Lego Dimensions – Part 5

LDToday we did make a couple of awesome advances. First and foremost we DID achieve the 1,000,000 studs and get the 2x stud multiplier! I was very excited about that. After that we did get some more additions to the collection in the mail today. We got Bart Simpson fun pack, Doc from Back to the Future fun pack and Emmet from Lego World. I also did contact Lego and they are sending me a replacement base for the Back to the Future level pack that was torn up. It was very hassle-free to get it replaced which made me very happy! I am impatient so I hate having to wait for it but it’s worth it. We did get Bart and his car built in today’s playing. Then we jumped right into the Simpson’s Adventure World (since we don’t have the level pack yet). We did some of the construction, got the red brick and got some gold bricks. We also did build Emmet’s Excavator as well! The collection has grown nicely!

After we done that for a while (and it getting close to bedtime because of work for us both) we decided to go ahead and build Doc’s Traveling Time Train as well.  We went into the Back to the Future Adventure World and played around a bit and got the red brick and a gold brick or two. Fun times!

News: DC Comics Rebirth

I thought I would put a list of, from my understanding, the titles that will be available during the 2 year ‘Rebirth’ of the DC Universe and alongside that put if I plan to read them. This serves as both news (in case you’re looking to find out what titles have been announced as of this blog) as well as an opinion article. So here goes:

Allstar Batman – Yes, will read
Batgirl – Yes, will read
Batgirl and Birds of Prey – Yes, will read
Batman Beyond – Probably  will not read
Batman and Batman Rebirth – Probably will read
Blue Beetle – Won’t read
Cyborg – Won’t read
Deathstoke – Probably will read
Detective Comics – Yes, will read
Flash – Yes, will read
Green Arrow – Probably will not read
Green Lanterns – Probably will not read
Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps – Won’t read
Harley Quinn – Yes, will read
The Hellblazer – Maybe
Justice League – Yes, will read
Justice League America – Won’t read
New Superman – Won’t read
Nightwing – Probably will read
Red Hood & The Outlaws – Probably will read
Suicide Squad – Yes, will read
Supergirl – Maybe
Superman – Maybe
Super Sons – Probably will not read
Teen Titans – Maybe
Titans – Maybe
Trinity – Probably will read

By my count that is 27 titles they plan to have during the 2-year Rebirth. I do see I put will read or probably will read quite a bit on there. With that many titles I may have to start a donation thing so I can buy all those and blog about them! 😉 I hear Patreon is great for bloggers but I haven’t really looked into it. I do appreciate each and every one of the 27,000+ visitors that have came and read my blog though! Which ones are you excited about?

Lego Dimensions – Part 4

LDIn today’s installment of Lego Dimensions I am going to include a short little video of our collection so far (minus the starting 3 characters and portal). It’s not in fantastic quality but it gets the point across so you can kinda see what we have.

A few other notes, we did play around much more in the Adventure worlds and we also did beat the Ghostbusters level pack today as well! I think that level pack is my favorite to date thus far. We also got the Back to the Future level pack today, sadly, one of the toy tags in the pack was messed up so we couldn’t finish the level until I can contact Lego and get it replaced. This is the first encounter we have had with defective items so I’m not too upset about it. But what we played of it up until that build was awesome. And we did also add the Scooby and Shaggy fun pack to the collection today as well and played around in that Adventure World after building Shaggy, Scooby, Mystery Machine and the Scooby Snack. I really have enjoyed that one as well. We did venture into the Wizard of Oz level in the main story mode again to farm some studs in an effort to hurry and use the 1,000,000 red brick to get 2x studs. As of this blog we hadn’t quite made it yet but hopefully in the next blog that will change. After that I think we are going to start trying to upgrade more vehicles as we wait for more additions to arrive! We did, however get ALL the minikits, rescue the Wizard of Oz and get RuleBreaker on this level! So we have everything done on it!

This has been an exciting (and expensive lol) adventure into Lego Dimensions but we as a family are having a blast! We may have to start taking donations to finish up all the collections! Ha! I have been ignoring all the other games I was working on for this one for the past 4 days now so that shows that it has been exceptional. Anyway, on to the video, check out the collection so far! If anyone wants to contribute a Portal Level Pack I would happily thank you by name in the blog and put a video or pictures of the unboxing in the blog as well. Just in case. That seems to be the hardest one to find unless you have it at a local store (which ours doesn’t).

Lego Dimensions – Part 3

LDBetween yesterday and today I think we (Vanessa, Zack and I) have put in about 15-18 hours into this game. I have to admit it’s an incredible journey that the entire family is enjoying! We have upgraded the Batmobile to the 3rd level and have it all the way there except the last one. We have also upgraded the Tardis to level 2. I will eventually post some pictures of the builds when they are all leveled out. A couple of the things I have really enjoyed in this is the small things, such as Doctor Who changing appearance each time he is killed. Just the little things. The music is phenomenal.

To the point though, we beat the main story mode  today and we starting playing around in the adventure worlds.  We also replayed the Wizard of Oz part of the main story and it was amazing how much stuff we missed in the first run through. I’m excited to add more characters and levels! In any case, such a fun time and so much more to do!

News: Allstar Batman will be written by Scott Snyder!

I know I am a couple days late to the party but I just now found out that Scott Snyder will be writing the new Allstar Batman twice monthly comic that is going to be part of the main continuity! This is in no relation to Allstar Batman and Robin apparently. He will also be joined by the great John Romita Jr!

That’s it, I just wanted to make a quick blog about it so you guys would know if you’re a fan of Batman and/or what Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo did on their run! In any case, keep an eye for this one!

I personally am a huge Batman fan and really enjoyed Snyder’s run on it so to see he got this one is very exciting to me.

The Walking Dead Season 6 – Episode 15

The Walking DeadTonight was the pre-season finale episode and I just wanted to do a quick blog to discuss a few ideas I had during the episode.

I had previously predicted that Daryl Dixon (since Jesus has sorta showed up and taken over the good looking role) would get killed either this season or next season. He did in fact get hurt in this episode so I may have been a bit hasty in that prediction. I don’t think they would have played this game again and made us ‘think’ he was dead and then him not be after the stunts they pulled with Glenn. Instead, I think this may have been a diversion for Glenn’s death by Lucille which according to the snippets from the Finale was going to be on there. Perhaps this whole season was just preparing us for Glenn’s death and now it’s about to happen, like in the comics.

Another quick note worth mentioning is I think the guy at the farm looking for the horse could have been a prelude to The Kingdom, comic fans will know this. I did notice this was also mentioned on Talking Dead as well.

Anyway, the only thing that confuses me is Dwight has both Glenn AND Daryl at the moment and one of those two are my big prediction to be killed off but I’m not sure Dwight is the character to do it. The only thing I can think is perhaps Dwight is part of the Saviors (which I’m not sure what he is really part of) and Negan is on the way to him now and then Negan basically has his pick. He would take Glenn or Daryl and use as the bargaining chip with Rick and when Rick denies the bargain he kills Glenn/Daryl. I could be completely wrong on that prediction but that’s the only thing, at the moment, that I can think of that would make sense to get the characters in the right place for the plot that fits my prediction.

Lego Dimensions Part 2

Today we move into the next day of playing Lego Dimensions! The game installed overnight and was ready to go when we got home from work today. And as a little surprise, Vanessa brought home a Dr Who Play Set for it as well, pictures at the end of the blog.

We played the main game for one segment, got to get the portal set up and build the Batmobile. Then we went through the Wizard of Oz level which was really fun. Then we decided to take a side track and do the Dr Who set and we played through enough to build the Tardis and K9 and the Doctor. It is an incredible story line so far, very fun! The only thing, so far, that I am not liking about the whole thing is the way the checkpoints work. I didn’t know that if you didn’t exit at a checkpoint you had to start all over. And I am still unsure if I exit at a checkpoint in the Dr Who section and exit to go play the main story if it will start me back where I was in the Dr Who part when I want to go back to it. And I’m afraid to try it because I’m an hour into the Dr Who one. And that’s unfortunate.

In any case, VERY fun and I am very excited to keep growing our set and keep doing the blog and showing you guys our collection!

 

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Lego Dimensions – Part 1

Vanessa and I decided to invest in Lego Dimensions today (3/24/16) and along with that I decided that I would do a blog series about our journey through the game. In the blog series I will blog about everything we do, buy and thing like that. I will try to include as many pictures as possible as well.  I didn’t take pictures of the actual un-boxing or video it but for future additions I may do one or the other, or both, who knows.

Day 1 was the un-boxing of the game and initial thoughts were it looked awesome! I couldn’t wait to dig in. I popped the disk into the Xbox One and began the install. While it was starting I went ahead and hooked up the base and Vanessa started working on building the characters and the portal. There weren’t instructions on how to build the Batmobile so I assume that will be instructed in game. First and foremost, while she was building the Lego parts I was keeping on eye on the install process. An hour in and it was only at 47%. This wasn’t a huge surprise to me, when I got Fallout 4 it was about a 6 hour wait for install and I think Madden 16 was about a 5 hour wait. I decided to go ahead and call it a day and work on the blog for today for our progress.

Vanessa did get the portal as well as all 3 characters that were included in the set together. Pictures below. I also went ahead and ordered 3 other things to go with it that are supposed to arrive the first week of April, stay tuned to see what they are! I think the stuff she built so far turned out awesome, have a look at the end of the blog! But, in conclusion, I think it’s going to be a fun ride in this series! I’m somewhat sad and disappointed that we didn’t get to actually PLAY the game today but at least we did get to immerse into it in one form.

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The Walking Dead Season 6 Episodes 11 – 14

The Walking DeadI am going to do this blog a bit differently than usual for my Walking Dead rambles. Of course I loved all of these episodes so I will talk less about that and more about what I think is happening/going to happen. Keep in mind this is just my theories, nothing more.

So I think they have brought Jesus on the show as the ‘good looking’ male relief so they have the possibility to kill off Daryl for a big shock, maybe not this season. I say that because they have taken away from him and then somewhat given back to him. They have show his struggle and even Carol (his closest ally it seems) is apparently going away. I think this will be a HUGE shock if they do this but I think it’s possible. I think it’s possible that in lieu of Negan killing off Glenn like in the comics they may let it be Daryl instead. They may keep Glenn so they can show more of the family dynamic, something that Daryl can’t do.

I think Carol is ‘going away’ to perhaps find and deal with the Negan or other threats in her own way. I think she’s starting to feel too comfortable and she doesn’t like what that’s doing to her. That’s the only real reason I can think of for her current change in character.

I don’t know how or in what way but I think it’s crucial they start using Morgan for a bigger part of the stories soon.

I think we’ll see Maggie in charge of the Hilltop before the season ends.

Those are my biggest predictions for the moment. What are you thoughts? Do you think I’m right? Wrong? Why?

Marvel’s Daredevil – Netflix Original Series Seasons 1 and 2

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Okay so I hadn’t watched Daredevil on Netflix until about a week ago. I heard that season 2 was about to release and I figured I would give season 1 a shot to see if it was something I enjoyed. I ended up binge watching the entire first season in 3 days. The first season was incredibly well written, the acting was very good as well. I really did enjoy it, clearly. Then the next day season 2 came out. I was so excited about this that I ended up devoting the day to it and binge watching the entire season in one day! Yes, all 13 episodes in one day. It was INCREDIBLE. The second season actually takes it a step up from season 1 and that’s truly saying something.

Why did I enjoy it? To be honest I never was much of a fan of the Daredevil comics, I didn’t really read that many of them consistently. Similarly, I never really got into the movie either. These are probably the main reasons I waited so long to watch the first season. But I’m glad I did. The story is fantastic in this show, it really keeps you involved the whole time. You care about the characters very quickly and want to see the outcome. I loved the ‘world’ that they made for this universe, it’s gritty without being gritty for the sake of gritty, if that makes sense. This show is so good, in fact, that I am considering watching Jessica Jones as well. In any case, what did you guys think?