Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Minifigure Spotlight Series 11 - The Scarecrow

Just in time for Halloween or the Wizard of Oz!!
Probably my second favorite figure of the set we get the Scarecrow. And while the Elf might be the easiest minifigure to feel for, this one is a close second. Hard to miss the pitch fork and hat.  Lego also found a way to use all those extra crows from it's Lone Ranger - Tonto minifigure it had left over.
Just an overall great looking minifigure and all the detail on the both sides of the body, head and arms.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Minifigure Spotlight - Series 11 - The Yeti

Heck yeah!  I finally was able to find a Yeti in a pile of well molested Series 11 packs today.
This is by far my favorite of the Series 11 collection.  He looks so mean, but he's got an ice cream bar.
I also  like the really cool head type. The head is all one piece.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Superman vs Power Armor Lex 6862

You may find this hard to believe, but growing up I was a huge comic book fan.  Oddly enough I was more of a DC fan than Marvel.  I still loved Spiderman, the X-men, the Avengers, and especially Iron Man, but I was really a big Justice League of America fan.  It was a great comic.  You got all the great DC heroes all in one book.  I think that's my one complaint with Lego's DC Universe it's all Superman and Batman centric, but you do have some great anncillary characters that come with a few of these sets.  This set is one I've had my eye on for some time and what better time to pick it up than when there's a sale.  Not only that, but this is the only current set with the Superman in classic costume and you get Lex Luthor and Wonder Woman to boot!  Plus Lex's Power Armor is pretty kick ass.
I've never picked up or seen one of Lego's Hero Factory kits, but I'd have to assume that alot of the components are the same or similar.
The hands on the power armor are pretty great.
As is the Krytonite Gun on the right arm.
Lex looks pretty bad ass sitting behind the controls.
A little less bad ass on his own though.  I think this really could be anybody.  Business suit guy? Too bad they didn't take advantage and put Lex in his personal body armor from say like the Super Powers days.
Wonder Woman is all around great.  I'm curious if we're going to get to see her in her own set or another costume.
She comes with two faces to choose from too.
This is a great Superman Minifigure.  The three new movie tie-in sets all feature him in his movie costume, but I think this one takes the cake with it's bright colors.
Superman also comes with another face.
Over all a great little set.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Minifigure Spotlight - Series 11 The Welder

Well I managed to find a few packs of Series 11.  They were all well molested, but unopened.   Out of the three figures  the best one I got was this guy.  The Welder.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Best-Lock Stargate SG-1 Death Glider

The wife and I recently headed over to Target.  She wanted to do some clothes shopping, I wanted to walk around the Lego aisle maybe see if Series 11 had showed up there yet.  And while walking through the construction set aisle I happened upon this baby.  I'd never heard of Best-Lock before.  There were also a couple other bag sets with things like fire trucks and cop cars.  I opted for the officially licensed Stargate SG-1 product.  I was very leary of this brand, mostly because this bag and it's over 100 pieces was about $5.50.   And I had reason to be leary.  Lego this is not.  You can visit the companies website here.

You won't find any reference to the Stargate sets or it's other license, Terminator, but if you google Best-Lock they'll pop up.  Best-Locks slogan is "Play alot, pay a little"  And while their sets are really cheap, that savings comes with a cost, quality.  While putting this set together I found a lot of the pieces really didn't fit too well together and that there was still plastic spill over  that needed to be trimmed off the pieces.  They also say that their blocks work with other brands, although they don't say which ones. I did try putting a few lego pieces with these and they did work, but I've also read complaints online that sometimes they don't. 

The first thing I notice is there is no color at all in the set.  All the pieces are olive except for the canopy over the cockpit. And the wings really aren't held on by very much.  But lets have a look.
Here we have the completed Death Glider.
Not a whole lot of detail.  You also get a minifigure with the set.  A Jaffa figure.  Want to know what a Jaffa is go here.
And yes these figures are a cheap as they look. 
The one problem is that you can't fit the Jaffa figure in the cockpit and close the canopy.  Which is kind of a funny oversite considering that the package clearly shows the figure in the cockpit.

Over all I doubt I'd buy another set, but if your looking for some cheap building pieces this might not be a bad choice.  Just remember you get what you pay for.

cb out.