Saturday, April 22, 2017

BrickCan 2017 - LEGO Public Exhibition

BrickCan is finally here after a year long wait and I checked out the public exhibition today which had tons of amazing LEGO builds on display. It was amazing and awe-inspiring to see the creativity and what you can do with a box of LEGO bricks. I'm definitely going to be opening up some more sets to build this weekend! Check out some of cool builds below! 

There was a pretty large winter scene that I really liked! There were a lot of people around so I couldn't take a full picture but here are some parts of the build.

The lit up ice rink was very cool!

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic cauldron!
The Burrard St bridge.
I thought this Victoria bus build was very nice and detailed!
Arch of Constantine. I really liked this one.

Some miniature versions of modulars that LEGO has out.

The steam clock in Gastown.
You will be assimilated; resistance is futile.
I really like any LEGO builds with trees so this one was probably my favourite.

For Game of Thrones fans - Pyke Castle! If you look closely, you can spot a banner with the house Greyjoy sigil.
There were some amazing LEGO mosaics as well. They're all made of 1x1 tiles. Amazing!

One of the fan favourites was this house from Up.
Jurassic World.
I really like the use of LEGO croissants in this build!
Batman and Robin to the rescue!
Dragon dance.
The Fallout Shelter was a huge hit last year. Each person gets to build one scene and it gets put together. The lights make this build stand out and it's so interesting to see the creativity behind each scene.

This aquarium scene was very cool.
I only just learned about Fabuland this year so it was nice to see a display using these characters.

There were a lot of different steampunk and mech builds.

A grayscale modular build.
Canada 150 in the flower bed. This is pretty amazing!
There were lots of vendors selling LEGO and LEGO related products, including engraved bricks, jewelry, soap, pillows and art. I didn't end up getting anything today, but I really enjoyed looking at the minifigures for sale.

Classic space.
Star Wars.
At the end of the session, any child with a ticket can get a free bear build. It's very cute!

BrickCan will be at the River Rock Casino for one more day so grab your tickets now! A ticket is valid for a 2 hour time slot to look at all the builds and check out the vendors.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

LEGO Easter Egg Hunt

Happy Easter! I picked up the LEGO Easter Egg Hunt seasonal set to build this weekend. It's a cute little scene, though I think I liked last year's Painting Easter Eggs scene better. This one was a little bit too disjointed for my liking. 

Here's a look at the front and back of the box. You get two neat little minifigures.

Here's the completed set. My favourite piece has to be the chicken!

And of course, here's a speed build if you want to watch me build it:

Monday, April 03, 2017

Loot Crate Sanrio Small Gift Subscription Box - [Friendship]

The Sanrio Small Gift Loot Crate has finally arrived! The March 2017 theme was Friendship. It was another excellent box - take a look below at what was inside!

This was the first item that Loot Crate leaked - a Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel plush. They look exactly like Tsumtsums!
This was another item they leaked. Little Twin Stars stackable mugs. They mugs are pretty small.
A Patty and Jimmy enamel pin set. I collect pins so I love this!
A My Melody charm. I believe you can add this to the Hello Kitty keychain from the original Sanrio box.
A Hello Kitty and Mimmy stationary set. 
Here's a shot of the back of the package so you can see what's inside.
A Little Twin Star infinite scarf. Very useful!
And the bonus item that was stuck on top of the packaging is a little tape dispenser! So cute!

So what did you guys think? I think this is one of the best crates because I love all the Sanrio characters (I'm still waiting for a Gudetama box....) so it's worth the money. If you want to sign up for your own Sanrio Small Gift Box, check out Loot Crate.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

LEGO Romantic Valentine Picnic

There is less than a month until the popular LEGO convention, BrickCan, is back! My friends and I are getting very excited. I have been building a lot of small LEGO sets as we get closer to the date to get hyped up. The next set I opened up is about a month late, but it is the Romantic Valentine Picnic, set #40236. This was an exclusive LEGO Shop seasonal set with a $12.99 CAD price tag. I really love this set because it is so colourful and there are so many food pieces, which come in handy when I take minifigure photos. The best part is the extra pieces that are included pieces! I also like the LEGO built trees.

Here is a look at the front and back of the box. It really catches your eye.

I think this set makes a really great display piece. It's got everything - flowers, food, trees, minifigures!

Take a look at the speed build video:

Thursday, March 16, 2017

LEGO Passport - Minifigure Companion Set

It's spring break for the kids and LEGO has just released this adorable LEGO minifigure passport/travel accessories kit! It's great for minifigure photography and for people who like taking pictures of minifigures in the real world while on vacation - like me!

This little set was only $5 so I couldn't resist picking one up even though I have many of the accesories already. The box is a printed suitecase and once you open it up, you get a "passport" which contains building instructions as well as some photography ideas. You also get some cards where you can write stuff for your minifigure to say.

Dumping out the 41 pieces, we get a jumble of neat pieces.

All built and ready to relax!

I think I'm definitely going to be having some fun with these!

Here's an unboxing video I shot in case you wanted a more detailed description of everything!