If you had to choose a theme for the month of October, which one should it be ? Yes, of course, Halloween ! So, this month’s minibuild at the LEGO Store was a nice green witch.
This is a 22 pieces build, and another big scale model.
After each Apple’s keynote, it is the time to criticize the new products. Not innovating enough, not powerful enough, still the same… From several years, Apple is criticized for its apparent immobility which can give us some nice videos like this one.
But this year, Apple changed one design, and there is one inspiration which is obvious. This is about the iPhone 5C. If you think that the C stands for Color, you are all wrong. The C is for iPhone 5 Crocs Edition…
In September, at the LEGO Store, we could have had expected something on the back to school theme. No, LEGO is extending our holidays. First with the mini build, then with the free gift. This month, the mini build is a nice pirate with a fancy hat and a peg leg.
This is a 44 pieces build, and this is the second big scale model of the year. But there is a better reason to go to the LEGO Store this month…
LEGO revealed at the Comic Con their next universe, Mixels.
There is no informations about this new range of products except that it should be available in spring 2014 with a partnership with Cartoon Network. That is all we can find on the new dedicated page. But already, there is something I find cool in this range of products…
New month, new minibuild at the Lego Store. This month, Geekid built a fisherman.
This is a big scale model. There are 38 pieces, mostly bricks and plates. This is not what Geekid is accustomed to, but he enjoyed the final model.
Aside of the mini build, this was a good day to go to the Lego Store.
What is the really best thing in life where you are around a campfire ? Guitars and songs ? Naaa… Smores of course. Those tasty sandwiches of roasted Marshmallows with chocolate between two crackers… Even if it is fun to be around a campfire, you need a fire to roast your marshmallows. Making them at home isn’t that easy and may be messy. We can even say dangerous with kids around.
Well, that was until now. Well, there are lots of smore cookers, but here is maybe the only one you can use everywhere. And yes, even on a barbecue, so maybe the best gift for Father’s day from any GeeKid.
This year, Lego gave the Father’s Day theme. As a Father and son’s day, this is a great opportunity for a geekdaddy to share his gift with his geekid. And what does Lego has to offer ? Simply to share the playing universe in which the father and the son grew up.
Before having a peek on some sets, Lego set up a contest on their special web site (EDIT: the link does not exist anymore) for their french audience. It is a contest in which you have to design a spaceship from parts of existing Lego models. You can submit your own until june 17th.
And for the occasion, there is a special video featuring the best known father and son from the Galaxy. Yep, from the Star Wars galaxy.
Good introduction, lets get back to earth but stay in the Star Wars univers…
Lets begin with an awesome model at a decent price : Gold Leader’s Y Wing.
Latest Lego’s interpretation of the Y-Wing, Gold leder’s Y-Wing Starfighter (9495) is an awesome set of 458 bricks. The assembled Y-Wing model measures over 16. It comes with 3 minifigures: Gold Leader (Dutch Vander), Princess Leïa in ceremonial outfit and astromech droid R5-A7. The starfighter is to be built in 3 steps: the main body, the cockpit and finally the engins. The Y-Wing’s body may be considered as the most difficult part, because of all the little details. The cockpit is much easier. As for the engines, you could build them with your eyes closed. You should plan 1:30 hour to assemble the model.
Compared to the earlier versions, the scale is more accurate and the model contains better details. The cockpit canon lost his vertical axis but it has an improved design.
The Y-Wing may not be as emblematic as the X-Wing (bombers are never the stars compared to fighters 🙂 ). But it is definitely a must-have to any Star Wars fan.
You can pick this model from Amazon: (#9495) – Gold Leaders YWing Starfighter
Gold Leader’s Y-Wing also comes in a Superpack. The Superpack box contains the Endor Rebel Trooper & Imperial Trooper Battle Pack (9489) box and the Elite Clone Trooper & Commando Droid Battle Pack (9488) box.
Usually, the Superpack price allows you to save on one of the small boxes. Even if you can find the superpack on Amazon, it comes with an unbelievable price: (#66411) Super Pack Gold Leader’s Y-Wing
So unless you are seeking this box as a collector (which is its current status), you’d better buy each box separately: (#9489) – Endor Rebel Trooper and Imperial Trooper and (#9488) – Elite Clone Trooper and Commando Droid
The other great universe those days is the Super Heroes. As The Avengers are in our theaters, Lego released 5 sets in the Marvel universe. But the best set is not there, it is in the DC universe. Named Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape, it is obvious that the box contains Batman and the Jocker.
Besides the funhouse, which is full of traps and tricks, the interest of this box is to gather Batman, Robin, the Jocker, Harley Quinn and the Riddler. The content of the box should be easier to assemble than the previous as it contains only 380 parts. The assembled funhouse features moving floor, opening trap door, hammer, crane and also a wagon rails and the Batcycle. It must be just as fun to build as to play with. It is a great Batman collectible and a great game set.
You can find this box on Amazon: (#6857) – Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape
But if you still prefer the Avenger sets, here are the links int the chronological order as the scene comes in the movie: (# 6867) – Cosmic Cube Escape, (#6868) – Hulk Helicarrier Breakout, (#6865) – Captain Americas Avenging Cycle, (#6869) – Quinjet Aerial Battle
So, what do you plan for Father & son’s day ?