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The sets were out of stock when I ordered this morning (new stock arriving on 24th May with estimated delivery on 1st June). Already got the other 2 sets, so this one was a must-buy :-) Can't wait to get my hands on it!
...not especially inventive, but it made us both laugh.
Sure Lucy, I'll put the kettle on. :o)
Huge thanks to @Wicksy80 for picking me up Emmet's 'Piece' Offering poly in Smyths Saturday before last and posting it promptly to me. I couldn't wait to build it and add Lucy to the fun. :o)
Not a minifigure, but I couldn’t resist. 1 of 5 publicly released solid Gold Bionicle Hau Mask (2001 Giveaway)!
Well, I finally finished building LEGO Steamboat Willie as I have every LEGO pieces for the set (there was a lot missing from the last section of the build). I normally would not be so nit picky, but this LEGO set has extra meaning to me. I took "History of Animation" as a college course. Yes, I know the course sounds like a silly course to take, but it does give me a good background that helped with my computer graphics degree. I think Schoolcraft College has since changed the name of the course, but I'm not too sure about that. Anyways, here's a couple of pictures that I did of the finished "Steamboat Willie". (Yes, I did add a light in the wheelhouse of the boat)
I'm adding lights to my LEGO Corner Garage and will be adding it to my LEGO city when I'm done. I also plan on lighting my other Creator Expert buildings when I get a chance.
Are we not using plastic, paypal or mobile phone payments.
Given a few more years and we could be exchanging lego bricks as a crypto-currency?
I am fairly happy overall with the LotR layout for now though. Undecided if I'll build #79017 & #79018 to go with Smaug yet or not.
Besides the large vehicles (will be adding the Mustang soon hopefully) on the other shelves, unsure what will end up living there.
Strange thing is, FEDEX shows the country as Hong Kong?
I still have to straighten the wires out a little bit more and I'll add it to my Lego City.
Even with the extra minifigs, it still feels awfully bare to me. I really need at least a couple more Rohan soldiers in there. More Orcs as well.
The instructions are absolutely riddled with errors. Several steps along the way have parts magically appear and then dissappear, and then reappear again a few steps later. I've seen this occur in sets before, but never repeatedly in the same instruction book. It's never a massive hurdle (the entire build only took a little over an hour), but I'd imagine it might be frustrating for the kids the set is targeted at. That and the colour saturation of the printing (on the instructions cover and the outer box) is a bit washed out when compared to other sets in the theme.
All of that aside, the actual build is fantastic upon completion. The simple yet ingenious design of the pilars, with the blue crystal plates layered over pastel green and pink bricks, is rather striking. Little extra details like the shaping of the door and the tiny flames compliment the overall rather well. It's certainly one of the more unique models I've ever assembled. There are two functional play features that work smoothly without any hitches. I was really only interested in this set for the included characters, but I've ended up quite liking the model itself.
The character lineup included is fantastic though! Every bag you open has you building at least one new character, with two minifigs, a mini doll, four animals, and the bat version of Balthazar. I think only Apocalypseburg and the Movie Maker sets contained more unique characters, across the entire theme?
I know not everyone is a fan of brick built characters, but I have a bit of a soft spot for them and the designs Lego has trotted out for this theme have all been brilliant. Flaminga is freaking adorable! Eight and Archimedes are no slouches either. Unikitty is here too, with a new faceprint.
Benny's faces are adorable AF (as always), but again he's missing his mechanical arm. He had it for the entirety of the film, save the last act where he was sporting a completely different outfit. I don't understand why it's only included in one set (and the CMF) out of the 25 sets in the theme.
Lucy is another slightly dissapointing entry. I get that reissuing her hood piece was not in the budget for this theme, but her torso is the same one used for her Apocalypseburg look (with the goggles, quiver, and scarf). They created a different print for her classic look wiith the hood printed on her back, featured in both #70833 and #70824. I don't know why they didn't use that here? The inclusion of her washed out hair was nice though, as it was previously only found in the CMF series.
Balthazar is probably my favorite of the three 'proper' figures. He looks great, and has two seperate heads with unique expressions (one for his bat form, but they're interchangeable). I love that the crystal hair is a removable piece (of which there are also two included). Both he and Celeste (included in #70838) are beautiful figures. I really hope that Lego releases the third vampire guy at some point. I didn't much care for these characters in the film, but they make for great figures. :p
I'm pretty happy with this one overall (all of my nitpicks aside). It wasn't high on my want list, but it def holds it's own alongside my favorites in the theme. I rather like when a set I buy for the figures surprises me and turns out to be an interesting build itself, that also happens to include great figures. Hahaha.
Happy Anniversary as well!!!