Category Archives: Holiday

2019 Hallmark Robin Ornament

Christmas is fast approaching. While many of us are wishing for multiple boxes filled with bricks under the tree, why not deck the tree out with LEGO® themed ornaments in anticipation? This year, Hallmark once again released officially licensed LEGO® ornaments in their Keepsake Collection. I usually buy one Hallmark ornament each year to add to my geek tree. For

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Christmas X-Wing (4002019)

For Christmas 2019, the LEGO® Group gave its employees an awesome gift. Luckily, LEGO® Ambassadors also received the same present. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of LEGO® Star Wars, a classic ship received a holiday overhaul. For this week’s set review, I am happy to present the Christmas X-wing (4002019)! However, before I get too far into the review,

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Christmas Tree (40338) Review

In preparation for Christmas, and to provide a freebie for the first major shopping event of the Holiday season, the LEGO® Group gave away a Christmas tree set. First dibs went to VIPs on November 23, in conjunction with the double VIP points weekend. Since November 29, the set came with all purchases over $120. I got my hands on

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Dear sir (Remembrance Day)

Minifigure Monday is a weekly celebration of LEGO® Minifigures. This week, we take a moment to remember the cost of freedom and democracy through poetry and photography. “Dear sir…” was written for my grandfather, whom I never met. He fought in the Second World War, and survived, but sadly passed before I was born. I dedicate this work to him,

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Chinese Festival Sets

The LEGO® Group just announced two new Chinese Festival sets. The Chinese New Year Temple Fair (80105) and the Lion Dance (80104) release in time for the New Year. What makes this announcement particularly exciting for AFOLs is the global release. Last year, only Asian markets got the Chinese New Year sets. This disappointed many in other parts of the

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

Minifigure Monday is a weekly celebration of LEGO® Minifigures. This week, we delve into the world of poetry, photography, and pop-culture. Once a month, I like to recreate a movie poster or album cover using LEGO® Minifigures. Since Halloween is coming up, and the Christmas season begins the next day, what better way to celebrate than with Jack Skellington! For

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2019 Halloween Costume!

My haul this month is a little different from usual. Normally, I have a number of set purchases to show. However, given my current backlog of sets to review, I have not been making purchases this month. All the same, I am in need of a Halloween costume. This year, I decided to get something LEGO® themed. In addition to

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I’m Thankful For…

Minifigure Monday is a weekly celebration of LEGO® Minifigures. This week, we delve into the world of poetry and photography with a brief look at things I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for? I’m Thankful for… A Thanksgiving inspired poem from True North Bricks. Quiet moments to soak up,With a throw and coffee cup.Not a worry or

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