Bargain Bricks: Episode 2 – You Bought 12 Alien DJs?!?

Bargain Bricks: Episode 2 is here and I am already breaking the mold a bit. When I started planning this series, the goal was to find retired sets I had missed out on from my childhood or dark ages. Last week, we looked at the Pirates Chess set, which I scored for $66 CAD. While…

POLYBAG HAUL

I stopped into Toys R Us (TRU) the other morning to see if their shelves had been restocked. Christmas shoppers and natural disaster-related supply chain shortages (at least here in BC) had left them perpetually empty. Part of the reason for the trip is that I needed to pick up some polybags for the Brick…

January 2022 Haul

January is an amazing month for LEGO® purchases. Not only do you get a fresh wave of sets, you also get a load of clearance sales as retailers make room for said wave of fresh sets. I made a number of purchases this month. One of those does not appear in this article. I already…

Alien DJ BeatBox Review

My first experience with Vidiyo was not great. While I liked my first BeatBox, everything else about the theme left a sour taste in my mouth. I did not like the blind box Minifigures concept, the app did not work, I do not get L.L.A.M.A, and the BeatBoxes were expensive. I have not touched the…

Vidiyo’s Discontinuation

The LEGO® Group is certainly cleaning house for 2022. Recently, they announced the demise of LEGO® Digital Designer and Bricks and Pieces. Hot on the heels of those updates comes another that many AFOLs predicted already last summer. The LEGO® Group recently announced Vidiyo’s discontinuation effective January 31, 2022. Official Statement from the LEGO® Group:…

Vidiyo Dead or Alive? The LEGO® Group Answers.

For the last couple of days, the internet rumor mill was overflowing with rumors concerning the imminent demise of Vidiyo. The cancellation of a theme this early into its run would be unprecedented. However, Vidiyo has fallen short of many fans’ expectations. Many of you have written to True North Bricks commenting as much. Additionally,…

VIDIYO Woe

The LEGO® Group is the world’s most reputable company. They are also the most popular brand on YouTube. Such success brings about many opportunities for partnerships and branching out. However, does the constant branching out eventually lead to overly fragile twigs? If so, can twigs support the weight of the behemoth that is the LEGO®…

Vidiyo Wave 2 Due August 2021

In a press release earlier today, The LEGO® Group announced Vidiyo Wave 2 is due in August 2021. You may recall that the inaugural kits came out in early March. Incidentally, the first wave consisted of Beatboxes and Bandmates. While those are still present in the second wave, the forthcoming wave also features a twist….