It's the last day of the year. This is the year that I celebrated the 30th anniversary of my Lego collecting 'habit'. Next year is another big anniversary for me though - it'll be the 30th anniversary of my Lego Space collection - I'm a huge Space and Castle collector. And that's why I'm ending this year with a spacey theme and the largest from the Alien Conquest subtheme.
Saturday, 31 December 2011
Friday, 30 December 2011
It's the penultimate day of the Alien Conquest week, and the penultimate day of the year. Last time this year, I was in the UK, hitting up Toys R Us and The Entertainer. Well, I'm more or less broke this year, so I just have to settle for Lego at home. But that's not a bad thing in my book.
Thursday, 29 December 2011
It's day 5 of the Alien Conquest-athon and this is the largest of the Aliens set. it's a huge saucer, with a spinning, urm... saucer out rim.
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Another day of Alien Conquest, and it's a proper space saucer today. These sets really tap into the retro Space Invaders look and although it's not bad, I still do miss my non-movie-inspired sci-fi space base Space theme.
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
After a couple of days break for Christmas, it's another day of the Alien Conquest streak... and the boxes are definitely getting bigger!
Monday, 26 December 2011
Sunday, 25 December 2011
Saturday, 24 December 2011
It's Christmas eve.. and this is the last window of the advent calendar for this year...
It's the end of the year. There's a number of top 10 lists flying around out there, but since this is 2011, I'm gonna be a bit different and do Top 11 lists. I'll start off with MotUC, which put out quite a bit of product this year. This wasn't an easy list to cut down to 11, but I think I've succeeded.
Another day, another Alien Conquest set. I guess I'm going in order of the size of the box, from the smallest to the biggest. Being day 2, well, it's the second smallext box, which happens to be a vehicle.
Friday, 23 December 2011
It's the penultimate day, and I'm actually a bit sad that I won't have an advent calendar to open after tomorrow. Wait, the whole Toy a Day for the past 2 years has been like an advent calendar, and well, was basically based off the advent calendar concept anyways. It's a pity that that too is coming to a close at the end of the year... but oh well, let's enjoy this while it still lasts!
I'm going to close out the year with the Alien Conquest sets. Today, it's the small Alien Striker set. The entire Space subtheme was released this year. This is the direction that Space has taken - more Star Wars, less Vehicles in space sort of thing. It breaks my heart somewhat.
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Two swans necking! Or whatever those Bingo announcers do to call out the numbers. I have no idea what 22 is though, but I do know it's another window on the Lego Advent Calendar.
Lego does have certain exclusive sets - sets sold on ferries and planes, but also sets sold in retail stores like this one that's specially made for Toys R Us.
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
The final four days of the calendar... Four more days to go to Ho Ho Ho.
OK, so this is a Creator set, and it's a bit odd because although it's a house, it's not really a town or city house. A log cabin... now that's interesting. Yet, despite the idea, the house actually doesn't look all that different from a town house once the river and the kayak is removed... would it fit into my residential town layout?
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
It's day 20 and with the amount of Cops and Robbers for the past two weeks, I'm not hoping for much today.
Monday, 19 December 2011
Day 19 - things are really getting busy now, but it's still one window per day from the Lego City Advent Calendar.
There seems to be a trifecta of Lego City sets these days - Police, Fire and Construction. Sprinkle in Trains, Planes, Harbour and Space every now and then and the theme seems complete. Almost. I'm not a huge fan of construction sets, but wait, Lego was actually smart enough to actually throw in a four storey building in this set, which is why I got it, of course.
Sunday, 18 December 2011
There's a week left to the big day, will we get some festive Lego today?
One of the biggest names in the Danish business world is... Maersk. Well, biggest name besides Lego, that is. Lego has had a partnership with Maersk over the years, but this is the first time that they joined together to create a Maersk train. I was on the fence about getting this - it's not motorised after all, but I was glad that I bit the bullet and just got it!
Saturday, 17 December 2011
It's Day 17, which means there's slightly over a week of toys to open before the big day of opening more toys!