Well, it took all week to make the 8 sets and here we are. Going to try to put them in order and add a few notes. Hope everyone enjoys the fruits of our labors. Now, to go back to icing my thumbs because those studs are rough on the pads.
This is the birthday haul. Where to begin?
This was the big one. 1,047 pieces and a lot of moving parts. The suit rack spins, the Bruce Wayne to Batman section spins, the platform at the front goes up, Alfred’s spot spins, the back of the penguin cage can get knocked out, and that’s not even counting the vehicles. I’d say it took 3-4 hours.
This was done on the same day as the Batcave because he gave up most of his night time fun stuff. He really wanted this because it had another Harley Quinn figure, so he now has good Harley and evil Harley. This thing actually bounces like a lowrider because of rubber bands on the bottom. Also, the folded Batman blanket on the couch in the back is so soft that we want cold weather just so he can use it.
This was the Monday project and it definitely felt like an older set. Mostly because the directions weren’t as detailed as the newer ones. Now, the reason he loves this set isn’t because of Brainiac (left), Supergirl, or Superman. It’s that green guy up top named Martian Manhunter. Somehow, that character has claimed one of the top spots along with Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Star Sapphire, Black Canary, Zatanna, and Flash. Only three of those are easy to find merchandise for.
This is a Spider-Man Bank Heist one that we did on Monday too. Rather simple, but he got confused on why the bad guys had Hulk and Captain America faces. Tried to explain they were wearing fake masks when robbing the bank, but it didn’t fly. He did love that one guy with the chain gun. This is his evil Spidey too.
He did get some Marvel heroes like these two. They’re Mighty Micros and he does know a little about the X-Men to recognize the characters. This was a quick build on Tuesday before his first swim class.
We managed to do this the same day since both sets were fairly simple. This is from Civil War, so it’s Captain America and Hawkeye vs Vision and Spider-Man. Turning a dial on the truck has those flames pop out and open the whole thing up. Vision drew most of his attention though. Then promptly got defeated by Martian Manhunter and good Harley Quinn. Not sure about his face there.
‘Give a big smile’ led to this. He was more excited about his swim class. He really didn’t have a major interest in these two. Putting them together was fun, but they haven’t shown up in his scenarios much. At least Iron Man doesn’t. Thanos does and apparently has the voice of a teenage girl that doesn’t want to do her homework. Think I’d be more excited about Infinity War if Thanos ended up talking like this.
First, that is his 8th Lego Batman figure. 3 more and he’ll have a Batman only football/soccer team. Sadly, Clayface came with a part missing, so I emailed Lego and its on the way. The plus side is that Clayface’s hands are interchangeable. He has two gatling gun fists and one hammer. The missing piece was for the second gun fist, so we were still able to do this picture. Clayface is also fairly fragile because all of his limbs, his head, and his mouth move. You can also switch the eyes to make him either angry or sad.
These are all of his Legos. Not only the ones from his birthday, but the other Lego Batman ones, the DC heroes, Ninjago, TMNT, Angry Birds, Lego Movie Spaceship, DC Superhero Girls, and a Lego City airplane. That’s also me going through the pile of manuals to figure out where a fallen part went. Ended up being the mufflers for one of the Pig Motorcycles. This picture was a pain to set up and even more of a disaster to put away. Mostly because Matilda’s house (structure on the left with pink on top) fell apart as I was lifting it. I stopped to answer my son’s question and the bottom broke off and crashed into the motorcycles below. Had to piece everything back together.
Can only imagine what the next set will be.