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LEGO Night: 3839 Race 3000

August 11, 2010

Race 3000 is the 2nd of the new LEGO games that we got after going to the LEGO Games 2010 Summer Tour event.  Race 3000 is a race car game for up to 4 players.  The first car to make it all the way around the track wins.  Turbos, oil slicks, shortcuts, pit stops, and a unique LEGO dice configuration each game makes it a different game each time.

As with Minotaurus, you first build the board, or in this case the race track.  The rule book gives you ideas for multiple kinds of track configurations and rule additions.  We played the basic game, which took about 45 minutes once the board was built, and it was back and forth to the very end.  The track splits into 2 sections so you can put it in the box and not rebuild it every time.  But mixing it up is half the fun!  Pictures of the build and final game after the break.

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LEGO Night: 20015 Creator Crocodile BrickMaster

August 4, 2010

Every once in awhile, an innocuous LEGO set comes along that the whole family just falls in love with.  The 20015 Creator Crocodile BrickMaster exclusive is one of those for us.  Everyone just loves this little guy!  He even went in the display case because everyone wanted to make sure he stayed intact.  I would not be surprised if we didn’t end up with the Ferocious Creatures set just so he could have a papa.  Pics of the final build follow.

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Papercraft Friday #97: LEGO Minifig

July 30, 2010

We have LEGO on the brain around here after last weekend’s fun at the Summer Tour, so I thought I’d see what I could find by way of LEGO papercraft.  I found what looks like a good model of the classic minifig, though there was no picture of a completed model.  There are no instructions either, for that matter.  I may just print this out myself and take my own completed photo.  If you beat me to it, send me a pic and I’ll add it to this post and credit you for it.  Download all 4 sheets of the model here.

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LEGO Night: 3841 Minotaurus

July 28, 2010

The first LEGO game we played of the ones we got after the LEGO Games 2010 Summer Tour event was LEGO 3841 Minotaurus.  The game is essentially played in a giant hedge maze.  Up to 4 players can play, and you start from a corner and try to work your way to the labyrinth to the secret temple.  Other players may be able to place blocks in your path, and the minotaur might get you along the way, depending on the roll of the LEGO dice.

The box comes with all the pieces and instructions to build the board before the game begins, and a separate rule booklet that includes gameplay variations to mix it up or make it your own style.  We had a lot of fun playing it, and I can tell it’s going to be a favorite around the house.  BTW, the box is big enough to hold the whole assembled board, so you don’t have to rebuild it each time you want to play if you don’t want to.  Shots of the build and final game after the jump.

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LEGO Games 2010 Summer Tour

July 24, 2010

The LEGO Games 2010 Summer Tour is rolling across the country, and stopped in our town yesterday and today.  LEGO has a new set of LEGO-based board games out, which the tour is promoting.  We made our way downtown to join the fun.  Admission was free.

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LEGO Night: 20012 Bionicle Click Brickmaster

May 13, 2010

We mixed it up a little with Bionicle build.  The Brickmaster exclusive 20012 Bionicle set is of the scarabax beetle Click, friend of Mata Nui on the planet of Bara Magna.  Didn’t take long to make, though many of the pieces look the same.  Nice articulation on the finished build.  Shots of the completed set after the break.

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LEGO Night: 7695 Mars Mission MX-11 Astro Fighter

May 5, 2010

We squeezed in a smaller build this time, but one that’s been on the stack for awhile.  From the Mars Mission series, the 7695 MX-11 Astro Fighter is only 57 pieces, but there’s a decent amount of detail.  The wings adjust nicely from horizontal to downward angled, and it comes with a pilot and a Martian.  Pics of the build after the jump.

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