Thursday, June 21, 2018

LEGO Dino (Dino-Thon Part Three) The Brick Archive

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom comes out tomorrow in the U.S. and I am hyped! In honor of the upcoming release, I present the third part of my series on LEGO Dinosaurs.

LEGO Dino continues the collection of LEGO Dinosaur based themes. This theme, released in 2012, is probably my favorite of the Dino Based sets. (Excluding Jurassic World.) I feel that the style of Dinosaurs in this theme have the best designs, and they fit the LEGO System the most. I wish I had picked a few of these up when they were out, but oh well. Anyways, enough of my rambling, let's take a look at this theme.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

LEGO Dino Attack/Dino 2010 (Dino-thon: Part Two) The Brick Archive

As we continue our trip down memory lane, we encounter LEGO Dino Attack, or for the Europeans, Dino 2010. This theme centered around catching mutant dinosaurs. The sets for each theme were generally the same, but there were small differences. The American and Australian sets had more weapons, while the European sets had an emphasis on capturing the dinosaurs.

The smallest of the sets was the Dino Quad (Dino 2010) or Steel Sprinter vs Mutant Lizard. The main design of the set is the same between both sets, the only difference is the accessory. The setting is also different; for Dino Attack, they are in the city, for Dino 2010, they are in the jungle.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

LEGO Dinosaurs (Dino-thon: Part One) The Brick Archive

Dinosaurs! Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is coming out soon, and to celebrate, I'll be digging up themes that revolved around LEGO Dinosaurs. We begin with the oldest dinosaurs. (Excluding the Dino Island Adventurers sub-theme and other sets.) The prehistoric reptiles got their first devoted theme in 2001, which was aptly named Dinosaurs. Funnily enough, these sets were released around the same time as Jurassic Park III. These dinosaurs fit a system of building that determined the design of large LEGO animals for several years.

There were four larger sets that came in plastic boxes, which also served as display stands for the completed model. Each of these larger sets was rebuild-able into new models. So for instance, your T-rex could become a Spinosaurus. The fours sets were BrachiosaurusTyrannosaurus-RexMosasaurus and Styracosaurus; and they all sold for around ten U.S. Dollars in their day.

The Brachiosaurus is an interesting set. All of the builds in this set haven't gotten an update, even though they have appeared with new designs in the LEGO Jurassic World video game. The Diplodicus model is missing the back spikes, but it's okay for 2001.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Mega Construx Pokemon Series 6 Charmander

Well, my little brother has introduced me to Pokemon, and I am unsure of what it is doing to me. He has been caught up in the card game, has several of the Mega Construx sets and wears Pokemon t-shirts. I mean, he might be a little obsessed, but then again, I'm fifteen going on sixteen and I still buy children's toys. I am not too familiar with the Pokemon franchise, but I am familiar enough to realize that Charizard is better than Blastoise.

Friday, May 11, 2018

LEGO Woolly Mammoth and Saber-toothed Tiger! (LEGO City Arctic Sets)

It should be known that I loved paleontology as a child. Dinosaurs were my life; I could name them all. I also took interest in the mammals from the Ice Ages. The reveal of these sets is kinda the completion of my childhood in LEGO form. LEGO has done plenty of Dino's, but I am glad they have moved out of the Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous Periods.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

LEGO Creator Roller Coaster Revealed!

Well... If you haven't noticed, I have been pretty bad about getting posts up when they are supposed to. I have been insanely busy with school, Boy Scouts and ballet; I have barely enough time for LEGO. But I'm still here, and I'm back with a few news posts of late.

So, LEGO has finally revealed the roller set that will make use of their new system. I mean, they have only been hinting at it by dropping their new pieces in sets for what, a year now? Well, we now have images. I will say that this set looks fantastic.