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# Thursday, 09 September 2010

When I did my review on the Lego DK BrickMaster Star Wars book yesterday, I forgot to mention one thing, there is such an item among the parts!

Since there is no missing item, so this is an "extra", useless and even an indicator of worrying Lego quality, but since there is no lacking parts, there is no ground for complaints, especially when the book itself is good.

Not sure if anyone else experienced the same.

Thursday, 09 September 2010 21:42:25 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)

This Starwars Brickmaster book from DK appears much earlier than I thought, and I would say it is the best Brickmaster book, perhaps being Starwars itself is everything, but being able to design 4 sets (8 models) of vehicles out of a fix set of bricks simply isn't something easy, especially when many of the models are great!

So this is a clone trooper vs Battle Droid confrontation, and each of them have 4 vehicles to fight under the following scenarios:

Battle on Christophsis
This set of models uses up all the bricks, you get a AAT Battle Tank and a NU-Class Attack Shuttle. The battle tank is simple but nicely scaled, the shuttle has good playability and looks quite cool, but it is not designed well for stand display though. This set is also not minifig scaled.

 

Ice Encounter
This is a very simple set, not much sophistication on the STAS (Single Trooper Airspeeders) and the LAAT (Low altitude Assault Transport). The LAAT is too much of a toy feel, the quart-circle wings look rather childish.

 

Desert Raid
The Mobile Missile Platform in this set is very interesting and innovative in my opinion, the mountable blaster cannon is very cool. The S-Wing Speeder bike is also excellent!

Forest Fight
This is actually my favorite among 4, the VTS (Varied Terrain Speeder) looks like a firepowerhouse with good agility, while the AT-RT walker is definitely a formidable foe.

But as I also feel about the true value of brickmaster, it is all about packing all these ideas (tank, shuttle, airspeeders, transport, walker etc) into a pack of 200+ bricks, yet with so many good designs among them, and while I got this for around USD 20 only, this is truly a bargain!

The book also has nice content and some cool trivias to entertain the readers.

I understand that it may not be available everywhere yet, but it is definitely worth waiting for.

Thursday, 09 September 2010 02:03:31 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Sunday, 05 September 2010

Thanks to user wongkw who left a comment in my blog entry on Lego Brickmaster Atlantis review, who shared the link to the online models pdf download:

http://www.dorlingkindersley-uk.co.uk/static/html/features/legoatlantis/atlantis.html

Sunday, 05 September 2010 12:02:20 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Thursday, 02 September 2010

Interesting to see that the Lego Atlantis Activity Book is now available in 7-11 for HKD 49 only, I got mine a few days ago for HKD 72 at a bookstore...

There are also news about the DK Lego Brickmaster Atlantis book being available in 7-11, but I don't see them in the 7-11 stores I passed by, perhaps only at selected stores along the MTR station line, I remember last year when the Brickmaster Pirates and Castle came out in the market, it was a super hot news and people searching around 7-11 stores to get them, but it seems that it is not the case this time for the Atlantis set, really wondering if it has something to do with the Atlantis theme's attractiveness, anyway, let's see what will happen when the Starwars Brickmaster comes out later this year.

 

Thursday, 02 September 2010 21:49:19 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)