Saturday, 7 February 2015

Little Yellow Brick Pick # 17: 10246 Detective's Office

The sets are arriving faster than we have time to build them! Our backlog of Modular Buildings is now two sets - 10243 Parisian Restaurant (released last year) and now the 10246 Detective's Office. Series-wise, we are yet to post the series with the 10232 Palace Cinema, which we have completed but haven't found the time (and space) to create a post on the growing Modular Town.

We will eventually get there, but for now, we shall proudly present to you our latest collection to the Modular Building series!

Front View of the Box

Back View. Seems like the Modular Town isn't one continuous stretch anymore.
 
Just one quick comment before we sign off. The box for this set is a bit thicker than the smaller, standard-issue ones such as the 10185 Green Grocer, 10197 Fire Brigade or 10218 Pet Shop. Bye!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Our Lego Winter Village Town MOC - 10199 Winter Village Toy Shop, 10216 Winter Village Bakery, 10222 Winter Village Post Office, 10229 Winter Village Cottage, 10235 Winter Village Market and 10245 Santa's Workshop!

Dashing through the snow to bring you Little Yellow Brick's Lego Winter Village Town MOC 2014, which includes the 10245 Santa's Workshop!

Our busy little Lego Winter Village Town! Picture comes with a curtain and wine chiller (kekeke)


This is probably the last Lego Winter Village MOC to use four base plates. Our town is getting a little too cramped for comfort! We actually did buy two new base plates, but the whole town looked a bit sparse! Next year then!

Shot taken from behind the stands. You can see that there are three main alleys - the first two alleys are motorised vehicle roads, while the rightmost alley is reserved only for reindeer!

Top view of our Lego Winter Village Town MOC. The picket fences are courtesy of Bricks World, who invited us to the launch of their Suntec City branch, which also happens to be Singapore's first Lego-certified store! Thank you Bricks World!
 
You will see that we have kept some of the designs from yesteryear, such as keeping the stands all on one side, and the carousel in the middle. Another unique design we decided to retain was our pine tree forest! This year, we went one better - we fenced it up!
 
Alright, enough said. As usual, enjoy the rest of the pictures in the complete post, and have a blessed Christmas! Thank you for supporting our blog!
 
XOXO,
The Little Yellow Bricks
 
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Friday, 19 December 2014

Our 19th Lego project - 10245 Santa's Workshop

Model: 10245 Santa's Workshop
  • 883 Pieces
  • Released in 2014
  • Retail price: $69.99 USD 

  • Hot on the heels of the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer post comes our official post on the 10245 Santa's Workshop! The sixth set in the Lego Winter Village series, this set promises to be a game changer in many ways!

    View from the top!

    How is it different from the previous sets, besides the lack of the term "Winter Village" in its name? We note the following:
    1. It has a bunch of imaginary characters - Santa, Mrs. Santa (is there even such a character, even in the imaginary world?), 4 adult reindeer, a reindeer fawn, and 4 elves!
    2. The workshop comprises two side shops which are joined together at an unusual angle. This is a challenge for our expanding Lego Winter Village MOC.
    3. The set has a Christmas tree but it is not a pine tree.
    4. Its mode of transport is other-worldly (?) - Santa's sleigh, drawn by 4 adult reindeer!
    5. There are two keys to the doors - we don't know if this is a first for all Lego sets, but definitely for the Lego Modular and Winter Village series!
    The powers-that-be in Lego's creation department probably meant for the 10245 Santa's Workshop to be a standalone set. With props such as a sign that says "North Pole", it is not hard to imagine that they intended the set to be played as a dreamy toy factory located somewhere far, far away to the north. However, this set can still be incorporated as part of a bigger Lego Winter Village MOC - stay tuned for that!
     
    Besides the four items mentioned above, the 10245 Santa's Workshop also comes equipped with an independent toy production machine with a conveyor belt, presumably operated by our friendly elves. All in all, a simply adorable set that promises to be a hit with children and the young-at-heart (which pretty much covers all Lego collectors)!

    View from the front!
     
    With the appearance of Santa, his sleigh and a bunch of cute reindeer, you can be assured that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer won't be the last you'll hear from us of a white-bearded old man in a red costume - strangely enough, he doesn't have a paunch! - who goes around handing gifts to well-behaving children! Anyway, enough said. Enjoy the pictures in the full post and thank you for reading our blog as always! Blessed Christmas!
     
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    Monday, 15 December 2014

    Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (10245 Santa's Workshop!)

    Dear readers of LYB,

    Blessed Christmas in advance! In a break with tradition, we have decided to post this MOC (well, as you will see below, only ONE small item causes this to be so) ahead of our full post on the 10245 Santa's Workshop (YES, IT IS COMPLETED! However, as we need to let our creative juices flow, this is far easier to post). [Update as of 24 Dec 2014: check out our Lego Winter Village Town MOC 2014!]

    Sorry if it seems like we are putting the cart before the horse - or sleigh before the reindeer (kekeke) - but with Baby LYB dominating our schedule we felt this would be a better arrangement. Enjoy!

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    Our eighth Lego project - 10199 Winter Village Toy Shop
    Our 19th Lego project - 10245 Santa's Workshop
    Our Lego Winter Village Town MOC - 10199 Winter Village Toy Shop, 10216 Winter Village Bakery, 10222 Winter Village Post Office, 10229 Winter Village Cottage, 10235 Winter Village Market and 10245 Santa's Workshop

    Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, has a very shiny nose
     
    Click here for the complete post! 

    Saturday, 29 November 2014

    Little Yellow Brick Attends The Opening of Singapore's First Lego Certified Store at Suntec City!

    We were invited to the opening of Singapore's first Lego certified store at Suntec City this morning! Thank you Bricks World for the invite! :)

    Registration area!

    Chima displays at the Lego atrium

     Lego City Display and Lego free play area for children


    Ribbon cutting by Her Excellency, Berit Basse, the Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore

     Our turn to enter the store!

    The vibrant pick a brick wall! To be honest, I was tempted to choose the more 'girly' bricks, but Mr Little Yellow Brick reminded that we probably have no use for them. Ended up choosing most of the white bricks - to build our Winter Village Town!

    See what I mean by vibrant? Who can resist!!! 

    What's a Lego store without Lego sets...


    And more sets!


    Check out what the Lego City Policeman is holding in his hand! [Update as of 24 Dec 2014: the picket fences have been used in our Lego Winter Village Town MOC 2014!]

    The queue to enter the store at 10.30am. We hear that Lego fans started queuing as early as 6+am for the special buys! Sadly, we could not make purchases without joining in the queue. Maybe next time!

    Thank you Bricks World for the invite! :)

    Singapore Lego Certified Store details:
    Suntec City, Tower 3, #03-364/365

    Thursday, 23 October 2014

    Little Yellow Brick Pick #15 - 10245 Santa's Workshop

    Christmas comes early this year!
    A friend of ours brought this back from the US for us!
    Will try and build it as soon as we can! Meanwhile, our little bub turned 10 weeks old yesterday! :)
     
    10245 Santa's Workshop

    Reindeer, elves, and more!
     
    Heart you so much! :))