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!
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.
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.
The 2019 Festival of Trying to Rediscover a Regular Writing Habit While Finding Out How Many Lego Pieces I’ve Lost Over the Years continues! Today, it’s another recent set, the second of my Hidden Side acquisitions, 70420 Graveyard Mystery.
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?
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?
Time for another Lego review as I plough through rebuilding the 250 sets I have accumulated instead of going on holidays, having a life, or eating nice food. Today, it’s a highlight: one of the best sets in my collection, and one of the best things Lego has ever done.