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LEGO Ideas – Adventure Time   Leave a comment

I bought this set last year at Toys R Us. And just like Toys R Us, Adventure Time recently wrapped up it’s 10th and final season with a one-hour special episode. I’m no longer a child, but you’re never too young to enjoy walking around a toy store, playing available toys, just browsing. The same with Adventure Time, it’s a very grown up show disguised as a kid’s show. The show ending is like losing a best friend you’ve watched over the years, but the whole premise of the show is that there will always be adventures. The spirit of adventure is passed on to the next generation and spiritual successors of the main characters. No matter how different those adventures are, the themes are the same at their core and that’s what makes them fun.

The set features Finn, Jake, BMO, Ice King, Gunter, Marceline, Princess Bubblegum, and Lady Rainicorn.

21308 – LEGO Ideas – Adventure Time

Finn and his best friend and adopted brother, Jake, roam the Land of Ooo, righting wrongs and battling evil. Along the way, they make friends with a whole range of wacky characters such as Princess Bubblegum, Lady Rainicorn and Marceline the Vampire Queen. They also have to deal with the grumpy Ice King, the mean ruler of the Ice Kingdom, who really needs to chill out.

The animated television series created by Pendleton Ward has achieved both cult status and widespread popularity, and is now also the 16th set in the LEGO Ideas series.

Sets released under LEGO Ideas are originally made by fans and submitted to LEGO. The LEGO Ideas community votes on submitted ideas as a supporter. Product ideas that achieve over 10,000 supporters will be reviewed by the LEGO group and may even have a set released based on the fan idea.

Music:
Jake – Bacon Pancakes (Remix)
Adventure Time Ending Them (Come Along With Me) – Ashley Eriksson

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LEGO Architecture – Statue of Liberty   Leave a comment

“True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right.”

This set took about 6 hours to make spread across two days. The Statue of Liberty was recently featured in the LEGO Architecture – New York City Skyline series in 2016, comprising of a several LEGO blocks a micro green minifig. This 2018 set is the most detailed LEGO Architecture set so far at 1,685 pieces.

21042 – LEGO Architecture – Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States, and has since become a universal symbol of freedom and democracy throughout the world. Dedicated on the 28th of October 1886, she was often the first thing people saw as they sailed into New York’s harbor to start a new life in America.

Music:
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault – Main Theme
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault – Main Theme
Medal of Honor: European Assault – Dogs of War (Main Theme)

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LEGO Star Wars – R3-M2 and DJ Minifigures   Leave a comment

Found both of these at Toys R Us. I’ll miss this store when it closes.

R3-M2 was an R3-series astromech droid that served the Alliance to Restore the Republic. It is a droid character created for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

DJ (short for “Don’t Join”) is a human male slicer in the galaxy during the war between the Resistance and the First Order. He first appeared on Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.

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LEGO Star Wars – Millenium Falcon in 2 Minutes (Easter Edition)   Leave a comment

Don’t know how, but I found the LEGO Star Wars Millenium Falcons on sale at 30% off. So I bought two: 1 to build and 1 as a future investment.

Here’s the time lapse build of the set.

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LEGO Architecture – LEGO® House   Leave a comment

My last video for 2017.

Even though this is officially part of the LEGO Architecture line, the set is sold exclusively by surrounding stores in Billund, Denmark starting in 2017 commemorating the opening of the LEGO House in September.

Construction started in 2014. The building officially opened in September 28th, 2017. The building functions as part public art piece, tourist attraction, LEGO store, cafe, and with roughly 20,000 square feet set aside for open space.

21037 – LEGO Architecture – LEGO® House

From the very beginning, the ambition with LEGO® House was to create a unique and inspiring, hands-on and minds-on experience, where LEGO fans of all ages could learn all
about the company and the endless play possibilities offered by LEGO bricks.

It was quickly agreed that the right location would be in the center of Billund. This is where the LEGO story started almost 90 years ago and the town still serves as the global
headquarters of the LEGO Group. Then came the task of finding a partner who could design a distinctive building that would become an integral part of the LEGO House experience.

The idea for the LEGO® House was to create “a cloud of interlocking LEGO bricks… a literal manifestation of the infinite possibilities of the LEGO brick.” 21 white bricks would be stacked on top of each other and be crowned by the Keystone, which would be inspired by the classic eight-knob LEGO brick.

These huge bricks will not only form internal spaces for LEGO House activities, but also create a covered public square and a series of interconnected terraces and playgrounds for people to investigate and enjoy. In this way, the LEGO House will be enjoyed both by fans who came to experience the LEGO story and by local citizens and visitors to the town of Billund.

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