Monday, October 15, 2018

LEGO Overwatch First Set Revealed!

We have known about LEGO Overwatch sets coming for a long time. The first Tracer figure was revealed a while ago. But now we have an actual set to look at: Omnic Bastion. This set is available now for $25 on the Blizzard Website. I haven't personally played Overwatch, so I am not as hyped as other people are. I am excited to see the new pieces that will come out of this theme, however. I think based on this first set, this will be a cool theme. 

I think this is a freaking awesome looking robot. I love the articulation, and it is pretty accurate to the real thing. If I had the money, I would probably buy this set. But the most interesting thing about the set is that it is exclusive to the Blizzard site. That is not something that is done by LEGO too often. 

Here is the product description from the site:

"Overwatch® fans will want to build and collect this exclusive Bastion figure in Omnic Crisis orange skin. This Overwatch toy can swivel at the waist, move its arms and features a small sub machine gun in the right arm. Fans will also appreciate Bastion’s friendly bird sidekick, Ganymede, also in the unique Omnic Crisis orange skin. This Overwatch buildable toy is a Blizzard exclusive and only available in limited quantities."

What do you think about this set? Are you excited for this new theme? Leave your thoughts in the comments. Other than that, thanks for reading!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

LEGO Forma? Wait, what?

LEGO Forma was announced the other day as a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. It is a Technic based set for adults. It is supposed to be sold for 45 dollars in the U.S. The set includes 295 pieces and one skin. Then the other skins are fifteen extra dollars. Three of them are koi, the other one is a shark.  I find it kind of weird that this set is on a platform like Indiegogo rather than just being released as a set. But, it does have 725% of its goal, so it seems to be doing well.

Here is some of the statements from their official post: 

"LEGO® FORMA was designed to help adults reconnect with their creative side and to encourage us all to prioritize play. Throughout the process, we spoke to adults to learn about their needs, get their input on our concepts, and use their feedback to refine the experience. During this time, we also conducted the LEGO “Play Well Report”, which surveyed nearly 13,000 people to understand the relationship between well-being and play. The report supported the development of LEGO FORMA and showed that we were on the right path in creating a fun and creative experience for adults."

"At the LEGO Group we are exploring new ways of working with Open Innovation. Indiegogo is a platform that allows us to interact with an engaged, excited, new community that’s interested in contributing to concepts and product development. Tapping into this passion and desire to share ideas and knowledge allows us to innovate and launch products that are a bit different from what we normally offer. Feedback we collect on Indiegogo will give us valuable insights into best practices of open innovation as we can continue to improve as an innovative company. We can’t wait to see what our backers will have to say!"

Anyways, that's all for now, thanks for reading!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

LEGO Jurassic Park III was a thing? (The Brick Archive)

I freaking love the Jurassic Park Franchise. I still haven't watched the newest installment, but I did watch Jurassic Park III again, against my better judgement. Its not an awful movie, it just was a letdown compared to the other movies. Why am I even defending this? LEGO had some tie in products for their LEGO Studios line in the early 2000's. There were two sets: Spinosaurus Attack and Raptor Rumble. They are both loosely based on the movie; there are no characters from the Jurassic Park franchise in this set. Instead, they have Johnny Thunder? I really don't understand.

The Raptor Rumble is technically the larger of the two sets by two pieces. It has two awful looking brick built Raptors in the style of the Dinosaurs Sets from 2001.The Pteranodon is built in a similar style. I'll be frank, these look awful compared to their modern relatives. The main build of the set is the entrance to the birdcage in the movie. It is very basic and does not hold up to modern standards. Also, there is one cameraman, to make this set actually fall into the Studios lineup, I think they could have left him out and just branded this as its own theme. 

But that's not all! There is also a set based on the beginning of the movie. The Spinosaurus Attack retailed for twenty dollars, just like the other set. The plane is basic, but it is similar to the modern style of small LEGO commercial planes. The Spinosaurus looks like it has seen better. I respect what the designers were able to accomplish for the limitations of 2001. I do think the tree is pretty good. The cameraman has a little stand to film on. 

I find it funny that the dinosaurs were included in the sets, even though they were all poorly done CGI. I think we will have to respect what the designers were able to do for that time, and pray that a decent looking LEGO Spinosaurus will one day make it into a LEGO set. 

What are your thoughts? Do you like these sets? Let me know in the comments! 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Cloud Cukcoo Palace Review! (The LEGO Move) #TBT

I am not a big fan of pink. Or of Unikitty. But when I saw this set at almost the original retail price at a local toy store, I had to get this set. This is without a doubt the pinkest thing I own. But this is a really cute set, and it may have altered my distaste for the obnoxiously pink LEGO Friends sets. Maybe.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

LEGO Marvel Outrider Dropship Attack Review

Well, I'm not too big of a Marvel fan, but I have seen a few of the Marvel movies. I did recently watch Captain America, and I was excited to see him in a relatively cheap set. This set is based on the recent Infinity War movie, that I have not seen. (So this review is spoiler free) So please excuse any errors in this review.

This set comes with 124 pieces, four Minifigures, and retails for 15 dollars in the U.S.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Baby Raptor Playpen Review! (LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)

I love dinosaurs. Many should know that by the amount of Dino related content I have posted. This is probably the best polybag in recent memory for me. Why? It has a dinosaur. A adorable little dinosaur. Alright. I'm excited about dinos, again. Well, here we go! This set retails currently for around three to four dollars. I'm not to sure; Brickset still has this set listed as a promotional item.

From Brickset

Saturday, August 11, 2018

LEGO Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase

I love Jurassic Park. I have watched the movie several times, I have read the books, I display the Jurassic World set I own on my shelf. But I felt that the first wave of Jurassic sets was missing a few things. Namely Jurassic Park themed sets. But now, they have finally done it. We have a Jurassic Park LEGO set y'all. I may be a little excited. Just a little bit. So, this set is currently retailing for around forty dollars in the United States. It has 360 pieces, four Minifigs, and a Raptor.

From: Brickset

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

LEGO Porg Revealed!

New video. I'm a bit late in covering this one, but better late than never.