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# Friday, 31 July 2009

At today's Ani-Com, the Lego booth has two great display sections, one is the Starwars creations section, the other is the display area for the 20 finalists of the Local MOC Competitions!

It is really great to see so many impressive creations by local Lego masters in one place, so here I am sharing my snapshots of these great works:

I wish I can take pictures with much better quality, but the venue was quite small and I did not want to block the passage, I believe that the owners themselves should have better photos of their own work, and you may easily come across them somewhere somehow.

There are a few creations that I especially appreciate, and some of them exhibits the oriental cultures and are the kind of work that most people in Europe and US rarely sees, I'll try to elaborate on a few of them in the next few days.

Friday, 31 July 2009 22:50:20 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)

Although it does not sound like the perfect venue for Lego to host a booth, but the biggest annual event of Lego Hong Kong here in this city is at the Ani-Com! (http://www.ani-com.hk/front.htm). Ironically, despite their intention to make Lego fans happy (and having big sales at the same time), they got criticized every year.

It was a long and difficult day of Lego purchase, I am not crazy enough to queue up 5 days before the event starts (someone did here, but not for buying Lego I think), I arrived 15 minutes before the event started, and arrived at the Lego booth 45 minutes later, this was already fast compared to last year, thanks to the rennovation at the Convention Center which makes the flow smoother. But at the Lego booth, the queuing time was still the same as last year, it was another over 45 minutes wait.

I did not make much purchase (I got only a Pirate Battle Pack and Pirate Tic Tac Toe), my main purpose was to buy parts, and it took them 4 hours before I can pick them up, their estimation was 2.5 hours - and for that, I almost skipped lunch. Not to blame the local Lego Staffs, I think they are good tempered and works hard, but it was really too difficult for them to manage. Lego Hong Kong have improved this year, but obviously still not enough.

I once worked for the Hong Kong Subsidiary of a US Company (much bigger than Lego) and took care of the product evangelism of certain product/customer segment, it was always not easy to please everyone, but measurements are measurements, not only that you have to please a lot of people, you are not supposed to make one customer mad, so how to manage customer expectations would be key, I think Lego Hong Kong suffers because they did not handle this aspect well, plus the ineffective flow and insufficient backend support, no wonder there are angry voices.

But don't get me wrong, I was not unhappy at all, as I have been in their places and understand what's going on, I just calmly accept that, and after all, I got the parts I need, and Lego Hong Kong did a great job by getting these parts to Hong Kong, so even if I have to wait for hours, I got them at a reasonable price without paying high shipment costs to overseas sellers. What makes me sad is that my favorite hobby product provider was not able to be the best in making the fans happy, while there sure can be ways to do so.


A small brick-wall (samples), not comparable at all to what I saw in US Lego Store, but better than none.


A narrow Passage with buyers


The product item in the name of the poor general was simply left unattended

I look forward to Lego Hong Kong doing a better job next year, no worries, a true Lego fan should always be forgiving, though most people in Hong Kong usually aren't...

But there are also some super stuffs that is available at Lego Booth today!! See my next blog....

Friday, 31 July 2009 22:23:05 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Thursday, 30 July 2009

In the previous review of this interesting book, I have only shown the primary model Two Castles, but the book actually contains 6 other models that can be built out of the bricks. After building the remaining models, I feel even more satisfied with the value of this product. So here I share all the 7 models of the Lego BrickMaster Castle:


Two Castles: This model uses all the bricks, the knight has the strongest fighting strength here. But I think the skeleton's assets looks very great too!


Castle Jail: The Knight is having an upper hand here, and this mini jail also has a defensive weapon (the catapult)


Skull Castle: This one is truly inspiring, I am going to build a MOC....


Castle Chariot: The knight is in trouble here! But a mobile jail without cover? I think it looks more like a comfortable transport


Castle Lookout: A simple one, but the skeleton feel is strong! Imagine running into this amidst heavy mist!


Castle Battle: The Knight defense can look grand even with so few bricks! Against a fully equiped Skeleton!

Castle Defense: The Skeleton vehicle looks great from the front, but one question, how does this thing moves?

I need to mention that the book has very good photo background for the models, a seaside background that fits exceptionally well to the storyline! This is a must get set really!

Thursday, 30 July 2009 13:58:07 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Having a good experience with the BrickMaster Pirates, I expect the same level of satisfaction with the BrickMaster Castle set, and I am not disappointed. From first glance the bricks in the set does not seem to be superb, but the rich variety of models that can be built out of them again makes this simple set of bricks extraordinary.

The high quality printing makes the 45 pages book a collector item, the book is not for illustrating Lego castle information as some people thinks, it is actually an instruction manual for 7 alternatives models that you can build with the included bricks, but it is printed at high quality that no Lego manual had been produced like this before, and there is a compartment used to keep the bag of bricks.


Bricks Contained - Inventorized


But one caveat is that my set has one missing brick, instead of 2 Brown 1x1 tile, there is only one, instead I got one extra 1x1 black brick, so the soldier's small castle will be a little improvished.

Here is one of the model in completed form - Two Castles (you can use the same set of bricks to build 6 others based on the instructions)


The completed Two Castle in completeness - No left over bricks (all used)


Soldier with Two faces

Ratings:
Minifigs: 7/10. Just Ordinary, but good to fit in what the set can offer

Parts: 8/10. Not that there are great parts, but the value lies in the models that the same set of bricks can be used to build

Playability 10/10: With so many alternative models to build, rarely can a set be having such good playability

Price: 10/10. 2 minifigs and 140+ pieces plus a nice printed book is a good deal for HKD 99 (Around USD 12.70), Amazon is pre-selling it at a higher price

Overall: 9/10. This is truly a great value set! I would highly recommend it (subject to the price in your region may be).

Regarding on how I got this? Check out my previous blog entry here.

 

Tuesday, 28 July 2009 15:07:18 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Monday, 27 July 2009

I think this set+book thing published by DK Publishing (Please check out their site link for the item) provides great value at HKD 99 (around USD 12.70), it contains a lot of good parts, and being able to come up with so many models with the same set of material is simply astonishing. I am not sure if it is related to the BrickMaster program (http://shop.lego.com/Product/?p=KBM27) or is this a new product line to be released in such format (while I believe that the later is more likely).

So here I am sharing one model that we can come up with the bricks, it looks really good, especially good when we think about the price, after all, good pricing will definitely affect customer satisfaction, right?

Completed model - Treasure Island

 


The Good Guy


The bad guy


Nice Cannon


Left overs (which should be usable in other alternative models)


Parts that worth a second look, I think this set/book is also a good source for some useful parts

You can find out more about this product from here

 


 

Monday, 27 July 2009 10:42:30 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Sunday, 26 July 2009

It is rather strange that no one from Hong Kong has posted a review on this yet (Correct me if I am wrong), are they all planning to keep this as a souvenir? (I do have such a thought) But since I did blog about it and many friends are asking what are the content inside, I decide to sacrifice and open a set!

Well, another reason that prompt me to open this set is the condition of the packaging:

A torned plastic bag, that's why it looks like some content is missing from outside

 

But nevertheless, at HKD 99 (around USD 12.70), it is a good deal, you got over 140 bricks and 2 minifigs, and a very nicely printed instruction book, which contains ways to use this set to build 6 different models! And there are also quite a number of good parts!

 

As a book,this is a very nicely printed high quality instruction book (no Lego manual have such printed quality), and in the spirit of BrickMaster, a single set of material can be used to build different models!

Seeing this marked as "to be released on Aug 31,2009" on Amazon, I am not sure if this can be found else where, but here in Hong Kong, they can be hunted down with luck at some MTR station's 7-11 stores, see my previous blog on how I got these, beware though, availability seems to be subject to luck and there is NO guarantee that they can indeed be available at a specific 7-11 store.

Sunday, 26 July 2009 14:44:06 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)

Just read about the fourth anniversary of The Brothers Brick, they shared a lot of interesting figures and stats, one thing that caught my attentions is that Hong Kong is in the top 20 countries where Brothers Brick readers are coming from, and they specifically mentioned that "Hong Kong jumps nearly ten places"!

I am glad to see that Hong Kong readers contributing to Brothers-Brick, and specifically mentioned. Personally I check the blog a couple times every day, it has been a source of inspirations!

Sunday, 26 July 2009 13:16:55 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Friday, 24 July 2009

Truly unexpected, these two sets of BrickMaster items (are they sets or books?) appear on shelfs of local 7-11 stores, they are NOT widely available but seems to be appearing and disappearing in some 7-11 stores in some MTR Stations, I heard that they have been seen in Kowloon Tong, TST, Central, North Point, Taikoo and Terminal 2 of Hong Kong International Airport.

These items look special, at HKD 99 each, it is around USD 12.70, a little less than the pricing in Amazon (and Amazon says "released on Aug 31st"?) and no need to pay for shipping, I heard that many local Lego fans ran from one 7-11 store to another, and many were disappointed. Personally I am not especially excited about these two sets, but today I got passed a 7-11 store in MTR Central station, and decided to take a look, and found 2 boxes there (they are sold along with books and magazines), so I just bought it, well, the price is kind of ok indeed, nice to have if you don't need to run around in hot weather in order to buy.

In case you would travel to Hong Kong in the next few days and you truly want these two sets, may be you can check casually in the 7-11 stores that you would come across "naturally".

Friday, 24 July 2009 19:08:38 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Thursday, 23 July 2009

My obsession on Hoth seems to be driving me nuts, I am not a skilled lego player (it should be obvious) but it is fun to build (which all of you should agree), so here comes another Hoth related MOC, a bloody one as I am trying to illustrate how unfortunate the Hoth Rebels have been.

I wonder what would be the best way to create a "bloody" effect, it would be great if someone can point me to a better example. I have also seen some great work recreating the icy/snow landscape, but unfortunately I don't have the necessary bricks and decided only resort to what I have onhand, may be I should really sort out more money and do a serious purchase at Bricklink.

Would welcome any comments :-)

MOC
Thursday, 23 July 2009 10:04:28 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Wednesday, 22 July 2009

I went to the 2009 Book Fair in Hong Kong today, held in HKCEC (Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre), not too crowded yet during this first day (I arrived at noon time), I was not expecting to see any Lego related product there, but to my surprise, they are some!

So are there lego sets on sale? No, not Lego sets, but something else, see what I found:

An Lego ExoForce Sticker Storybook!

So it is interesting to see these Lego books as I have never seen any of these before, there are also some similar publication for Racers but I did not get them, I think the Exoforce storybook is far more interesting, not intended to play with the stickers actually, I'll just keep them as souvenirs.

And at one store some Lego Bionicles sets were on the table, but seems are used for promotion instead of selling:

Wednesday, 22 July 2009 21:58:04 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Hard to imagine that a gigantic structure like the Olympics 2008 Bird's Nest in Beijing can be recreated on a 32 X 32 stub! This great work from our Hong Kong Lego Ambassador Tsang Yiu Keung challenges the microscale limit, and may be at the same time, inspire us to find a way to keep a good souvenir in the lego way.

Picture Source: minifigs.net

Tuesday, 21 July 2009 10:41:33 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Saturday, 18 July 2009

I found this wonderful MOC which is also featured in Brothers-Brick (http://www.brothers-brick.com/2009/07/12/professor-eggplant-goes-small/), the beauty of this work is a strong sensation of peaceful mind it creates for the viewer - it makes me to imagine a lone but peaceful castle on a small island in the middle of the ocean, how refreshing for people who lives in the hassles and troubles of big cities.

The use of bricks to create the transition is obviously the magic of this work, from the discussion related to the flickr photo, someone pointed out on the rareness of the transparent light blue 1x1s, so it is not easy (or just costly) to recreate a work with this feature. A quick research reveals that the Tr LightBlue 1x1s seems are not contained in any set.

From Eggy Pop's photostream in Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/38840828@N08/

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/38840828@N08/3715031879/

Saturday, 18 July 2009 13:09:02 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Friday, 17 July 2009

I live in Asia (Hong Kong) and we don't have a lego store locally, being able to visit one is an exciting thing indeed, but even when travelling abroad and visiting a city where Lego Stores are available, getting to the store amidst the original trip plan can always be a challenge (I don't think many of us would travel solely for visiting a Lego Store).

This store I visited last year was quite convenient, especially for people like me who do not drive.

And I am wondering, could this probably be the most convenient Lego Store in the world?

Would you like to guess which city this Lego store is located? The low resolution picture below is a hint:

Add another hint on 2009-07-20:

Another hint, this one should be obvious...

Some friends in a forum got it!

Here are the clearer pictures of the hints, plus more... I think the answer is now more than obvious...

The Store is in Hillsdale Shopping Center at San Mateo, California, only a few stations away from San Francisco via Caltrain!

Friday, 17 July 2009 21:57:44 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Thursday, 16 July 2009
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The local HD TV channel is showing the Star Wars Clone Wars annimation series every Saturday, last week's episode features Luminara Unduli. I first notice the lady Jedi character from Lego set 7260 Wookiee Catamaran, but found the face of Luminara not well designed.

Yesterday, I noticed a custom Luminara minifig on Flickr and was pretty impressed, I hope Lego will come up with a set containing a Luminara minifig with this quality! Perhaps with her and Ahsoka fighting side by side against Ventress, just like what I saw in the past episode! 

Source: J.P.s CUSTOM MINIFIGS's flickr album: http://www.flickr.com/people/jps-custom-minifigs/ (thanks for sharing these photos)

Picture Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jps-custom-minifigs/3721418913/

Thursday, 16 July 2009 10:28:03 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Wednesday, 15 July 2009

I read a Chinese blog entry talking about Lego 21003 Seattle Space Needle, and little surprise to find out that a scissor is needed for doing this set, so could this be the start of something even worser than stickers?

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/whatsthejob/11146822

You can check out the Official Lego instruction at Page 12 of the document

Cutting this seems to be simple, just hope that no complicated cutting will be introduced in future sets.

By the way, it is also a surprise that The Seattle Space Needle is made into a Lego set, the place is nice, but not really that special, if not because the local vendors charged HKD 269 (around USD 35!) for this set, I may get one as this is a place I visited a couple times after all.

Seattle is a wonderful city, and being close to Vancouver (where a lot of Chinese immigrants live) is a good thing to me (it is only a few hours away via Amtrak), only caveat is that the Chinese restaurants there are mostly terrible (let me know if you have tried a good one).

I do NOT own this set, but I can share some photos on the Seattle Space Needle:

What you can see on the Seattle Space Needle, nice view!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009 11:56:38 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Monday, 13 July 2009

I saw some folks in GCR (Greater China Region) doing a review on 8420 Street Bike recently, that reminded me of this old set which I got quite sometime ago. With a engine, gearing system, and suspension mechanism, plus many parts (such as the two big wheels) which are not available else where, it is a great set with great playability.

Somehow I sense that this item has been quite hot in mainland China, but I do not see many talking about it here in Hong Kong, the price has reached around USD 90 already here, not much more costly than bricklink price.

By the way, I have taken a set of outdoor pictures of this bike model:

This red Lego 8420 Street Bike in my opinion is one of the best set of Bike (or may be one of the best Technic Set) ever made by Lego.

Monday, 13 July 2009 21:58:20 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)

As expected, I do observe some unplesant exhanges regarding the Lego Ambassadors annoucements, but strangely, it was someone who did not make it who become the target of attack, I find such attack unreasonable and nasty, it triggered a lot of bad talks in the forum.

As someone who had worked on community programs before, I fully understand that there are always risks that things like this would happen, but fortunately for Lego, the fans involved are very loyal and would not question Lego for mishandling. But it is quite interesting to me on how the ambassador for that particular geography is selected, coz it is funny that the new assignment of an ambassador have just triggered a war.

Monday, 13 July 2009 11:50:21 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Thursday, 09 July 2009

Music plays an important part in most of our lives, I would not consider myself a Fan, but I truly respect those great artists whose sounds and moves once touched our hearts, especially during some of the most frustrated moments.

Thanks to fellow Flickr user Jack'o (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_is_great/) for inspiring me with his comment, and of course, this great work from Ciamoslaw Ciamek  (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/131223)

MOC
Thursday, 09 July 2009 23:55:08 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)

Like a competition, people from different groups in a particular geography who sought to become a Lego Ambassador will feel differently as the result is announced, there will be joy and disappointment, while I believe that all the ambassadors definitely deserve the honor, there must be folks who also deserve such honor but have not gotten it this time. I have known some good people whom I feel have made significant contribution to the Lego community, compared to them, I feel like a very small potato.

I had worked on a community building role before (for the Hong Kong subsidiary of a big company, bigger than Lego I think), the hard thing was that there were always more people who deserved recognition than the resources that could be made available to make such recognition possible, the only good thing was that with proper recognition beyond the official ones, the community would still grow harmoniously.

I hope the same recognitions will go to all those who shared their passion for Lego everywhere, in one form or the other.

Thursday, 09 July 2009 18:08:35 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)

Just read the news from Brothers-brick.com on the Cycle 7 LEGO Ambassadors announcement
http://www.brothers-brick.com/2009/07/08/cycle-7-lego-ambassadors-announced/

I noticed that there seems to be more representatives from Asia this year than last year, and Thailand has two representatives, which I think is really exceptional. I think players in some countries in Asia are having more challenges than US and European players:

1. Parts Supply: Local shops usually may not have rich varieties of parts, and ordering from Bricklink etc can be costly due to shipping costs.

2. Family Support: Unfortunately, in many Asian Families, there seems to be misconception that Lego are for Kids only, so it is hard to get support from family, I guess the concept of AFOL is more mature in US and Europe.

3. Working class in many Asian countries need to work longer hours, and may have less time to dedicate on personal hobbies

Hong Kong's situation on parts supply is not that bad though may still get people frustrated at times, but Family Support and free time would definitely be big issues, and we have another super big challenge - Space! With the high real estate price, it is really hard to find space to build lego, not to mention the needed space for keeping them.

Congratulations to all the ambassadors, I guess many of them overcome a lot of challenges to achieve that.

Thursday, 09 July 2009 11:06:06 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Wednesday, 08 July 2009

It has always been an interesting thing in my mind, how come the parts of minifigs are always packed into the different bags in a lego set? May be there are already a lot of discussion on this, but let me talk about my observations.

A quick anatomy of the bags of my most recently opened box - 7753 Pirate Tank - as an example:

The bags of Lego 7753 Pirate Tank:

 

The bags opened:

 

How the parts of minifigs are distributed:

Why are the parts contained in 4 different bags instead of 1? Is it a way to discourage people from re-selling some portion of a set in a "unopened" form? Here in Hong Kong it is common for people to resell the vehicle and keep the minifigs, it is especially common for the recent Star Wars set, where people has little interest in the vehicles. And "unopened bags" can be sold at better prices as it is a sure indicator of being "New". I wonder if this is also something happening in other parts of the world, do people in US and Europe trade this way?

By the way, I am not a "minifigs only" guy, I think the power of Lego lies also in bricks and MOCs, I love to keep and collect vehicles.

Link: My set review for Lego 7753

Wednesday, 08 July 2009 11:05:16 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Tuesday, 07 July 2009

Lego keep coming up with new minifigs and along with them new vehicles, 7753 Pirate Tank gives us 2 new lego minifigs: Hondo Ohnaka and Turk Falso (sorry, I actually get to know them only by now),  Obi-Wan Kenobi is not new, but nice to have if you haven't got him already.

At around USD 50 in Hong Kong, I would still consider this a good buy, with 372 pieces including 3 minifigs (2 new and rare ones), again, the value would be determined by the quality of the vehicle. And for this one, I would give it a thumbs up.

The vehicle is not looking great actually, and honestly I haven't seen it in the Star War movie or TV series before, just did some research on the web and gradually knowing more about these pirate guys and their tank, but I found the design quite interesting, specifically the rising seat, but together with the minifigs the whole thing suddenly makes sense, a guy holding two guns appearing from the vehicle and starting combat action!

The Technic mechanism for the rising seat:

The covering plates for the compartment of the rising seat:

Rising for combat actions:

Besides, the two minifigs are good, at first impression, Hondo may appear to be a bad guy, but after some reading I think the character is a complex one, better watch the episodes before jumping into conclusion, and for now, let me just take a nice shot of this guy:

 

Hondo Ohnaka:

 

Turk Falso

 

Aside from the rising seat, the firing missiles at the back is just a small thing, but the missile firing mechanism at the front seems quite new to me (pushing a plate), the wings at the front are not very stable but the rest are fine, I also enjoy building the wings at back, as they are solid and well designed, and the vehicles happens to have wheels too, well, I almost forgot, it is a tank and not a plane.

Front missiles, can be triggered by pushing the gray plate

 

Missiles at the back, hand pushed, nothing special

 

The wheels, well, without seeing this, I almost forgot that I was building a "Tank"

The wings (or are they wings? Correct me if I am wrong), these two pieces are not very stable and can easily get loose

Tail wing Internal, just to show how it is built

Tail wing completed, very solid

Anyway, overall I would strongly recommend getting this set, after all, it is not expensive, why miss it?

 

Satisfied with final work, so put the stickers on

The fully completed Lego 7753 Pirate Tank!

Tuesday, 07 July 2009 00:02:39 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Saturday, 04 July 2009

I am proud to see these great work from a fellow lego player in Hong Kong, IcedPlusCoffee (John Ho) created this pair of transformers duo - Mudflap and Skids! What a time to refresh us with something beyond the Hasbro toys.

Source:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/iced_coffee/3676749481/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/iced_coffee/3677593102/

 

Need to say more? Please visit John's photostream at Flickr for more of his amazing robotic creations!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/iced_coffee/

Saturday, 04 July 2009 11:27:56 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Friday, 03 July 2009

Based on what I observed from forums and reviews, I suspect that this is another under-rated Lego Star wars set, is it possible that being a lady's starfighter discourages guys from buying it? But my personal experiences with this set is very positive, and as a result, I bought another box for storage.

Ahsoka is a wonderful character adding much vitality to the cast, her interaction with Anakin in the clone wars brings much youthful sensation to the series. The animation did a great job in presenting the young padawan but the lego character does not seem to duplicate the animation character very well, the minifig looks too mature to me.

But aside from Ahsoka and R7, the starfighter is very good, with printed parts (which is getting rare) and a nice dark red based color scheme. The droid fighter is also good, with a design which I think is very similar to 8016 Hyena Droid bomber, it can fold and stand vertically, quite an interesting model.

And despite hating stickers, the stickers in this set is well fit into the model, well, if it can be properly placed, for me it is always challenging to place stickers on the bricks nicely.

The two buzz droids, however, can get loose easily, it is great though for us to have them again without getting the expensive old sets such as 7252 Droid Tri-Fighter.

I have read some reviews complaining about the price and it seems that some could have bought it at a strangely higher price, but I got it here in Hong Kong at around  USD 50, for 2 nice vehicles + 2 buzz droid + 2 minifigs, I see this as reasonable.

I would highly recommend this set!

Here are the pictures of the set:

Base body of Ahsoka's starfighter

 

The mechanism for triggering the missiles

 

The landing gears

 

The wings, very solid

 

The Buzz droid, good to get them (two of them!) at 7751

 

Base body of the droid fighter and one of the wing's parts

 

Completed droid fighter

 

Completed Starfigher (without stickers yet)

 

Buzz Droid attacking Ahsoka

 

Placing the Lego 7751 vehicles along side with the XBOX controller for size reference

Friday, 03 July 2009 19:25:54 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Thursday, 02 July 2009
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When the new Hasbro transformers models were being promoted when the movie launched, I noticed that only Optimus Prime and Megatron were available for the leader series, but what actually caught my attention was Jetfire, which can be transformed into a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird! Based on pictures alone, I felt that this model must be a great one, and today I think I have been right. I bought the Hasbro Jetfire model (Leader series) today!

 

Taking pictures for this while the item is still in box is difficult due to light reflection, but since I still don't have time to take care of the Optimus Prime I bought last week, I feel like keeping the Jetfire as is for the moment, but even when looking close through the box plastic cover, I can still sense the goodies of this model.

The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird is a legendary warplane completing its mission, lego expert Lego monster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/legomonster/) has created a lego model for it (http://www.flickr.com/photos/legomonster/sets/72157603680930793/), it is a must see!

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/legomonster/2166681842/in/set-72157603680930793/ 

 

 

Thursday, 02 July 2009 21:58:05 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)