250 LEGO REVIEWS: 30182 CREATOR SANTA

Time for another 250 Lego review. Not every one is a winner. Or a loser. Some are just… there.

Why do we, as adults rapidly giving in to the destructive inevitability of entropy — gazing towards the abyss as it opens itself, magic mirror-style, to show us the grave, the worms, and our impending return to the decayed star-spew from which we sprang — watching helplessly as all colour leaches from the world leaving us adrift in a slowly dissolving snow globe filled with tasteless ash — hang on to our childhood toys with Chuck Heston cold-dead-hands fervour?

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250 LEGO REVIEWS: 75015 CORPORATE ALLIANCE TANK DROID

Time for another 250 Lego Reviews review. And time to gingerly step foot into the all-devouring corporate-coloured cultural black hole that the average citizen has been fooled into thinking represents everything that is science fiction: Star Wars.

From the above description, the unobservant passer-by might be persuaded that I hold Star Wars in some sort of fine contempt. The unobservant passer-by would be correct. I could bang on and and on (and on and on and on and on and on and on….) about all the things I hate about Star Wars. But that is a post for another time, and another level of sobriety. Suffice to say: it’s generally a steaming pile of everything-bad-about-pulp-skiffy flavoured turds. It does, however, have one saving grace:

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250 REVIEWS, BONUS FATHER’S DAY EDITION: 76127 CAPTAIN MARVEL AND THE SKRULL ATTACK

Or to give it its real name: Set number 251, Captain Marvel and a big spaceship and one angry looking lime green orc with a gun…

Establishing shot

An albino orc, Carol Danvers, the Samuel L Jackson character from Pulp Fiction

who somehow wandered onto the wrong set, and get over yourselves it’s just

a frigging cat, walk into a bar…

 

It’s Father’s Day! And because I am a highly-evolved, mature grown-up of nearly 50 years experience of surviving this toxic ball of sludge we scrape a living on, my children gave me a FunkoPop Black Manta figurine and Lego!

I am not nearly as much into alcohol and tools as previous generations of Battersby men…

The good news is, this means I get to build Lego. And tell you about it. Which may be good news for only one of us, but here we are.

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250 LEGO REVIEWS: 60116 AIR AMBULANCE

Time to review another of the 250 Lego sets I’ve accumulated over the last few years. This time it’s an entry from the wide-ranging and central ‘City’ series: 60116 Air Ambulance.

‘City’ has always been, for me, the Starter-for-10 of Lego themes. It’s the one I turn to when I fancy a bit of a quick build, a palate-cleanser while I’m desperately trying to persuade myself that I’ll buy that giant Space/Creator/Atlantis/Cool sub-theme set instead of paying off debts once I graft together the necessary 500 bucks somehow. As a consequence, I don’t really have any great expectations when I buy a ‘City’ set. It’s a diversion, a whimsy. With any luck it’ll have a couple of unusual pieces, or a nice colour scheme, but beyond that, you know, I mean, you know… you knoowww…. Yeah.

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