Apollo Saturn V - Beautiful building manual and packaging !

September 28, 2017 10 Comments A+ a-


I've finally opened the Apollo Saturn V box this afternoon. I have to say that the design of the box is extraordinary and the box is not the only thing that is cool about this set. :-)
LEGO Ideas sets are just somehow special when we talk about packaging.
Apollo Saturn V - Beautiful building manual and packaging !
There are 12 packages, from small to bigger ones. White, black, grey and red are colours that dominate the set.
Apollo Saturn V - Beautiful building manual and packaging !
When I unbox new LEGO sets, I always look forward the most to the building manual. Especially in case of LEGO Ideas theme.
The Apollo Saturn V 182-page manual has a very strong cover picture.
Apollo Saturn V - Beautiful building manual and packaging !
And also the last picture. :-) My answer is definitely "YES".
Apollo Saturn V - Beautiful building manual and packaging !
I appreciate first pages of the booklet that are devoted to the introduction into the Apollo Space Program and the Saturn V space rocket itself.
Apollo Saturn V - Beautiful building manual and packaging !
I will definitely read everything before I start the build. Photos from the past times make me feel even more tempted to start building and learn more about this beautiful rocket.
On first pages of the booklet, you will also learn about the authors of the project and about challenges that they had to face while designing the set.
Apollo Saturn V - Beautiful building manual and packaging !
There is no reason to wait ! Since I haven't build any LEGO for some time, this afternoon I will start putting together the Saturn V and I am sure that I will have a very good time with this cool set.
Apollo Saturn V - Beautiful building manual and packaging !
I hope that my Saturn V will look at least as cool as the one on the cover of the box. :-)
Apollo Saturn V - Beautiful building manual and packaging !
Can't wait to share it then with you on my blog.

What do you think about this set ?

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Is it a good step for LEGO to move from traditional toys to computer controlled robots ?

August 22, 2017 4 Comments A+ a-


Is it a good step for LEGO to move from traditional toys to computer controlled robots ? I think that it definitely is and it adds a new dimension to the playing experience of LEGO fans. Personally, I can't wait to build my first moving cat from LEGO. :-) And you ?
I had a chance to visit the Spielwarenmesse 2017 in Nurnberg, the biggest toy fair, which is said to be a place where international toy markets come together.
Is it a good step for LEGO to move from traditional toys to computer controlled robots ?
LEGO had their booth in there as well, of course.
Is it a good step for LEGO to move from traditional toys to computer controlled robots ?
I didn't know what to expect from it as it was the first time when I visited such a big toy fair. Frankly, the guided tour around LEGO booth was so quick that if you asked me the other day on one thing that I remember, it would be the CAT, the moving cat. :-)
In other words, thank you, LEGO, for being so innovative and creative this year and coming with brand new ideas such as the LEGO Boost.
I will definitely support your great idea and will buy the LEGO Boots set as soon as it is available for sale for Czech Republic! :-)

What are your thoughts about the LEGO Boots ?

I will be very happy if you let me know in comments bellow.

The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !

August 06, 2017 2 Comments A+ a-


Jump, Jump, Jump, ... :-) You think that you've already seen the frog somewhere ? This beautiful green creature stars in the new LEGO Carousel 10257 and definitely deserves our attention.
Usually being a frog do not make you a glory but in this case she outshone other five animals - an elephant, tiger, swan and a flamingo ! :-)
She's made out of 63 pieces, mostly a combination of light and dark green.
The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !
  She has a movable mouth with a red tongue always prepared to provide her with a good lunch.
The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !
Her legs are incredible ! I'm sure that she might compete with real frogs in jumping.
The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !
Thanks to a few LEGO Technic pieces, her legs very well imitate real frog's legs.
The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !

The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !
There's nothing better than just to find a stone and
The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !
climb on the edge,
The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !

prepare,
The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !
and JUMP ! :-) Again and again ... :-)
The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !
Isn't the frog cute ?!? :-) Moreover, it's a great build considering the number of pieces.

Is the frog also your star out of the five animals in the new Carousel ?

I will be very happy if you let me know in comments bellow.

Two hottest LEGO sets of this summer ? - Apollo Saturn V and Carousel

July 27, 2017 4 Comments A+ a-


Summer holidays are here - the sun, the sea and days of relaxation ! ... :-)  LEGO does keep us busy also during these hot summer days with new cool releases.
I've been currently working on the 3rd edition of the Brick Market Report which should once again provide you with comprehensive and up-to-date look at LEGO sets released during Q2 2017.
2017 has been immensely rich year for us LEGO fans thanks to a number of new great releases. We witnessed introduction of long awaited LEGO Ideas Apollo Saturn V and its fast sold out at the same time. Second wave of LEGO Batman Movie sets filled shelves of toy stores all around the world. 17th Collectible Minifigure Series has enjoyed a big popularity not only thanks to the mysterious campaign for the Highwayman. Also new fresh LEGO Jungle sub theme hit the market in Q2 2017... And LEGO Technic celebrates 40 years in a big style with amazing BMW R 1200 GS and other cool sets this year. 
What are the two hottest LEGO sets released during Q2 2017 that impressed me the most out of more than 100 new sets ? Definitely the LEGO Carousel by CREATOR and the NASA Apollo Saturn V by IDEAS !
Two hottest Q2 2017 LEGO sets ? - Apollo Saturn V and Carousel
 I am very glad that I've managed to add both these sets into my lovely LEGO collection.
Two hottest Q2 2017 LEGO sets ? - Apollo Saturn V and Carousel
I've mostly missed the NASA Apollo Saturn V due to its fast sold out. Hope that it will come back to shops soon so that more LEGO fans can get hands on it.  
Two hottest Q2 2017 LEGO sets ? - Apollo Saturn V and Carousel
Can't wait to test the stability of this 100 cm tall masterpiece.  
Two hottest Q2 2017 LEGO sets ? - Apollo Saturn V and Carousel
Carousel looks like the most colourful set of all times when placed next to the Apollo Saturn V. 
Two hottest Q2 2017 LEGO sets ? - Apollo Saturn V and Carousel
I guess that there will be something about it. :-)
Two hottest Q2 2017 LEGO sets ? - Apollo Saturn V and Carousel
It can be clearly seen on the example of these two very different sets that LEGO is working hard on development of new diverse models to catch up with demands of 21st century consumers. 
Two hottest Q2 2017 LEGO sets ? - Apollo Saturn V and Carousel
I therefore hope that we will continue to see LEGO to prosper and to release beautiful sets like Carousel and Apollo Saturn V.

I will be very happy if you let me know what do you think about this two sets. 

Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-)

July 16, 2017 9 Comments A+ a-


Carousel 10257 is the most expensive set released during second quarter of 2017 but the price is worth the hours of fun. I have finally decided to open the 10257 LEGO Carousel box and start building it on Friday evening. It's Sunday night and I am half way finishing this magical build and I am impressed ! I have started smoothly with the ticket booth and then jumped straight on the technical part of the boarding platform of the carousel. I am still waiting for the most interesting part of the build, for me it will be the package number 4 which contains pieces for all the cute animals from fairytales which replaced the traditional horses used in the Grand Carousel 10196. :-)
Here are a few pictures from my joyful weekend with LEGO Carousel.
Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-) 
Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-) 
Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-) 
Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-) 
Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-) 
Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-) 
Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-) 
Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-) 
Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-) 
I admire how all the pieces which makes the carousel rotate smoothly fit perfectly together. Can't wait to proceed with building again tomorrow. :-)

Are you a fan of amusement park attractions such as Carousel that LEGO has released recently ?

I will be very happy if you let me know in comments below.

Overview of Collectible 2x2 Printed Tiles - Don't Be Afraid To Be Creative ! :-)

July 09, 2017 2 Comments A+ a-


I like minifigs with printed tiles more than the ones without them. Why ? The tile is usually a perfect complement to the character of the minifigure, I always admire the detail of the print on the tile and minifigs with such a tile are easier to determine by hands when you try to guess what's inside the collectible package before actually opening it.
Overview of Collectible 2x2 Printed Tiles - Don't Be Afraid To Be Creative ! :-)
Also ... the tile will look perfectly as a bracelet. Don't be afraid to be creative. :-)
Overview of Collectible 2x2 Printed Tiles - Don't Be Afraid To Be Creative ! :-)
There are not many collectible minifigs with printed tiles. That was a pretty surprising finding for me !
Overview of Collectible 2x2 Printed Tiles - Don't Be Afraid To Be Creative ! :-)
I've never realised that there are at most two such minifigs in each collectible series and very often there is no such minifig at all in the collectible series (such as in case of Collectible Series 3, 4, 7, 11, 14 and 17) which is a shame, isn't it ? :-)
Overview of Collectible 2x2 Printed Tiles - Don't Be Afraid To Be Creative ! :-)
Here is the overview of 2x2 printed tiles released in Collectible Minifigure Series 1-17. Which one is your favourite ? What I really love is the Surgeon's X Ray printed tile from the series 6. :-)

Collectible Minifigure Series 1 - NURSE
Overview of Collectible 2x2 Printed Tiles - Don't Be Afraid To Be Creative ! :-)
Collectible Minifigure Series 2 - DISCO DUDE
Overview of Collectible 2x2 Printed Tiles - Don't Be Afraid To Be Creative ! :-)
Collectible Minifigure Series 5 - GRADUATE
Overview of Collectible 2x2 Printed Tiles - Don't Be Afraid To Be Creative ! :-)
Collectible Minifigure Series 6 - SURGEON
Overview of Collectible 2x2 Printed Tiles - Don't Be Afraid To Be Creative ! :-)
Collectible Minifigure Series 8 - DJ
Overview of Collectible 2x2 Printed Tiles - Don't Be Afraid To Be Creative ! :-)
Collectible Minifigure Series 8 - BUSINESSMAN
Overview of Collectible 2x2 Printed Tiles - Don't Be Afraid To Be Creative ! :-)
Collectible Minifigure Series 9 - ROMAN EMPEROR
Overview of Collectible 2x2 Printed Tiles - Don't Be Afraid To Be Creative ! :-)
Collectible Minifigure Series 10 - GRANDPA
Overview of Collectible 2x2 Printed Tiles - Don't Be Afraid To Be Creative ! :-)
Collectible Minifigure Series 12 - PIZZA DELIVERY GUY
Overview of Collectible 2x2 Printed Tiles - Don't Be Afraid To Be Creative ! :-)
Collectible Minifigure Series 13 - SHERIFF
Overview of Collectible 2x2 Printed Tiles - Don't Be Afraid To Be Creative ! :-)
Collectible Minifigure Series 14 - ZOMBIE BUSINESSMAN
Overview of Collectible 2x2 Printed Tiles - Don't Be Afraid To Be Creative ! :-)
Collectible Minifigure Series 16 - HIKER
Overview of Collectible 2x2 Printed Tiles - Don't Be Afraid To Be Creative ! :-)
Collectible Minifigure Series 16 - SCALLYWAG PIRATE
Overview of Collectible 2x2 Printed Tiles - Don't Be Afraid To Be Creative ! :-)
What is your favourite tile ? :-)

I will be very happy if you let me know in comments below.