Thursday, November 27, 2014

LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 Revealed

I have not completed my Series 12 minifigures yet and here it comes, the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 is being announce. Personally I found most of the minifigures are interesting however there are some friends of mine that said otherwise. Picture below is taken from LEGO Facebook:

LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13

Here's the list of the minifigures:
- Unicorn Girl
- Hot Dog Man
- Paleontologist
- Snake Charmer
- Galaxy Trooper
- Sheriff
- Samurai
- Lady Cyclops
- Classic King
- Goblin
- Fencer
- Evil Wizard
- Egyptian Warrior
- Disco Diva
- Carpenter
- Alien Trooper

There are a few that I dislike but I hope they put the right minifigures with the right amount and put those most hated one with the least number in a box. Otherwise the favourite minifigures will hit a all time high price while the umpopular stays low as they meant to be.

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Image from Facebook.

LEGO Ideas #21301 Birds

So far I only have BTTF De Lorean and Ghost Buster Ecto-1. There's a few set that I have skipped but this set, LEGO Ideas #21301 Birds looks just nice. Images below are taken from Eurobricks:

LEGO Ideas #21301 Birds
580 pieces

The bird set comes with Blue Jay, Hummingbird, and Robin. The designed of each of the birds looks terrific and  I loved the color of each of this birds very much. This set will be on sale on January 2015.

Now that the birds are revealed, is time to look forward for The Big Bang Theory Ideas set to be revealed.

Images from Eurobricks.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

LEGO Bionicle #70784 Lewa: Master of Jungle Review

Lewa (#8535) the Toa of Air is my first Bionicle and that was because I was playing a game from a cereal breakfast and start to like it. Thanks to the cereal, I knew about Bionicle. Now that we have another Lewa, just that this time he is the Master of Jungle instead of air. Below is a picture taken from VBBN's review:

So far, in my humble opinion the top three current best looking new Bionicle will be Tahu, Kopaka and Gali. The rest just look so so to me, maybe they are lacking something or over equipped. Anyway, Lewa did look a bit better after it combined with his protector, which you can see in the review. Otherwise you can recycle some of your parts from Hero Factory to modify it. So far, all of my old Bionicle joints start to crack.

Image from Eurobricks.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

LEGO Creator #10246 Detective's Office Officially Announced

Few days ago, we saw a leaked images of the box are for LEGO Creator #10246 Detective's Office and today it was officially announced to the community. I still have not gotten my Palace Cinema and Parisian Restaurant yet, I feel like I've been left behind right now.

#10246 Detective's Office
2,262 pieces.

Discover hidden clues and surprises at the Detective’s Office!
Discover a world of mystery and adventure with the LEGO® Creator Expert Detective’s Office! Step through the open archway and into the barbershop, where seated customers are pampered in the reflection of a large wall mirror, while next door, competitors play pool and darts beneath the comforting whir of a rotating ceiling fan. Venture to the first floor and you’ll find the detective’s office, his desk strewn with clues, a safe containing valuable evidence and a concealed wall compartment. Then visit the adjacent bathroom, featuring a classic pull-chain toilet, before taking the stairway to the well-equipped kitchen, from where you can access the roof terrace, complete with large water tower. This latest addition to the LEGO Modular Building series is packed with unsurpassed detail and hidden surprises. Easy-to-remove roof and ceilings provide access to the delightful interior, while the exterior of the building features a decorative roofline and a beautifully designed fa├žade. Can you solve the smuggling mystery? Includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessories: Detective Ace Brickman, Al the barber, dart player, pool player, police woman and a mysterious lady in red.
  • Includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessories: Detective Ace Brickman, Al the barber, dart player, pool player, police woman and a mysterious lady in red
  • Features a pool hall, barbershop, detective’s office, bathroom, kitchen, water tower and a cat
  • Detective’s office features a desk, assorted clues, brick-built lamp, filing cabinet, fan, safe, painting, concealed wall compartment, newspaper, menu, wanted poster and a wall lamp
  • Pool hall features a hinged, rotatable ceiling fan, pool table, printed dartboard, pool cues, pool balls and a drinking glass
  • Barbershop features never-before-seen scissors and reflective mirror element, 2 wall lamps, barber’s chair, hinged cabinet, 2 mannequin heads and a broom
  • Bathroom features a detailed pull-chain toilet
  • Kitchen features a stove, barrel, table, cabinet, refrigerator, wall clock and a rolling pin
  • Accessories include Ace Brickman’s brimmed hat, briefcase, magnifying glass and a police hat
  • Detach the roof and floors for easy access
  • Search for hidden clues
  • Help Ace Brickman solve the mystery!
  • Special elements include never-before-seen scissors and reflective mirror element, printed dartboard, wanted poster, 1x1 round plate with hole in black, painter’s roller in black, designing element 1x2x2 in dark gray, 1x2 bricks in light blue, 1x3 tiles in brown and a 32x32 base plate in brown
  • Detective’s Office measures over 10” (27cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep
  • Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Creator Expert Modular Building series: 10232 Palace Cinema and 10243 Parisian Restaurant
Images from Eurobricks.

LEGO Bionicle #70790 Lord of Skull Spiders Review

Thank goodness, the minion of this Skull Spider are included in every single set of the Toa and Protector and we do not have so much repeated set, but only one lord will be sufficient for the Toa. Picture below is taken from Eurobricks:

This one here have a totally different build experience compare to the rest of the set since the design itself are also different from the others. I guess this is the only villain that the 12 need face. I sure hope to see a bunch of cool baddies in the next wave which each of them have their own unique design and features just like the Toa or Master.

Image from Eurobricks.

LEGO Bionicle #70783 Protector of Fire Review

Just like how the traditional release rolled, we have six masters and six protectors. Seems like the protector have a design that are quite close to each other, and all of them have the same design of mask with different colors.

This guy here did remind me a bit about Predator with a mounted cannon on it's back. At least the mounted gattling will be one of the features that this guys carries. Completest definitely will collect them all. 

Image from Eurobricks.

LEGO Bionicle #70779 Protector of Stone Review

Previously there is an elder called Turaga to guide the Toa, now we have protector to fight alongside with the master. Below is the picture taken from VBBN's review:

If you guys are looking for something small to cure your itch this might be the right set. I like the mask which blend with some trans-clear element, and well the dwarfness of this figure might makes them looks cute. However, am not sure how much that this little protector will be priced here and I have a feeling that they are not as cheap as I expected them to be.

Image from Eurobricks.

Friday, November 21, 2014

LEGO Bionicle #70786 Gali: Master of Water Review

I recalled that the legacy Gali used to have a trans-clear dark blue mask and she was the only female Toa among the six. I like this new look of her if they still, which I assume she is still a she. Below picture is taken from VBBN's review:

Well from price wise she falls in the same category with Pohatu but she looks way better than Pohatu. I just like the overall design of Gali, there is an aquatic feel in her. But heck she sure is strong enough to yield such a big staff in the water. 

Image from Eurobricks.

LEGO Bionicle #70785 Pohatu: Master of Stone Review

Here's Pohatu which in the previous release his strength are focused on the leg and is a bit different in the built. I guess this guy here falls under a different price range category and as you can see he is not as well equipped as Tahu and Kopaka. Below picture is taken from VBBN's review in Eurobricks:

The box art did looks very nice if I were to compare to the actual product. It just makes no sens that this guy here looks a bit smaller when all of the six heroes should be on par with each other. Somehow I feel that this guy here need a little bit or armor. It just give me an impression that he is weaker without additional armor on him. Price wise this guys is a cheaper compare with Tahu and Kopaka for example.

Image from Eurobricks.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

LEGO Bionicle #70789 Onua: Master of Earth Review

I never have a chance to own any Onua back then when Bionicle was first release, I do not even have the chance to own Onua Nuva as well during the time of release just because I'm still studying. Now Bionicle is back and well I don't really like the look of the new Onua:

I do like the fact that Onua need to be bigger and tougher since he is the Master of Earth, but if we are going to compare with the legacy Onua, this one looks like overdose of steroid and protein, it is just too bulky, over bulky, a complete opposite of the old Onua. His overall look, is a bit weird to me. Maybe the over bulkiness which I dislike.

Image from Eurobricks.

LEGO Bionicle #70788 Kopaka: Master of Ice Review

Here's the other all-time favorite hero of mine from LEGO Bionicle universe., Kopaka. I'm happy to see that they are using cardboard box instead of ziplock bag which is not friendly to the manual and sticker sheet at all. Below picture is taken from the review in Eurobricks:

The new design seems bulkier and more proportionate. It just look like they are equipped with heavy armor and tools to fight all their might with the evil Skull Spider. Unlike Tahu, I cannot see that there is a place to hold his weapon at the back of him. However, he still looks cool in his bulky armor.

Image from Eurobricks.

LEGO Bionicle #70787 Tahu: Master of Fire Review

Bionicle is coming back in year 2015 and we have a new redesign favorite heroes again. I like how some of them look, but at the same time I do think some did get uglier in their new body. Anyway, below is the picture taken from VBBN's review in Eurobricks:

I'm never expecting the Bionicle to come back since we have Hero Factory. I guess Hero Factory did not perform as great as Bionicle in terms of sale. Here we have abundance of Hero Factory stock that are put in dumpbin with up to 50% discount. Back to Tahu, this one definitely looks way better than Furno. I sure hope the designer keeps coming out with a cool design for Bionicle and not reusing the same mold but different colors. I believe they have to make each of the figure unique in their own way.

Image from Eurobricks.