Summer is here, for most people that means Sun, Sea, and Se....Sea Creatures! 44 years ago to the day (June 20th) Jaws was released. The movie that changed the industry and created the Summer Blockbuster also tarnished the reputation of a whole species for generations. Jaws inspired me to write this but as I researched it I came across a whole host of great Sea Creature sets that weren't limited to sharks so I expanded the list.
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’).
LEGO Christmas trees have been a staple of the Holiday Season for decades. There have been multiple interpretations on how this should be executed and I will be sharing a few of my favorites, along with some not so great ones. From Advent Calendar offerings to the popular Winter Village sets, here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly.
What will LEGO bring us in 2019? No more Nexo Knights for sure, but will we get more Elves? More Crimes of Grindelwald and LEGO Movie II, no doubt, and new themes such as Forma, Overwatch and Toy Story. The 20th Anniversary of LEGO Star Wars. But what is "Confidential AL" and what about those Chinese sets? Is Junior now 4+? For answers to all these questions, and many more, read on...