Sunday, July 24, 2016

The 16th President Of The Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte

Tomorrow, the 16th President of the Philippines, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, will be having his first State of the Nation Address (SONA). Digong, as he is affectionately called by the Filipino people, used to be the mayor of Davao City, a progressive city in Mindanao, until 16 million of my countrymen, including myself, elected him as our president last May. 

To pay tribute to the man who will lead our country for the next six years, I made a mixed and matched fig of Digong wearing what he wore during election day. The tough-talking president is known to be a simple and humble man and the red shirt he has been caught wearing on several occasions affirms that image. That is exactly the reason why I chose the torso with the red plaid shirt from Set # 60134 for this fig.

To our president, I wish you all the best as you guide our people out of the rut that has sown indifference in the hearts, minds and souls of each and everyone who has stayed in this country, be it out of choice or circumstance. You are at the helm of this sinking ship and it seems you have the right amount of wits and will to navigate us through the dangers of what lies ahead. I wish you success in your mission to make our country a fair and better place for every Filipino regardless of their social status, gender, sexual preference, creed and belief. To wish you otherwise will doom us all. God bless you, Sir. Mabuhay kayo! 

Set # 60134 Review - Fun In The Park People Pack

The long wait is over! I've been waiting for this set to come out since it was first seen at the Nuremberg Toy Fair earlier this year. When it hit the local stores, I just knew that I had to get it and I did. Lo and behold, folks! Here's Set # 60134, listed as Fun In The Park People pack. I got this at a very steep price of PHP 3800.00 (USD 80.00) at Toy Kingdom, Megamall. 

This set really caught everyone's attention when initial images were posted online last January mainly because of two (2) never before seen elements: the wheelchair and the baby minifig. The wheelchair is probably the most significant piece in this kit since it represents the good people of the PWD community. Personally, I find this a very touching gesture from Lego since PWDs are often neglected by toy companies when they create their products. With this bold move, the brand reaches out to the minority and reminds the rest of us that no matter one's circumstance, all of us are and should be part of the community. Never forgotten. Never neglected. Each an important piece of the set. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nothing But Brick's July Builder Of The Month - AC Pin

Welcome to Nothing But Brick's new Builder of the Month segment! As the segment's title suggests, Nothing But Brick will be featuring a Lego MOC builder every month. The objective is to recognize and honor the creative and talented people behind the awesome bricks of art we see online. I think these guys and gals deserve it because they create their works out of pure love and passion for the hobby. Hopefully, this will also inspire other members of the local Lego community to follow in their footsteps and come out of their shells and start making their own creations as well. 

When I started the blog, I've always known that I must write about the awesome people who contribute to the Lego community and I'm really glad that I finally have the opportunity to do so. In a sea of people who are online in social media, there are amazing people out there who would go out of their way to impart their knowledge and talent in good faith to others who are treading the same path of learning to improve one's craft. One of these rare folks is US-based Lego master builder, AC Pin. 

AC Pin's Signature Pose behind his famous MOCs: Duel of Fates, Geonosian Arena, The Theed Hangar.   (Photo Courtesy of AC Pin)

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Set # 79101 Review - Shredder's Dragon Bike

Hi, folks! Today I'll be doing a review of one of the few Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sets that I have, Set # 79101, which is listed as Shredder's Dragon Bike. I got this set on sale at PHP1,800.00 (roughly USD38.00) from Glorietta's Rustan's department store. Good thing I had gift coupons, which means I only shelled out less moolah for the kit. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

PhLUG's Force Legion In Action!

Two weeks ago, Lego released its latest Star Wars video game: Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens. We got word from our ambassador that one of our SIGs, the Force Legion will be showcasing their work at Toy Kingdom in SM Megamall in line with the game's launch. I was lucky that the office was just nearby. After a day's worth of work, I immediately went to see the Legion's displays. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

PhLUG's Brickfast 23 & My Favorite Room MOC Contest

I went to PhLUG's Brickfast 23 last Sunday and as always, I had a great time enjoying the crowd, the displays and the brick stores. What's awesome about this month's Brickfast is the My Favorite Room MOC contest hosted by PhLUG's Urban Builders SIG. I think a lot of PhLUG members were looking forward to this event since this is another opportunity to showcase their building skills. As expected, PhLUG's talented builders did not disappoint.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Nothing But Brick's First Giveaway Winner!

Hi, folks! Tonight, I'll be announcing the winner of Nothing But Brick's first giveaway. Before we proceed to the main event, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who's been reading and supporting the blog. I really appreciate every like, share, +1 and view from you guys. This really inspires me to write more entries for Nothing But Brick. I promise you there's more to watch out for. Now, let's get it on!