Voltron: Defender of the Universe!

Voltron: Defender of the Universe!

So, I bought Voltron!  My son and I put him together the other night.  Took us about three hours; we both built an arm and a leg, then I 'supervised' the Black lion.  I've been driving my wife crazy referring to him by some of his lesser known titles, like Voltron: Defender of the Coffee Machine, and Voltron: Defender of the Dining Room Table.  You get the idea...

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Review: Ultimate LEGO Star Wars

Review: Ultimate LEGO Star Wars

In 1999 the LEGO company and Lucasfilm came together to make what so many of us had dreamed of for years, LEGO Star Wars. All the kids of my generation had attempted at least a few times to make something from Star Wars in bricks, but now we could get official sets. The results were, and continue to be, phenomenal and prolific. So prolific in fact that it's become somewhat difficult to keep it all straight, but not anymore. Thanks to DK and The Brothers Brick's Chris Malloy and Andrew Becraft we now have the definitive guide to all things LEGO Star Wars, and it's glorious.

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Building The Falcon With Adam Savage And The Tested Team

This week I had the distinct pleasure of building the most awesome LEGO set of all time with the most awesome group of people of all time, Tested.com. We spent two days building, shooting, sharing stories and having a load of fun geeking out on this spectacular set. 

We also had the classic UCS Falcon on hand for a direct comparison during the build. We were continually surprised and delighted at not only the upgrades from the original, but how vastly different they were. Besides being the same size and of the same ship, they're two very different builds.

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We worked out a great system of teams of sorters, knollers, feeders and builders. While it did necessitate the dismantling of the instructions, it made the build quite a bit quicker, resulting in a build time somewhere around 12 hours. And that includes time that the team needed to break away and do their normal Tested.com content, like podcasts. 

Tested.com is one of my favorite websites and YouTube channels, and of course Adam is the protonerd, so just spending time with the team was an absolute pleasure. Combine that with pretty much the greatest LEGO set of all time, and it was a memorable two days I will never forget. Check out the video on YouTube and for the extended editions consider becoming a Tested.com premium member (I am). I'd like to thank Adam, Norm, Sean and the rest of the Tested crew for welcoming me into their domain. And of course a huge thank you to LEGO for providing this review copy of what is sure to be a legendary set.

Review - 75176 Resistance Transport Pod

Review - 75176 Resistance Transport Pod

Set 75176, the Resistance Transport Pod is here! The smallest of the Last Jedi wave of sets for 2017, this set comes zooming into your collection at 29.99 US dollars! With 3 minifigures, interesting parts, and way more stickers than necessary...this set is definitely jam packed! Let's examine its details and play features...

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Review - 40268 R3-M2 Polybag

Review - 40268 R3-M2 Polybag

Force Friday is here, which means LEGO pages around the world will be reviewing the latest wave of Star Wars sets to hit the shelves just today. After wondering when this R3-M2 exclusive polybag would be readily available, I was pleasantly surprised to find that my local Toys R Us store was giving them out as a promotional freebie with a purchase of LEGO Star Wars. Let's take a closer look at this cool figure!

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Review: Brick Warriors German Flametrooper

Review: Brick Warriors German Flametrooper

The fine folks at Brick Warriors were kind enough to send over one of their latest releases, the German Flametrooper. While I'm not a military builder, we have had military scenes in a couple animations done here over the last few years, so we do keep an assortment of military accessories on hand. And now we have a particularly badass set.

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