecting on my memories Mighty Divas 10) Swamp Creature Not exactly sure what is this new character will be doing inside this movie and I also have no idea if he stands at the side of good or evil. This minifigure is definitely a close relative from the Monster Fighters Theme where this design can be found in 9461 The Swamp Creature. It also had a distant relative in design similarities in the 75903 Haunted Lighthouse. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly below average. It also include a whip which I guess is his choice of weapon. The overall design stayed true to previous Swamp Creatures renditions. Swamp Creature does not exactly contain an alternate facial expression but instead there is some form of back printing at the head itself. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Get ready for end of the world You are not going to escape 11) Candy Rapper Candy Rapper is the latest character in this series and I do not have a clear idea of her role. My first impression of her as being more of a Pop Star, rather than a rapper. I wonder what kind of songs will she perform in this movie and we shall keep a look out for it. Her sweet pink outfit does make her look nice and attractive especially with the glittering effect. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average. I am particularly fond of the printed retro cassette tape which I hope most of you know what is that item. She hold a pink microphone and one of it is a spare. I do like the pinkish new design of the new ballerina skirting. Candy Rapper also contain an alternate facial expression which feature her wink expression that's rather sweet. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. N Pop and Candy Rap Let's compose a new song together 12) Gone Golfin' President Business The next character is President Business who is previously the main antagonist in the last movie. He is now becoming more of a good person in the new movie (I think) and we will be expecting him to support Emmet and the gang to fight against the new villains. In this outfit, he is in a golfing attire and I don't recall seeing any minifigures in such a design before. This is definitely a plus point for the increased City minifigures' design and you got to love checkered clothing. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. The golf club is the breakthrough and I am very pleased to see this accessory appearing for the first time. Some great usage of a golf club include whacking zombies or a form of alternate weapon other than golfing. He also contain an alternate facial expression which feature his smile. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Different variants of President Business Any assignments for me? Boss, this is the next business agenda 13) Apocalypseburg Abe Abraham Lincoln is back for more apocalyptic action. He is a warrior and definitely a leader in this new conflicting war. He had successfully transformed himself to be a much fierce and mean character. His outfit definitely is a winner for steampunk customisation and the whole high hat and axes-loving clan is just making him a tough nut to deal with. I am sure we will see him defending the town with the rest of the citizens. Parts assortment The parts assortment are average. The battle axe is a good weapon addition and I am surprised to see a spare brown rod for the weapon. It could be even better if he wield dual axes as depicted from his back printing. Apocalypseburg Abe also contain an alternate facial expression which feature his kinder smile. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Different variants of Abraham Lincoln We miss the old Statue of Liberty Surrender your healing potion 14) Vest Friend Rex Vest Friend Rex is a new protagonist in the movie and his appearance was seen extensively in the movie trailer where he is aiding Emmet to save the gang from the evil captors. He is an expert Raptor tamer and bear an awful familiarity with Owen Grady from Jurassic World. He had his own LEGO Movie sets including the 70826 Rex's Rex-treme Offroader and 70835 Rex's Rexplorer. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average. The electric blue raptor is what made me fond of its accessory. The new print on the baby raptor made it look rather dangerous and mutated looking which increased the variants with other current baby raptors. His entire outfit look more like an adventurer with a mix of cowboy. Vest Friend Rex also contain an alternate facial expression which feature his smug smile. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Raptor Commander Join us in Jurassic World Your skills are suited for Ultra Agents 15) Kitty Pop The next character which we will be seeing is a musical character known as Kitty Pop. She specialised in pop songs and I don't quite understand why there are so many musical characters in this series, which make me wondered if the movie will contain part musical part action. The bright pink kitty outfit is quite a daring performing costume accompanied with her electric guitar and microphone. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. The new printed electric guitar is a nice addition and the same pink microphones are welcoming including a spare ones. Did I mention you will get 4 spare pink microphones in a complete set. She also come with a white tail at the back. Kitty Pop also contain an alternate facial expression which feature her singing performance. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. The new girl group - Pussycats LEGO Musical Festival Show Can you sing? 16) Dorothy Gale & Toto The next biggest highlight will be the Wizard of Oz appearing in this CMFs series. Anyone familiar with the Wizard of Oz origin? I am sure most of us do. I don't really recall seeing them inside the movie trailer and it was indeed a surprise to see it being included here. I can so imagine the popularity of these next four minifigures. I also wondered if is related to the 80 years of celebration for the Wizard of Oz movie which was first released in 1939. I am sure we are all welcomed with Dorothy Gale and her pet dog, Toto where she was swept into an alternate universe of Oz filled with talking creatures. The character itself had stayed true with the original reference. Parts assortment The parts assortment are excellent. She is given a new light blue checkered skirting at her waist and the new coloured grey dog is welcomed as well. Her hairpiece is made up of soft rubbery material and she does look a lot like Alice in Wonderland. Dorothy Gale also contain an alternate facial expression which feature her sweet smile. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Pet owners' gathering Join us for an afternoon tea Anyone can help me to get home? 17) Cowardly Lion The next character who joined Dorothy in her journey in Oz, is the Cowardly Lion who lack of courage. This explained that the courageous medal which he is holding to bolster his missing courage from the wizard at the end of the journey. The lion character design is well perceived and is useful for animal costume as well or even used in some foreseeable creation like Chronicles of Narnia or Lion King for example. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average. He is given a transparent 1x2 printed tile of a new courageous medal. The overall lion design is highly detailed which even feature its own lion tail. Cowardly Lion also contain an alternate facial expression which feature his pleasing smile. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. it does look like Chronic of something Get back into the cage Lead me to your kingdom 18) Scarecrow The next character in this adventure journey is the Scarecrow who wants a brain. This explained the certificate of achievement which he had received from the wizard at the end of the journey. The scarecrow design is an improved version and much lively looking than the previous design in Series 11. I like this design better. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average but it will be even better if it include a pitchfork. He is given a transparent 2x2 printed tile of a certificate of achievement. The overall scarecrow design is iconic and the new hat is one particular nice highlight. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Scarecrow upgrade Attained Certificate of Achievement Certificate Holders Why are you standing outside? 19) Tin Man The last character in this Wizard of OZ journey is the Tin Man who wants a heart. This explained the ticking heart shaped watch which he had received from the wizard at the end of the journey which allow him to see the human attributes/feelings. The Tin Man is an excellent design and many mistaken at first that it is an one shade of grey tone. There is a two shade of silver tones with a shimmering silver effect on the torso and leg. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average. He is given a printed ticking heart shaped and and a metal axe. The helmet is a nice looking metal funnel and the bow-tie is also coated with silver. This minifigure comes with 2 spare bow-ties and 1 spare ticking heart shaped. The overall Tin Man design is real iconic and it stayed closed with the actual reference. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. The Wizard of Oz Robotic Origins Lead the way to your realm 20) Unikitty Last but not least, the final character in this series is Unikitty. But why must it be Unikitty! It seems so repetitive to me that it took me awhile to notice that the facial expression on Unikitty is unique. If I am mistaken, please let me know. Unikitty is the main character along with Emmet and friends. She played a significant role in the previous and upcoming movie. I did wish that there are some variants being made to Unikitty but I would think Unikitty is probably included for those who never had the chance to buy any Unikitty before in its original unmodified state. Parts assortment The parts assortment are below average. There are no accompanying accessories and it is made up of building bricks to form Unikitty. There are a large number of spare parts in case you misplaced those tiny elements. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Different variants of Unikitty The gang is here to save the world again! Hall of Unikitties & Puppycorns My current CMFs minifigures' layout The LEGO Movie 2 Series will be launching on 1st February 2019 (worldwide) To conclude, the LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO Movie 2 Series is a specialised CMFs release featuring a total of 20 brand new design related to the new blockbuster movie. The biggest pull factor is the 4 main characters from Wizard of Oz which I am guessing is related to its 80 years anniversary. This entire series is an outstanding release with minor rant such as the repeated inclusion of Unikitty design. Overall, I would said this is quite a remarkable release including fulfilling the distribution ratio with 3 complete sets in a sealed box. This alone, is a huge winner to ensure the distribution spread is done appropriately. Furthermore, I also noted with the minifigure neck marking increased the tightness and grip of the head and neck. This is actually great for CMFs which was previously lacking. Traditional LEGO CMFs series always appeal widely to the masses. One thing for certain is TLG is not really intending to just focus on the traditional stuff. There are already clear signs in the shift in their marketing and design approach. Time will tell if the change in the LEGO CMFs could sustain and continue to appeal to general public and LEGO fans. It is not an easy theme to continue create, design and introduce many new creative and original designs for each new series. The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series or known as LEGO Minifigures Theme shall always be a rare commanding class of their own, which distinguish themselves from regular LEGO Theme and special releases. It has been a very long standing tradition and yet they are able to retain the charm and excitement, until today and I am not out of interest yet. Now with a total of 458 minifigures released for the entire Series 1 to 18, the LEGO Movie Series, LEGO Simpsons Series 1 to 2, Disney LEGO Minifigures, LEGO Batman Movie series 1 to 2, LEGO Ninjago Movie Series, LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series and the current LEGO Movie 2 series, not including Mr. Gold which unfortunately I do not have the blessings or lucky stars to own it till this date, and the special exclusive Toy Soldier and Zombie Skateboarder minifigures that can only be obtained through The Minifigures Character Encyclopedia books respectively. At such accelerated releasing rate, I wonder what is everyone's display plan and if they can keep up with the display shelving area for future expansion. For myself, I had already done a nice display for my own CMFs and with this new series, I had maxed out my current display, as seen above. I will need to work something out in order to accommodate future releases. Meanwhile, I really wonder what exciting new series will TLG have for us. Only time will tell and let's be patient about it. I am confident that it will be worth the wait as always. Please note that all opinions and content shown in this Eurobricks pictorial review is from 'WhiteFang' and is not meant to represent LEGO official views. It is purely stated to share as a vantage point of a reviewer. Please note that the The LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Movie 2 Series contain useful spare parts/accessories. The overall spare parts can be seen here. Summary review Playability: 10/10 (New LEGO Movie 2 characters which are expanded onto the main stream of sets which can also be used in other LEGO Themes.)Design: 10/10 (High amount of detailed printing, new parts/accessories and alternate facial expressions.) Price: 7/10 (Pricing notch for SRP is not out but I guess it will be hovering around SGD$6.50 and distribution ratio is top notch.)Overall: 9/10 (Get ready for another amazing CMFs experience with the new and old characters of LEGO Movie casting.) I gave it a "5" based on my Review Score Card. What about yours? I hope everyone of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine. Comments and Criticisms are welcomed. Pictures can be found in My Flickr. If you are interested to read the past LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series reviews, you may find the following links below! 8683: Collectable Minifigures Series 1 8684: Collectable Minifigures Series 2 8803: Collectable Minifigures Series 3 8804: Collectable Minifigures Series 4 8805: Collectable Minifigures Series 5 8827: Collectable Minifigures Series 6 8831: Collectable Minifigures Series 7 8833: Collectable Minifigures Series 8 71000: Collectable Minifigures Series 9 71001: Collectable Minifigures Series 10 71002: Collectable Minifigures Series 11 71004: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Movie Series 71005: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Simpsons Series 71007: Collectable Minifigures Series 12 71008: Collectable Minifigures Series 13 71009: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Simpsons Series 2 71010: Collectable Minifigures Series 14 71011: Collectable Minifigures Series 15 71012: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Disney Series 71013: Collectable Minifigures Series 16 71014: Collectable Minifigures - DFB Football Series 2016 71017: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Batman Movie Series 71018: Collectable Minifigures Series 17 71019: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Ninjago Movie Series 71020: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Batman Movie Series 2 71021: Collectable Minifigures Series 18 71022: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1 41775: Unikitty Series 1
  20. Hello everyone, A new start of the year 2019 and I will begin with my very first review on this regional exclusive LEGO seasonal set. These new Chinese New Year sets are highly anticipated and are hard to come by if you are not situated in Asia Pacific region. This set is currently available in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, etc. It is also rumoured to be available for a short period of time. Not exactly sure if is factually correct. Our international AFOLs such as Europe and US are likely require to rely on secondary marketplace for sourcing. Without further ado, let me share my perspective if is indeed worthwhile for you to get this set and add into your collection. Name: 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner Theme: LEGO System / Seasonal / Chinese New Year Year: 2019 Pieces: 616 Minifigs: 6 minifigures Price: SGD 89.90 Resources: Brickset, BrickLink, Brick Insights An original box image of the 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner Back view of the original box image of the 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner Get ready for this detailed amazing festive set exclusive This is indeed a mega surprise for me to see an official LEGO set like this being released under the Chinese Festival Special Edition flag. When this set was first released couple of days ago, these were flying off the shelves until I managed to get it locally in TRU by paying SRP for it. Well, I personally find is worth the SRP and it is reasonably priced. The box is quite big and is highly recommend to debox in order to save some shipping costs if you are intending to import elsewhere. As a Chinese, the Chinese New Year is an important traditional festival and is widely celebrated in Chinese community. This is a very meaningful set which illustrate the importance of family togetherness in Chinese New Year Eve, where the loved ones will gather for a reunion dinner in the living or dining area before ushering the New Year. For the coming 2019 Lunar Calendar, it is the Year of the Pig which we are looking celebrating. The Chinese placed huge emphasis on the reunion dinner and this is the set where I can relate my grandparents, my parents, siblings and my spouse together celebrating. Even though families may grow apart when they grow up, it is the Chinese New Year which will always bring us back and be filial to our parents. Although this set was not explicit but I visualise the house belonging to the grandparents and the family coming over for a visit. That's how I will look at it. The content of the sealed box The sealed box come with five numbered mint packs. The box contain an instruction manual which also reveal the building stages overview and 2 units of 16x16 Tan baseplate. It also contain an essential sticker sheet. After completing the built, these are the remaining spare parts including an orange brick separator. The 3-generation family in their own minifigures' design The next In this set, there are six nice minifigures illustrating the 3-generation family which comprise of the grandparents, parents and children. The minifigures are wearing new clothes for the Chinese New Year. Flowery and bright clothes are the way to go and it is a taboo to wear black colour as it will offend the elderly. I find the minifigures' design prints are pretty excellent with the traditional attire, not forgetting the fact that all of these minifigures contain back printing. The mummy minifigure is wearing the new skirt slope while the children are still equipped with their traditional short legs. I was hoping they were given movable short legs instead to increase playability. Each of the child is holding a printed 1x2 red packet tile. The minifigures are also included with alternate expressions and I am pleased to note four out of six minifigures contain another side of their emotional feelings. The entire building content for Packet 1The completed built for Packet 1 The entire building content for Packet 2The completed built for Packet 2 The entire building content for Packet 3 The completed built for Packet 3 The entire building content for Packet 4 The completed built for Packet 4 The entire building content for Packet 5 The completed built for Packet 5 The completed built for the Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner setting The completed built of the house is simply amazing and filled with tons of details and is quite comparable with the 21302 The Big Bang Theory setting. I had to applaud the designer effort and I am very keen to know who is the designer as well. He had certainly combine modern and traditional elements of a typical Chinese home in a very warm and cosy environment. You can see some awesome interior details like the shelving, computer monitor which showing the Chinese New Year countdown programme, curtains with traditional pearl gold window grilles which are great parts, Chinese couplets, and family portraits. You can enjoy viewing more of the up close viewing angles from the front view, festive decoration at front entrance, side view (L) and side view (B). Chinese cuisine at its finest This is the most exciting highlights. All of these printed tiles and bowls can be found in packet 5. It contain 7 bowls with 1x1 round rice studs inside, 6 pairs of chopsticks/spoon in 1x2 printed tiles, a wide assorted of circular dishes like black sesame buns, meat stew, dumplings, chicken, crab, fried stuff, some sides in 1x2 printed tiles like prawns, spring rolls, chye sim, and a big fish in the centre coupled with a 1x1 round printed stud that depict something like a sauce (I think). More importantly, the Lazy Susan at the dining table can be rotated with ease and is quite a common sight for big families since most of the Chinese serving are done in communal style. We are here at our parents' place Let's us help you with the food serving Come and have dinner first before watching the countdown programme Spending quality time with the grand children Family visiting Family visiting Reunion dinner is fundamentally important in Chinese culture Everyone is preparing to usher the Year of the Pig (2018) To conclude, this is the most impressive 2019 set which is released so far and I had so much enjoyment building this set up. I can just pick it up and show to anyone who are able to quickly identify the key meaning of this building set. Very impressive. The only pity is due to its exclusivity in Asia Pacific region. Not to forget that there is a 80102 Dragon Dance which I had also bought and aim to build it soon and the last elusive 80103 Dragon Boat which is going to be exclusive in just China. We shall see how this develop and I hope you will get a chance to own this great building set as well. Summary review Playability: 9/10 (Fun to play and create family bonding scenes in the living area.) Design: 9/10 (Excellent minifigures' design with completed back printing and most are accompanied with alternate expressions.) Price: 9/10 (Get this set at the SRP or with slight discount if possible. The set is very reasonably priced and I got no issue paying for SRP.) Overall: 9/10 (Get this set no matter what and join in the festive holidays.) I gave it a "5" based on my Review Score Card. What about yours? I hope every one of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine. Comments and Criticisms are strongly welcomed. Pictures can be found in My Flickr.
  21. Hello everyone, Earlier last week, I had reviewed the highly anticipated 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner. Due to personal family emergency, I had to defer this review and it pained me to review this set due to the close proximity of this sad incident. Though the start of my new year is grim, but I had decided not to dwell on it and made the best out of this set review. Similar to the sister set of 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner, this set also suffered the same fate of being regional exclusive in Asia Pacific region. This set is currently available in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, etc. At this point of the review, I can sadly assume there are no more ready stocks available in retail stores in Singapore. There will not be any further replenishment. I half suspect the other mentioned countries had almost ran out of stock. If you are still on the fence, do not hesitate and get it before you go on to read my review or any others in the Internet. Because it will likely be gone even though you are willing to pay SRP for it. Without further ado, allow me to share my perspective. Name: 80102 Dragon Dance Theme: LEGO System / Seasonal / Chinese New Year Year: 2019 Pieces: 616 Minifigs: 5 minifigures Price: SGD 84.90 Resources: Brickset, BrickLink, Brick Insights An original box image of the 80102 Dragon Dance Back view of the original box image of the 80102 Dragon Dance This is another incredible special exclusive for the Chinese New Year festival This is the second official LEGO set released under the Chinese Festival Special Edition flag which is indeed a pleasant surprise. As mentioned in my opening paragraph, there are no ready stocks to be seen in Singapore. If you can get this set, the SRP is extremely reasonably priced and I had to admit that it is affordable for such a LEGO set design. Our Eurobricks member, badbob001 had shared that the designers for this set are Nick Vas (@princegalidor) who is former Eurobricks Action Figures Moderator and Niek van Slagmaat (@toothdominoes). Their tweet can be found in this link. The Dragon Dance is a traditional Chinese dance performance involving a team of skilled performers using poles to rhythmically move a dragon prop. It is usually performed during Chinese festive celebrations. Dragon dance performers are usually martial artists or acrobats who are able to move their bodies rhythmically and synchronise their steps so that the dragon appears to move gracefully. When the performance commences, a man holding a long pole with a dragon pearl affixed to the top stands in front of the dragon’s head. He swings the dragon pearl from side to side, while moving in tune to the sounds of the dragon drums and accompanying music. The dragon chases the pearl and attempts to capture it, but is never successful. And so the dance continues, with the dragon pearl teasing the dragon and the dragon showing off its antics while trying to catch it. The Chinese believe that performing the dragon dance during festivals and celebrations drives away evil spirits and ushers in good luck and blessings for the community. The content of the sealed box The sealed box come with four group of numbered mint packs. The box contain an instruction manual which also reveal the building stages overview. After completing the built, these are the remaining spare parts including a brand new teal brick separator. The Dragon Dance minifigures performers In this set, there are five well designed minifigures, largely featuring the four new dragon dance performers and the almost similar CMFs Series 12 - Piggy Guy in 2014. The minifigure head is different and more importantly, the new Piggy Guy minifigure does not contain back printing unlike the doppelganger in CMFs Series 12. In this case, the mold and leg are the same parts. Henceforth, this is still a good chance for fans whom had missed this minifigure previously and also don't mind the lack of back printing. The dragon dance performers are nicely designed with some good attempts to make slight variations through the facial expressions of the minifigures' heads. The performing outfit are the same and so if anyone like to army build some sort of red henchmen specialised in martial arts, this could just be the right formula. All of the minifigures contain back printing with the exception of the new Piggy Guy. Only one minifigure contain an alternate facial expression. The entire building content for Packet 1The completed built for Packet 1 The entire building content for Packet 2The completed built for Packet 2 The entire building content for Packet 3 The completed built for Packet 3 The entire building content for Packet 4 The completed built for Packet 4 The Dragon Dance display is performing full swing The completed built of the dragon dance is coupled with amazing design and incredible playing mechanism which will make a fine desktop display. By unwinding the mechanism, you could see the entire dragon dancing by see the body sections moving up and down which can be quite therapeutic. The ingenious playing winding mechanism is encapsulated within the wooden blocks. It utilise different angles of technic pins to allocate in certain positions by distinguish its different movements. You can take a moment and view a short video right at the end of the review to experience the playing mechanism. The most important thing which pleased me greatly is the lack of stickers. I am so glad to see the dragon scale fins are printed and you get a total of 14 printed pieces in this set. The dragon head design is accurately designed with the excellent usage of uncommon animal parts like tan frogs and scorpions. The dragon tail is also equally articulated with a good combination of parts. The printed pearl is able to rotate together with the winding mechanism which is attached to the pole. You can enjoy viewing more of the up close viewing angles from the front view, bottom view, side view (L), side view (R), the performing act (1) and the performing act (2). A closer look at the Dragon Dance performance Which dragon is more dangerous looking? Golden Dragon making a special performing appearance 2019 - Year of the Pig These are the special exclusive Chinese Festival sets To conclude, this is another great exciting 2019 set which is released so far. There are so much building enjoyment and the only significant disappointment is that such an excellent set like this is restricted in limited quantities within Asia Pacific region. I hope I am able to get the next rumoured 80103 Dragon Boat set as well which is exclusive in China. and I had so much enjoyment building this set up. If you are still thinking and able to see these sets in stores, don't hesitate. Just pick it up first and think of what to do with it later if you end up not liking it. I highly doubt most will not dislike this new festive sets. Summary review Playability: 10/10 (Very fun to play with on the winding mechanism for the dragon dance movement.) Design: 8/10 (Above average minifigures' design and excellent dragon dance design.) Price: 9/10 (Get this set at SRP if possible. The set is very reasonably priced and I got no qualms paying for SRP.) Overall: 9/10 (Get this set if you are still able to.) I gave it a "5" based on my Review Score Card. What about yours? I hope every one of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine. Comments and Criticisms are strongly welcomed. Pictures can be found in My Flickr.
  22. Hello everyone, I am very excited to share my first 2019 Marvel Superheroes review with Eurobricks Community. I am sure Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fans are looking forward to the upcoming blockbuster movie of Captain Marvel which is slated for release on 8 March 2019. This is the only feature set which will come from the movie which will bring us back to the time where Nick Fury had both eyes. When this set was first released, I knew I had to acquire it due to its overall appeal. Without further ado, let me share my thoughts onto why this set is desirable in my mind. Name: 76127 Captain Marvel and The Skrull Attack Theme: LEGO System / Marvel Superheroes / Captain Marvel Year: 2019 Pieces: 306 Minifigs: 3 minifigures plus a cat Price: USD $29.99, GBP 24.99, EURO 29.99, SGD 49.90 Resources: Brickset, BrickLink, Brick Insights An original box image of the 76127 Captain Marvel and The Skrull Attack Back view of the original box image of the 76127 Captain Marvel and The Skrull Attack The latest Captain Marvel official movie set coverage This 76127 Captain Marvel and The Skrull Attack is a medium-sized set and it is typical for TLG to include a vehicle or aircraft of an equivalent accompanied with 3 minifigures. In this case, the set appeal is combined with the Quinjet and the minifigures assortment. In general, people could either shunned this set by buying the minifigures via BrickLink or simply like the overall set design and the minifigures. Luckily, the latter formula works well for me. I chosen to pick up this set at a very early stage without discount is due to my strong preference of Quinjet which is the stealth assault aircraft or air transport for SHIELD. I had enjoyed seeing the numerous renditions for the Quinjet release and this is the fourth Quinjet design and is the smallest among all. This set took me about 30 minutes to finish building. Let's go on with the rest of the review. The content of the sealed box The sealed box come with three numbered mint packs. The box contain an instruction manual and a dreaded sticker sheet which I did not apply for this set. After completing the built, these are the remaining spare parts for packet 1, packet 2 and packet 3. The brand new minifigures from Captain Marvel movie In the above minifigures assortment, we have (from left) Nick Fury, Captain Marvel, Goose and Skrull. Let's look at the main character, Captain Marvel. Her real name was Carol Danvers. She was a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and member of an elite Kree military unit called Starforce. Her DNA was somehow fused with a Kree during an accident, imbuing her with superhuman strength, energy projection, and flight. The minifigure design is accurate to the movie reference. Next, we look at Nick Fury who will be the future Director of SHIELD. In this case, he is just a low level operative in this movie. The minifigure is nice to have, even though I kind of disliked the vanilla black legs similar to Talos. The last minifigure is Talos. He is a shape-shifting Skrull and is on a mission to wreck destruction on Earth. For his minifigure, I find it to be poorly designed and far off from the actual movie reference. He look just like a regular looking alien minifigure which hardly strike off as any worthy adversary. Of course, not to forget Goose who is the Cat. The animal's identity remain as a mystery other than its name is closely related with Top Gun. All of the minifigures contain back printing. Only Captain Marvel and Nick Fury minifigures contain alternate facial expression. Captain Marvel, we are pleased to have you with us Evolution of Nick Fury The entire building content for Packet 1The completed built for Packet 1 The entire building content for Packet 2The completed built for Packet 2 The entire building content for Packet 3 The completed built for Packet 3 The completed built of the Quinjet The completed Quinjet design is pretty appealing to me, despite of the size being the smallest among the four released Quinjets till this date. This design is very different from the earlier Quinjets which we are familiar with in either Agents of Shields or MCU movies which is much stealth looking. My best guess is that this Quinjet is much more of a prototype which is designed as a fighter jet. I am also fond of the colour schema which make a good mix of grey and distinct red bricks. The Quinjet is measured at 30cm length, 21cm wide and 11cm height. It is packed with the state-of-the-art MLRS (Multi-Launch Rocket System) which can be pushed via the rear bricks. However, do note that the pushing mechanism is fragile and I often get annoyed that the mechanism got stuck or fall off. The wings and flaperon are also adjustable but the other annoying thing is the frequent drop of the rocket booster which is supported by a 1x1 round stud. The cockpit cover can be removed but you have to completely remove it as if it is ejecting the pilot out of the cockpit. Although these features are great to have, but the design aspect for the playability is weak. The overall Quinjet design on its exterior is nicely designed which I am fond of it, but I am just frustrated with the 'drops' that could affect my 'swooshing' performance. The last playing mechanism is the surprise cargo compartment door at the rear where it can housed Goose safely. You can enjoy viewing more of the up close viewing angles from the front view, bottom view, side view, back view, and the landing position. Quinjet taking a right bang Prototype Quinjet vs Commissioned Quinjet Who are you? Where did you come from? This is the End Game Surrender! You can't pass through this barrier To conclude, I enjoyed the building and playing experience along with my other official LEGO Marvel sets. It integrates well apart from the slight design flaw on the MLRS, cockpit cover and weak connection of the rocket booster engine. The exterior design is adequately and worthy to be in my display for sometimes. It even look nice (based on my context) without those dreaded stickers. On the minifigures' aspect, I am quite disappointed with Talos due to it being a typical alien looking minifigure. Captain Marvel and Nick Fury is great to have in your LEGO Marvel minifigures collection. If you are a Marvel fan, be sure to get this set in your collection and is recommended to acquire it with some discount. Summary review Playability: 9/10 (Well integrated with other Marvel playsets but it contain slight weak playing design.) Design: 8/10 (Slightly above average minifigures' design and excellent Quinjet design.) Price: 7/10 (Consider this set at a discount as the SRP is still quite expensive but unless if you are a fan of Captain Marvel and can't wait.) Overall: 8/10 (Join in the hype of Captain Marvel with the fun of this LEGO set.) I gave it a "4" based on my Review Score Card. What about yours? I hope every one of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine. Comments and Criticisms are strongly welcomed. Pictures can be found in My Flickr.
  23. WhiteFang

    REVIEW: 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner

    Dear all, these images are new addition to my new customised printed Chinese Couplets. I bought two sets of them with three couplets as a whole. The part is entirely LEGO part and the print is UV printing which is pretty good. I got this through my friend's assistance who is good to access such Chinese shopping website (my Mandarin is not that good), https://m.tb.cn/h.3Eqi3Oh?sm=851ff3 I reckon is about USD$4 per set. Take a look at these new images. Overall, I felt it added a much better finishing than the official stickers. Just my one cent.
  24. Hello everyone, Since 2011 with the launch of the LEGO Ninjago original theme and cartoon series, we had seen astounding growth of LEGO Ninjago fan base. The humble sets' beginning had already begun to be part of a growing list of Classic LEGO Ninjago sets. TLG had decided to revisit past significant playsets and re-designed these existing sets under Ninjago Legacy flagship from the past seasons. Without further ado, allow me to bring you my first LEGO Ninjago Legacy purchase in this review. Name: 70666 The Golden Dragon Theme: LEGO System / Ninjago / Legacy / Season 2 Year: 2019 Pieces: 171 Minifigs: 3 minifigures Price: USD $19.99, GBP 17.99, EURO 19.99, SGD 34.90 Resources: Brickset, BrickLink, Brick Insights An original box image of the 70666 The Golden Dragon Back view of the original box image of the 70666 The Golden Dragon Recreate the grand final battle between Golden Ninja Lloyd and Overlord This Golden Dragon set is a re-designed set from the 2013 LEGO 70503 The Golden Dragon. The former design was a much bigger dragon than this latest design. If you want to compare further, there's actually an even smaller Golden Dragon from the LEGO Dimension Fun Pack. The current design is much compact including the box size. The pieces count are slightly lesser from 252 to 171 pieces and yet remain the same minifigures' count as before. The resulting consequence for this redesign allow a drop of pricing of at least USD$10 (on average). With so much new changes being introduced, we shall see if this set hold the same mark as its predecessor. The content of the sealed box The sealed box come with three mint packs and two of which are numbered. The box contain an instruction manual and a dreaded sticker sheet which I did not apply for this set. After completing the built, these are the remaining spare parts for packet 1 and packet 2. The updated LEGO Ninjago minifigures In the above minifigures assortment, we have (from left) Golden Ninja Lloyd, Overlord and Stone Army Scout. All of these minifigures were updated with improved torso, facial expressions and slight update on accessories for these existing LEGO Ninjago characters. As most of you could be familiar with Lloyd and also becoming a Golden Ninja in Season 2. He is one of the main characters in the Ninjago Universe and most of his appearances revolve around being the Green Ninja. You can see the differences on Golden Ninja Lloyd with its earlier design. The next amazing character is Overlord which is a huge improvement design from its predecessor that used the skirt piece. I definitely like the new ghastly purple ghost leg piece. The torso design also include an updated piece of his forearms and backarms. His weapon had also been updated to represent something like naginata. The Stone Army Scout had also undergo some improvement changes on the facial expression. The overall uniform is almost similar and it can create some slight variation between the previous Stone Army soldiers. All of the minifigures contain back printing. Only Golden Ninja Lloyd minifigure contains alternate facial expression. The entire building content for Packet 1The completed built for Packet 1 The entire building content for Packet 2The completed built for Packet 2 The completed built of the Golden Dragon The completed Golden Dragon is a middle size scale, measuring at 24cm length, 26cm wide and 6cm height. It made use of the Mixel ball joint to create good movement articulation on the legs and wings. The Golden Dragon is much smaller than the first Golden Dragon design and yet the size of it remain closely to scale with the minifigure sizing without making it too overbearing. The design seems a little firmsy and I am not exactly sure if is not grounded enough to make it stand on its own without falling down. Unfortunately, I also don't have a chance to open it yet to make a direct comparison by placing it side-by-side. The wings, tail and legs can be moved to pose different position with the minifigure placed safely in the saddle near the flag. One of the fun playing action include the stud shooter placed within the dragon mouth. You can enjoy viewing more of the up close viewing angles from the front view, side view and back view. Soar away into the sky Great battle is ahead of us The Golden Dragon is coming for us Protecting the Lands of Ninjago To conclude, I enjoyed this set very much. The Golden Dragon design is compact and lovely for me to place above the Oriental Temple like above without falling apart. If is too big, it will probably not able to take the weigh at the rooftop. The minifigures are excellent and that's one of the main reason why I choose to get this set without hesitation. This set will probably attract fans who are into Ninjago and also at the same time miss the chance to own the Golden Dragon in your collection. I am glad the re-design is not exactly the same as the former but an attempt to take it better after 6 years apart. Overall, I think this is an outstanding and affordable playset to have a positive sampling flavour with LEGO Ninjago classic series. Summary review Playability: 9/10 (Positive playing experience which can be integrated with your existing LEGO Ninja and Ninjago collection.) Design: 8/10 (Excellent minifigures' design and decent looking dragon.) Price: 9/10 (I find the pricing very reasonable and affordable. No issue for me to get these good minifigures and a decent dragon.) Overall: 8.6/10 (Enjoyed it very much and I had a fun time playing with it. Definitely worth the pricing.) I gave it a "5" based on my Review Score Card. What about yours? I hope every one of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine. Comments and Criticisms are strongly welcomed. Pictures can be found in My Flickr.