My childhood was full of dreams of forts and treehouses. Just from the box, I’m feeling those memories again. Such a great looking trio of models, I can’t wait to dig in and handle all those yummy elements and explore the building techniques. Continue reading 31053 Treehouse Adventures
Moko brings the intensity with this massive insect warrior.
I love Aaron Williams‘ blocky aesthetic. Check out this walking artillery piece.
A samurai castle on the back of a giant snail by Cecille Fritzvold!
These two mechs by Gamabomb are really rocking my world right now. Such great shapes and parts usage!
It is fun to build office towers and such, but much of modern cities is much more suburban in its architecture. So many boxy single-story buildings surrounded by parking lots. How about we build something a mundane, a doughnut shop. Continue reading Commercial Micropolis (Part 3)
I’ve been looking forward to the Medix since pictures first surfaced. All those aqua and medium azure elements are totally enticing. One of the things I’ve always enjoyed about Mixels is the strong color themes and that they tend to be great parts packs for those colors. Continue reading Medix (Mixels series 8)
So many of us have a soft spot for pirates, it really shouldn’t be a surprise that they have finally shown up as a Mixel theme. Just from the packages, they look like a jolly bunch. Lets dig in and check them out! Continue reading Pyrratz (Mixels series 8)
Somehow, the Mixels just keep on delivering. After almost three years and dozens of tribes, they keep mixing it up. The firefighting Mixels of the MCFD bring elements of that evergreen LEGO City sub-theme to our favorite little monsters. Continue reading MCFD (Mixels series 8)
Most big cities are defined by the cluster of office towers at their core. These manifestations of ego create iconic skylines. So far I’ve only focused on fairly modest buildings, now it is time to build something a little taller and flashier. Continue reading Commercial Micropolis (part 2)
Like a lot of AFOLs, I thought the idea of Angry Birds LEGO seemed ludicrous. It was hard to imagine sets that would have any redeeming value beyond the license. When they finally arrived, it was the pirate ship that caught my eye with clean cartoonish, lines and a reasonable price per piece.
Continue reading 75825 Piggy Pirate Ship
I’ve been lax in my blogging lately, but here I am back again with another installment of my Micropolis posts. This time I’ll be switching gears to talk about commercial buildings. This building was inspired by a pile of elements that I received in a draft and a vision of a tiny brick-built taco. So I decided that I needed to add a taqueria to my city. Continue reading Commercial Micropolis (part 1)