Today I have a rather unusual and (probably) one-off article for you. I mentioned in my review of the new AT-AT (75054) that I would not be reviewing any more of the Summer Star Wars sets, and as such this article will not be a review of 75050 B-Wing. Instead, I will be taking a look at some LEGO Star Wars trivia, which this set has more than its fair share of!
While building the model it dawned on me that although the set may not appear to be all that special superficially, it is in some ways interesting and even unprecedented! Read on to find out why...
On the day that LEGO is set to reveal that Bionicle is making a comeback it seems appropriate to take a look back at the original sets from 2001. This article has been written by GreenNinjaCP:
Ah, BIONICLE. There was nothing quite like it. BIONICLE was like that new kid who walked into the school in that new third grade school year, beginning around August of 2001. He was not quite like all the other students, and many didn't like him at first. However, when you walk in, you meet him, and get to know him. He ends up becoming your best friend. You do everything together, all the way until he graduates in 2010. It's a weird analogy, I know. But it works well. BIONICLE was an instant classic among many, and 2001 was the beginning of something great for so many children around the world, who are now in college or something. They became involved in the adventures of the Toa until the very end.
Richard over at Brick Fanatics is raising money for NSPCC. To help with this, Firestar Toys has produced ten exclusive minifigs kitted out in NSPCC running gear. They are being auctioned, with all proceeds going to the charity.
It's a great cause, so head on over to Brick Fanatics and find out how you can get your hands on one.
Am I wrong here? Has LEGO ever done a LEGO City era sailboat? The closest I have found is this monthly mini model build. Plenty of pirate ships to be sure, a few "castle" boats, even some windsurfing boards, but are there any modern era boats with sails in the LEGO catalog of sets?
Shop.LEGO.com VIPs can now order this year's Winter Village set, and buy it at brand stores.
Normally I'd encourage you to do so but personally I'd hold fire until October when (a) it will be double VIP points, (b) 40106 Elves' workshop will be free with qualifying purchases, and most importantly (c) LEGO will hopefully have sorted out its affiliate tracking system because at the moment orders placed via our links (and those at other websites) are not being attributed correctly.