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LEGO Store March 2015 Monthly Mini Build Event Robot (40128) Review

LEGO March 2015 Monthly Mini Build - Robot (40128)

Yesterday was the March 2015 Monthly Mini Build event at LEGO Stores and the build was a Robot (40128). It seems that LEGO has been going for a space theme connection recently with the Monthly Builds this year so far with the Alien (40126) in January, the Space Shuttle (40127) last month, the Robot from yesterday, and an UFO (40129) for April. The event itself was pretty packed, more so than the previous couple of months. It seemed like many kids were building the set inside the store as well.

LEGO March 2015 Monthly Mini Build - Robot (40128)

The 50 piece Robot has a cool look to it with some interesting pieces to go along with it. It has a head that swivels a full 360 degrees. The arms are articulated on the newer ball joint pieces. The torso area on the front has a printed 1×4 tile with gauges and dials while the back has a windup key.

LEGO March 2015 Monthly Mini Build - Robot (40128)

LEGO March 2015 Monthly Mini Build - Robot (40128)

LEGO March 2015 Monthly Mini Build - Robot (40128)

As I mentioned before, the April 2015 Monthly Mini Build will be an UFO (40129) to continue the trend of space-themed builds.

LEGO April 2015 Monthly Mini Build - UFO (40129)

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LEGO Store February 2015 Monthly Mini Build Event Space Shuttle (40127) Review

LEGO February 2015 Monthly Mini Build

Today is the first Tuesday of the month and that means the LEGO Monthly Mini Build was held today. For February 2015, the build is a Space Shuttle (40127). This one was a pretty popular one because the line for it literally wrapped around the walkway. If you’ve been to Fashion Valley before, the line ended up at the entrance of Bloomingdale’s and eventually Forever 21.

The build itself consists of 39 pieces and it has a pretty cool look to it. The only thing that I didn’t like much about it is the bottom of the front of the shuttle. It kind of looks too blocky for my taste. However, the back of it has a nice look. Although it’s a fairly simple build, it has nice overall appearance to it.

Next month’s Monthly Mini Build will be a little Robot which you can check out on the March 2015 Store Calendar. As always, it was nice to see the regulars there and chatting it up with them.

LEGO February 2015 Monthly Mini Build - Space Shuttle (40127)

LEGO February 2015 Monthly Mini Build - Space Shuttle (40127)

LEGO February 2015 Monthly Mini Build - Space Shuttle (40127)

LEGO February 2015 Monthly Mini Build - Space Shuttle (40127)

LEGO February 2015 Monthly Mini Build - Space Shuttle (40127)

LEGO February 2015 Monthly Mini Build - Space Shuttle (40127)

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LEGO Store January 2015 Monthly Mini Build Event Alien (40126) Review

LEGO January 2015 Monthly Mini Build

Yesterday was the first LEGO Monthly Mini Build of the year and boy was it a busy one. For the new year, we get an Alien and Space Dog (40126). It’s an interesting choice of builds for January 2015 but it has a connection to next month’s build so stay tuned for that.

Not only was the January Monthly Mini Build was going on, LEGO also has something new going on with The LEGO Store Passport. We already went in-depth of what it is about and you can read more about it here.

The Alien and Space Dog polybag contains 55 pieces. There’s nothing too much to the Alien. It’s a green creature with an orange shirt and black pants. The Space Dog is also green and has a the look of a chihuahua.

LEGO January 2015 Monthly Mini Build - Alien (40126)

LEGO January 2015 Monthly Mini Build - Alien (40126)

Overall, it’s a good start to the year but two little builds. As you can see from the image below, February’s Monthly Mini Build will be a cool Space Shuttle. Also make sure to bring your Passport to get it stamped as well!

LEGO February 2015 Monthly Mini Build

LEGO January 2015 Monthly Mini Build

LEGO January 2015 Monthly Mini Build

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LEGO Store December 2014 Monthly Mini Build Event Gingerbread House (40105) Review

LEGO December 2014 Monthly Mini Build

Today was the last Monthly Mini Build event for 2014 and it was a highly anticipated one. For the holidays, LEGO has gone with the Gingerbread House (40105) for the December build. We finally get some needed rain here in San Diego but that didn’t deter families from waiting in line to get their set. I was surprised that many families also wanted to build the Gingerbread House in the store and didn’t mind that it was raining. Now that’s dedication!

LEGO December 2014 Monthly Mini Build

Kids also had the opportunity to build some ornaments back at the Pick-A-Brick wall. This was Genevieve’s idea which was inspired by LEGO builder Chris McVeigh and his holiday building guides. Although I wasn’t able to take any pictures of the builds, I did see there were some pretty cool Christmas tree built.

LEGO December 2014 Monthly Mini Build

For the Gingerbread House (40105) itself, it contains 54 pieces which is the second largest Mini Build of the year next to the March Spring Tree (40096). The house has your typical Gingerbread House look with the white frosting roof and the 1×1 studs representing candy. The front of the house also has a brick-built candy cane. The only thing I thought that was off was the 2×4 yellow brick that was used instead of a brown one.

Overall, the Gingerbread House is a well made set that goes great with your Winter themed sets. The January 2015 Monthly Mini Build will be an Alien with a space dog which you can see on the January 2015 LEGO Store Calendar.… Continue

Will the LEGO Monthly Mini Builds Be Continuing in 2015?

LEGO Store September 2014 Monthly Mini Build Event

Today, I have some exclusive information about the LEGO Monthly Mini Build Events for 2015. As you may have noticed, the Mini Build wasn’t printed on the November and December 2014 LEGO Store Calendars. This made people wonder if the event was even happening at all. Fortunately, the Mini Builds will be happening for the December as well.

After that, it is very uncertain whether it will be going on or not next year. I can safely say that the Monthly Mini Build events will continue to be held on the first Tuesday of every month as usual! To create a more “premium experience,” as it was told by a close source, and to keep the crowds manageable, the Mini Builds will NOT be advertised on future LEGO Store Calendars, website, or on the door decal.

With this announcement, I expect the crowds to be somewhat smaller but not much since the regulars will probably still come whether it is announced on the LEGO Store Calendar or not. For those who rely on the calendar to see when the Mini Build events are held, they may might not show up since it won’t say. We’ll see what happens once 2015 rolls around.

What do you guys think about the LEGO Monthly Mini Builds continuing next year but won’t be announced anywhere?

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LEGO Store November 2014 Monthly Mini Build Event Rocket (40103) Review

LEGO November 2014 Monthly Mini Build

Today was the November 2014 Monthly Mini Build event at LEGO Stores. For this month’s build, it was a cool-looking Rocket (40103). Not only you get the aircraft, you also got the build the launching pad and tower as well as the command center building. There are 47 pieces in the build itself and also some leftover pieces. If you were able to get one of the Rocket (40103) sets, it makes a nice display piece.

LEGO November 2014 Monthly Mini Build - Rocket (40103)

LEGO November 2014 Monthly Mini Build - Rocket (40103) LEGO November 2014 Monthly Mini Build - Rocket (40103)

For the December 2014 Monthly Mini Build, it will be a Christmas-themed build with a mini Gingerbread House. Although it doesn’t show on the December 2014 LEGO Store Calendar, it will be held on December 2nd at 5pm local time.

LEGO December 2014 Monthly Mini Build

You may have noticed that the mini builds haven’t been listed on the store calendar for last two months of the year. From what I’ve been hearing from different sources, the December 2014 Mini Build will be the last one for the foreseeable future. From what’s been said, LEGO has no plans on bringing it back in 2015 and there’s no word if anything will be replacing the mini builds or not.

Obviously, this is a little disappointing because many kids as well as adults do look forward to the events every month. It was a fun way for people who go to the events every month to catch up with each other while the kids are building. Next month’s Gingerbread House could be the very last Monthly Mini Build ever so if you want to get one, head … Continue

LEGO Store October 2014 Monthly Mini Build Event Frankenstein Monster (40104) Review

LEGO Store October 2014 Monthly Mini Build Event

The first Tuesday of the month is here again and that means LEGO Brand Stores held the October 2014 Monthly Mini Build. For this month, it is a Halloween themed build with the Frankenstein Monster (40104). My store was extra busy today considering that it is Double VIP Points month. Also this month is also the release of the Series 12 LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71007) and many people were trying to feel for the ones they want. As you can see from the images, it was pretty packed.

For the mini build itself, the Frankenstein Monster is a very simple build. You start at the legs and build up to the head. There is no special building techniques or any articulation on the model whatsoever. It seemed that many kids enjoyed the model because Halloween is coming up and it’s something they can use to decorate their house with.

It doesn’t say on the November 2014 LEGO Store Calendar but next month’s build will be a cool Rocket on a launching pad (40105).

LEGO Store October 2014 Monthly Mini Build Event Frankenstein Monster (40104) LEGO Store October 2014 Monthly Mini Build Event Frankenstein Monster (40104) LEGO Store October 2014 Monthly Mini Build Event Frankenstein Monster (40104) LEGO Store October 2014 Monthly Mini Build Event Frankenstein Monster (40104)

LEGO Store October 2014 Monthly Mini Build Event Frankenstein Monster (40104)

LEGO Store October 2014 Monthly Mini Build Event Frankenstein Monster (40104)

LEGO Store October 2014 Monthly Mini Build Event Frankenstein Monster (40104)

LEGO Store October 2014 Monthly Mini Build Event Frankenstein Monster (40104)

LEGO Store October 2014 Monthly Mini Build Event

LEGO Store October 2014 Monthly Mini Build Event

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