Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Terrain & Scenery 16

Let's go with microscale creatures this time around.


Dragon Newt by David Steeves.  Some great parts usage here.









More Elephants by moctown.  I found this one due to Brothers Brick.



is a little big but, I think the others work for 7P.




LotR Micros by Nujumetru.  A link to
instructions is included with the Flickr post.



Bottlenose Dolphin 003 by Ken Ito.  A little large for 7P scale, but they
could represent other seagoing creatures.   Disabled downloads though.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Sales Alert

Target has a "50% off several Lego Sets" sale running this week.  there are some good deals to be found.

Good hunting.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Random Mechs 24

A little something for a snow day.

"Odile" Orbital Sniper and "Krona" Defense Satellite by tomohawxing.
Purpose built for MFZ.









Lego Overwatch Bastion by Travis Taylor.
This looks to be about the size of a Chub.


Patience by Pasukaru76.  A whole squad for your enjoyment.








Lego Bastion by Omar Gonzalez.  And another one!


Hammerhead W14 by DevidVII.  I think the legs are a little
fiddly but otherwise it's great.  Disabled downloading though.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Review: 30553 Elsa's Winter Throne Polybag

This is one of three new polybags that can be found at Target in the Seasonal section.  I also found this one at Walmart.


Bag.  $3.99 for a $0.10 Price per Piece.

Instructions.










Minidoll.

Parts.  Brick 1x2x5, Plates, Mod. Brick w/Scroll, Minifig Dish,
 Inverted Slopes, Large Round Jumper, Corrugated Round
Brick, Rounded Plates, Jumper, Printed Tile, Cheese Slopes,
 Pyramids, Heart Jewel, Tooth Plates, Cherries, Goblet, Minifig Telescope, Nipples, and Minifig Crowns.






Build.  Station.

The Questions:
Can you build something -- a frame, station, or starship -- right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  At.  (0)  (The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.)
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?  No.  (-5)
Score: -5 (B-).  Some fun parts but, too many single count pieces to be really good.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Review: 30362 Sky Police Jetpack Polybag Review

This is the third of three new polybags that can be found at Walmart.  At least, I think it is.  The tag for a Spider-man polybag has been up on the shelf for months and I have yet to see any in stock.

Bag.  $3.97 for a $0.12 Price per Piece.



Instructions.









Minifigs.

Parts.   Wedge Plates, Plates, Propellers,
Axle Plates, Plates w/Arm Up, Bar Plate,
Slope, Clip Plates, Printed Tile, Lightsaber
Hilts, Levers & Bases, Minifig Radio, Minifig Handcuffs, and Minifig Neck Bracket.





Build.  Drone.

The Questions:
Can you build something -- a frame, station, or starship -- right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  Above.  (-10)  (The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.)
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?  No.  (-5)
Score: -5 (B-).  A few good parts but, not that great of a set.

Friday, November 22, 2019

The Road to PAX Unplugged 2019

In two weeks I'll be in Philadelphia at PAX Unplugged helping to demonstrate Mobile Frame Zero for the Indie Bazaar.  I will also be selling Rulers and Starter sets again, along with expansion kits for the first time.  We'll be at Booth 3722 on the sales floor and a table somewhere in Tabletop Freeplay.  There's a topic on the Hangar discussing the convention.  :-)  I'll be arriving Thursday evening so if anyone wants to meet me for dinner that'd be cool.