LEGO Haul no. 21 – Christmas!

LEGO Haul no. 21 – Christmas! Finally, I am bale to show you all the LEGO I got for Christmas! Plenty of great LEGO sets and some cool LEGO books too! I’ve really been looking forward to show you all this LEGO Haul because I got some great LEGO sets for Christmas! In this video, I show you all the cool LEGO sets that I’m looking very much forward to build. I also show you a lot of random LEGO bricks that I found at a thrift store!

Thank you for watching!

Top 6 most wanted LEGO sets of 2020

The 2020 winter wave of LEGO sets has been announced officially and I take a look at six great LEGO sets that I’ll definitely want for my collection. Making top lists are always popular and I’ll be curious to know what your priorities are for the coming year – let me know in the comments! The list is ordered and we begin with the fifth and end with the top!

6. 60249 LEGO City Street Sweeper

First up (or sixth up!?) is the small street sweeper. Street sweepers has been a mainstay of the LEGO line-up for years and I still have my classic one from the early 90s. These are the main reason for this set coming it at fifth place. However, any AFOL city builder knows that LEGO cities are the home of dust and those street-plates or tiles need sweeping. This, and the fact that there’s some originality to the way the brushes has been made puts this set on my must-buy list!

5. 60267 LEGO City Safari Off-roader

On fifth place we find a set that sends me right back to the 1990s. The 6672 LEGO Safari Off-Road Vehicle from 1990 was something that caught my eye back then. Having missed that one by about 25-30 years, I’m happy to get a modern day equivalent. The lion and the tree-camouflage are interesting pieces and I can’t wait to build the Jeep/Landrover too! I do miss the monkey from the 6672 though.

4. 31104 Creator 3-in-1 Monster Burger Truck

Putting a Buger Monster Truck on fourth place almost seems sacrilege. It’s one of the most creative vehicles to come out of the Creator 3-in-1 theme in my opinion and I’d love to see more like it. The mix of “that’s unlikely” and “I’ve gotta laugh” that hits you when seeing this definitely puts it in the top three for me!

3. 60253 LEGO City Ice Cream Truck

I loved the 60150 Pizza Van from 2017 and anything like it is destined to go in my collection. This one will look great standing beside the Pizza Van in a food market or at your LEGO stadium. Unfortunately, my LEGO city – Bakersville, doesn’t have room for a stadium, but the fact that there’s a sunglass-wearing ice-cream on top of a van has got to count for something! This is definitely a third place for me and something I’m sure to buy!

2. 31105 Creator 3-in-1 Townhouse Toy Store

I am a city builder at heart. Ever since I played Sim City for the first time, I knew it! This set speaks to that part of me. I can add another great building to my city (when I get more room – naturally). The color scheme is great – azyre, dark blue and brown work very well together. The small tower and the balcony gives the whole set an old-Europe ambience that is just great! Wonderful set and a clear second place for me!

1. 10270 Creator Expert Bookshop

Yeah, I pretty much had to do it. Even though this list was actually made before the reveal of the 2020 modular (a big mistake on my part), I had to put it on number one! It’s just great! Beautiful colors, beautiful design and I just loooooove the core subject! A bookshop is right up my alley!

What are your thoughts on these sets and what is your must-buy sets in January?

All pictures brought with permission from Brothers Brick.

Is 10270 Creator Expert Bookshop a must-buy?

The 2020 modular building was recently revealed (too early) and AFOLs around the world have to decide if this is one for them.

Personally, I was sold the moment I heard it was a bookshop. I’ve previously built a bookshop for my city. The new raised section of Bakersville also includes a bookshop. So, I pretty much loved the new modular even before I knew the details just because of its subject matter. I’ve taken a look at the official pictures and here’s some of my thoughts.

The exterior has a very beautiful old-european look. I think it will go really well with the Assembly Square and the Parisian Restaurant. The color scheme is equally appealing – the teal is phenomenal! The fact that the whole modular can be separated into two buildings means that it has a lot of utility. Putting one building on each side of the Parisian Restaurant may look particularly good, I think! Definitely something I’ll try out when I get room enough 😀

There’s a lot of great details it seems and there’s some interesting stuff in the interior as well. The grandfather clock is great and I really like the small bedrooms under the roofs. In particular, I love the fact that it’s got a volume of Moby Brick too. I would have liked even more printed books. Between four and seven would have been good, I think. Just to underline the sense of a bookshop. But, if that is my main complaint, I’m not sure that enough to change my decision to buy it!

I’ve heard some talk about the interior being a little lacking. However, I’m pretty sure I’d be satisfied with it as is. If not, the leftover room inside the houses just leaves more room for modification. I’m stoked!

There’s also been some who pointed out that it’s a “smaller modular”. However, it’s ranks among the top four modulars (of 13) in piece count. The piece count lies above average even when counting the monstrous Assembly Square. Of course, this AFOL knows that size is also a question the size of the included pieces. If a set includes 2,500 1×1 plates, it’s not likely that you’ll end up with a building of any size. So, people may be referring to the fact that this set contains many more small pieces than others. Personally, I’d love to see it with the other modular buildings before I decide if I think the bookshop is small.

Green: more than average piece count;
Yellow: just under average piece count;
Red: under average piece cout

The overall look and the subject matter makes this modular building for me. To me, this set definitely ends up on the must-buy list for 2020. And so begins the deal-hunting!

What is your opinion on the set? Let me know in the comments!

The picture in this post is used with permission from Brothers Brick.

Possible date for reveal of 2020 Creator Expert Modular!

According to Brickfinder on facebook, the new Creator Expert Modular will be revealed on the Singapore Comic Con 2019. The Singapore Comic Con happens on 7-8th december 2019. So it seems that we’ll have to wait until the weekend to get the full reveal. This places the reveal a couple of days later than last years reveal of the Corner Garage 10264 – it was revealed on December 3rd 2018.

Personally, I’m excited to see what they new modular will be! Do you have any guess?

EDIT: The LEGO group does seem to have a stand on the Comic Con 2019. It’s on the floor plan of the Con – stand B25.