250 LEGO REVIEWS: 40180 THEATRE- BRICKTOBER 2014

All this week, as a way of aiding her recovery, I’ve been encouraging Luscious to do one normal thing a day. Just to ground her, and to give her an anchor around which she can do whatever she needs to do until bedtime each day. It’s an approach I need to take on myself. So, in that spirit, here’s a normal thing: a new Lego 250 review. And it’s in my favourite building scale of all time: Micropolis!

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250 LEGO REVIEWS: 6865 CAPTAIN AMERICA’S AVENGING CYCLE

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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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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