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’).
In 2017, LEGO introduced the PoweredUp system, as a successor of the standard InfraRed (IR) + Power Functions system. It uses BlueTooth as a connection, making it much more expandable compared to the limited IR, that’s limited to 8 channels. Also, this means the system can be connected to a smartphone, tablet or PC/laptop, that has a BlueTooth connection.
By temporary exemption on the Decree for the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery, and by special immunity of Section 13 of the International Confederation of Warlocks' Statute of Secrecy, the Ministery of Magic declares that the following review, entitled "Hogwarts, An (in)Complete and (un)Reliable Guide", has been found fit for viewing by any uninitiated muggle, if, and only if, they know they are not perfectly normal, and there is still a whiff of magic, left inside their heart.
If there's one thing I love more than LEGO, it's space. And for the last several years, any fan of space is well aware of SpaceX and what they have achieved with their revolutionary Falcon line of rockets.
A new addition in the young XTRA series. I hear a lot of positive sounds about this series. They are great as little adds to your LEGO City. Let’s see if the 40341-1 - Sea Accessories is as useful as the rest.
So another year has come and gone, for me 2018 seemed to go by very quickly! Rebrickable is now 7 years old, so let's take a look at how big it has grown :)
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.
It has been asked many times, and has been on my to-do list for ages, but finally the concept of ‘Any Color’ parts has been added.
The part color called [No Color] has been renamed to [No Color/Any Color], to better match it's new meaning. In official LEGO Set inventories it's used...
Six months ago I announced a monthly raffle for Pro Plan members. To date there have been six winners and almost $1000 worth of LEGO given away :) To finish up the year, the December raffle will be worth a huge €400 - enough to buy nearly anything from the LEGO store, including:
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...