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25 Days of XMAS – Day 9

Let me state for the record that my Mom is amazing. I was feeling really down earlier this month because I didn’t purchase my LEGO® Advent Calendar in October, when I saw it in my local Walmart. At the time, I figured it would be available for a while, and I’d be able to pick it up a little closer to Christmas. Ladies and Gents, I am an idiot.

This year’s calendar, LEGO® City 60201 FLEW off the shelves! by the time I thought to go buy it, most stores were out of stock, and the prices on Amazon and Ebay were outrageous! So I was resigned to not having an advent calendar for the first time in years, which made me a bit depressed.  But! Mom saved the day! (I refuse to ask what she spent). Lego City Advent Calendar 60201Like most Advent calendars, LEGO® Advent Calendars have a theme. LEGO® carries three different types, Star Wars™, Friends, and City. I’ve never been a fan of Star Wars™, and have found that the Friends sets, which are marketed to girls; to be overly simplistic. That leaves me with City, which usually has a neighborhood theme with lots of small intricate builds that make a great Christmas scene when I’m finished.

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As you can see, the calendar has a printed play-mat and 24 little doors, each hiding either a minifigure or a small build.

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The pictorial instructions are minimalist, but that’s okay, as the advent calendar is set for an age range of 5-12 years.

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Voila! I have a decorated lamppost!

I love the daily surprise of advent calendars, and the fact that you can detach the play-mat from the main box to create either a display or play area. I keep my calendars from previous years and display them with my holiday decorations.

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Pandemonium plays Godzilla on my LEGO® scene!

Disability Note: This kit includes tons of tiny pieces. It may not be good for someone with moderate to severe hand coordination issues, or for people with small children.

Where to buy: At the time of this post,  LEGO® City Advent Calendar 60201 is listed as sold out on the LEGO® website, it is priced at $23.99 USD. However, I have seen it listed for sale at Target for $26.49 USD.

Special Shout-Outs:  MOM!!

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Disclosure: My awesome Mom purchased this product for my use, the fact I’m reviewing it is due to being bored with puzzles today. The opinions are my own, and do not in any way reflect the thoughts and views of the Lego Group of companies.

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25 Days of XMAS – Day 14

LEGO® polybags are some of my favorite treats. I collect them all year long, eagerly searching my local stores for new designs. This one has been waiting for winter in my to-do pile since last Spring!  The name of this kit is LEGO® Friends 30402 Snowboard Tricks with Stephanie. 

I’m starting to get the hang of videos.

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Disability Note: I did this on a mild day, so it is easily assembled by kids 6 and up or an adult with good to decent hand motility.

Where to buy: At the time of this post,  LEGO® Friends 30402 Snowboard Tricks with Stephanie is listed as Retired on the LEGO® website. However, I have seen it listed for sale on ToyWiz or BrickLink

LEGO®is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

Disclosure: I bought this item for my own use. The opinions are my own, and do not in any way reflect the thoughts and views of the Lego Group of companies.

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25 Days of XMAS – Day 4

Hi guys! I have a small treat for you, I made another video! These are tricky for me, but I’m learning. Day 4 is LEGO® Friends 5004920 Emma’s Ski Pod. Everything is explained in the video, though I had to do a bit of research to find the name of the kit, as it was not on the poly bag or the instructions.

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Disability Note: I did this on a mild day, so it is easily assembled by kids 6 and up or an adult with good to decent hand motility.

Where to buy: At the time of this post,  LEGO® Friends 5004920 Emma’s Ski Pod is listed as Retired on the LEGO® website. However, I have seen it listed for sale on ToyWiz or BrickLink. For Pods for girls or boys, LEGO® still makes a few. You can find them here!

Special Shout-Outs: Thomas Blackington

LEGO®is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

Disclosure: I received this product as a gift. The opinions are my own, and do not in any way reflect the thoughts and views of the Lego Group of companies.

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LEGO® Elves The Capture of Sophie Jones

Today’s post is a little different. I’m not doing a review or a tutorial. I’m assembling a LEGO® kit because my kid sister asked me to. I’ll warn you, this is a long video, clocking in at a little over an hour-long and I ramble throughout.

TL:DR  Hi! Columbus Day, my 9-year-old sister chose the topic and I hate stickers when assembling brick kits.  

I like the LEGO® Elves series for their designs, and knew there was a mini-movie on Netflix. It wasn’t until I was researching this kit that I found out that LEGO® has a whole series of webisodes hosted on YouTube. The webisode that explains this kit is here.

 

Overall, I had fun with this kit and will continue to collect LEGO® Elves and being silly while doing so!

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Disability Note: This was done on a really good day and I fully subscribe to the philosophy that growing up is OPTIONAL! A reasonable amount of silliness can stave off depression and pain.

Where to buy: At the time of this post,  LEGO® Elves 41182 The Capture of Sophie Jones is listed as Retired on the LEGO® website. However, I have seen it listed for sale on both Amazon and Ebay.

Special Shout-Outs: Hani DeFalco and Thomas Blackington. You two rock!

LEGO®is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site

Disclosure: I purchased this product for review. The opinions are my own, and do not in any way reflect the thoughts and views of the Lego Group of companies.

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Raptors! Oh, My!

I was at my local Walmart a few weeks ago after my last convention and found this little gem!

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I have always loved the Jurassic Park franchise. I binge-read Michael Crichton’s first book in the series one summer day in 1993 in preparation of the theatrical release. It took me the better part of a day,  and 2 loose teeth. I was twelve and absolutely in love.

Twenty- some odd year later, I’m still in love. Dinosaurs are great, and Velociraptors are amazing! This little polybag was a joy to make, and a pain in the rump to film. Since my blog is still new, and I’m not planning to upgrade to a paid plan for a while yet; I had to post the video on my FaceBook Page. I warn you, it’s rough, but it’s a start! I thoroughly blame @photo_kat for the “rawr..chomp chomp”

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I had a great time, and now own my very own Baby Blue!

If you have a build you’d like to see me do, or review, let me know! Tell me what you think, that’s what the comment section is for.

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