LEGO Build Report: Bookshop

That awkward moment when you almost completely forget to blog about the LEGO build that is the MOST RELEVANT to your entire brand. Actually, that might also be completely on-brand for me. Last fall, I kicked the reorganization of my LEGO room guest room into high gear, which led to the completely obvious distraction ofContinue reading “LEGO Build Report: Bookshop”

LEGO Build Report: Escape from The Ten Rings & Battle at the Ancient Village

Last month, I was honored to officiate the wedding of my best friend to her beautiful new wife. The officiant is not typically part of the full bridal party, but they considered me on par with the Best Man. They know their friends well, and my bridal party gift from the new couple included twoContinue reading “LEGO Build Report: Escape from The Ten Rings & Battle at the Ancient Village”

Build Report: Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown

As a belated reward for publishing Steel Justice, I treated myself to a reward over Labor Day weekend by finally building Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum. I adore the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but since I prefer building ships and buildings versus dioramas meant for younger LEGO fans, there’s not much in that theme for me. Thus,Continue reading “Build Report: Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown”

Build Report: Charms Class & Herbology Class

It’s been a while since I built any LEGO sets for one reason: Lack of space in the official LEGO room (otherwise known as my guest room). However, these adorable sets look like books, so I justified putting them together knowing that they would go on the bookshelves in my living room. Supporting our individualContinue reading “Build Report: Charms Class & Herbology Class”

Build Report: Hogwarts Castle

Since I acknowledged that I’ll never have room for the largest LEGO set ever, I set my sights slightly smaller — on the second-largest LEGO set ever. I also thought this dream was unattainable, even though it was my number one wish-list item for the 2018 holiday/birthday season. Even though my birthday is 6 daysContinue reading “Build Report: Hogwarts Castle”

Build Report: LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2018

I had so much fun with the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar in 2017 that I had to do it again! Below is a quick summary of all the cool things I added to my collection. LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2018 (75213) — 307 pieces   First, the holiday-themed elements! Christmas Moisture Vaporator, A NewContinue reading “Build Report: LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2018”

Build Report: BTL-A4 Y-Wing Starfighter

Just because I’m behind schedule with all of my writing projects doesn’t mean I will deprive myself of a reward when I do get something done! To celebrate submitting my fifth novel to my editor, I built this year’s special Star Wars set, the Y-Wing Starfighter. The Y-Wing is not one of my favorite shipsContinue reading “Build Report: BTL-A4 Y-Wing Starfighter”

Build Report: Hans Christian Andersen

The first step to admitting you have a problem is to buy more LEGOs. That’s how it works, right? Regardless, I’m officially buying LEGO sets faster than I can build them, but the LEGO sets I buy are expensive enough that they keep coming with awesome freebies to tide me over until my next majorContinue reading “Build Report: Hans Christian Andersen”

Build Report: BB-8

There was no reason for me to buy this year’s special Star Wars Day LEGO set, but that didn’t stop me! While the awesome Y-Wing Starfighter set is waiting patiently in my “to be built” pile (dwarfed only by my “to be read” pile), I couldn’t resist putting together this cute freebie I got withContinue reading “Build Report: BB-8”

Build Report: SHIELD Helicarrier

Another writing accomplishment means another LEGO set to build! This time, I celebrated finishing the second draft of Steel Shadows, the fifth book in my Steel Empires series, by building the SHIELD Helicarrier after sending the draft off to my awesome beta readers. If you’ve been following me online for a while, you know that I’mContinue reading “Build Report: SHIELD Helicarrier”