Thursday, March 23, 2017

LEGO Romantic Valentine Picnic

There is less than a month until the popular LEGO convention, BrickCan, is back! My friends and I are getting very excited. I have been building a lot of small LEGO sets as we get closer to the date to get hyped up. The next set I opened up is about a month late, but it is the Romantic Valentine Picnic, set #40236. This was an exclusive LEGO Shop seasonal set with a $12.99 CAD price tag. I really love this set because it is so colourful and there are so many food pieces, which come in handy when I take minifigure photos. The best part is the extra pieces that are included pieces! I also like the LEGO built trees.

Here is a look at the front and back of the box. It really catches your eye.

I think this set makes a really great display piece. It's got everything - flowers, food, trees, minifigures!

Take a look at the speed build video:

Thursday, March 16, 2017

LEGO Passport - Minifigure Companion Set

It's spring break for the kids and LEGO has just released this adorable LEGO minifigure passport/travel accessories kit! It's great for minifigure photography and for people who like taking pictures of minifigures in the real world while on vacation - like me!

This little set was only $5 so I couldn't resist picking one up even though I have many of the accesories already. The box is a printed suitecase and once you open it up, you get a "passport" which contains building instructions as well as some photography ideas. You also get some cards where you can write stuff for your minifigure to say.

Dumping out the 41 pieces, we get a jumble of neat pieces.

All built and ready to relax!

I think I'm definitely going to be having some fun with these!

Here's an unboxing video I shot in case you wanted a more detailed description of everything!

Friday, March 10, 2017

LEGO Brickheadz - Beauty and the Beast

With BrickCan just a little over a month away, I decided to bust out some of my LEGO to build. Brickheadz is a new line that LEGO just released on March 1, 2017 with themes from Marvel Avengers, The LEGO Batman Movie and Disney. If you have a LEGO VIP card, you were able to purchase the Brickheadz on February 15 as an early release - which I did! Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourite classic Disney movies, so I couldn't pass these up. I didn't receive them in the mail until just a couple of weeks ago, and I was really eager to open them up. Check out the pictures below and the live and speed build videos I've uploaded on Youtube.

Tale as old as time.
New Pirates of the Caribbean BrickHeadz are being released next month to coincide with the newest movie of the franchise.
I think LEGO is capitalizing on the popularity of Funko Pop vinyl figures since they look awfully similar. These are pretty small (smaller than a Funko Pop) and pretty quick and easy to build. Let me know your thoughts on Brickheadz - love them? Hate them? They retail for $12.00 in Canada. There will most likely be sales on the in the future - when there is, should I buy more? Make sure you subscribe to the blog and stay tuned on the Surprise Toybox Youtube channel for more LEGO builds and fun things!