31322: LEGO Ideas The Globe Set Review
Jan18

31322: LEGO Ideas The Globe Set Review

The LEGO® Ideas theme reaches an important milestone as it gets ready to welcome its 40th set. Across the past 39 sets, LEGO Ideas has gone from a series of predictable sets, limited by pricing and piece count to wildcard which could literally turn any idea into the next must-have LEGO set. This has certainly been the case with such sets as The Maze, Ship in a Bottle and the Typewriter. But the set I’m taking a closer look at...

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60326: LEGO City Picnic In The Park Set Review
Jan17

60326: LEGO City Picnic In The Park Set Review

LEGO® City is not all about rampant crime and arson, each year the evergreen theme does throw up a few surprises. It seems the LEGO City Design Team have hit upon a killer app so to speak – animals. After the wildlife-themed sets from last Summer, the latest sets introduce Squirrels and kittens. With one particular set, Picnic in the Park, being the perfect mix of price and new pieces. Oddly this little set is hard to come by in...

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30562: Monkie Kid’s Underwater Journey Hands-on
Jan15

30562: Monkie Kid’s Underwater Journey Hands-on

One of the current LEGO® promotions allows you to get a free Monkie Kid polybag with various Monkie Kid and NINJAGO purchases. This fun little set is dubbed Monkie Kid’s Underwater Journey and features Monkie Kid as he discovers the watery resting place of the legendary staff of the Monkey King. Here’s a closer look at this new Monkie Kid miniset. Promotion Details Free Set: 30562 | Spend Limit: £40/$40/40€ | Duration: Jan...

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10782: Hulk vs. Rhino Truck Showdown Set Review
Jan14

10782: Hulk vs. Rhino Truck Showdown Set Review

Since introducing a range of sets for younger builders previously known as Juniors, the theme has changed a little to simply be easy-to-build sets within other themes dubbed 4+. Regardless of how they are marketed, 4+ sets have been the source of some unique licenses and in turn some often unique characters. After The Incredibles, Toy Story and Mickey & Friends it’s the turn of Marvel and the Disney Junior series, Spidey and...

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21331: LEGO Ideas Sonic The Hedgehog Set Review
Jan08

21331: LEGO Ideas Sonic The Hedgehog Set Review

Back in the ’80s gaming was a newly emerging pastime, Atari and Nintendo consoles were taking living rooms by storm whilst SEGA commanded the arcades. But by the ’90s SEGA wanted a bigger slice of the home console market and they needed something to face off against the might of Mario. That something was actually someone and in 1991 Sonic the Hedgehog was born. The blue blur became a gaming icon, starring in a number of...

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60324: LEGO City Mobile Crane Set Review
Jan04

60324: LEGO City Mobile Crane Set Review

Each year as the new sets are slowly revealed, either official or not, I decide what I wouldn’t mind buying. Sometimes new parts or Minifigures play a role in my decisions. Then I see a retailer selling sets early and end up buying stuff I hadn’t planned to. I have to admit that’s the case with this set. However, after building it, I’m glad I picked it up as it’s a fun build and it has plenty of play...

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LEGO 2022 Set Reviews Round-up
Dec31

LEGO 2022 Set Reviews Round-up

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of being able to review some of the new LEGO® sets being released tomorrow. Things kicked off with LEGO Star Wars, before taking a look at the 15th Anniversary Modular Buildings Collection set, the Boutique Hotel. I’ve also checked out new LEGO Marvel sets and most of the upcoming LEGO Super Mario sets, including the new Luigi’s Mansion expansion sets....

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