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Studio Updates

Updates from rdflego as well as reviews and custom builds.

Review of the best road plate for your city

Official LEGO road plates are, in a word, overpriced. If you wanted to purchase a straight section of road for your city you would need to pay LEGO £10.49! This alternative is the rather basic Straight Road Base Plate from Blox that I bought for about £2 and is surprisingly good. Let me show you why...

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What did I achieve in 2016?

Forgive the retrospective but there is a question going around the LEGO forums about exactly what we have all achieved during 2016 and it got me thinking; what have I actually done this year? In order to find out I have delved into my MOC archives, set data and personal LEGO budget to provide a brief summary of what rdflego got up to in 2016.

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Light Stax initial review

Earlier today, Monday the 28th of November, I received a parcel from an interesting LEGO-related Kickstarter project; LIGHT STAX. I’m going to take a quick look at LIGHT STAX and give you my initial thoughts on this illuminating crowd sourced project.

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2016 LEGO Christmas Gift Guide

So, you’ve been challenged with buying a LEGO set for an adult fan and don’t know what set to get them. Well this article will suggest some sets to look for and whether or not children will like them as well. Read on and hopefully I can make Christmas shopping for that adult fan in your life a little easier

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Blox - Double Decker Bus review

Previously I bought and reviewed the “high speed tanker” set and in the review I stated that I didn’t want to purchase any more of the plagiaristic sets ever again, mainly so that I am not supporting companies that are freebooting previous LEGO designs. Fast forward a year later and I find the pull of Blox once again which is why I am reviewing the Blox set “Double Decker Bus” which consists of 280 pieces and a ‘medium’ difficulty.

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Blox - High Speed Tanker Review

Sometimes it amazes me just how many companies produce construction kits based around the brick format LEGO popularised. Otherwise known as clone brands, these companies will make relatively inexpensive sets with a small part count. Blox amazed me back in 2015 by producing sets under the name of a national high street retailer; Wilko (otherwise known as Wilkinson's). I thought I'd take a look at a familiar tanker truck to see just how Blox stands up.

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Review of the Nanoblock Lion

As well as Lego I have a fascination with other brands of interlocking bricks. So; let’s Talk Nanoblock

Back in August of 2015 I'd recently rearranged my home office which meant that I’ve been able to focus on my growing Nanoblock collection. Nanoblock is tiny and amazing. Over the years I have been able to get my hands on several of the sets and each one is an amazing display piece that demonstrates a blockular and slightly cartoonish version of the real life object it is portraying. Nanoblock is fiddly; but that’s it’s glorious charm.

More after the break

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