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Stillinamerica posted a topic in LEGO Historic ThemesBuilt and displayed for Brickfair ALabama, I built the horse in one evening over Christmas. I knew I needed to frame it nicely so I decided on having it set at the gates of Troy, having been pushed up from the beach by the Trojans. The question is, will they let it in or will they burn it? hmmmmm.....I know what they should do, but we dont always do what we should do, we often get blinded by pretty things with 'no strings attached'. Presenting my first ever Greek build, 'The Trojan Horse'. Next up will be an expansion, but thats going to depend on mini-figure sourcing. I have used only LEGO minifigures to date, but these parts and pieces are not cheap :) Thanks for looking, any criticism or suggestions are always welcome :) Cheers. Look what we found! by Martin Harris, on Flickr Look what we found! by Martin Harris, on Flickr Look what we found! by Martin Harris, on Flickr how nice of them by Martin Harris, on Flickr Oh cool! Come on in guys by Martin Harris, on Flickr wow it looks cool by Martin Harris, on Flickr WOW, look what they left us by Martin Harris, on Flickr THey left us a Lovely present guys by Martin Harris, on Flickr
I've recently come out of my dark ages and back into collecting my favorite childhood toy, Legos. My favorites as a child were always castle, pirate, and city. Now as I get older I find my interest is primarily in castle and pirate and creating large scenes and landscapes related to those. Anyway that's my short into, now to the good stuff in this post, my review of the lego store in Troy, MI (I live in Grand Rapids, MI so Troy is the closest one). Went today (9/6). I will rate the store 1-10 on 3 categories: staff, pick a brick wall, build a mini fig kiosk. Staff: 9 - pleasant, helpful, one even went in back to see if they had any mini fig weapons as the kiosk was out. Patient and nice despite being busy on a Saturday. Pick a brick wall: 7.5 - nice selection of bricks if you are interested in building landscapes or a fort or castle, light blue grey, dark blue grey, light tan, red brown, green bricks and plates. I bought up all the 1x1x4 light blue grey bricks (wish they had more). Would have liked to see more tiles selections. Mini fig kiosk: 2 - terrible selection, almost all figs were construction workers or women, I bought all the pirate soldier torsos I could which was 5. No muskets, bought 1 cutlas, no additional hats, epaulettes, backpacks, or medieval weapons or armor or helmets. A few kingdoms lion knights torsos but no matching legs. In comparison to the mini fig kiosk in northbrook mall (n chicago) this paled in comparison. I will post a review of northbrook soon. Overall I give the Troy location a 6.33. This could be improved however if they improve the mini fig kiosk. I will email lego my to make them aware of this.