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”

Build Report: Star Wars Arrowhead

To celebrate completing revisions on my fourth novel, Steel Time, and sending it off to my publisher for layout, I took a break before jumping into my next major project (revisions to book 5, Steel Shadows) by building the awesome set I received from my littlest sister last Christmas. The Arrowhead (75186) — 775 piecesContinue reading “Build Report: Star Wars Arrowhead”

Build Report: First Order Stormtrooper

Since I built the Parisian Restaurant over the holidays, I couldn’t really justify putting together another massive LEGO set so soon, even though I wanted to do something to celebrate completing the first draft of my most recent novel. Luckily, my sister- and brother-in-law gave me this weird dude for my birthday. I was actuallyContinue reading “Build Report: First Order Stormtrooper”

Build Report: Mini London Bus

My littlest sister got mega points for giving me LEGO sets for Christmas, so I took time on my birthday a few days afterward to build this small set. My burgeoning LEGO cityscape needs adequate public transportation, after all. Mini London Bus (40220) — 118 pieces I love that clear bricks are used for theContinue reading “Build Report: Mini London Bus”

Build Report: 2017 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar

I honestly can’t remember the last time I had an advent calendar as a kid. I have vague memories of the ones with cheap chocolate in middle school, which is when my littlest sister was a toddler. Now that I’m an adult, for various definitions of the word, it was time to start the traditionContinue reading “Build Report: 2017 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar”