Index of Previous Posts

Here are blog entries past and present indexed alphabetically by theme or subject. This is work in progress - I haven't yet indexed all the old postings - but I'll get there. A few postings are indexed more than once if their content strays over more than one category.....


Book Reviews
     - Amazing Vehicles volume 1 (Spoiled for Choice)
     - Beautiful LEGO (American Beauty)
     - LEGO Space - Building the Future (Lost In Space)
     - More Amazing Vehicles ((Even More) Spoiled for Choice)
     - The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide (Technic Temptation....)
     - Tiny LEGO Wonders (Micro Machines)

Community, Events, Exhibitions and Displays
     - AFOLCON 2012 (United in Manchester)
     - ANDERCON 2014 (ANDER CONstruction)
     - Brickish Association Christmas Party 2010 (Winter Wonderland)
     - Brickset Forum (A new place for AFOLs)
     - Bricktastic 2016 (Bricktastic!)
     - Galaxy Squad Launch Event (Ready to Launch)
     - Great Western LEGO Show at STEAM
              - 2013 Preview (Full STEAM Ahead), 2013 Event (STEAMrollered)
              - 2012 (Blown Away)
              - 2011 (One Year On....)
              - 2010 (OMG)
     - Jurassic World Launch Event (Jurassic Perk)
     - LEGO Inside Tour 2013 (part 1 LEGO Inside Tour 2013,
              part 2 LEGO Inside Tour 2013 part 2)
     - LEGOLAND Windsor Hotel and Star Wars Miniland launch (part 1 Sneak Peek,
              part 2 Sneak Peek part 2 : Star Wars Miniland)
     - London Westfield LEGO store - Building models for the store (The perfect job),
              opening event (Grand Opening)
     - National Space Centre Exhibition 2011 announcement (Star Wars Building Frenzy),
              event review ("You have reached your destination")
     - Science Museum Event 2011 (Weird Science)


Favourite Sets
     - Dragon (Set 3724)
     - Emerald Night (Set 10194)
     - Tractor (Set 851)


Minifigures
     - Minifigure display cases (Dust)
     - Collectable Minifigures Series 3 : How to identify figures from the packaging
           (Bye bye barcodes)
     - Review : Collectable Minifigures Series 6 (The Joy of Six)
     - Review : Collectable Minifigures Series 8 (Still Going Strong)


MOCs (Designed by the Fans)
     - Amazing MOCs - Spitfire, Victorian House, Nathan Sawaya (He's at it again.....)
     - Building my own LEGO City layout
            Part 1 (Progress.....?)
            Part 2 (Breaking Ground)
            Part 3 (Change of Plan ?)
            Part 4 (One step back and two steps forward....)
            Part 5 (Whoops...)
            Part 6 (Back on Track!)
            Part 7 (Leaps and Bounds)
            Part 8 (Raising the Roof)
            Part 9 (The Countdown Begins....)
            Part 10 (Shake Your Foundations)
            Part 11 (Sidetracked)
     - Ghostbusters
            Part 1 : The Cadillac (Who Ya Gonna Call ?)
            Part 2 : Ghostbusters HQ (Spook Central)
            Part 3 : The minifigures ("We're ready to believe you")
            Part 4 : On display (Showcase)
     - Using LEGO Design-by-Me (D.I.Y.)
     - Using LEGO Digital Designer (LDD) and Factory to design MOCs (Withdrawal)
     - Star Wars Mini MOCs (Mini Me)
     - Star Wars UCS MOCs (Lazy)
     - UCS AT-AT
            Part 1 : Building the Perfect Beast - the UCS AT-AT,
            Part 2 : Building the Perfect Beast - Anatomy of an AT-AT,
            Part 3 : UCS AT-AT : the build begins...
            Part 4 : UCS AT-AT : Tricky
            Part 5 : UCS AT-AT : Body Beautiful
            Part 6 : UCS AT-AT : Once More Unto the Breach....
            Part 7 : UCS AT-AT : Heady Days
            Part 8 : UCS AT-AT : Beside Myself...
            Part 9 : UCS AT-AT : Raising the Roof
            Part 10 : UCS AT-AT : The Home Straight
            Part 11 : UCS AT-AT : They think it's all over...)
     - UCS Venator (And the Mystery MOC is.....)

Themes
     Adventurers
          - Review: Set 5975 T-Rex Transport (Dino Crisis)
     Agents
          - Review: Set 8971 Aerial Defence Unit (Double Agent)
     Alien Conquest - see 'Space'
     Architecture
          - Review: Set 21013 Big Ben (Hell's Bells)
     Atlantis
          - Review: Set 8080 Undersea Explorer (The Man from Atlantis)
     Cars
          - Review: Set 8200 Lightning McQueen (First impressions....)
          - Review: Set 8484 Ultimate Build Lightning McQueen (Ultimate ?)
          - Review: Set 30121 Grem (Here comes The Sun)
     Castle
          - Revealed: Kingdoms Set 10223 Royal Joust (Revealed....)
     City
          - Review: Set 7696 Commuter Jet (Every Cloud.....)
          - Review: 60008 Museum Break-in (Night at the Museum)
     Classic Space - see 'Space'
     Creator
          - Review: Set 4998 Stegosaurus (Dino-mite....)
          - Review: Set 6914 T-Rex (3-in-1)
          - Review: Set 30029 Pudsey Bear (Charidee)
          - Review: Set 31011 Aviation Adventures (Old School)
          - Review: Set 40026 Statue of Liberty (No Consolation)
     Cuusoo
          - Preview: Set 21108 Ghostbusters (Showcase)
     Dino
          - Review: Set 5882 Ambush Attack (Dino)
     Exo-Force
          - Review: Set 7714 Golden Guardian (Going for Gold)
     Friends
          - 2012 sets (Girl's Stuff)
          - Review: Set 3931 Emma's Splash Pool (Taking the Plunge)
          - Review: Set 41011 Stephanie's Soccer Practice (Yellows !)
          - Review: Set 41129 Amusement Park Hot Dog Van (Friends Reunited)
     Galaxy Squad - see 'Space'
     General
          - 2011 sets (Q1 Perspective, Summer That's more like it !)
          - Too many good sets ?! (Too much of a good thing...?)
     Harry Potter
          - Review: Set 4720 Knockturn Alley (Once Upon a Time......)
          - Review: Set 4729 Dumbledore's Office (Box Office)
     Indiana Jones
          - Review: Set 7682 Shanghai Chase (Shanghai Surprise)
     LEGO Movie
          - Review: Set 70810 MetalBeard's Sea Cow (Part 1: Holy Cow !,
                  Part 2: Sea Cow review - the finale !)
     Legoland
          - Review: Set 346 House with Car (Ancient Treasures)
          - Review: Set 355 Town Center Set with Roadways (Crosstown Traffic)
          - Review: Set 40115 LEGOLAND Entrance with Family (Family Values)
     Lone Ranger
          - Review: Set 79108 Stagecoach Escape (Hi Ho Silver Lining)
     Lord of the Rings
          - Review: Set 9469 Gandalf Arrives (New York, New York)
     Minecraft
          - Review: Set 21121 The Desert Outpost (Desert Delight?)
     Modulars, Landmarks and Scuptures
          - Review: Set 3724 LEGO Dragon (Here there be Dragons)
          - Review: Set 10214 Tower Bridge (Part 1 : Big, Part 2 : Big.......and finished !)
          - Review: Set 10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van (Van-tastic)
          - Review: Set 10243 Parisian Restaurant (Playing Catch-up)
     Monster Fighters
          - Review: Set 9461 The Swamp Creature (What's that coming over the hill....?)
          - Review: Set 9466 The Crazy Scientist & His Monster (Monsters, Inc.)
     Ninjago
          - Review: Set 9448 Samuari Mech (Bling)
          - Review: Set 9455 Fangpyre Mech (Fangs for the Memories...)
     Pharaoh's Quest
          - Review: Set 7307 Flying Mummy Attack (I Want My Mummy !)
     Seasonal
          - Favourite Christmas Sets (So this is Christmas....)
     Space
          - 2011 City Space sets (Space !)
          - Galaxy Squad Launch Event (Ready to Launch)
          - Review: Set 367 Space Module with Astronauts (The Real Classic Space ?)
          - Review: Set 894 (U.S. Set 452) Mobile Ground Tracking Station (Spaced Out)
          - Review: Set 918 One Man Space Ship (One Man Show)
          - Review: Set 3367 Space Shuttle (Humble Pie)
          - Review: Alien Conquest Set 7050 Alien Defender (Neo- Neo- Classic Space ?)
          - Review: Alien Conquest Set 30141 Jetpack (Here comes The Sun)
          - Review: Galaxy Squad Set 70703 Star Slicer (Galaxy Squad - Like a Prayer)
          - Review: Shuttle Transcon 2 (Shuttle Love)
     Star Wars
          - General
               - Falling out of love with the theme (Blasphemy)
               - Collecting LEGO Star Wars sets (One Hundred Percent)
          - LEGO Star Wars Maquettes (It's LEGO Jim, but not as we know it.....)
          - Mini Scale Star Wars Models (Mini Me)
          - Review: Brickmaster Star Wars book (The Other Brickmaster)
          - Review: Set 4480 Jabba's Palace (Jabba Dabba Doo !)
          - Review: Set 4501 Mos Eisley Cantina (A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy....)
          - Review: Set 7146 TIE Fighter (Old School TIE)
          - Review: Set 7159 Star Wars Bucket (So Bad it's Almost Good)
          - Review: Set 7958 Star Wars Advent Calendar (The best things....)
          - Review: Set 8099 Midi-Scale Imperial Star Destroyer (Midi-chlorians)
          - Review: Set 9490 Droid Escape ("The damage doesn't look as bad....")
          - Review: Set 9676 TIE Interceptor & Death Star (Baubles)
          - Review: Set 75003 A-wing Starfighter (A-wing and a Prayer)
          - Review: Set 75030 Millennium Falcon (A New Millennium)
          - UCS (Ultimate Collector Series)
              - AT-AT MOC (Building the Perfect Beast - the UCS AT-AT)
              - Building UCS models for an exhibition (Star Wars Building Frenzy)
              - Death Star II Set 10143 ("That's no Moon.....")
              - Decommissioning the Millennium Falcon (End of an Era)
              - UCS MOCs (Lazy)
              - Super Star Destroyer Set 10221 (It's arrived !, review Part 1, review Part 2)
              - Venator (And the Mystery MOC is.....)
     Super Heroes
          - Review: Set 4526 Batman (A Different World)
          - Review: Set 10937 Batman : Arkham Asylum Breakout (Moonlighting)
          - Review: Set 76021 The Milano Spaceship Rescue (Redemption?)
     Technic
          - LEGO Technic - is it fun ? (Technic Torture)
          - Review: Set 851 Tractor (Favourite Sets #6 : Tractor)
          - Review: Set 8070 Super Car (Technic Temptation....)
          - Review: The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide (Technic Temptation....)
     Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
          - Review: Set 79100 Kraang Lab Escape (Cowabunga !)
     Time Cruisers
          - General thoughts about the theme (What's that coming over the hill....?)
     Town
          - Review: Set 6552 Rocky River Retreat (Rocky Horror ?)
     Toy Story
          - Review: Set 7592 Construct-a-Buzz (Better late than never)
     Trains
          - Review: Set 10016 Tanker Truck (Strange Cargo)
          - Review: Set 10133 BNSF GP-38 Locomotive (The Other Santa Fe, Strange Cargo)
     Ultra Agents
          - Review: Set 70162 Infearno Interception (Agents Rebooted)

Various Stuff
     - Added extras in second-hand purchases (Lucky Dip)
     - Bargain Watch relaunch (Bargain Watch lives !)
     - Big, Ugly, Unnecessary LEGO pieces (part 1 Proper LEGO, part 2 More POOP)
     - Brickmaster books (The Other Brickmaster)
     - Collecting LEGO Star Wars sets (One Hundred Percent)
     - Confidential images (Top Secret)
     - eBrowsing and random purchases - the perils of eBay (Dangerous)
     - Exclusive promo frustration (Headache and Scalpers Rejoice !)
     - Gerry Anderson (Gerry Anderson Returns....?)
     - Gimme LEGO's first (I am One !) and second (Happy Birthday to Me !) birthday
     - Gimme LEGO Awards 2011 (The Gimme LEGO Awards 2011) and Readers' Choice
              Award (The 2011 Gimme LEGO Readers' Choice Award....)
     - Gimme LEGO Awards 2012 (The Gimme LEGO Awards 2012) and Readers' Choice
              Award ("And the Gimme LEGO Readers' Choice Award for Best Set of 2012....")
     - Gimme LEGO Awards 2013 (The Gimme LEGO Awards 2013) and Readers' Choice
              Award ("And the Gimme LEGO Readers' Choice Award for Best Set of 2013....")
     - Gimme LEGO Awards 2014 (The Gimme LEGO Awards 2014) and Readers' Choice
              Award ("And the Gimme LEGO Readers' Choice Award for Best Set of 2014...." )
     - Gimme LEGO Awards 2015 (The Gimme LEGO Awards 2015) and Readers' Choice
              Award ("And the Gimme LEGO Readers' Choice Awards for Best Set of 2015....")
     - Homemaker Figures / Maxifigures (Home Truths)
     - Interesting Discoveries at the Big Shop (Christmas Surprise)
     - LEGO discount listings (Bargain Hunt Lives !)
     - LEGO Freebies (Unexpected Pleasures)
     - (LEGO-related) Injuries (Ouch)
     - LEGOLAND Windsor (Winter Wonderland)
     - Limited Edition Pick-a-Brick Models (Block-tastic)
     - Maersk-branded sets (The Power of Advertising)
     - Newspaper LEGO give aways - The Sun, October 2011 (Here comes The Sun);
              The Mirror, October 2010 (Paper Chase)
     - New York LEGO Rockefeller Store Exclusives (New York, New York)
     - One Million Pageviews ! (Who wants to be a Millionaire ?)
     - Pick-a-Model (Pick up a penguin)
     - Remakes of classic sets (Back to the Future)
     - Social media comes to Gimme LEGO.... (Social Phobia)
     - Top retired sets (part 1 Bucket List, part 2 Bucket List Reloaded)
     - Treating discoloured LEGO bricks (Bleach)
     - Watching non-LEGO fans build models (Not Rocket Science....?)