My wallet may be in a bit of pain, though...
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My loot includes
- A pin
- A BrickFair brick (It's actually three bricks stacked on top of each other, but whatever.)
- A yellow prototype Shadow Leech! (Thanks, Black Six!)
- A yellow 1980s space guy.
- Two minifigs (Build-your-own)
- A bag of BIONICLE pieces for Tekulo
Soon I hope to upload some more pictures of our BrickFair adventure, so keep an eye out for that.
There were so many AMAZING creations, from a 7 foot long Serenity to some awesome Egyptian temple structures to Erebor from The Hobbit, and that doesn't even scratch the surface of the tip of the iceberg. The BIONICLE creations were really neat, and I enjoyed stopping by those tables. Speaking of, I have now officially met the following BZPeople (yes, that's what I call us/you/whatever) IN PERSON:
- Sumiki a.k.a. Cap'n Subnuki a.k.a. Hat Man
- Black Six a.k.a. Andrew a.k.a. you all know who he is
- The Architect a.k.a. Blog Lurker
- Xaeraz a.k.a. Xaeraz
- Aanchir a.k.a. He who draws Andrew Francis characters
- Avohkah Tamer
- Bionicle Raptor (related: I also forgot to buy a BZPower shirt. )
- Possibly others whose appearances I don't know and thus would not recognize them.
KK has said Tekulo's rather jealous about our adventure to the fair of bricks. Don't worry, Tekky, I'll be sure to take pictures and hopefully grab some good bricks.
In other news, I've caught up completely with the 900 comics of Order of the Stick, and it's a fantastic series. If anyone out there has a few days to kill, it's a blast to read, check it out.
As for my comics, I should make some new ones, huh? >>;
From the design of the box to the instruction manual, these are the first things you see before building the set.
It's a polybag. The front features the set's picture and a picture letting you know that the eagle character you get is Ewar. The back is full of legalese, as per usual, and has a cutout option for a free child ticket to LEGOLAND.
Half the fun is had building the set. How fun is it to build and how easy or challenging is it?
At only 33 pieces, this set does not take long to build.
Now that the set is complete, we can critique how it looks from every angle. New or interesting pieces can also be examined here.
I would first like to point out that this set came with about 10 extra trans-light-blue round tile pieces, which I thought was ridiculous, but I'm not complaining. The vessel is pretty simple in design, but still rather cool in my opinion. It's like someone combined a snowmobile and a jet ski...and made it fly. The really cool thing about this set, though, is Ewar.
First off, Ewar is an anthropomorphic eagle, which ranks up there in awesomeness with anthropomorphic echidnas. He also has a really simple but clever wing-mount that reminds me of the armor of the old Hydronaut figures. This also allows his wings (and those of the other wingèd Chima races) to be poseable, unlike the winged mummy figures from Pharaoh's Quest. I like Ewar's flip face as well; one side has goggles and the other is just his bare face, which has nice detail on it. The design on his torso reminds me a lot of ancient Egypt, and his helmet (head piece?) is really cool as well.
The other half of the fun is in playing with the set. How well does the set function and is it enjoyable to play with?
While it is a small set and, thus, is kinda limited on playability by itself, I'm sure that it makes a nice addition to any larger set if you're building some kind of Chima army or need a new high-tech hover vehicle for your utopian LEGO world. Ewar himself is a cool minifig that also allows for some fun play time.
Once it's all said and done, how does the set stack up? Should I get it?
This set was originally released as a free promotional with a $75 set order from LEGO S@H. It's now on BrickLink for about $5 USD. I don't know if I would personally spend that much money just to get him, but I'm glad I was able to get him through LEGO's promotional. If you're a fan of Chima, go for it.
What's to like?
- Ewar is cool
- Lots of extra pieces
What's not to like?
Oh noes! I forgot to hang the awesome picture of Frankie in his white tux on prom night!
The bedroom looks like your typical undead sleeping pad. With pictures hanging of friends and family, some undead deer skull, a rickety unfurnished bed, and an empty wardrobe, it's ideal for the everyday vampire who's trying to get away from all the stresses of life. The writing desk at the top of the stairs is in a nice corner by the window(s) so the maximum amount of moonlight is available when writing to those creepy, alive relatives of yours. I also like that there's a railing at the top of the stairs, but no railing following them down to the first floor. Clearly safety is of no concern during the transition between stories.
Go read it. Be enthralled. Clean up your drool on the way out.
Akano Toa of Electricity
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+1 from Pohuaki for reporting various things in Artwork
Real Name: Forever Shrouded in Mystery
Likes: Science, Math, LEGO, Bionicle, Ponies, Comics, Yellow, Voice Acting
Notable Facts: One of the few Comic Veterans still around
Has been a LEGO fan since ~1996
Bionicle fan from the beginning
Misses the 90's. A lot.
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