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Kubros – T-800 from The Terminator   Leave a comment

The Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 Series 800 Terminator was sent by Skynet in 2029 to Los Angeles in 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, the future mother of John Connor, the leader of the future human Resistance. It was the first of the Infiltrators sent back on assassination missions by Skynet, and is arguably the single most significant Terminator unit as it inadvertently “fathered” Skynet in its journey through time, similar to how Kyle Reese fathered John Connor in his.

Got this set on sale at Target.

I’m done.

Nanoblocks – Astronaut   Leave a comment

Two updates in a row, huh?

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Nanoblock set. My sister gave this to me as a gift from Christmas.

It’s an astronaut set with 120 pieces (not including extras).

I’m done.

Kubros – Evil Minion from Despicable Me 2 (Purple Minion)   Leave a comment

Evil Minions are Minions that are at the state of extreme mutation caused by the PX-41 serum entering their blood vessels.

The Evil Minions are for all intents and purposes, made to be indestructible: they are immune to weapons like flamethrowers, guns, axes, and undercover police cars; and are able to withstand the explosion from swallowing a bomb. They will devour and destroy anything that gets in their way, including the above-mentioned weapons. Evil Minions can also repair themselves, and are very dangerous.

The last of my Despicable Me themed Kubros set.

I’m done.

Kubros – Kevin from Despicable Me (Minion)   Leave a comment

Kevin is a tall, two-eyed minion with sprout cut hair and is usually seen wearing his golf apparel. He appears in Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Minions, and Despicable Me 3.

I had this Kubros set laying around and Despicable Me 3 just came out this weekend. So why not.

I’m done.

LEGO Architecture – Berlin & Brandenburg Gate   Leave a comment

I figured I’d put together these two sets together.

Germany’s capital and cultural center dates back to the 13th century and has shaped – and been shaped by – many dramatic events in European history.

From humble beginnings as a medieval trading center, the city played a key role in the rise of the Kingdom of Prussia and modern Germany.



Berlin TV Tower

The 1,207 ft. (368 m) tower consists of an 820 ft. (250 m) concrete shaft upon which sits a seven-story sphere, crowned by a 387 ft. (118 m) red and white striped antenna mast. It remains Germany’s tallest structure and a popular destination for almost 1.2 million visitors every year.


DB Tower1

Architect Helmut Jahn designed the eye-catching 338 ft. (103 m) semi-circular glass and steel tower, which was completed in June 2000. The office is now home to Deutsche Bahn AG, the German national railway company, and is referred to as the BahnTower.


Berlin Victory Column

Originally erected between 1864 and 1873 to commemorate famous victories in wars against Denmark, Austria and France, the Victory Column (Siegessäule) was extended to its current height of 220 ft. (67 m) during the 1930s.

The sandstone column stands upon a base of polished red granite and is crowned with a 27 ft. (8.3 m) high statue representing Victoria, the goddess of victory from Roman mythology.


Brandenburg Gate

Commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia, the Brandenburg Gate was built as the grandest of a series of 18 city gates through which Berlin was once entered. Designed by architect Carl Gotthard Langhans and constructed between 1788 and 1791, the inspiration for the gate came from the entry hall of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.



The Reichstag was originally completed in 1894, was almost completely destroyed during World War II and remained largely unused until the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990.

The renowned English architect Sir Norman Foster was given the task of renovating the building and chose to combine the original historical façade with modern architectural elements such as the spectacular glass dome.

I’m done.