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Christian Benito
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MOCs: John Stephens continues to churn out this awesome little dudes. I could spend hours poring over the detail on this mecha by Lu Sim!
MOCs: John Stephens continues to churn out this awesome little dudes. I could spend hours poring over the detail on this mecha by Lu Sim!
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MOCs: Even this rank-and-file mecha by Lu Sim is crawling with detail.
MOCs: Even this rank-and-file mecha by Lu Sim is crawling with detail.
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70171 Ultrasonic Showdown: my review!

I’ve only bought a couple of sets in the Ultra Agents theme. I can’t say that I’m all that into the dark color schemes or the play oriented vehicles. I do like the villains though, so many bizarre and unique elements!
I've only bought a couple of sets in the Ultra Agents theme. I can't say that I'm all that into the dark color schemes or the play oriented vehicles. I do like the villains though, so many bizarre ...
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40153 Birthday Cake: my review!

I’m a sucker for these cute little exclusive sets. On a recent trip to my local Lego Store (where I was picking up the models I had on display), I found this set on the shelf and took one home.
I'm a sucker for these cute little exclusive sets. On a recent trip to my local Lego Store (where I was picking up the models I had on display), I found this set on the shelf and took one home.
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Lego Micropolis Green Spaces

I’m fascinated by Lego architecture, as a specific extension of my love of architecture in general. Building with bricks (mostly plates actually) lets me express those desires without the lengthy schooling that it would take to actually become an…
I'm fascinated by Lego architecture, as a specific extension of my love of architecture in general. Building with bricks (mostly plates actually) lets me express those desires without the lengthy s...
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I struggle with new things. I love to learn, but that amateur phase just socks me in the self-esteem every time. Between that and a solid dose of impostor syndrome, it can be hard to break through the paralyzing anxiety. It doesn’t have to be this way,…
I struggle with new things. I love to learn, but that amateur phase just socks me in the self-esteem every time. Between that and a solid dose of impostor syndrome, it can be hard to break through ...
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MOCs: I love the stripped down simplicity of this spaceship by Jacob Unterreiner. It’s really the eyes that sell this mob of uber-Mixels by Andrew Lee. The wargamer in me can’t help but like these models with color coded bases by John Stephens.
MOCs: I love the stripped down simplicity of this spaceship by Jacob Unterreiner. It's really the eyes that sell this mob of uber-Mixels by Andrew Lee. The wargamer in me can't help but like these ...
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I haven’t been keeping up lately, but here’s some great finds! nobu_tary knocks it out of the park with this lovely octopus man. This slick little build by Magma guy just works. This MaK-esque mech built by David Steeves is just screams. This mini…
I haven't been keeping up lately, but here's some great finds! nobu_tary knocks it out of the park with this lovely octopus man. This slick little build by Magma guy just works. This MaK-esque mech...
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July Cups: so much green!

This last weekend, after the monthly PortLUG meeting, I swung by the Lego Store to sate my need for even more new elements. I went all in at the pick-a-brick wall and bought over $40 worth of cups so that I could get my free polybag (and all of those…
This last weekend, after the monthly PortLUG meeting, I swung by the Lego Store to sate my need for even more new elements. I went all in at the pick-a-brick wall and bought over $40 worth of cups ...
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Lego Mixels Klinkers: my review!

Here I am finishing out my reviews of the Series 5 Mixels with the Klinkers. These steampunk goofballs really caught my eye when I first saw them a couple of months ago. It doesn’t take much to see their potential as parts packs for a number of fun pearl…
Here I am finishing out my reviews of the Series 5 Mixels with the Klinkers. These steampunk goofballs really caught my eye when I first saw them a couple of months ago. It doesn't take much to see...
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Frosticons (Mixels: series 5): my review!

I’m enjoying the fact that Lego is revisiting some of the earlier tribes in this year’s Mixels. I can’t say that the Frosticons were one of my favorite tribes the first time around, but I am enjoying this new trio of blue monsters.
I'm enjoying the fact that Lego is revisiting some of the earlier tribes in this year's Mixels. I can't say that the Frosticons were one of my favorite tribes the first time around, but I am enjoyi...
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Lixers (Lego Mixels): my review!

This last weekend I found all of the new Series 5 Mixels at my local Lego store. It was an easy decision to grab one of each (and quite a few of the older Mixels that were marked half-off). I’m always looking forward to new Mixels, but these Lixers, with…
This last weekend I found all of the new Series 5 Mixels at my local Lego store. It was an easy decision to grab one of each (and quite a few of the older Mixels that were marked half-off). I'm alw...
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