By reading this post, you probably know what BlockTales is. The best comedy Brick-Comic that exists. Brilliant. But what was BlockTales before it was the masterpiece of today? Find out now in:
The BlockTales That Never Was!
It wasted many months of my time. But it never disappeared. I deleted it's original site (www.blocktales.webs.com) and even destroyed all the sets and characters. But still, engraved in history, was the pictures that belonged in the Recycle Bin. Now, I show you these pictures. Well, the ones I didn't get rid for being complete rubbish.
The budget of TBTTNW! was hardly large...
Now, before I tell you about TBTTNW!, I must tell you a story. I had never heard of scheduled pre-posting (although I just made that name up) which is actually how I post BlockTales: Mk2 and decided I would make the comic once a week. But since they were such crap, I decided this wasn't fair, so what did I do. I posted 8 strips a weekend. One for each of my 8 comics. Now, you must be wondering, what were those 8 comics? Well, for our first pictures, I have the avatars for each one!
A comic featuring a current BlockTales like stroyline. The main character (as shown here) is an 'Angster. My pre-teen word for someone with angst.
A rip off of The Adventures of the S-Team. What was I thinking? Shown here is Tommy Quantum, your typical flying brick.
A rip-off of Legostar Galactica that had a rather promising story. Pictured here is the ships captain, a Space Knight.
Your typical Dungeons & Dragons, Lord of the Rings, general Fantasy comic. In hindsight - a rip-off of Glomshire Knights.
Harry Hill's BlockTales Review
Harry Hill reviews the last week of BlockTales by talking to the cast and crew. A rip-off of Late Night with Boba Fett.
Jar Jar Binks' Die-o-rama
Every week, Jar Jar Binks dies in a good way! The first section of BlockTales.
For all those miscellaneous Tales that weren't good enough to get their own section.
Guest Strips. Every week. Good luck with that mate.
So, that's it for this issue. See you soon.
Yep, from the same forum that brought you the Annual Caption Contest - It's the Build a Minifig - Mobile contest. Sadly, I couldn't judge this one but it's rules are simple: Build a vehicle for one the new Series 2 Collectable Minifigures to drive! If you win in your category, you win the minifigure and you are legible for the Grand Prize!
Also, whenever you refresh the page the banner changes!
I found this delightful new flash game on the interwebs. Well, it's not really a game, but a method of settling fights. You create a character and challenge me at this link and then become my pupil. Eventually, you will get more weapons, attributes and maybe even your own pupils!
At the beginning of the year (Or earlier in US Toys 'R' Us') a new deal with Disney spouted out the Toy Story line of toys. One of the larger sets in the first wave is this weeks review. It's 7592 - Construct-a-Buzz!
Buzz is essentially a Maxi-fig, as shown by his joint-less elbows. That button isn't a sticker by the way.
The centre Star Command Logo isn't either, although the Blue/Green/Red Buttons, the Name-tag and the Big Red Button are.
There is a exclusive recoloured piece in the set although it's invisible when Buzz isn't split into two.
The Martian Minifig is also very welcome.
The spare parts, though fairly standard pieces, are saved by their rare colours.
To infinite and beyond!
This set shouldn't really count as a set. It is more for show than for play and by now you could get the Martian in a variety of different sets. It's not a bad value for money either. The set is completely down to opinion from now on.
Yes! It's that time again! It's the BlockTales Set Reviews! And this week, we at BlockTales are reviewing the Lego Star Wars set, 7749 - Echo Base!
Here is an action shot of the set.
Here are the minifigs in a rather generous affair. Two Rebel Soldier, Two Snowtroopers and Han Solo in a Eskimo coat.
Here are the Rebel Soldiers and I
am was surprised to find that the Rebels have the new Rebel Hoth visor, a piece that I believed to be exclusive to the Rebel Hoth Battle Pack.
And in a strange twist, it seems that Han Solo has a play feature! Notice the pulled down hood on the torso.
When you put on the hood, the pulled down hood disappears! What do you mean that's not impressive?
Here is the Tauntan. It is almost 100% exclusive pieces.
Here is the Tauntan. It is 100% exclusive pieces.
It has rather good facial features. Four nostrils. Bumps on the forehead.
It also features the same saddle hole as the lego horses.
Here is the Snowtrooper Turret. Rather impressive building techniques with the transparent base at work.
Here is the base of the Hoth Turret. It's modular so it can be placed in different places around the snow-mound.
It opens rather smoothly so you can place a gunman inside.
The top also opens to put someone on top.
I can't really get a good action pic of the firing gimmick so here is the picture on the box.
Here is the mechanism for the firing, complete with rare trans-blue knob (for wish of a better word). Nice to see that TLG caters for those who disassemble for parts.
Even the Snow mound has a play feature. You press this button here...
And then whoever is standing there is flung back as if they had just become victims to a concussion grenade.
There is a rather useful pile of spare parts with this set.
Including a new Rebel Hoth Visor.
This set is bountiful with play features as well as brilliant parts. Overall a great set for about £20. Fully recommended, if you can find it that is.
Random Points of Interest
I feel that this graphic on the box it too cool not to notice.
Is this piece new? There are several of these previously unseen pieces in this set.
Here is the Pre-Built Tauntan. I couldn't help but picture it.