I have to take a short break. On Saturday, Luscious and I lost one of our family members, whose battle simply became too much and who took the only way out they felt was left to them. I can’t talk about it at any length right now. Perhaps later.
But while we try to make sense of it, and bring our family around us, and grieve, I’m taking a break from this page.
To future days.
Time for one of the truly odd moments in our 250 Lego Reviews journey. When Lego do dinosaurs well, they do them really well. (Just wait for my review of the Creator dinosaur down the track: a set so good, I bought two.) When it does them oddly… well, you get 6721 Mosasaurus, and I still don’t know what to make of it.
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Karratha has a beautiful theatre complex, which contains exactly one cinema screen in the auditorium that doubles as both cinema and traditional theatre. As a consequence, screenings are very limited: more often than not, a movie will have one-two screenings at best. Miss an anticipated flick, and you’re stuck with waiting until it arrives on DVD at the one store we have for that purpose.
Needless to say, Lord 14 is extremely happy to have secured tickets to the one screening of It 2 for him and his girlfriend.
Which is my little way of saying you can blame his constant chatter for this mixed-up movie quote.
Every so often, as we traipse through the plastic wonderland that is this 250 Lego Reviews series, we will encounter a teensy-tiny mis-step. A zig where a zag should have been. A slight miscalculation of allocated funds. No set is perfect. No purchasing decision is inviolate. Occasionally, we’re going to come across a set that, for whatever reason, fails to excite the sense in, perhaps, the way we had hoped.
And then there’s 6865 Captain America’s Avenging Cycle, which is the Lego equivalent of Artax trying to swim the Swamp of Sadness.
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A is for antimony
You drop a little in their tea.
Their hair falls out, their frame grows thin.
They die a bag of bone and skin.
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The 250 Lego Reviews train keeps rolling along pre-packaged plastic tracks. Today, we take our first look at one of the many space-based themes trotted out across the years. Will it have the cachet, the cool, and the raft of beloved memories that Classic Space inspired lo those many years ago?
What do you reckon?
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