Adventure Time Lego

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The second that I saw this Lego Adventure Time set existed I just had to order it. At the moment it’s only available at the Lego Store.

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It was brought to life by a lot of Lego Ideas votes. It’s so cool that there is a site where you can submit your own ideas and if people like them they can become real sets.

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The set was separated into 3 bags with 2-3 characters in each.

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They were fairly easy to build so I did the whole thing in one go.

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My favourite was Ice King because I loved the details of the jewel in his crown and the snowflakes in his hands.

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Lady Rainicorn was a fun build with a bendable body.

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Since they aren’t mini figures they were larger than I expected, so had to make more room on the shelf! This is definitely a must-have set for a Lego & Adventure Time fan.

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Mini Block Pikachu

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I finally found a Mini Block Pikachu at Mr Pen.

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They tend to have random characters available, so I had to pick up Pikachu! This wasn’t an official Nanoblock, but close enough.

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There were tons of extra pieces and straightforward instructions. It was much easier than some of the others I had built.

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Mini Block Bulbasaur

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I found this adorable tiny block Bulbasaur at Mr. Pen in Toronto.

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I found this one easier to build than the other tiny block sets I’ve purchased. There were even pieces to build a Pokeball included.

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Look at that tiny Bulbasaur.

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And Pokeball.

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This was one of my favourite yet. I hope to find a Pikachu set some day!

Mini Block Dragonite

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I found this mini Dragonite at Mr Pen. I think it may be by the same makers as the mini 7-Eleven I built. It’s very similar in quality to the official nanoblock Eevee that is also in my collection.

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The blocks are small and the same size as all the other micro-sets I own. There are plenty of extra pieces in case one got lost.

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What I found slightly confusing with this particular set of instructions was that only the current steps blocks were coloured, so you couldn’t really compare it to the layer below. This one was a bit delicate and I broke the wing a couple of times while trying to build it.

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Rawr. Look at how adorable he is when built! I was surprised the wings didn’t tip him backwards due to weight.

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I guess his giant chibi head helps! I hope next time I visit the store they have Pikachu.

 

 

Mini 7-Eleven

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I found this adorable miniblock 7-Eleven at Mr. Pen in Koreatown  and couldn’t resist!

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It’s 273 pieces and unlike most lego building instructions the only coloured parts are part that you are currently working on. It can be confusing at first but it actually makes a lot more sense. This didn’t take too long to build, but I was missing a clear piece that I substituted for another piece and it turned out fine.

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Tada! It’s so tiny.

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My hand for comparison.

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Here’s the Lego Kwik-E-Mart for sizing. It looks like it could swallow it up!

Nanoblock Grand Piano

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The latest in my Nanoblock collection is this adorable grand piano. I was able to find it at my local Toys R Us.

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This one had more pieces than the Eevee I built earlier.

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However, I found the instructions more straightforward and easier to build.

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Look how tiny it is!

Nanoblock Eevee

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I needed to calm some anxieties down this weekend and I found that building things with instructions and a final product help a lot. This is why colouring doesn’t. It doesn’t really have instructions so I end up thinking too much about it. Anyways, I found this adorable Nanoblock Eevee online!

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There were over 130 super tiny pieces.

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The instructions had very little words and were a bit hard to follow at first. I found the best way to follow where to put what was to start from the easiest place and match the patterns (sometimes it’s unclear what is pointing to where). Plus I don’t know how anyone with hands bigger than mine would do this as the pieces are so delicately small!

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Tada! Here is my hand for size comparison. The good thing is if you lost a piece it includes extras of everything.

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How Do You Unwind?

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Beautiful colouring book set I got for Christmas

When you need to unwind after a stressful day, how do you do it? Some run to Netflix, which works sometimes. Other times I have to feel like I am doing something productive so I like to colour (though depending on the complexity of the thing it can cause anxiety), or build things with instructions like lego. My favourite is reading fiction. It takes my mind away to an imaginary place, someone else’s story. I’m now 7 books into my 2016 Reading Challenge, which is 2 books ahead of schedule to read 52 books!

Things I Didn’t Purchase Last Month

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Last month I spent 31 days not buying anything online. In doing this, I saved a lot of money. Here is a record of some of the useless things that I would’ve purchased if it weren’t for this challenge. These are not a joke:

A hoodie built for napping

Lego Minifigures with my face on them

Dog pants

A hoodie with earbuds in it

Advanced Lunchbox

• Copious amounts of cosmetic sets

• A fancy office chair

• Compulsively bought a replacement Kindle for my broken Kobo (but thankfully I went to the Apple Store the next day and got an iPad)

Keyboard Waffle Iron

Cake Earrings

Lego Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart

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This set was more detailed and fun to build than the Lego Simpsons House. There were so many tiny parts and fun features including a frozen Jasper in the fridge. Here are some photos as I was building it:

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