A Week of Legos Comes to an End

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.

A Wall of Lego

This is the birthday haul.  Where to begin?

The Lego Batcave

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.

The Joker Lowrider

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.

Brainiac Attacks

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.

Spider-Man Bank Heist

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.

Wolverine and Magneto Racers

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.

Avengers Truck Battle

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.

Iron Man and Thanos

‘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.

Lego Batman Clayface

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.

The Collection

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.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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40 Responses to A Week of Legos Comes to an End

  1. It was certainly worth it seeing the look on little guy’s face. Thanks for showing us all this.

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  2. Tina Frisco says:

    These are amazing. What a collection! You can now say, “I survived Legos!” Your son looks like a little ham 🙂 Wonder how he’d do on stage … 🙂

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  3. Olivia Stocum says:

    Holy logos, Batman. You better wear protective footwear! I like your son’s front teeth BTW. My daughter went through that stage too. So cute.

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    • Funny that you mention the teeth. The dentist was worried the gap was so big that the neighboring teeth would have trouble. I’m safe with the Legos. He doesn’t take the sets apart. Once they’re whole, he keeps them that way.

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      • Olivia Stocum says:

        That’s good about the Legos. They hurt when you step on them in the dark. I think I have a permanent bruise. Our dentist was worried about that gap too. My daughter sucked her fingers and it wasn’t until she stopped that the gap closed up. Boy, was it hard to get her to stop! It took all kinds of bribery.

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      • I know something worse than Legos. 4-sided dice are basically caltrops. He doesn’t suck his finger. The teeth came in and left a ‘meaty’ lump between them. Might solve itself as he ages.

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      • Olivia Stocum says:

        Ouch. Yes, dice would be bad. Very bad. Yeah, my daughter evaded braces. Barely… I’m glad she did. I don’t make enough to pay for braces. Lol!

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      • I almost avoided braces, but then one of my teeth betrayed me. A baby tooth never came in and decided to aim for my two front teeth. So the braces were needed to anchor a chain that was put into my palette and secured to the tooth. Would go in every other week or so to get it tightened, which would move the tooth into the right position. Was not a fun experience.

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      • Olivia Stocum says:

        Oh, no. That sounds like child endangerment. Haha.

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      • Only reason it wasn’t is because I got a chocolate shake after every tightening. 😀

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      • Olivia Stocum says:

        Brought to you by bribery. Used by parents everywhere. Haha.

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      • More or less. I was a teenager at the time and I couldn’t bite anything for a few hours. The cold shake was good for soothing the mouth.

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      • Olivia Stocum says:

        Ouch. Does not sound like fun.

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      • Nope. Played trumpet at the time too and the braces made a mess of the inside of my lips. Switched to euphonium to save my mouth. Was just as good at that as trumpet. By that I mean, I wasn’t very good.

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      • Olivia Stocum says:

        Hahahaha

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  4. And I thought the collection my brother has – which contains some stuff that used to be our Dad’s, some stuff I had that I sold to him, and a bunch of stuff he’s collected himself – was impressive!

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    • This doesn’t count a knee-high penguin named Poppy who has all of my loose Legos from childhood.

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      • Impressive!

        My brother has a large plastic trunk filled with all Dad’s old Lego and ours from childhood, a large storage box filled with stuff of mine that I managed to keep from ending up in the trunk (or collected when I was older) and another large box filled with stuff he’s collected himself since he was older. Among it is everything from basic bricks and standard generic people, to Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter Lego, with all sorts in between. He still collects Lego now, and doesn’t care who knows it (in fact, knowing him, he’d probably like people to know it so they’ll buy him more).

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      • That has to be a fun collection. Lego seems more about sets than loose pieces these days. Not too bad for a kid like my son who can use the structure. Haven’t seen the Lotr and Potter stuff for a long time.

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      • Yeah, it’s a really fun collection.

        I agree: it’s a lot tougher to get just plain bricks these days. You can still get a lot of the LOTR and HP sets online though. Amazon has a lot of them. Amazon also has really cheap individual mini figures (something I kept meaning to tell you, since it’s potentially useful for those times when your son wants a spacific figure).

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      • I’ve seen them, but they don’t have a lot of the obscure heroes and villains. Managed to get a Deadpool for him a while back, but that was nearly $10. Seems rather steep for a single figurine.

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      • I agree… That is a lot for a single figure. I was thinking more in the $5 and under price range. Glad you were aware of the option to look at individual figures, but sorry the ones your son wants aren’t among them.

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      • Eh, he’ll get over it. There are Etsy ones where people did paint jobs. The only problem is he would ruin them with playing.

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  5. I remember trying to assemble that kind of stuff. Seems like some of ours were Tranformers related, from the animation era. I would start, get frustrated, and my wife would finish. Time spent with the kids is golden though. Gotta say, Clayface is pretty impressive and doesn’t get enough love in the modern era.

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  6. noelleg44 says:

    A great collection that brings such obvious joy! My son loved Legos as a child and now collects rare ones as an adult. Be careful, though – they reproduced under furniture and beds, especially.

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  7. Damn, man! When the wee one reaches that age, I’m paying you to come over and build those Legos 😀

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  9. VaderFan2187 says:

    Oh my. That’s a lot of LEGO 😀

    Very cool post! Thank you.

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