Disclaimer: I have a background in Microelectronics Engineering which basically means I love robots. Combine that with my career in IT and love of LEGO and you end up with a 100% biased review of this Mindstorms robotics LEGO set :) Plus it's kind of long!
LEGO are running a promotion for September: FREE Exclusive Mini Volkswagen T1 Camper Van with purchases of $75 or more! Valid during September 2013 or while supplies last.
I have created a new photo/file sharing site dedicated to LEGO fans: Bricksafe.
Bricksafe is currently open for early adopters, but I will be closing registrations in the next day or two. This is to help me ensure the site is fully stable and ready for a full release to everyone in the coming weeks :)
The guys at BrickOwl have been working hard and I'm pleased to announce that they have now setup integration with Rebrickable! BrickOwl is a great new online LEGO marketplace where you can buy and sell LEGO parts or sets. The site already has hundreds of stores with more being added every day.
This LEGO 42001 Mini Off-Roader is the fourth Technic set for 2H13. It's supposed to be an off-road truck but seems more like a baby version of the 42005 Monster Truck to me. Waiting to be squished.
I have built my pre-release copy of the LEGO 42005 Monster Truck Technic set. Then I threw it down the stairs. You know, for science.
The LEGO Group kindly sent me a pre-release copy of the LEGO 42008 Service Truck Technic set to
play with review. This is actually my first pneumatic set since my 8851 Excavator when I was a kid, and I was very keen to see how things have progressed since 1984!
I was lucky enough to receive a pre-release copy of the LEGO 42009 Mobile Crane MKII Technic set, thanks to Kim from the LEGO Community Engagement & Events team. This is my first proper set review so hopefully I will get better with each one, as well as get the hang of the camera setup I've just started using! I was naturally quite excited to receive this set, especially considering it takes about 300 years for anything to get delivered to Australia, and the anticipation was killing me!
The talented ex-LEGO designer Nathanaël Kuipers has teamed up with Mattia Zamboni to release The LEGO Build-It Book, Vol 1: Amazing Vehicles. They have created 10 professional building instructions for alternate models of the popular 5867 Super Speedster.
I get a lot of emails asking about the images I use for the parts on the site. I also get a lot of people trying to download all the images via automated tools which can hurt performance of the site for everyone. I've come up with a solution that I hope addresses both points!