Happy New Year everyone, and may 2015 bring you all good health, great times and all the bricks you can wish for!
The very first post for this year is a small build report, as from now on will be posted every thursday to put some more structure in the blog and it`s regular features, so let`s kick off the year with a small set, the 30212 Mirkwood Elf Guard.
This is a promotional polybag from the second wave of The Hobbit, and a great army builder for any budding general wanting to release it`s inner Thranduil. You can rather easily find these overhere in supermarket chains like Carrefour for a few euros lately, and it features of course an Elven minifigure, together with a tree and a barrel.
Opening the bag, we get our instruction sheet and the assorted parts. Browns and greens, and some trans green elements, this has a nice selection of parts even.
The minifigure comes with bow and a dark green hood, and a very lovely torso design.
The base of the build is a 4x4 plate, and off we go to erect the tree from our small pile of builds.
A mushroom grows at the base of the tree, who branches off strongly in two directions.
Adding a leaf canopy the tree is ready, though I would have personal doubts of attaching a torch to the bark of one myself ;-)
Add in a barrel with a glass to create the effect of supplies (read the book, it`s not in the movie to get what I`m talking about) and the set stands completed.
All in all, it`s actually a pretty good promo set, and just like the Lake-Town Guard one probably one of the better polybags of the last years in my opinion. So if you can snatch these up cheaply, don`t hesitate!
Next thursday we`ll be back, and since I`ve been lately been building almost all the sets and polybags I still had lying around, I got a lot of material... but still, next week it will be with something I obtained as recent as yesterday:
Upstairs and Ready*
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