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LEGO Ideas: The Flintstones

I love anything LEGO but when I saw the announcement for this set, I knew I had to get it ASAP. Luckily, VIP card holders could order it a week early (it’s coming out on March 1st) and I received it yesterday – I got interrupted by the postman as I was building Shanghai Architecture set. That was a nice surprise!

I really enjoyed building this set: the colors are great (the separator tool comes in teal), the details are cool, the car comes with a large order of ribs, etc. The only thing missing is Dino, the Flintstones pet.

Fred and Wilma Flintstone
Barney and Betty Rubble

Yabadabadoo!

— Fred Flintstone
ModelThe Flintstones
SeriesIdeas
Set numbe21316
Pieces748
Year released2019
Size36 cm x 19 cm x 12 cm
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LEGO Architecture: Shanghai

I was very excited to get the Shanghai Architecture set, as I’ve been there a couple of years ago. Interestingly, though, one of the buildings wasn’t there yet when I went: the Shanghai Tower was only completed in 2015.

Overall, it was a nice build but I have to admit I was a little disappointed by the Shanghai World Financial Center – the one that looks like a bottle opener. All Architecture sets I built so far look nice both from the front and back. With the Shanghai set though, if you look at it from the back, you’ll see the “bottle opener” building doesn’t look complete.

“New York may be the city that never sleeps, but Shanghai doesn’t even sit down, and not just because there is no room.”

Patricia Marx
ModelShanghai
SeriesArchitecture
Set number21039
Pieces597
Year released2018
Size26.5 cm x 19 cm x 7 cm
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LEGO bricks: then and now

My grandparents have these old toys in their basement, from when we were kids, and also from when our parents were kids.

The other day, I was watching a video on the history of LEGO and learned that the LEGO brick was hollow when it first came out. Inner tubes were added later to make builds stronger and more stable.

Knowing a box of old LEGO was stored in that basement, I went and checked in the hope to find some. And I did. 🙂


Bonus: I also brought this cool sorting tray from 1972 home. It’s item number is 793.

Blue LEGO sorting tray