One of the mistakes LEGO made during their Dark Ages, is thinking children don't want to build, they want to play! So they made all kinds of large, single-use parts to make the build go as fast as possible, resulting is themes like Jack Stone. Many are saying, LEGO is returning to those mistakes with the 4+ (and before the Juniors) themes. Do they have a point?
LEGO bricks in small plastic bags have been with us for almost fifty years, but the real polybags were invented in 1983 and first appeared in some fast-food restaurant in Salt Lake City, Utah. Let me show you the Visual History of LEGO Polybags with a review of one of its latest examples. Beware though: reading this article might awaken your innate and ancient hunter!
What is my LEGO collection worth? I guess that question has bothered most of us, at some time or other, and it is not easy to answer it. LEGO has many different values, depending on age, condition, and most importantly, the type, being either individual part or complete set. How to determine those values, and what Rebrickable has to offer in assistance, that is the main subject of this basic review of the most simple of LEGO packages; the humble and underestimated polybag.
In 2017, LEGO introduced the PoweredUp system, as a successor of the standard InfraRed (IR) + Power Functions system. It uses BlueTooth as a connection, making it much more expandable compared to the limited IR, that’s limited to 8 channels. Also, this means the system can be connected to a smartphone, tablet or PC/laptop, that has a BlueTooth connection.
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LEGO 21311 Voltron is a LEGO Ideas set that hit it's 10K supported milestone over 2 years ago, and then finally approved for production about 1 year ago. I've been waiting not-very-patiently for it to arrive, but it's finally here. This final LEGO produced version looks fairly different to the original fan-designer's model, so let's take a look at how it turned out.