Is the Sonic the Hedgehog Lego Expansion Set Worth the Hype? An In-Depth Review and Comparison – 21331

Is this fan made LEGO Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone alternative/expansion MoC any good?! In this video we are going to look at an alternative build to the official release of Sonic the Hedgehog LEGO Ideas set 21331. Is this any good as an expansion module to add to the official set? We will look at the individual modules, compare Dr Robotniks/Eggman’s and a couple of suggested layouts. We will also highlight a few errors we found in the instructions showing you how to build everything.

PDF Instructions for this expansion are available for free from and are by the original fan designer of the set – Viv Grannell, also known as toastergrl online. This is a smart move by the fan designer as it encourages you to buy another set, or 2, like what I’ve done here.

If you want to find out more details about my custom Sonic the Hedgehog level MoC, check out our video card above or details on my website for Free instructions.

Transcript from the show

G’day everyone! Matt Elder family bricks here and today we’re going to look at this alternative build to the official release of Sonic the Hedgehog Lego ideas set 21331. Is this any good as an expansion module to the official set? We’ll look at the individual models, compare the Dr Robotnik/Eggman’s and a couple of suggested layouts. We also highlight a few errors we found in the instructions showing you how to build everything.

PDF instructions for this expansion are available for free from and are by the original fan designer of this set, Viv Grenell, also known as Toaster Girl online. This is a smart move by the fan designer as it encourages you to buy another set or two like what we’ve done here.

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So you we have the official set with the Robotnik on one side and then this is the rebuild extension set so you can see this is using all the pieces and this wall does quite well with what it’s got. It does feel that there’s less volume and bulk of stuff there. So we’ll look at some of the individual components starting off with the larger one which is going to be this sort of section here with two lamps, a palm tree there with a TV on the top and a little hint of spring there some little recessed parts there and then the spinning around to the back very similar sort of thing. A little unfortunate that that blue sticks out but when you put some plates along it you won’t see it.

A couple of smaller little platforms just to be able to bulk things out and you’ve got there with the little plant. Same sort of build as the original set and then split levels here with another TV and then over here you’ve got this corner piece. Then you have some of these guns here used to the spikes just done quite well here. We have one of the enemies which is really cool the way that they’ve utilized these see-through parts for wings using the same includes speakers for the face. Another enemy made up and looks pretty cool nice little Sharpie spiky and a Dr Robotnik or Eggman depending upon your market.

And parts of this are the same as the one in the set but then other parts are different. It does feel a little bit on the fragile side and certainly before you put the hands on it sort of doesn’t stand properly and has a tendency to fall backwards but good to see it trying. And the weapon is only just in there, it’s very easy to have that pop out.

So now there’s just different ways that you configure these and put them together. So now we’re going to combine the sets and you start off by taking the black pieces off the side of the official set, broken them up into the modules and now starting to reconfigure them all together here and they slide together pretty easily with the use of Technic pins and axles.

“So here is the module layout. One option is a mix and match of the extension set plus the actual original base Sonic set. You can sort of see that the first two bits are an extension of some of the original and come around using this corner piece to come back down into sort of more the original set with the loop there and a Robotnik. It gives a nice bit of variation and being in a corner module like that, you then have some flexibility if you don’t have long straight runs or you need to get it to wrap around or even if you want to extend it even further.

I can certainly appreciate wrapping around because this is my other custom Moc one which is much bigger and trying to find a space to have all the different parts you need, sometimes you just have to have a bit of flexibility. If you want to find out more details about my custom Sonic the Hedgehog level Moc, check out our video card above or details on my website for free instructions.

Now we’re going to take this apart and reconfigure it so it’s all in one flat straight line. So, you put the modules in with the pins again and then add the black side tiles in that we’ve got from before on both sides. This is module layout suggestion number two and it’s obviously just all in a straight line. Again, it’s mixing in the original set with also the alternate build that they got here and it gives just a nice little panoramic visual going across the whole length. So as you move along, you can see all the various little elements and it just expands it and gives it that more full sort of feeling.

Obviously, when you just got the base set to deal with, there’s only so much you can do at a certain price point but certainly, you know, adding in some more, you get a nice bit of variation within it. The nice thing is that the original fan designer has gone through and you can sort of see over on this side is the fan design palm tree and over here is the actual official one. So they’re trying to keep the language of it the same so it all fits together and it’s not too jarring and I think they’ve done a really good job at that.

If you look closely at some of the pieces, you’ll notice that here being the set it’s got two high but some of the places over here it’s three but that’s just because they’ve had to work within the piece that have been available in the set. So if you’re looking for those very particular details, you’ll be able to pick them up as being slightly different and it’s interesting to see this take on Eggman.

Because obviously, this is the main set and then this is the brick build. They’ve never redone the head certainly there’s a bit of criticism around the way that that was done. So at least you got another alternative. So at the end of the day, would I recommend going out and getting a second set to be able to do this?”

I think it’s gonna be if you’re a really hardcore sort of fan or you like the additional expansion to really give it that Fuller sort of volume and build out you will have a lot of extra pieces left over and it might just be waiting until some more extension sets come out later on in 2023 which are rumored but certainly if you’re able to pick this up at a discount which they do do occasionally it might be worthwhile doing once you finish the main build.

This gives you an idea as to the number of pieces that are left. It feels like there’s about half. Some of those black ones will get used when you put it all together. Only downside with trying to build this set is you do have so many pieces so it’s probably worthwhile trying to null it out if you want to do it quickly. It’s been a while since I built the original set and now I remember I’ve forgotten just how tedious it can be putting together some of these one by one plates.

So you get the two High plates throughout the whole thing like you know 10 of these eight of those one step one slide issue at step 48 there’s meant to be three of these pieces but in the set I’ve only come across two so far. I’m going to pull the next one out of my own collection but enough to see I’ve started to sort through some of the colors to try to figure out if I am just have it buried under something or if it’s actually missing. And at step 93 we seem to be short of one of these one by two reddish brown tiles so I have to go into the Personal Collection and grab one.

Thanks very much for watching and if you leave the word end in the comments we’ll know you’ve watched this far. If you’ve enjoyed this video hit that thumbs up button and consider subscribing to the channel. A share also never goes astray. If you’d like to check out our fan Moc versus the official set, click the video here. If you’d like to see a review of the chemical plant zone expansion Moc, check this video. Alternatively, you might like these videos with more details on our fan Moc and how to build it. That’s it from us here at familybricks. Thanks for watching and we’ll see you in the next video.

Wedding Painting – Couple at Church Archway

Wedding Painting Portrait – Couple in an Archway

How special is the church entrance when getting married? Here is a recent Wedding Painting that I did live and some media around it.

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Acrylic Painting on Canvas Board
18×24 inches (45x60cm)

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Medieval Weapon Kit 3 in 1 Catapult/Bombard/Ballistic Unboxing/Review: JMBricklayer Lego Compatible

In this video we are going to review JMBricklayer 30001 3 In 1 Medieval Weapon Kit. This consists of the Catapult, Ballista and Bombard. We will start with an unboxing of the set and then look at the features of the 3 builds, and any other items of note. Following this we will then review the set overall in terms of Build Experience, Value for Money, Displayability, and Playability, and finishing off with an overall score for this set.

This was provided to us by the manufacturer but the opinions and review scores will be our own. There may also be an affiliate link around the video for which we may receive something (which helps the channel continue to make videos such as these). So let’s get into it.

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Time codes to the Video:

0:00 Introduction
0:39 Unboxing
1:53 Instructions Overview
2:45 Catapult
5:42 Target
6:25 Ballista
8:41 Bombard
12:28 Bombard Design
17:41 Bombard Instructions
20:26 How to Loop Elastic
21:10 Overview Review Scores
22:59 Summing Up

Transcript from the Show

G’day everyone Matt Elder of family bricks  here and in this video we’re going to  review the JM bricklayer 3001  three-in-one medieval weapon kit this  consists of a catapult  blister and a bombard  we will start with an unboxing of the  set and then look at the features of the  three builds and any other items of note  following this we will then review the  set overall in terms of build experience  value for money displayability  playability and then finishing off with  an overall score for this set this was  provided to us by the manufacturer but  the opinions and review scores will be  our own there may also be an affiliate  link around the video for which we may  receive something which helps the  channel to keep making videos such as  these so let’s get into it.


So this is  how it arrives to me I have an outer  mailer and then the actual  box inside bubble wrapped so I’ll just  crack this open  here it is I’m packaging here it looks  like it’s got some of the parts of it  are shiny and then just the black  background and it’s the remarkable  ancient machines thirty thousand one 568  pieces three in one so you can see the  three different ones there having a look  over on the back back is just  straight up and down details uh a few  little other bits and pieces there again  the three different models on the side  and your general details and one of them  on the other side there looks like it’s  got a little Target as well so overall a  relatively nice presentation I would  shame the boxes a little banged up let’s  open it up and see what’s inside.

Box Contents

So with everything laid out you have the  box there and then we have the seven  numbered bags instruction book four  wheels and the additional bag with the  rubber bands and elastics so having a  look at the instruction book  it’s got a nice weight to it nice glossy  finish  it looks like it just uh general  information  and then straight into the building  looks like some pretty standard  instructions what’s that  showing you how to fire that one and  then I guess this is then the start of  the next one so it’s interesting 116 and  117 starts the next build  and 230 from looks at you build the last  one  build the target  on the back so it all looks nice clear  concise and no sort of Frills with it. 


Here we have the Catapult design which  is really cool and it’s pretty solid and  chunky each of these main three pillars  here you got the two on the angle and  the one there all solid really  supporting the structure and the  mechanism you’ve got the spiky Wheels  which you can imagine during the day if  that’s rolling along and you’re here  it’s going to slice you up on the front  you’ve got another sort of aggressive  spiky design as well and this is common  dual three models so if you are building  between them just take that piece off  and don’t take it completely apart  because you can use it on the other one.

Color Scheme

The color scheme is this sort of earthy  retro sort of style so you have these  types of sand blues for the metallics  and then you’ve got sort of the the  Browns and the greens and the  desaturated oranges for more sort of  like woods and then your elastics and  rubber bands are generally in the black here.

Elastics / Rubber Bands

Speaking of elastics we’ll just  come over here I’ll show you the mechanism in a moment you’ve got the  main one is here which is really really  taut and stretched so the only thing I’d  be a little concerned with is the  longevity of the rubber bands if you  leave this sitting on a shelf for a long  time I know with other ones I’ve had  they can break down or really stretch in  that and in this case here this one is  actually you don’t have to take half of  this apart to have it like lying loose  so as at least the ones in the back here  controlling that sort of mechanism you  can just roll them straight off and they  wouldn’t be too much of a problem to  keep in a relatively loose state so you  don’t lose stretchiness over time. I’ve  got this on a pretty frictionless type  surface so it does move pretty well easily.

Firing Mechanism

So let’s have a look at the main  functioning mechanism you’ve got the arm  here which is going to go up and down  you can sort of see that rubber band in  there moving about as you do that  and then in the back you have these sort  of go up and down and that’s going to be  your catch mechanism for it being ready  to fire so we’ll just try to get this  down in here that drops down try to lift  both sides make sure it catches there  so it’s there ready to be fired let’s  move it over and then to fire it just  press down  and off it goes now to go find that  thing.


Found that thing down behind the  radiator which was fun and it’s actually  a crisscross of these rubber pieces  probably a good thing it’s rubber  because when the Catapult fires it’s got  a fair bit of kick to it so if that was  solid and that kept on hitting anything  I could imagine that that’s going to  make a mess of things or at least this  is somewhat a little bit safer and this  is the leftover pieces for the set which  feels to be about another third again so  it feels like they haven’t really  compromised the model and just made sure  that they’ve had the appropriate number  of pieces and types for each model to  get it to work.


This is a cool little  Target simple straightforward build but  just adds a little bit of extra  Dimension to it so if you were getting  good at these things you could go  through and try to hit it and practice  doing that and this is the brick  separator which comes with the model  which is kind of interesting a little  bit different and not really sure what  this for but it’s got a little bit of  flex and opens and closes so imagine  just to grab onto something  the only downside is doesn’t really have  anything if you’re trying to get Studs  off studs so if you’re trying to get  these off  nothing really sits in there not like  one of these ones where you just put it  on and get it off there.

Ballistic / Ballista

Here is the ballistic or what you  might think of as a giant crossbow on  Wheels and the bass structure similar  sort of design to the others so again  you’ve sort of got the wheels with the  blades some nasty little spikes and  blades at the front there and then the  main differences up here although this  base is built in a different way too the  overall top superstructure mechanism is  relatively straightforward just a couple  of rubber bands elastic bands in there  you’re able to slide that main part back  which we’ll walk in here when that flips  up like that  and then just pushing down here is the  release mechanism  and the firing works pretty consistent  and it’s pretty good your missile as  such is just a Long Rod with a cone type  piece on the end and that just slides  straight in and the firing mechanism is  pretty straightforward to be this PC  sliding along when that lifts up.

Building Quirk 

The only slight building Quirk I would  say is when you’re putting on these  elastic bands again they want you on  page 308 when you do the step to  basically thread it in and around  through the pile on there which there’s  just not enough clearance in there to  actually do it so I think again it’s one  of those things where it sounds like a  good idea to do it digitally but it’s  not until you actually do it so let’s  say back a couple of steps about 295-ish  when you’re doing this here you should  be threading that elastic band around  there so then when you put it in there  you can then get it I had built the  whole thing and then had to come back  and pull this apart that was just a pain. 

It’s not the end of the world but it’s  just more of a hassle to have to come  back and do that otherwise everything  else is pretty straightforward as you’d  expect and again this is just one of the  ones where you wrap it around and then  you pull this through and just connect  it straight onto it  and it’s pretty good to be able to hit  the target and it’s pretty consistent  and here are all the leftover pieces so  you probably use maybe about half but  given that that superstructure of  sitting on the wheelbase is quite simple  it’s not all that surprising. 


Here we have the bombard which is a good  size and it’s nice and Big And Chunky  and it’s pretty solid the main mechanism  sits on there pretty tight  rolls relatively well this is a pretty  smooth frictionless surface all around  just some nice detailing the spikes  chains a little bit of gribbling on the  side and the earthy wooden type color  scheme of sort of you know the Browns  the oranges and the the greens work  quite well and they get sort of quite  believable as something which is  Medieval and this one’s firing mechanism  you come in here either side there’s a  piece in here you slide back  that piece here it moves up and down and  we’ll just clip into there and then from  the back here you have the release  mechanism which you push down  and it fires out.


Now this is probably  where this model starts having a few  little problems I’m assuming that I  built this correctly which I’m pretty  sure that I have this is quite rigid in  the way that it sits there the way that  you go about firing it however it does  seem to have some pretty  little quirks about it and things just  have to be just right on the back here  you’ve got a piece here which if it goes  down too far it almost seems like it  will catch when it goes to slide in  so try that again  like that so it hit there and it didn’t  allow it to slide all the way through  and when I’m firing this I’m holding it  in a very particular way.

Kids Struggling

When the kids  first saw this and they went to fire it  it took about eight or nine goes because  they could get it out and even then I  had to say here don’t hold it there up  hold it here sort of thing because a lot  of the sliding mechanisms there it seems  to have very tight tolerances and if  it’s not just spot on it won’t fire  properly so again if we just go through  you can sort of see as I lifted that up  that slid back in didn’t do that again  that locks down if you have that all the  way sort of down like that when it goes  to fire you’ll see that it’ll get caught  again  and then if I lift that piece up at the  back  it then slides the rest of the way in so  with that one there it seems to be there. 

You’ve got to have that kicked up a bit  but not too much because then it seems  like it’ll hit that part there so  probably about 135 degree angle  so you can sort of see that in there  try that  and again something got caught it almost  seems like when you push this down you  can’t push it down too much otherwise  when that slides in it will get hit and  caught again so let’s just try that  again  that might help if that goes all the way  back in  slightly up  still having an issue so I’m just going  to make sure this time too that when you  slide it in you put it in as the way the  instructions suggests so maybe there’s a  bit too much friction if you do it one  way as opposed to the other  of that push this mechanism all the way  back down to the catch make sure that’s  going all the way in that’s up a little  bit let’s push down. 

Partial Solution

I’m still having issues okay let’s give  this another try and what I’m going to  try to do this time is actually with my  fingers there be lifting up when I push  down just so that it gives just the  marginal bit of extra clearance for the  mechanism to slide in so push this down  here  I’ll lift this up a bit and then at the  same time push down on that  and that seems to fire out much better  so I think that’s where the design issue  might be with this again I’m pretty sure  that this is built correctly because 

Further Examination

When you put these pieces in here  there’s only certain ways for that to go  but I did notice and I’ll take the  wheels off to show this  these side pieces when they attach on  they seem to just slightly change the  angle so if I just detach these a little  bit  because there’s one on either side  so you can sort of see how all that is  sitting in there lift that up a little  bit okay so that should be more at rest  there  so these positions seem fixed these are  pretty solid in there now what I find is  if you just put these straight on  this little Edge bed here will catch  here  so if we just try to put that on there  the natural tendency is for that not to  be cleared like it’s just a fraction of  a millimeter  and then to put that on all the way  you kind of just got to lift it up ever  so subtly  and that really seems to lock that into  position so there’s no other ways  particularly when you put the other side  on as well again same sort of issue I  know it’s not 100 aligned because the  pins are not always in but that’s where  you can I assume get this in here  just in there.

When I first put that on, it made an indent into that piece  so that’s in there and that’s sort of  holding that whole piece in place  and firm and rigid and as I sort of  going through before just when this  mechanism slides in here there’s not a  great deal of clearance in this back  piece here  when that comes out  let’s get that to catch  so you just got what you’ve got on this  Square rectangular piece here there’s a  few studs I know it’s difficult to see  but this actually slides over the cross  of those studs and that’s going to be  providing friction which is going to be  slowing down this release mechanism  here’s that bit I was talking about  before  and that’s how it releases again it  could be encountering problems because I  just haven’t built this correctly but if  this is a way that it’s meant to be it  just seems like the tolerances are just  slightly off which really slows down  that mechanism and as I said you’ve got  to be you know lifting this up and  pushing that down at the same time so. 

Real vs Digital ?!

You can sort of see how these pieces  here are touching and even if you move  it around you can kind of always see  in there  there’s no sort of daylight or clearance  through to the back and even on the  other side  again the same sort of thing there  it’s it’s touching it but then if you  look at the instructions  or at least one of the pictures of it  you know this is generally the only  thing you can really see I don’t know  whether this is a digital render but you  can just see it looks like there’s a bit  of Gap in there so that makes me I  wonder if this is digital it’s very easy  to miss those tolerances or if I built  it wrong that might explain it so they  could be just a slight little issue  there and there’s no  all the real I suppose that’s the other  angle that you can see in there  and again it looks like you can see  through it so has me a little stumped

Rubber Bands / Elastics

The other thing from experience is that  these rubber bands or elastics here are  really really taut so I think if you’re  storing this  um you’d probably want to do it so that  those are just released like that  because certainly I’ve had on other  mocks that I’ve built elastics which  have been stretched for a long time and  you know after a couple months of course  when they’re taught the whole time  they’re going to lose their elasticity  and eventually they will just snap so I  mean that’s relatively easy to get on  and off there because certainly when I  built this it was late at night and then  I’m filming this in the next morning so  overnight I’d taken both of these off  because the last thing I’d want is for  them to sort of snap but you know that  might just be something to be aware of  the longevity of those if you leave them  in that place.

For the most part this is  pretty solid again I think the problems  you’ll find is when you’re trying to use  this mechanism here and you’re grabbing  onto it in weird places in particular  these front bits here if you just move  your fingers on them slightly they will  come off relatively easy but these are  just minor and then on this one here  the ones on the edge you’re only  attached by one stud so it’s just a  shame they probably couldn’t have  figured out a way to attach that there  but given that angle and things maybe it  wasn’t possible and of course with these  spikes sticking out you know too much  vigorous action and they’re going to pop  off but they’re locked in there pretty  tightly and when you’re putting these  rubber bands elastics on it’s not really  clear in the instructions how you sort  of do it so the way that I found is you  go through there once you bring it back  over and you pass one end through the  other and then that will give it that  tightness there and then once you’ve had  it sat on here for a while that then  really locks in there and also to notice  how I’ve got it on the upper side  because originally  I had it down on the undersign like that  and it was further down and again  because that’s lining mechanism is an  extra bit of friction and that won’t  slide back properly so you need to be  paying attention to that.


The  instructions for this one are pretty  good for the most part but it does feel  like you are doing a lot of steps and  you’re being quite dense in them and  there are a few little quirky ones and  it’s not a hundred percent clear so you  can sort of see with this one here when  you’re putting the plates on it’s good  that it sort of points out where these  red ones are but you don’t ever get to  see it all together so you can’t really  double check because when you go on to  the next step  you’ve then put on two of these long  pieces here so you can’t see well  where’s it meant to line up and there’s  a few little ones like that throughout  this set of instructions so you are  taking your sort of best guess but a lot  of times depending upon where the pins  lie and just checking that your pins are  all right you can sort of do it by  process of elimination.

How to Loop Rubber Band?

The other quirky  little step I found is around 179 they  don’t actually show you how to Loop  these over which I’ll go through in a  separate one and show you but this can  be a real pain because it took me a  while to figure out how to actually get  this to work because it’s just like here  oh it goes in there but it’s not that  straightforward and simple so certainly  for your younger hands and things like  that you can see people going to run  into this and go well how do I deal with  this and there’s no sort of other place  in the instructions which show you how  to do these little loops and Knots which  I think is really really needed like I  understand when you’re building  instructions showing these flexible sort  of pieces and things has always been a  challenge but this being such a critical  part and step and if you can’t get this  it’s going to drive you a little bit  insane.

Awhile to Connect In

The other thing is when you  do this assembly it’s like 179 but then  these pieces don’t actually Connect into  anything for quite a number of steps so  they’re still floating there then you’re  going off  and building this whole other assembly  while these pieces are still just  floating so you know this whole other  assembly you’re joining the assembly  together  they’re still floating there still  floating there  it’s at step 202 that they actually then  go through and attach to something now  this might seem overtly critical but the  thing that I found when you put these  pins in through that elastic for the  first time they have a tendency to fall  out pretty quickly so you need to be  able to get them in there and make them  taut and everything so I think this is  one of the things where they’ve built it  and then probably just digital  instructions and then not really tested  it because for mine you’d almost be want  to be building this whole sub assembly  first before you put in that elastic on  step 179 but again that’s just something  which is really nuanced but something to  be aware of if you are building it so  when you finish the build for this these  are the leftover pieces so you can see  probably used on two thirds three  quarters of them this model does seem to  use a lot of the bits.

Rubber Band Tying Trick

now I just wanted  to go through and give you a quick  demonstration and show you how you get  this sort of knot here on step 179 so  I’ll have that just as the pin piece  there  you have your elastic what you do is you  grab one end of it and roll it over  so then you get these two Loops here  forming  and then you rotate the two Loops in on  themselves  so it comes over like that  have your PIN put it in the middle there  and then you just gradually pull  on this other end here  and that  is how you get that in there 

Overview Review Scoring

Now to give an overall review for the  set we’re looking at the JM bricklayer  30001 medieval three in one set released  in 2022 and it consists of the Catapult  bombard and the ballistic it has a price  of 39.99 us which is about 35 pounds and  about the same in Euros the set consists  of 568 pieces this comes in at about 6.2  P per piece or about 7 cents per piece  which anytime you’re getting these days  under 10 cents per piece on average  you’re doing quite well each of the  models will take about an hour hour and  a half to build the build experience we  go 75 because we took a few points off  for critical points in the instructions  either just not being there or really  not clear the builds are nice and  challenging but the instructions would  benefit from just having a final polish  to really smooth things out value for  money we gave 90 because for what you  get in the price you pay we find it to  be great value you are getting three  distinct models with three distinct  firing mechanisms the brick quality is  on par with any other major brand


For  playability we gave this 75 because it  is kind playable once you get beyond the  firing mechanism and rolling it around  it doesn’t really offer too much beyond  that


For displayability we gave it a  solid 80 the models display quite well  and got some nice details in them but  nothing that really knocks your socks  off.

General Comments

The target market would appear to be  those who like these sort of medieval  type weaponry and Military fans it may  also appeal to those people who like the  beam and pin type Building Systems the  pros of the set is that it’s a great  value with three functioning models  which are completely different from one  another there are a variety of building  techniques which are used in it and it’s  generally a quality product the cons  would be that some of the instructions  are not clear in key steps there’s no  sort of little figures that come along  with them and it’s very much what you  see is what you get so in summary it’s a  great value three in one functioning set  if you’re into this sort of subject  matter and builds then you’re really  going to enjoy this so the overall score  comes in at a solid and respectable 80  percent

Summing Up

what are your thoughts is this  something you’d be interested in  purchasing let us know in the comments  below or just type the word “JM” and we’ll  know you’ve watched the complete video. If you’ve enjoyed don’t be afraid hit  that thumbs up button and it will be  super awesome and subscribe and share  link around the video to where this can  be purchased if you’d like to see how my  custom Sonic the Hedgehog mock Compares  with the official set check out this  video otherwise here are some other  videos you might be interested in thanks  very much for watching this family  bricks video and we’ll see you in the  next one 

LEGOised Darth Maul Star Wars Painting

Done as a prize for @Planet TEK 24 hour charity livestream raising money for “Children with Cancer UK”. Tek raised a staggering £3.7k – Congrats mate!

Acrylic Painting on Canvas Board 4×6 inches (10x15cm)

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Super Malio Peach’s Castle LEGO Compatible Mario Review Time Lapse Unboxing LQS 67601 Speedbuild MOC

In this video, we are going to have an extensive look over this Super Malio / Mario LEGO Compatible Peach’s Castle by Lepin / LQS 67601. We will look at the features of the set, a time lapse speed build and examine the instructions. We will look at the design and consider where it originated from along with our usual build experience, playability, display ability and value discussions.

Following on from this, we will sequentially look at the build after each bag to get a better sense of the internals and construction process. Finally we will leave off on a few little issues we found with the build.

‘Original’ design by S.Cossy can be found here:

Further information on the Holiday Homes / Airbnb / Short Term Lets can be found at

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
0:55 Features of the Set
3:08 Closer Details
5:45 The Back of the Castle
6:30 Comparing with LEGO Disney Castle
7:10 Timelapse Speedbuild
9:36 Instruction Book
13:39 Design, 3d Model & Rebrickable
16:01 Build Experience
17:15 Playability
18:00 Displayability
18:30 Value
19:00 Unboxing
19:32 Everything Included
20:16 Sticker Sheet
20:28 Bag 1
21:00 Bag 2
21:33 Bag 3
21:59 Bag 4
22:19 Bag 5
22:49 Bag 6
23:05 Bag 7, 8 & 9
23:32 Bag 10 & 11
24:48 Build Issues
25:16 Summing Up

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Top 5 LEGO MOCs of the Week – Episode 1

In this video series we check out the Top 5 LEGO MOCs of the week – episode 1. Which MOC will be the best one that we see this week?! As a viewer of the channel, do you have a MOC of your own you’d like to submit for consideration?! If so, drop it in the comments below.

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MOCs feature in this weeks Episode:

A-Team Van

Iron Man Mark 43 Iron Man AMOC

Skywalker Saga (Diorama Bundle)

Taylor Swift Mosaic

Michael Jordan / Kobe Bryant Mosaic

Robert Downy Junior Iron Man

Leo Messi Mosaic

3 Jokers Art Mosaic

Joker Bust * MOCs = My Own Creations

Fun Whole FH 9001: Wood Cabin Retro House Delight Day and Night LED Unboxing LEGO Compatible

What is this?! In this video we go through an unboxing of the Fun Whole FH 9001: Wood Cabin Retro House, with Delight Day and Night LED lighting kit. What will we find in the box?! What do the kids think?

This is a LEGO ‘Compatible’ building construction brick toy set.

Product was provided by Fun Whole.

Opinions and commentary are our own.
Product can be purchased from:

Fun Whole Website:

Amazon Link in the Video:

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Transcript from the show:

G’day everyone Matt Elder Family Bricks here and today we’ve got something a little bit different we’re doing an unboxing that we’ve got here this was sent to us and provided to us but opinions and reactions will be our own so let’s get into it.

This was from halfway around the world yes it is it says brick separator.

It’s fizzy so this is a building brick set it’s done by a fun hole and as you can see it’s a cool little cabin and some lights there should go into it it’s pretty cool should we have a look and see what’s inside yes.

These are lights lights oh my god there’s so many lights.

We’ve got some stickers how many stickers audiences.

Looks like a telephone book of building instructions .

Oh no oh this looks funny it looks very fun.

I’m counting the lights one two three oh this is a black clipper piece bricks are crazy I’ve never heard of a black brake separator I’ve seen big ones but not small ones should we see how many bags are here uh we got some base plates.

Wait but I’ve never seen this set before so as you can see this is all the stuff we’ve got there’s lots of bags here they’re all sort of numbered.

Instructions light kits base plates looking at the box art it’s all nicely done in the black nice crisp photograph there did however get a little bit damaged in transit but we’ll ignore that. So some details, Fun Whole FH 9001 2097 pieces and they’re calling it the Wood Cabin Retro House and i guess the Delight Day and Night is kind of their branding name for the led lights which are included.

So looking at everything that is included in the box there’s actually a lot here as you can sort of see you’ve got numbered bags. Most of them have got five for each numbers one through seven although you do have some like five which has got six and seven has only got two so beyond all the numbered bags.

What else we got here we’ve got some lights in numbered bags so one two two two three and four and then a couple of the other bags sealed together. That looks like some plates in there brick separator i’m quite sure what that is i’m sure we’ll find out.

Just looking at some of these lights that we’ve got here these seem to be these sort of i guess quasi vacuum sealed bags again the quality on it feels quite good they certainly don’t feel like they’re cheaping out on any of the packaging.

Looking at the instruction manual it’s quite thick and it’s printed on some really nice paper like they haven’t cheaped out on this at all i’m just flicking through the instructions seems to be all reasonable sort of quality. I’m just looking at a little bit about it in the beginning here some information how to use some of the instructions it looks like some info on the lights, some troubleshooting, what’s included, light kits how to use a brick separator.

And then away from there a base plate and then another plate just feeling these feel comparable to what you’d normally expect. That seems to be relatively good quality as well and then of course a sticker sheet. So this is going to get interesting there seems to be a lot i’m guessing this is a wood texture with a bit of a transparency on it maybe. So if we took out some of those yeah 2 000 piece plus set seems to be reasonable. It’ll be interesting to see what the tackiness and the sticky sort of feel of.

That is a little information tag there, “thank you for choosing us”, some marketing stuff.

This is going to be fun to build hard to build but it’s going to be fun to build.

Here we have the company website and this is the English version of it. And as we can see there the lead image of it is the cabin that we’re going to be looking at and the first one there that they’re looking at selling. And then if you go down a lot of the other products that they seem to have lights kits for construction sets so just going back up here having a look at the wood cabin.

See some of the imagery that we have. Here are some photos of the actual product and it does actually look quite good so really looking forward to building this. It’s even got a little sheepy there. Sort of day night aspect and the reverse side and in a bit of an interior detail.

They’re also looking at selling a product through i’ll include a link around the video but this is the page here it says it’s currently unavailable but apparently it’s going to be up within a couple of days of this video recording. This will be the place to get the best price apparently.

So just having a look through got some slightly different images. Here it’s showing the day night comparison so on, the internal lights gonna be interesting to have a look through that, and again some dimensions and sorts of things like that. It looks like it’s gonna use an interesting building technique there, just scrolling through the rest of page some other promotional shots and further descriptions.

Going through for what’s included as what we’ve already said you know the buildings that the light kit the instructions usual sorts of things you’d expect.

How long do you think this is going to take a build, oh like a month or something, once a couple days couple days maybe, no okay we’ll have to see how long it takes. Work non-stop for hours and hours I suppose we might be able to do it in the day.

Thank you for watching Family Bricks. Please like share and subscribe so you don’t miss out on any more videos join us in the next video where we are going to review this so here’s the video of us going through and reviewing this and here are some other videos you might like.

Miles “Tails” Prower MoC from Majestic Tiger 31129: Review, TimeLapse Speed Build. Sonic The Hedgehog LEGO

In this video we are going to look at this custom MOC of Miles “Tails” Prower from the Sonic the Hedgehog video game franchise that is built exclusively from the pieces in this LEGO Majestic Tiger set 31129 that was released in 2022. This alternative build b-model was created by fan designer Macharius and instructions can be purchased from

We will give a quick overview of the MoC and its points of articulation. We will look at some of the constraints and also a time lapse speed build of the MoC. Ultimately asking the question “Is this set worth building?”

Further information on the Holiday Homes / Airbnb / Short Term Lets can be found at 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).

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WHAT?! N1 Naboo Starfighter MOC Star Wars Book of Boba Fett Mandalorian Grogu Baby Yoda Wizard

In this video we are going to review this LEGO MoC of The Mandalorians N1 Naboo Starfighter Wizard as seen in the recent Book of Boba Fett Star Wars series on Disney+. We will look at this in terms of design, cost, playability and the all important “swooshability”. We will discuss some of the modifications we’ve made and a couple of mistakes in the instructions. We will take a sneak peak of the painting that it is inspiring.

We will finish off with a time lapse speed building covering the key elements of the build.

If you are interested in buying the N1 Starfighter painting in the video when it is finished, drop me a line

As soon as this was introduced in universe, you knew Grogu and the Mandalorian were going to end up having their adventures together. Original base instructions can be found here:

Further information on the Holiday Homes / Airbnb / Short Term Lets can be found at

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).

LEGOLAND Windsor UK 2022 Partial Reopening February. Is It Worth it?! Is it Safe? Short Break

In this video we check out LEGOLAND Windsor UK when the park is partially open early Febuary 2022. What does it mean to be only partially open? What is available? Is it worthwhile and what events are happening?

The park is only partially open to guests staying at the Castle and Resort Hotels only. There are a few quirks about this and we give some hints and tips. It is odd for the park to be open this time of year.

Will this become a recurring thing, or just an attempt to make up for recent impacts onto the park?