LEGO Super Mario Sets Review Round-up
Aug05

LEGO Super Mario Sets Review Round-up

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been busy building and reviewing the new LEGO® Super Mario sets. That’s every single expansion set, the Starter Course and the Power-up suits. If you haven’t been following the reviews there is a handy Round-up below. But this is also a good time to offer my overall opinion on this interesting new theme. For many years, fans of both Nintendo and LEGO have yearned for the iconic...

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71369: Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Set Review
Aug04

71369: Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Set Review

For every good guy, there is an equally bad one somewhere nearby. For as long as Mario has been jumping around the Mushroom Kingdom, Bowser hasn’t been far behind or should that be ahead. If there is one thing Nintendo does well it has a good old boss fight. Be it leaping over fireballs and taking him out on a bridge or swinging him around by his tail, Mario and Bowser have a long-standing grudge. Often fighting for the...

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71377: King Boo and the Haunted Yard Set Review
Aug02

71377: King Boo and the Haunted Yard Set Review

The ghostly Boos have been following Mario around since Super Mario Bros. 3 but this expansion set is inspired by something far more awesome. Luigi has stood in his brother’s shadow for many years until the days of the GameCube. After mysteriously winning a huge mansion, located deep within Boo Woods, Luigi became the star of the show in Luigi’s Mansion. It is here King Boo makes his debut. This right royal spectre has...

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LEGO Super Mario GWP Sets Review
Aug01

LEGO Super Mario GWP Sets Review

With the LEGO® Super Mario sets officially launching today, depending on where you buy them or have already pre-ordered them, you may get one of two free sets. These include a desert-themes miniset and a smaller polybag set. Both include Action Bricks and elements which can be combined with the Starter Course and the numerous expansion sets. But are they worth being selective with your purchasing choices? Here’s a closer look at...

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71368: Toad’s Treasure Hunt Set Review
Jul31

71368: Toad’s Treasure Hunt Set Review

As Mario headed out on his third adventure across the Mushroom Kingdom, he was helped on his way stopping off Toad’s houses. This mushroom-capped little guy has become a Nintendo legend since being introduced in Super Mario Bros. 2. Things get a little confusing as Toad is not only the main character’s name, it’s also the overall now for their species. However, over the years there have been a few notable characters...

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75317: The Mandalorian & the Child Set Review
Jul30

75317: The Mandalorian & the Child Set Review

When a galaxy far, far away made its first foray into the world TV, it became an instant hit. The mysterious Mandalorian warrior and his equally mysterious bounty, known only as The Child, became an internet phenomenon. The secrecy behind The Child is why it’s taken so long for products featuring the Yoda-like creature to arrive. There are a number of LEGO products based on The Mandalorian, including an all-new BrickHeadz set,...

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76167: Iron Man Armory Set Review
Jul27

76167: Iron Man Armory Set Review

Back in early 2019, a number of sets were released based on Avengers Endgame, one of which included the Iron Man Hall of Armour. I use the term ‘based’ very loosely as almost all the sets had very little to do with the conclusion to the Infinity Saga. But that particular set really stood out as it played no part of Endgame. Instead, it was a fan-pleasing way to finally recreate Stark’s workshop in LEGO® form. Over a...

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