Saturday, 21 December 2013

Our Lego Winter Village Town MOC - 10199 Winter Village Toy Shop, 10216 Winter Village Bakery, 10222 Winter Village Post Office, 10229 Winter Village Cottage and 10235 Winter Village Market!

We had to purchase another X-large grey plate to accommodate the latest addition to our Lego Winter Village Seasonal Series - 10235 Winter Village Market. It took the both of us some discussion before we decided with this set up. You see, Mrs Little Yellow Brick wanted to try making ski slopes using a thrift store Lego piece but Mr Little Yellow Brick emphasized that Little Yellow Brick's style is that of simplicity - having a few extra bricks and arranging our Lego sets can lead to picturesque outcomes.

So, without further ado... Presenting our 2013 Lego Winter Village Christmas Town combining the 10199 Winter Village Toy Shop, 10216 Winter Village Bakery10222 Winter Village Post Office, 10229 Winter Village Cottage and 10235 Winter Village Market!

Diagonal view of our Lego Christmas Winter Village Town MOC 2013.
I absolutely love the colours of all the Winter Village sets combined. :))

Side view of our Lego Christmas Winter Village Town

Image-heavy entry ahead!!
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Saturday, 14 December 2013

Our 17th Lego Project - 10235 Winter Village Market

  • Model: 10235 Winter Village Market
  • 1261 Pieces
  • Released in 2013
  • Retail price: $99.99 USD 

It is a Little Yellow Brick custom to have a Winter Village series post every year, and this year is no exception!

Presenting.. our 10235 Winter Village Market!

 10235 Winter Village Market building blocks and instructions!

Completed 10235 Winter Village Market
What a pretty and colourful sight aye?

The 10235 Winter Village Market is the fifth Lego Seasonal (Winter Series) Set after the 10199 Winter Village Toy Shop, 10216 Winter Village Bakery, 10222 Winter Village Post Office and 10229 Winter Village Cottage. At 1261 pieces, it is smaller than the 10229 Winter Village Cottage. However, the intricate details and building of the mini carousel took up more building time as compared to the former.

At 1261 pieces, the 10235 Winter Village Market comes with 9 minifigs, a carousel (functional!) with a game's stall piece, stand alone baker's, grill and candy stalls. Mrs Little Yellow Brick's favourite stall is the baker's stall as it comes with a pretty star-shaped logo on the shop front. :)

For this entry, I've resized the pictures to a larger size in order to capture the intricate details of the Market. Image heavy entry ahead! :)

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Monday, 25 November 2013

Launch of Little Yellow Brick Shop!

Dear readers,

It's about time we start clearing our inventory to make space for new Lego sets. 

With this, we have launched Little Yellow Brick Shop!

We will be putting up some sets for sale over time. Do continue to lend us your support and check the page for updates. There is also a link on the right to our
Little Yellow Brick Shop!

Thank you all for reading Little Yellow Brick! Looking forward to completing our next post on the Winter Village Market! :)

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Little Yellow Brick Pick #13 - 10235 Winter Village Market

Look what we recently bought!

10235 Winter Village Market!

Comes with a carousel!

As usual, we will be building this magnificent set and will be adding to our Lego Winter Village MOC. Stay tuned!

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Saturday, 9 November 2013

Our Growing Lego Modular Town - Seven and Counting

It has been an eventful November thus far. Where shall we start? Well, last week, Mr. and Mrs. Little Yellow Brick were at Legoland Malaysia! The trip is worth a post by itself, and is not the focus of today's post.

Per Little Yellow Brick tradition, a new addition to the Modular Building series is followed by a post on the ever-expanding town. So without any further ado, we present to you (rather belatedly) our Growing Lego Modular Town - Seven and Counting!

Put another way, this post could also be renamed the Complete Lego Modular Town 2012, given that the latest building to this series is the 10224 Town Hall!

We have truly come a long way since our first Modular Building purchase. Today we have 7 completed Modular Buildings, with our 8th, the 10232 Palace Cinema, to be added to the collection once we get down to building it! We have presented the buildings in one entire stretch, which is the last opportunity for us to do so as the 10232 Palace Cinema is the 3rd corner building after the 10182 Cafe Corner and 10211 Grand Emporium. Not sure if Lego is going to create a 4th, that would be pretty strange to have the buildings form a rectangle given that some of the buildings have a functioning back exit, such as the 10197 Fire Brigade, which allows the fire truck to enter and exit.

Enough talk for now. We shall leave you to enjoy this long-overdue post (more pictures in the extended post). As always, thank you for supporting Little Yellow Brick!

For the extended post, click here.

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Saturday, 5 October 2013

Little Yellow Brick News #4 - 10243 Parisian Restaurant

 Photos of the new Lego modular building have surfaced on the internet! Yikes! It seems a bit difficult to keep up with the building these days. We have recently completed our 10224 Town Hall and have yet to open our 10232 Palace Cinema! 

Anyway, the 10243 Parisian Restaurant is scheduled to be released in Jan 2014! Here's more photos and details, credit to Brickset.

Missus Little Yellow Brick: I absolutely love the vibrant colours on the store front!! Just watched the YouTube video and I'm excited to hear that there would be a detailed kitchen in this building! 
This set reminds me of our recent trip to Paris! Maybe Mr Little Yellow Brick might consider bringing me back there to relive the memories? *Hint hint*


Description credit to Brickset:

10243 Parisian Restaurant  
2,469 pieces, US $159.99, CA $189.99, DE 149.99 €, UK £132.99, DK 1299.00 DKK

Have an unforgettable evening at the amazing Parisian Restaurant!
It’s very busy in the Parisian Restaurant. As a scooter zips by, inside the waiter rushes between the tables as the nervous young man gets ready to propose with the ring! It’s just as hectic behind the scenes, with the chef busily preparing the food. This beautifully detailed building is the setting for so many stories and is a great addition to the modular building series. The Parisian Restaurant has a fully-stocked, blue and white tiled kitchen with tableware as well as a cozy apartment with pull-down bed, kitchenette and fireplace. On the top floor is the artist’s room with a studio that includes a cast iron heater, easel, paintbrush and two works of art by the aspiring artist. Outside, stairs lead down to the roof terrace lined with hanging lanterns and flowers where the diners eat alfresco-style. This amazing Parisian Restaurant model even includes a facade with croissants, clams and feather details that recapture the feel of Paris. Includes 5 minifigures: chef, waiter, girl and a romantic couple.
  • Includes 5 minifigures: chef, waiter, girl and a romantic couple.
  • Also includes a rat, seagull and 2 clams.
  • Kitchen features blue and white tiled floor, lots of kitchen units and a variety of utensils.
  • Second-floor apartment features a pull-down bed, kitchenette and fireplace.
  • Top floor features an opening roof revealing an artist’s studio with heater, easel, paintbrush, palette and artwork.
  • Includes lots of food items for the customers including croissants, a pie, 2 cupcakes, 2 grapes, 2 hotdogs, turkey, cheese wedges, milk carton and coloured bottles.
  • Also includes hard-to-find white croissants and bricks in olive green, dark blue and dark red.
  • Intricate exterior details include facade with croissant detailing, bus stop, sidewalk, scooter and even a dumpster and trash can at the rear.
  • Put up the printed restaurant sign and menu to entice the customers in.
  • Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Modular Buildings collection: 10224 Town Hall and 10232 Palace Cinema!
  • Measures over 11” (30cm) high, 9” (25cm) long and 9” (25cm) wide.

 So excited!! :)

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Saturday, 28 September 2013

Our 16th Lego Project - 10224 Town Hall

1 year, 3 months and 13 days. That's how long it has taken this author to finally publish this post. If, as they say, procrastination is the thief of time and time is money, then Little Yellow Brick has probably lost a fortune.

Well, we do hope that we haven't lost too many readers (although your patience must be wearing very thin)! Without much further ado, Little Yellow Brick presents our long-awaited, overdue-is-the-epitome-of-understatements-to-describe, 10224 Town Hall!

  • Model: 10224 Town Hall
  • 2766 Pieces
  • Released in 2012
  • Retail price: $199.99 USD

  • Front view of the building!

    Front view of the box

    Back view of the box

    The largest modular building released by Lego yet, the Town Hall is a must-have for collectors, especially Modular series fan. With a clock and bell tower stacked on top of three storeys, this majestic structure dwarfs the other buildings in the series.

    The 10224 Town Hall is also the first Modular Building not to have stairs inside its structure - instead, it has an elevator to transport minifigs up and down its three floors.

    The 10224 Town Hall comes with 8 minifigs - the mayor, one town hall office staff, one town hall cleaner, two newly-weds, a wedding photographer, and two children.

    Display-wise, the 10224 Town Hall is an imposing building which would look grand on its own. Alongside its other Modular buildings, it makes for an increasing well-equipped Modular Town. As fans of the Modular series, we would recommend combining the 10224 Town Hall with all the other modular buildings - on that note, do stay tuned for our combined modular buildings post!

    We could probably go on all day about this mammoth building, but we would prefer to let the pictures do the talking. So, as usual, enjoy the pictures in the extended post!

    Thursday, 12 September 2013

    Sneak Peek: 10224 Town Hall

    Hello everyone! We finally built the 10224 Town Hall around 2 weeks' back! And wow, I realised that the Town Hall was purchased more than a year ago! Sorry for taking so long! We were distracted with wedding plans (just celebrated our 10 month!).. and work and travel.

    Regardless, we are thankful for having a steady number of daily visitors despite our infrequent blogging.

    Well, we managed to build the Town Hall because I have been down with awful hives for about 3 weeks now! We spent our previous weekend indoors and decided to finally open the set!

    Here's a sneak peek of our completed 10224 Town Hall. I will get the hubster to work on his review of the set soon! Till our next post! Stay tuned! :)

    10224 - Town Hall

    I must say, we were pretty impressed with this modular building! There's a lift on the right side which can be controlled by the grey knob below!

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    Sunday, 23 June 2013

    Little Yellow Brick's Pick in Munich!

    Hello everybody,

    We have been touring Europe this month!

    Guess what we saw in Munich?

    There was a store event - discounts and freebies! The hubs went on a Lego frenzy in the store!

    And yes.. we will be lugging this for the rest of our trip! Proud owners of the Palace Cinema 10232 we are! :)

    Till July!!

    Tuesday, 9 April 2013

    Little Yellow Brick Pick #12 - Lego Friends Brick Calendar 850581

    Hello everybody.. it's been a while since we have had a Little Yellow Brick Pick post.
    There's a backlog of new products we have acquired to share/review.. but today, let me share with you all my latest toy and excitement!

    Presenting our new Lego lifestyle product
    Lego Friends Brick Calendar 850581

    I knew that I just had to get myself a set when I saw it on sale on around a month back. There's also the Lego Friends Pencil Holder which I'm eyeing - although I don't have any use for it though. Hah!
    I really like the Friends series.. Maybe the Mister may wanna consider collecting a new series? *hint hint*

    I wasn't hoping that I would find this when I visited Secret Chamber Holland Village over the weekend.. But boy am I so so happy to own such a happy looking set! Heh. And hey, it was on offer at $18.90, which is pretty much almost the same price in the US! :)

     Look at all the pretty looking Lego pieces! I really love the colours!

    A close up of the Lego bricks

    Till our April Brick Calendar post! :)

    Friday, 1 February 2013

    February 2013!

    How time flies! It's the beginning of the month again, and it is time for another calendar post!

    We recently watched Les Miserables the movie - it was the first time we had ever watched the play in any form - and it sure left a deep impression on us!

    As we thought about what to add to the February calendar post, we had a bright (although not original, we have found Lego Les Miserables posts on the web!) idea to use our Lego collection to somewhat reproduce some of the characters in the movie.

    So without much further ado, we present to you our Lego Yellow Brick February 2013 Lego Les Miserables post!

    French troops led by Javert!

    This set was put together using the following Lego sets:
    1. 10210 Imperial Flagship: Admiral (Javert), soldiers and 1 pirate hat (for French calvary)
    2. 6243 Brickbeard's Bounty: more soldiers, 1 cannon, 3 rifles and 1 pirate hat (for French calvary)
    3. King George's Officers: Javert's police constables
    4. 10223 Kingdoms Joust: 2 horses, and helmets for French calvary (funeral hearse escort)
    6. 7946 King's Castle: 1 horse


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    Tuesday, 1 January 2013

    Blessed New Year 2013!

    2012 marked an important event in our lives. We got engaged, planned a wedding, got married, had a really memorable time at the wedding and moved in to stay together.

    I married my best friend (well, most of the time, hehe), my best gossip partner, sister, brother, husband and edifying other.

    Here's to more Lego building, learning to share, more fights over who to build what (I love the big builds while he's better at the smaller, more intricate building), and more sets to add to our Lego collection.

    Have a blessed and great New Year everybody.

    Missus Little Yellow Brick

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