In the second of his reviews of this year's Creator sets, Shib takes a look at 31036 Toy and Grocery Shop:
For quite some time now, LEGO have been putting out houses under the 3-in-1 Creator line, so following on from last year's 31026 Bike Shop & Cafe we have a smaller offering into a line of 3-in-1 shops. The Toy and Grocery Shop is nearly half the cost but also under half the piece count, and I assume this is to cater similar set content to different budgets, but how does that price point effect what the buyer gets?
The latest minifigure catalogue from Christoph Bartneck has just been published. The description at Amazon reads:
"This [192 page paperback] book presents high quality photographs of all LEGO minifigures released in 2014. The 650+ Minifigures are organized by an innovative nomenclature that makes it easy to identify minifigures. Moreover, the catalog contains a price guide and detailed photographs of the Minifigures’ heads. This catalog is the essential guide for all minifigure collectors and enthusiasts."
We've reviewed several of Christoph's books in the past (e.g. here, here and here). They are very impressive and, I have to agree with Amazon, if you're a minifig aficionado, they are pretty much an essential purchase.
They can be purchased from Amazon: USA ($32) | UK (£22) where you can also 'look inside'.
Blocks magazine issue 7 is on its way to subscribers and will be in UK shops on Thursday. This is the first issue that new editor Rob has been at the helm for, and also the last that I have contributed to.
If you take out a subscription this weekend you will receive your copy before it appears in the shops AND receive a free T-Shirt, but only while stocks last. So head on over the the Blocks magazine website and subscribe today!