Review: 71006 The Simpsons House, part 5

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In today's part of the review, again written with much help from CapnRex101, we add bags #5 and #6 to the house, which completes the front upstairs section of it -- two bedrooms and the bathroom -- and the front of the roof. Also included in the bags is the penultimate minifig: baby Maggie Simpson. Maggie...

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Review: 71006 The Simpsons House, part 4

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In this part of the review, CapnRex101 and I build from bags numbered 4, which completes the ground floor kitchen and lounge, and also contain our fourth minifig, Marge Simpson. Marge is wearing her housework clothes, with the ever-present dress mostly obscured by her white apron. Her famous blue...

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Review: 71006 The Simpsons House, part 3

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In this part of the review, CapnRex101 and myself will look at the third section of the set to be constructed; the ground floor front of the house.  There are no new parts or colours (other than the door which is the same colour as the garage doors) but it has some great features and another...

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Brickset through the ages

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... Amazon, eBay, BBC news, CNN, you name it. Even Eurobricks and MOCPages are.  Anyway, CapnRex101 had the great idea of taking a look at 'Brickset through the ages' to mark this monumental occasion. So, here goes... 1997 In 1997, Internet users, using dial-up links, were provided...

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Review: 71006 The Simpsons House, part 1

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Chris/CapnRex101 and I both have a Simpsons House and we'll be doing a joint review. I received mine today and have built bag one which contains Bart, Homer and the car so I thought it would be worthwhile kicking off the review already to give you something to talk about rather than what the next...

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Review: 44018 FURNO Jet Machine

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... beasts from undergound.  Whilst at the Brighton store yesterday (where I met up with CapnRex101) I found myself right at the back, where, languishing unloved on the bottom shelf, I found them. Being a sucker for red constraction sets, I bought this one mainly to see what the...

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Review: 70808 Super Cycle Chase

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... appears identical to that in Set 70800 Getaway Glider which was reviewed here a few days ago by CapnRex101, right down to his primary and alternate facial expressions, “Piece of Resistance” and peculiar mini polytail protruding from the back of his head. The front of his torso looks like...

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Review: 70806 Castle Cavalry

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Following on from the reviews by CapnRex101 and Huw, I’m going to take a look at 70806 Castle Cavalry. This set is one of a few that offers a “2-in-1” build. At 424-pieces, this set sits in the mid-size category and has a price point of £24.99 / $29.99 (US). The main...

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Review: 70803 Cloud Cuckoo Palace

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... already and has kindly sent them out to a number of AFOL sites, including Brickset, to review. CapnRex101 kicked things off yesterday with his review of one of the smallest sets. CapnRex, DrDaveWatford, Kempo81, Matthew and I will review the others over the next couple of weeks,...

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Traffic review of the year

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... and accurate DrDaveWatford, who assists with the Amazon Bargain Watch and helps keep it current CapnRex101, Glenbricker, Matthew, Rocao, Kempo81, rmarkworth and Meiko for writing news and reviews and helping behind the scenes DrDaveWatford, Atkinsar, Matthew, Rocao and Yellowcastle for moderating...

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Advent Day 13 - Star Wars

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... day thirteen we have a standard tan Battle Droid to combat the Clone trooper presented by CapnRex101 on day ten. This figure is by no means uncommon, it has been included in many Star Wars sets since 1999. This figure, although rather dull in my opinion, is great for army building and are not hard...

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Advent day 3

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As you'll have noticed, CapnRex101 will be reviewing the Star Wars Advent models from now on. He knows what he's talking about when it comes to Star Wars so you won't have to put up with any more misspelled names and glib comments from me :-) Today, I've chosen to feature the City...

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Advent Day 2 - Star Wars

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Huw has kindly allowed me (CapnRex101) to provide a brief overview of each Star Wars Advent Calendar gift, while he takes a look at his favourite of the City and Friends models. Photos are taken by Huw. The first mini model of the Advent Calendar this year, following the R5-F7 minifigure yesterday,...

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I'm back from my travels...

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... I'd like to thank Matthew and kempo81 for posting it in my absence. Thanks too to CapnRex101 for his excellent reviews which have also hopefully kept you engaged over the last two weeks. I apologise for the downtime over the weekend. The site was behaving intermittently from about 04:00...

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Palpatine's Arrest review, part 2

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In part 1 we covered the box contents and the minifigs. Today CapnRex101 and I complete our review with a look at the build and the completed model. (Words by CapnRex101, pictures by Huw) The build: The build phase is quite enjoyable and features a few interesting building techniques, including...

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Palpatine's Arrest review, part 1

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... after release, I think it's still worthy of a Brickset review. So, I've teamed up with CapnRex101 again to bring you one. Part 1 deals with the box, contents and minifigs. Words by CapnRex101, photos by Huw. Palpatine’s Arrest was a set which I was very excited about prior to...

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