This week we have a Blast from the Past! The classic (that word makes me feel old...) 8868-1 - Airtech Claw Rig from 1992. This was one of my childhood dreams. But my budget was limited. By the time I saved enough, the 8480-1 - Space Shuttle came out. And I was a big space geek at that time. This week, the 8868-1 finally arrived. Come join me!
Today we have something special. In honer of the 60th anniversay of LEGO, BrickLink has produced some AFOL designed sets. We take a look at one of them: The LEGO Story....
Ninja... GO! One the most succesful unlincensed theme from LEGO is going on 8 years now. The bar is set high. Does the new summer wave of 2019 pass?...
"The eagle has landed." Today is the 50th anniversary of the first moonlanding. In honor of that event, LEGO has released the 10266-1 - NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander. Today we take a look at this beautiful set.
Friends has been a hit for 7 years now. Does this winning streak continue with the new Summer Wave? We take a look at the 41381-1 - Rescue Mission Boat.
LEGO Star Wars that is focussed on being played with. Will this work, or will these sets also end up on display?...
Today I’ll look at a scenery set: the 75229-1 Death Star Escape. This kind of sets show a scene from one of the movies, making them both nice display items, and great ways to re-enact your favourite parts of the movies.
One of the mistakes LEGO made during their Dark Ages, is thinking children don't want to build, they want to play! So they made all kinds of large, single-use parts to make the build go as fast as possible, resulting is themes like Jack Stone. Many are saying, LEGO is returning to those mistakes with the 4+ (and before the Juniors) themes. Do they have a point?
LEGO’s core business is, as we all know, selling toys. But over the years, LEGO has grown beyond that. For instance, after the Dark Ages, LEGO started realizing, that it’s not just children that build with the bricks, but a lot of adults are too. This resulted in themes like Modular buildings and Architecture. When LEGO introduced Mindstorms back in 1998, it was meant to get children interested in programming. But it were the adults (and teens) that picked up this theme, and when they found out the limitations that the first Mindstorms software had, they quickly climbed behind their keyboards and started writing their own custom software. (Luckily LEGO learned from them, and improved the system, cooperating with the creative minds, instead of keeping everything ‘in house’).
In 2017, LEGO introduced the PoweredUp system, as a successor of the standard InfraRed (IR) + Power Functions system. It uses BlueTooth as a connection, making it much more expandable compared to the limited IR, that’s limited to 8 channels. Also, this means the system can be connected to a smartphone, tablet or PC/laptop, that has a BlueTooth connection.