This is the kid’s review of Lego Galaxy Squad UK US.
5 minifigs, 3 vehicles, 1 base, lots of fun. The set is based on aliens battling astronauts.
The galactic titan is an excellent set for its countless features. The best feature, in my opinion, is the detaching gunship. It is stuck to the titan with ratcheted joints. The tank treads are very efficient, unlike some other sets that have weak treads. The worst feature, in my opinion, is the gunship’s cockpit. It isn’t as easy to remove like other sets where you just pull the hinged wind screen up and down. All together, it is a great set from Lego. Well done to the designer. My age recommendation is 8+.
The kid’s video review is here:
The kid’s favourite brand is Lego Power Miners. He would love it if Lego would bring it back.
It is available from individual sellers on Amazon UK / and from sellers and Lego on Amazon US.
The kid says: “I want Lego power miners back because I have tons of crystals, and I’m a fan of underground things. The sets look so cool, and I’m sure Lego could come up with some new designs and release some new sets. Lego, if you are reading this, I hope you’re considering my idea and have some power miners sets out by 2016.
This is my favourite brand because the power miners sets have so many features and spectacular features that other brands and sets don’t have. (It’s the same with the Mars Mission series.) For example, the Crystal Sweeper has a very large wheel that scooped up crystals into a tipper. Or the Cave Crusher: it has 8 saws that just looked like it could destroy ANYTHING. “
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From the Facebook page:
The kid loves Lego Batman. This is his review of Lego Arkham Asylum UK / US. In the scene, The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow have escaped the Asylum and are causing mayhem in Gotham City.
The set includes 1619 pieces. It has 8 rooms and includes 8 minifigures.
The kid’s review is here:
He says that the highlights are:
- The wanted signs turn to reveal Harleen Quinzel’s makeup stand.
- You can put The Joker in his restraints and slide him into the van.
- There are 2 sliding cell doors for The Joker and Scarecrow.
- The villains can escape out the broken window.
- Poison Ivy has her own cell with lots of plants in it.
- The Joker has a torture chair that can be adjusted to certain angles.
- Mr Freeze is not included in the set but has a cell in the asylum if you do have him.
Lego Group published the kid’s review of the Death Star.
I think he’s a little bit excited…
Note – original Lego Mania Death Star review is here
I’ve noticed a few odd headlines about Lego lately…
The little brick helped solved a murder case. When a Utah murder case was re-opened, detectives discovered residue on the victim’s fingers that led them to test fingerprints from Lego at the scene and ultimately identify the murderer.
Meanwhile, Lego has been stolen by people hoping to sell the sets on eBay…. £35,000 of sets in New York and £120,000 in Arizona. Those little bricks are hot property (pun intended)!
The kid wants to be an architect. And he loves Lego.
So Lego Architecture is a happy combination in this house.
Here’s a review of a few of his favourite sets.
The kid says:
- Fallingwater – my favourite, because it blends in with nature
- Seattle Space Needle – great design
- Burj Khalifa – tallest building in the world
- White House – my first architecture set
- Empire State Building – with an extra addition of King Kong (from me)
- Brandenburg Gate – took awhile to build
- Sydney Opera House – another smart design
Find them here:
This is the kid’s review of the Lego Death Star. He built it all by himself. His endless patience with these tiny pieces (3,803 of them) amazes me.
The kid says the coolest features are:
1. Trash compactor walls close
2. Trash compactor secret exit
3. Missile launcher
4. Rope swing
5. Cargo crane
6. Mini-elevator and large elevator
7. Destroy reactor core
8. Sliding door
9. Falling shelter
10. Fake jail
12. Secret table compartment
13. Controlling the death ray
14. Controlling the hangar
15. Controlling guns
Lego published the kid’s review on their website here.
Recreate the action and adventure of the Star Wars movies with the ultimate Death Star playset! This amazingly detailed battle station features an incredible array of minifigure-scale scenes, moving parts, characters and accessories from Episodes IV and VI on its multiple decks, including the Death Star control room, rotating turbolaser turrets, hangar bay with TIE Advanced starfighter, tractor beam controls, Emperor’s throne room, detention block, firing laser cannon, Imperial conference chamber, droid maintenance facility, and the powerful Death Star superlaser…plus much more! Swing across the chasm with Luke and Leia, face danger in the crushing trash compactor, and duel with Darth Vader for the fate of the galaxy!
- Includes 24 minifigures and droids, plus all-new Dianoga trash compactor monster!
- Includes 6 new and exclusive minifigures and droids only found in this set : Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper outfit), Han Solo (Stormtrooper outfit), Assassin Droid, Interrogation Droid, Death Star Droid and 2 Death Star Troopers!
- Also includes Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight), Darth Vader, Grand Moff Tarkin, Emperor Palpatine, 2 Stormtroopers, 2 Emperor’s Royal Guards, R2-Q5, and mouse droid!
- Movie-authentic Death Star environments include the Superlaser control room and target monitor, Imperial conference chamber, TIE Advanced hangar bay with moving launch rack, Emperor’s throne room, droid maintenance room, detention block, trash compactor, and much more!
http://amzn.to/1llEhQL (Amazon US)
I stumbled across these on Etsy today… These are beautiful… Made by Stefan Birch, The Blackwater Studio in Armagh.
I may have to visit this gallery. I would love to see some of Stefan’s work.
More info – http://stefanbirch.com