Imperial Flagship (6271) Review

In early 2022, I happened across bin containing 13.6 kg of LEGO® bricks on Facebook Marketplace. I shared the find in the third episode of Bargain Bricks. I do not usually buy mixed bins like that because you never know what you are going to get. However, in this particular bin, I saw a pirate…

Pirates Chess (40158) Review

I was a big Pirates theme fan in my KFOL days. I still have all of my sets. During my dark ages, I missed out on the 2009, 2013, and 2015 sets. The recent resurfacing of pirate sets like the Pirate Rollercoaster, Barracuda Bay, and the Pirate Ship have made me nostalgic. I wish the…

Bargain Bricks: Episode 5 – Imperial Flagship

Welcome to Bargain Bricks: Episode 5! This week, we are continuing to search through the 30 pounds of bricks I shared in Episode 3. However, unlike last week’s sojourn into Star Wars with the Sith Nightspeeder, this week we return to Pirates (like episode one). Not only that, we are looking at the Imperial Flagship…

Bargain Bricks: Episode 3 – 30 Pounds of Bricks

We have reached Bargain Bricks: Episode 3! This week, I am sharing a 30 pound bin of bricks that I bought on Facebook Marketplace for $280 CAD. I don’t normally buy bins like this because you never know what you are going to get. However, a tantalizing piece caught my eye. Among the pictures of…

Top 10 Favorite Minifigures of 2020

With 2020 firmly behind us, I thought we would take a moment to reflect on some of the highlights of the year. It certainly was one for books. However, despite pandemics, politics, and environmental disasters, it was not all bad. For LEGO® collectors, there were many great moments. For my look back, I decided to…

Pirate Minifigure Monday

Every week, I select a different Minifigure to celebrate through art. This week, I am looking at one of my favorite themes with a Pirate Minifigure Monday. I loved Pirates growing up. Additionally, 2020 has brought back all those swashbuckling memories through two new sets. Earlier in the year we got Pirates of Barracuda Bay….

Top 10 Biggest Ships 2020

On August 24, 2020, the LEGO® Group released the Creator 3-in-1 Pirate Ship (31109) and a new Ninjago Destiny’s Bounty (71705) in Canada. Additionally, earlier this year we got Pirates of Barracuda Bay. As mast and sail ships, all qualify for my list of the top 10 biggest ships of 2020. Not only that, they knock…

Pirate Ship (31109) Review

After Pirates of Barracuda Bay in early 2020, I have been on a pirate high. Consequently, I was thrilled to learn that 2020 had a second pirate-themed set in store. The LEGO® Group included a Creator 3-in-1 Pirate Ship (31109) in the summer 2020 offerings. While European markets received this set on June 1, North…