For today’s Lego 250 review we’re going to do something slightly different.
Just before Christmas, I headed into my local Woolworths for some seasonal cinnamon-flavoured things that aren’t normally cinnamon flavoured shopping, to discover a large stand of Karen-Overordered-Again polybags lurking in the corner at a massive discount.
Having picked four of them up, and built them together, it makes sense to review them together, too. Four cheap polybags from four different themes, all crammed together by a shopping coincidence. That, kids, is the story of Jesus.
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Some art draws itself. Some stories write themselves. Some designs….. look, I’m just saying: if you have over 75 years of design history and narrative across multiple media to draw upon, some design ideas should be pretty easy to get your head around.
Anyway, today’s Lego 250 review takes on Batman.
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A veritable grab bag of titles this time out, from next-door-to-spandex mainstream, through novel tie-ins, the weird end of the superhero genre, and something tossed off by a formerly excellent comic book writer in between self-promotional gigs and a late dinner. There’s some genuine excellence in three of these five titles, which is a ratio I’ll happily accept on just about any occasion.
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Today’s Lego 250 review takes us to the heart of the Lego empire. We’re visiting the City theme, the Alpha and Omega of all things associated with the brand, and reviewing one of the countless small sets that have been released over the decades: 4427 Fire ATV.
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We introduced Lord 15 to one of our favourite comic book movies, Red, on the weekend. And today I started watching Brave with my students for their film study. Quotes duly mixed:
Today’s Lego 250 review proves that big isn’t always better, especially if the set in question pulls all of your nostalgia feelz out of your body and uses them as skipping ropes.
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Time for the Lego 250 reviews to hit up a new theme. This time we’re heading into territory very close to my heart: the world of ghouls, ghosts, vampires, and werewolves. It’s the creepy wonderment of the Monster Fighters theme, and the introductory set 9461 The Swamp Creature.
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