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Posted: 25 January 2021 at 7:08am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Poking around, I found a large STAR WARS star destroyer from Lego (4000+ parts) and came within an inch or two of ordering one--until I found a YouTube video of the assembly! That way lies madness!!

(Something I found annoying about the FRIENDS model was how much time and effort was spent clicking together bricks that were part of the supporting structure, and unseen when the model was finished. Seemed like about HALF the parts in that star destroyer fell into that category!)

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Posted: 28 January 2021 at 5:56am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

When my son was 2 someone bought him some Lego Mixles. He
didn't make them until he was about 3 and this seemed to
open up a whole new world for him. He loved them and
built them in no time at all, relatively speaking when
compared to the time we thought it would take.

He loved it so much, we went hunting down all the packs -
after he zoomed through those, we started on proper
builds. He now has an obscene number of Lego kits. The
Death Star has been one we have looked at for the past
five or six years, but the original version was retired
and the second release added about 100 to the price.

He has, however, been building many of the other big Star
wars Lego since he was about 6




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With the SHIN ULTRAMAN movie coming out this year (in Japan), looks like Bandai has already started up the "Moi-chen-dai-zing! Moi-chen-dai-zing!" promo machine...

Shin Ultraman action figure from Bandai / Tamashi Nations

I know that the iconic chest-mounted Color Timer was something added to the original design as a budgetary reason to keep Ultraman's screen time per episode to around 3 minutes...

But the absence of it on the SHIN version just looks kinda odd to my eyes, after all these years.
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Ive been on a little buying spree lately....
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Very nice
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Irresistible!

The driver is evidently intended to be "generic".

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William- I've almost bought that Wonder Man about 10 times. But I know opening that Pandora's Box would mean trouble for my wallet!

I seen the Wienermobile driving down I75 a couple of months ago, such a crazy site!
One of them is housed at the Henry Ford museum nearby.
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