A Time-lapse Watercolor Painting Artwork of a Couple at Beach Wedding UK Live Wedding Painter

A Time-lapse Watercolor Painting Artwork of a Wedding Couple at beach – done by a Live Wedding Painter Matt Elder. This was at Portobello Beach, Edinbrugh so the sky might be a little bit bluer than it was on the actual day – artistic licence!
If you’d like me to capture your wonderful day live and have a truly unique piece from the day, email matt@mattelder.com . I will travel anywhere for my couples.

Wedding Painting Live: Battel Hall at Leeds Castle, UK. Timelapse Watercolor Artwork Wedding Painter

A Time-lapse Watercolor Painting Artwork of a Wedding Couple at Battel Hall at Leeds Castle UK – done by a Live Wedding Painter Matt Elder.

This couple had their wedding at the wonderful Battel Hall at Leeds Castle in the Kent countryside in the UK. Battel Hall is a 14th century medieval manor that has only been open to the public since 2018…. blink and you’ll miss it.

Wedding Painting Time-lapse Watercolor of a Couple at Leeds Castle, UK

A Time-lapse Watercolor Painting Artwork of a Wedding Couple at Leeds Castle UK. This couple had their wedding at the wonderful Leeds Castle in the Kent countryside in the UK.

Captain Carter Timelapse Watercolor Painting – What If…?

A quick timelapse watercolor painting of Captain Carter from Marvel What If…?Based upon work by @armoredheartcosplay and @thegeekstrong

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LEGO DeLorean UCS Back to the Future Car MOC David Slater Review & Time-lapse. Is It Any Good?!

In this video we are going to review this custom LEGO UCS DeLorean Time Machine from the Back to the Future Movies. This was put together from David Slater’s instructions under license from Brickvault, and sourcing the pieces from our own collection and Bricklink.

We will go over the features of this LEGO DeLorean, give a size comparison with other common LEGO cars available, look at the pieces to make the model and identify the expensive ones. We will review the model in terms of Displayability, Playability, Value and Build Experience. We will make some suggestions on how the DeLorean could be improved and answer the question, Is It Worth Building and alternatives available.

After this we will take a detailed look at some of the specific features of the LEGO car before finishing off with a time lapse speed build with commentary. So strap yourself in as where we are going, we don’t need roads ….

Further information on the Holiday Homes / Airbnb / Short Term Lets can be found at http://www.macatsim.com/

Both flats, Broadstairs and Margate are about 75-90 minutes east of London UK. Margate has a LEGO themed Holiday Lets / Airbnb Short Term Stay awith a LEGO Wall. Broadstairs has an iconic red London bus bunk bed (at time of recording).

Time codes to the Video:

0:00 Introduction
1:04 Overview & Features
3:04 Size Comparison with other LEGO Cars
4:17 Expensive Parts, Piece Management & Bricklink
6:18 Displayability
7:18 Playability
10:08 Value
11:36 Build Experience
12:11 Suggestions & Recommendations
12:42 Is It Worth It?!
14:06 Close Up Features & Detail
17:32 Time-lapse Speed Build
20:00 Summing Up

Transcript from the Show (Partial)

’day Everyone, Matt Elder of Family Bricks here. In this video we are going to review this custom LEGO UCS DeLorean Time Machine from the Back to the Future Movies. This was put together from David Slater’s instructions under license from Brickvault, and sourcing the pieces from our own collection and Bricklink.

We will go over the features of this LEGO DeLorean, give a size comparison with other common LEGO cars available, look at the pieces to make the model and identify the expensive ones. We will review the model in terms of Displayability, Playability, Value and Build Experience. We will make some suggestions on how the DeLorean could be improved and answer the question, Is It Worth Building and alternatives available.

After this we will take a detailed look at some of the specific features of the LEGO car before finishing off with a time lapse speed build with commentary. So strap yourself in as where we are going, we don’t need roads ….

This video is bought to you bay Macatsim Holiday Homes in Margate and Broadstairs. Great for a week’s holiday or a weekend escape, being just over an hour east of London, UK. Treat yourself to amazing sunsets, a LEGO wall or great food. Visit www.macatsim.com and mention this Youtube video, we’ll will look after you.

Overview & Features

So here we have the DeLorean and we’ll just run through some of the features. You’ve of course got the classic, iconic gullwing doors that open. You’ve got that there and you can look inside and see all the different bits in pieces in terms of the time circuits in there. Coming around the back you have the Mr Fusion, some details and profiling there and the other main thing that opens is the front bonnet.

Its nice and wedged in there, so I can pop that up there. And you can see the space in there would be for your spare tire. Of course, being a car it has what you’d expect in terms of your forward and back motion but it doesn’t actually have any sort of steering and the reason for that is the wheels themselves will enable you to flip out into flying mode that you saw at the end of back to the future 1 and then a lot of the second film Back to the Future Part 2. That’s got a really cool mechanism.

Just enable you to flip the wheels over pretty quickly like that and you know your ‘swoooshablitiy’. Looks really good.

Here I’ve just got it mounted up on a few transparent clear pieces that weren’t part of the part list. Just to go through and see it from all sorts of angles and looks pretty cool.

And we’ll quickly check out the inside to see the detailing inside which has been done really, really well. So you can sort of see the steering wheel and all the bits and pieces there. Then the center console and the chairs. Nice little buildable ones there. And the flux capacitor and things in there as well. Later on I’ll show you as it was being built cause its clearer as to how you can see things and get access to.

And if we quickly spin around to the other side and have a little look at what’s on the inside there. Bit better look at the time circuits. And you’ve got your Mr. Fusion sort of up there, done quite well. And some other detailing on the side of the car.

Size Comparison with other LEGO Cars

Here I just wanted to go through and give a comparison with some other LEGO cars that are currently available so you can get a bit of a sense of how big it is. Here we have the DeLorean compared with the Tesla which is actually a re-MOC version of the Mustang, which would be roughly the same sort of size cause it is just using the same bits and pieces. Click around the video to see a review and break down on that. So length wise they are about the same there, and then width wise, a little bit wider.

Comparing it with Dom’s charger from the Fast and the Furious movies, the Charger is a little bit longer, but then width wise, the charge is probably about the same sort of width. With these two however, you can really notice the weight disparity. Cause this is about 800-900 grams whereas this one here is almost a kilogram and a half. It feels like it is much more heavy than what it is. And that is the thing with this, it has been built really solidly, the weight is really there and you can really feel that there is 2000 odd pieces there.

Comparing it with the 1989 Batmobile however, it does feel a little bit small. The Batmobile is almost twice as long as what the DeLorean is. And then if you are looking at the widest parts there, the Batmobile is almost 1.5 times as wide at the widest point the fins.

Expensive Parts, Piece Management & Bricklink

We’ll go through and have a look at the parts I got from some 20-odd different Bricklink orders, and the rarer pieces and some of the more expensive ones. So here are all the parts to build this DeLorean, there are about 2000 pieces here of which I already had 1500 in my collection and then needed to Bricklink the last 500 which is really interesting.

Cause of the 1500 that I had, that was about £100 worth ($140USD) and of the last 500 pieces, that was about £250 or $350 US dollars. There are probably a few extra pieces in here as when I’m doing Bricklink, I try to order over what I actually need for some stuff cause there is nothing worse than if you want 10 of something and then the seller turns around and they only have 9 or something like that then you have to try to find the rest from somewhere else.

I always find it interesting how some Bricklink sellers send stuff. So this one here looks like somehow they have managed to vacuum seal all the pieces into their own individual slots.

So these are the most expensive pieces which you need to get for the set. So in these 20 pieces there is about £100 or $130 or $140 US dollars. So just quickly running through them. These blue shoulder mounts are about a £1 each. Each on of these little green unicorn horns are about a pound, these flat silver about a pound, these corner pieces here are about £2 each, they are about £3 each, each one of these little hooks, about £5. Each of these rims are about £5 each as well. These are second hand used prices.

But one of the most expensive pieces is this right here. It’s about £40 or $50 US dollars. This is going to be used for the windshield and it came in 1 set (3 in 1 creator 31070). I did look at trying to get the set itself off eBay or something like that, but unfortunately, I could never get it for less than £40. I could get it for about £40 / £45. That little hammer pieces is also a couple of pounds or a couple of dollars.

Normally these blue axle friction pins are about 1pence or 1 cent each. Whereas to do it in black is about a dollar or a pound each. And you need a couple of those. So hopefully they are going to be in a place that if you saw it or saw through it, the blue would be icky. Otherwise you are going to be paying that extra pound for a piece you aren’t going to see and doesn’t make a difference. We’ll soon find out.

Displayability

In terms of displayability, this model is fantastic for that as you can have it like this hovering mode here, or flipping the wheels back up, you can have it the other way. Really done a great job in capturing the lines and getting all the angles right. You know the iconic front part there and getting the sloping pieces here, the gullwing doors work, the sloping windscreen as it goes through there, and all the side detailing and grabbling, which goes along and just into, you know, this back area here. The Mr. Fusion, just some really nice ways they have these vents or whatever they are in the story.

The rear lights and everything you know just looks fantastic. Even the internals, even the way they have all the bits and pieces there. It doesn’t have the glass there, it does have the small little window opening they have gone through and figured out. And just having it in the way they are getting the angles coming down the side of it. Its really been well thought out and really well designed.

Playability

In terms of playability, this thing is really, really solid and rigid so you can swoosh it around pretty easily and you’ve got obviously the opening doors. And if we come through you can just, rolled it through. Its going to be easy enough to create scenarios and have a bit of fun with it.

The main thing you are going to be limited to is the front wheels, they don’t actually steer, they don’t have a full on steering mechanism, cause obviously the wheels will roll over when you convert it to hovering mode. Sure there is probably some genius bright spark out there that could figure out away to get it so it could do both, but I would imagine that is going to get pretty complicated. And you don’t have a great deal of space to achieve that with the angles sloping down. There is a couple of pieces in the way they hook together which is going to prove really challenging for that.

Which probably means you aren’t going to motorize it. You probably could cause in the back there, once you take this top section off, there is a bit of space there you could reconfigure. If you’ve only got it going forwards and backwards and not really able to turn, it might not be worthwhile doing that.

As rigid as what the main body is, you’ve still got a lot of these cables, ridges and piping tubes which if you just touch them in the wrong way, particularly some here, they can really pop off quite easily so whether or not you’d want to be manipulating that or small fingers, might prove a little bit of a challenge.

Then the underside at the back here, I don’t know whether because of the old piece that I had here, if I just left it in by itself, it kept popping out with the slightest little bit of a nudge. So what I’ve gone through here is just added in this 1×1 clip with a 1×1 stud there just holding it in place and that’s been there for the better part of a week now.

Now its probably formed it up to the shape that it needs to be you can probably get away without having that clip but it is going to pop out pretty easily.

So with regards to playability, the gullwing doors do come up and stay open. What I found when I first built this however, 1 of them kept falling down and then when I saw other people doing reviews on it, they had much the same issue. And what I found as a solution to it is you have one of these 1×3 cross technic pins which slide in there and into the back in there goes a little hook piece. Now what happens is the friction of that hook holds the door open.

And what I’ve found is that if this is slightly malformed in here, then the doors will start drooping and falling start down. So what I’ve found you need to do is when you have this here, make sure that when it goes in there, you need to make sure this is absolutely perfect. If it is not, then it will fall down. The other thing too, is when it is falling down if you can’t get that fixed, if you just push one of these chairs in slightly, what happens is that it creates a little bit of a blockage so you can get at least get the doors to stay open that way.

If you don’t have enough of these or struggle, or once you build it you couldn’t be bothered to address that issue.

Value

Value is an interesting one to have a bit of an assessment about. While it looks great and they managed to get all the lines and everything, to be able to achieve that, it comes at a cost. On the brickvault page where I got these instructions from, it suggested that the Bricklink price might be $350-450 US dollars. By the time I do the conversion, it is definitely over the higher end for what I paid for this , it is getting closer to $500 US dollars.

So it really is going to be something that is going to be hard to justify unless you are really into your DeLoreans. Don’t get me wrong though, it is a really solid build and it is quite weighty as well. But to achieve that has come at a fair bit of a cost.

So you could have optimized a few more of the piece usages. Those black cross pieces, they are actually hidden in behind there. So for them to be black, you don’t really need for them to be black. You could get away with them being blue and there is 2 pounds or a couple of dollars you could have saved there.

I’m not really sure he could have optimized it to any significant extent. Certainly on the underside, some of these plates and things you could have been able to do in light bluish greys or whatever the ones you have lying around. You can sort of see it starts to become a bit challenging in making them variable. If you are just making the whole thing looking as solid as possible from any sort of angle.

Particularly if you are going to be having it converted to hover mode and it is up like that and the underside is a mixture of black and grey and whatever other plates you have available, that might limit what you are doing with it.

Build Experience

The build experience on this was also pretty good. The instructions were quite clear. Each side, because it is mirrored, you do have to build each side slightly differently. Like the way that you build this part of the door is different from the other side. You are very rarely getting that sort of things, here do this twice or do this four times or whatever like that.

The instructions were pretty clear for the most part so it makes it quite good. There are just over 600 steps around 300 pages of instructions so quite well done. So it will take you 10, 12, 14 hours depending upon how you are going with it and obviously sorting parts that sort of thing to begin with.

Summing Up

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What LEGO movie car is best? Check out this video here. Otherwise here is a review of that LEGO Mustang to Tesla Cybertruck mentioned earlier. Or alternatively, here is that Mustang to LEGO Porsche. However, this may be more of interest to you.

Thanks for watching and that’s it from us here a Family Bricks. Until next time when we talk about all things LEGO and lifestyle.

LEGOLAND Windsor UK Reopening 2021 – Is it Worth it? What has changed? VLOG

What is LEGOLAND Windsor UK like now it has reopened for the first time in 2021 with covid 19 measures in place? We will check out what is new, whats different, whats open, what’s not, the construction underway for the new rides coming in 2021. We will check out the restored Miniland, changes to LEGO retail at the park, and also give some hints and tips to get the most value out of your day. We will cover this in the video and give our thoughts and first hand experience as a family.

Further information on the Holiday Homes / Airbnb / Short Term Lets can be found at http://www.macatsim.com/

Both flats, Broadstairs and Margate are about 75-90 minutes east of London UK. Margate has a LEGO themed Holiday Lets / Airbnb Short Term Stay awith a LEGO Wall. Broadstairs has an iconic red London bus bunk bed (at time of recording).

Time codes to the Video:
0:00 Introduction
0:48 Overview
1:38 What’s Open / What’s Not / What’s Closed
2:52 New and Different
5:17 Mythica
6:15 Miniland Restoration & Refresh & New
7:22 LEGO Retail
9:06 Hints & Tips
10:28 Is It Worth it?
12:19 Summing Up

Transcript from the Show

G’day Everyone, Matt Elder of Family Bricks here. What is LEGOLAND Windsor UK like now it has reopened for the first time in 2021 with covid 19 measures in place? We will check out what is new, what’s different, what’s open, what’s not, the construction underway for the new rides coming later in 2021. We will check out the restored Miniland, changes to LEGO retail at the park, and also give some hints and tips to get the most value out of your day. We will cover this in the video and give our thoughts and firsthand experience as a family.

This video is bought to you bay Macatsim Holiday Homes in Margate and Broadstairs. Great for a week’s holiday or a weekend escape, being just over an hour east of London, UK. Treat yourself to amazing sunsets, a LEGO wall or great food. Visit www.macatsim.com and mention this Youtube video, we’ll will look after you.

OVERVIEW

We went to LEGOLAND UK on Monday April 12th, 2021, which was the first time it had been opened since easing of lockdown measures. Check the timecode below to jump to your section of interest as we will cover what is and isn’t open, what’s new and different, the new Mythica 2021 rides currently under construction, the restored Miniland and new features, changes to the LEGO stores in the park and hints and tips.

This was a crazy drive to LEGOLAND Windsor as it was actually snowing. Snow in London is rare enough, let alone in April. Certainly, made the M25 a scary proposition but we got there in double in the normal time.

Entrance to the park is the same as last years post covid measures, trying to be socially distanced in the queue (although car parking was however you wanted). The usual security bag check followed by some temperature guns. We got here at about 945am for a 10am opening and was pretty much straight through.

What’s Open / What’s Not / What’s Closed

All the indoor rides are basically closed so things like the Haunted House are obviously indoor and closed. And even the submarines, they don’t even let you up there, its barricaded off. So you can also see to the hotels are closed and probably won’t be opening til May sometime.

The outdoor rides are open so ones like the boats and cars. Ok, so the LEGO Ninjago ride is closed, the Ninjago shop is open, and come further around Destiny’s Bounty ride is open at the moment. So this is new and will be interesting to see what it opens up to be.

Laser Raiders and the Game Zone is closed, but most of the others like Aerial Nomads and the Thunder Blazer is open.

Pirate Shores is pretty busy with the playground of course being open and also to your rocking ship there, and the pirate falls as well (Screaming!!).

Knight’s Kingdom has a few things open, like Merlins Challenge, Dragons Apprentice and The Dragon. Spinning Spider is open and operational.

Viking River Splash is operational.

New and Different

Now for a quick overview on what is new and different.

As you come in they have completely rejigged this area hear with this new minifigure sculpture there. And they have chopped this up and changed it. There use to be a little coffee shop here. A nice little character build that the kids can also sit in.

A tree made out of lots of little bits of Technic at the top, as you come down more bricks, and inside here little miniature displays, that is in the top and the sides.

And all through out the park you’ve got this little spots to stand on when in queues to maintain your 2m social distance.

The old sort of build center is now the Rebuild the World Planet, which is not open at the moment. But they have finally got rid of the awning which use to have the Star Wars Millenium Falcon there.

This has been refreshed, it use to be the Banjo Player.

By the fire academy you’ve got this new water fountain sprouting coming out of the fire hydrant made out of LEGO bricks, which is new.

Outside the 4D cinema you have some new giraffes.

A new train conductor on the station.

A new bright, pink and purple colour scheme on the panda there, sitting in amongst the bamboo.

If you can’t have a unicorn, the next best thing is a rainbow coloured zebra.

Seeing LEGOLAND with a little bit of snow. Even LEGO Mount Rushmore has a bit of snow on it.

And some other little subtle changes like the cars, you use to go in and they would have them in a room showing them a movie on how to run and drive it. Where as now they just let them go straight through.

As obviously they don’t want them, parents and people crowding in a confirmed space.

And everyone over the age of 11 wearing a face mask.

And in the Duplo Valley playground they have closed down the LEGO shops and looks like it is going to be a coffee shop at some stage.

Heartlake café area all been given a fresh coat of paint. Looking nice and spiffy.

So down in Heartlake city in terms of the shows they are trying to get you to leave gaps between groups which has been marked out.

You can sort of see marked all the way around so you can do the whole socially distancing thing. But unfortunately at the moment there are no shows running.

Sweet shop has been revamped.

There were a few people using the ride and reserve, but not too many.

A lot of your take away food type places are open but your restaurants are not.

And the pizza pasta place has become fully takeaway, all the tables and chairs have been taken out. And there is seating outside for the Pizza and Pasta you pick up.

Mythica

In terms of the on going construction, you’ve got the area down by the squid surfers. The restaurant is obviously being redone , its still boarded off there.

So you can see a few of the new drop towers that are coming in there, another new arch into the general sort of area.

So you can see just through there is says “Creature Encounters” and in the back they have been building.

Originally in the planning permission it was outlined to be a LEGO Movie Cinema. I think they are going to change that to something else now as the LEGO second movie didn’t do too well. So its going to be a massive theatre of some description. That should be coming very soon.

So the new area just off Heartlake looks like it is going to be about Mythica theming, which they were doing contents and things for over the winter period. So the new Mythica area, looks like you’ve got a children’s playground here with the slide coming down there, the restaurant is now the new Hungry Troll and some of the new LEGO models look pretty cool.

Looks like one of the new drop rides are going to be called “Fire and Ice”.

Miniland Restoration & Refresh & New

LEGO Miniland, lets check out what new things have been added and revamped and refreshed.

NASA has been refreshed with some new little men down there and a couple of boosters and a space shuttle, and so on.

A few more rockets like the real John F. Kennedy Space Centre

Getting a lot of restoration work being carried out. So, in and around the docks that has all been restored there, and some of the ships in brighter, whiter colours. Even in the back here some of the cruise line ships like the Bella one over there.

The Dragstrip one the building has been refreshed. Obviously, the drag strip itself is not here but that was looking pretty tired and did need some work.

The European section has had a lot of restoration. A lot of these buildings were really showing signs of wear and everything like that and sun discolouration. Where as now, bright and crisp, particularly a lot of the reds and whites

New upgraded Waterloo station in the London Section.

A couple of lost sheep have appeared.

Big Ben clock face looks like it has been given a bit of a refresh as well, all nice and crisp and sparkly.

LEGO Retail

Just off the main entrance where they use to have the little shop, that is now gone and looks like they have been consolidating a number of shops through out the park.

So, where you use to also have the café there, that’s been removed and they have completely refurbished this, which use to be “Big Shop”. So now that is all completely LEGO retail.

The interior retail space has been completely redone and given a nice, fresh coat of paint, completely changed the layout and organization.

Interesting to see the build models on top and not behind glass. Obviously behind glass there is a bit more of an ability to deal with theft.

Of course all your Star Wars stuff is altogether and looks interesting with the black and white boxes.

Coming around to the check outs, so hopefully more organized and in a more consistent sort of away.

Check outs, new models in there, going around, Technic section and all away across and through the back.

Interesting new little layout for the Build your Own little minifigures and then going across to Mosaic Maker. Use to be only in the main flag ship Leicester Square store in London.

Then you’ve got this Pick & Build sort of section which is kinda like a Pick a Brick but slightly different.

Apparently later in the year they are going to have your own customize minifig where you’ll be able to print on the torsos your own design and so that will be interesting.

And they are calling it the “Personalisation Studio”.

Probably the only retail store that has Vidiyo at full retail price of £18. And here you have a magnifying glass to try to see the value in Vidiyo.

Down near Heartlake there is a new way to do virtual shopping. Scan the code, use the password, enter in what you want to buy and collect later on.

Hints & Tips

Some quick hints and tips to get the most out of your day and not get blown away by the expense.

Given that the hotels are closed, it is worthwhile getting here a little bit early, so then you can go through and quickly do a couple of rides  before any queues get out of control.

With the hotels being closed, there is no early access for others to get in, so if you are in first, you can be first, as the lines do get progressively longer during the day.

Also, if you are booking online more than 7 days in advance, you get further discounts and usually definitely if you book the day before. If you book on the day, online its usually full price, whereas if you do the day before online, it can be 50% cheaper and a more reasonable sort of price.

If you pay for the Pizza and Pasta online, there can be up to a £5 discount as opposed to paying at the til. If you pay your parking online, that can also be a pound or so off without having to queue and deal with the hassle of the parking ticket machines.

At the end of the day, the queue to get into the shop is crazy. So either do it during the day, or we just came up from the Ninjago shop down where the Ninjago ride is and there was nobody in there. So, if Ninjago is your jam, get it from down there and don’t queue up, up here.

While they do have the Reserve and Ride, the old Qbot, it didn’t feel too bad today. Other times we have been here and there will be lots of people being able to use them and jump the queue. Whereas today there was only a few times people were doing that.

So, the other side of that is if you do want to get onto the rides, its probably value for money in that the queues aren’t all that long.

Is It Worth it?

So is LEGOLAND in 2021 worth a visit? I think it is going to be one of those things that really depends. When we originally booked our tickets, we didn’t know that the indoor rides were all going to be closed.

So being nice English weather, I think if you get a really rainy day or like that, then standing out in the rain for the open air rides is going to be real issue and a bit tricky. On the flip side of that, it might actually mean that people don’t actually come.

We have quite a good day. Seeing we’ve been able to get onto quite a number of rides and the ride queue lengths have only been about 30 to 35 minutes at the worst of times. So it hasn’t felt bad like what it did last summer, and there are links around the video where you can see that.

The only thing I would qualify it with is you are still paying full price tickets which can be a bit of a sting in the tail.

However if you are after a lot of the indoor rides, Ninjago, Haunted House, those sorts of things then probably wait until May or late May when they open up.

Otherwise, they have done a few upgrades and refreshes over winter but nothing that I’d say to definitely come back and check out.

If anything, maybe towards the end of May when they open up the Mythica, that might be better value to come then and see things.

We let our Merlin Annual passes expire last session as they have dramatically increased the price structure of the Merlin Annual pass and really isn’t value for money anymore. Check out this review where we discuss this in depth (link around the video).

Numbers wise it hasn’t felt too bad, whether or not that is because this has been the first day, and this morning it was snowing and people didn’t want to end up coming along, or whether they haven’t quite figured out it is open yet and things like that.

So, if the numbers get worse, which they did last season, then it might not be as enjoyable.  

Hopefully, the park numbers can stay down to what they were today. But unfortunately, I have a funny feeling they will go back up like what they did last time /year.

In terms of social distancing, most people seem to be following it with lots of masks with lots of people, so it is good that way.

Still there is some who won’t, while you have the 2-meter dots on the floor, there are sometimes people who don’t pay a huge amount of attention to that. So, it can be a little frustrating.

Over we had a good day and the kids really enjoyed themselves and we were able to get on lots of rides that we outdoors so enjoy a bit of the sunshine.

Summing Up

So that is it from us here at Family Bricks. If you want to check out a full walk through of the park in a couple of minutes, click the video here. Alternatively, if you want to see another video on How to Save Money at LEGOLAND, check out this video. Alternatively, here is a walk through of LEGOLAND Dubai.

That is it from us here at Family Bricks. Thanks very much for watching. Please like, share, and subscribe.

Until next time when we talk about all things LEGO and Lifestyle.

Iron Man Custom MOC vs LEGO Iron Man Helmet 76165. Which is better? Review Time lapse Speed Builds

In this video we are going to look at the official LEGO Iron Man Helmet set 76165 vs a custom MOC design by ZetoVince that is available for sale on rebrickable.com.

Head to Head, how do they fair, which one is better and will come out on top? We will look at each and even a few surprises the custom fan design MOC has. Both models will have a quick time lapse speed build as well so you can get a sense of how they differ in construction.

At first glance, which do you prefer? The fan design or the official LEGO design?

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Instructions for ZetoVince’s Iron Man MOC can be found on rebrickable.com:

https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-49601/ZetoVince/iron-man-helmet/#details

LEGO Telsa Cybertruck MOC from Ford Mustang set 10265. Review & Time lapse Alternative Speed-build

In this video we are going to look at this custom MOC Telsa Cybertruck that is built exclusively from the pieces in this LEGO Ford Mustang set 10265 that was released in 2019. This alternative build b-model was created by fan designer geraldcacas and instructions can be purchased from rebrickable.com

https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-37419/geraldcacas/cybertruck-alternate-build-of-ford-mustang-10265-set/#details

We will also give a quick review in terms of build experience, displayability and playability. We will also give a quick time-lapse speed build so you can get a sense of how the set goes together. Is this set worth building?

Further information on the Holiday Homes / Airbnb / Short Term Lets can be found at http://www.macatsim.com/

Both flats, Broadstairs and Margate are about 75-90 minutes east of London UK. Margate has a LEGO themed Holiday Lets / Airbnb Short Term Stay awith a LEGO Wall. Broadstairs has an iconic red London bus bunk bed (at time of recording).

Time codes to the Video:
0:00 Introduction
0:50 Overview of Rebricking & Scale
1:40 Features
3:20 Build Experience
3:40 Displayability, Playability & Value for Money
4:25 Time Lapse Speed build
7:00 Summing Up

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LEGO Porsche 911 MOC from Ford Mustang set 10265. Review & Time lapse Alternative Speed-build

In this video we are going to look at this custom MOC Porsche 911 that is built exclusively from the pieces in this LEGO Ford Mustang set 10265 that was released in 2019. This alternative build b-model was created by fan designer ale0794 and instructions can be purchased from rebrickable.com

https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-34163/ale0794/10265-porche-911-turbo-b-model

We will also give a quick review in terms of build experience, displayability and playability. We will also give a quick time-lapse speed build so you can get a sense of how the set goes together. Is this set worth building?

Further information on the Holiday Homes / Airbnb / Short Term Lets can be found at http://www.macatsim.com/

Both flats, Broadstairs and Margate are about 75-90 minutes east of London UK. Margate has a LEGO themed Holiday Lets / Airbnb Short Term Stay awith a LEGO Wall. Broadstairs has an iconic red London bus bunk bed (at time of recording).

Time codes to the Video:
0:00 Introduction
0:50 Overview of Rebricking & Scale
1:24 Features
2:30 Build Experience
4:25 Build Improvement Suggestion
6:43 Time Lapse Speed build
9:00 Summing Up

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EPIC Mistake?! LEGO Porsche 911 GT3 RS Review – Still Good After 5 YEARS?! Set 42056

In this video we are going to look at the LEGO Porsche 911 GT3 RS that was released in 2016, and its major mistake. It was the first in the new waves of branded, elaborate supercar Technic builds. How does it hold up 5 years down the line?

We will also give a quick review in terms of build experience, value for money, displayability and playability. We also turn over one issue about the build that LEGO appear to have gotten wrong. The gearbox issue.

Time codes to the Video:
0:00 Introduction
0:43 Overview
2:55 Box & Packaging – First Black Box?!
4:15 Instruction Manual, History of Porsche & Designers
7:15 Build Experience
8:50 Value for Money
9:21 Playability
10:00 Displayability
11:30 1 Page Review Summary
12:30 How Does it Hold up 5 Years On?!

Further information on the Holiday Homes / Airbnb / Short Term Lets can be found at http://www.macatsim.com/

Both flats, Broadstairs and Margate are about 75-90 minutes east of London UK. Margate has a LEGO themed Holiday Lets / Airbnb Short Term Stay awith a LEGO Wall. Broadstairs has an iconic red London bus bunk bed (at time of recording).