Friday, February 15, 2019

Bandai Star Wars 1/5000 Star Destroyer kit revealed!


This surely is a good news for all Bandai Star Wars kit fans. After long wait, Bandai finally announced the new 1/5000 Star Destroyer will be released in August 2019! 2 versions to be released in August 2019:
- 1/5000 Star Destroyer [Lighting ver] [Initial Limited Edition]
- 1/5000 Star Destroyer [Regular Edition]

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

LEGO 76095 Black Manta Strike review


Today I built this 2018 LEGO DC Superheroes set - 76095 Black Manta Strike. Here's my thought after the build:

  • The Black Manta Submarine's build is straight forward, but full of playability, I like the 2 spring-loaded shooters and 6-stud rapid shooter. The set does comes with extra arrow and stud for the spring shooters and rapid shooter.
  • The Black Manta Submarine features an opening minifigure cockpit that allows the Black Manta to sit in, as well as to store his sword.
  • The 2 engines of the Black Manta Submarine is slightly too simple.
  • This set comes with 3 minifigures + a shark figure to role-play battles from Aquaman movie. Personally I prefer the shark figure. 
  • Both Aquaman and Mera comes with 2 face expressions. Aquaman carries his trident, Mera with her power blast and Black Manta carries a sword. Mera can shoot her power blast, which increase the playability of the set.
  • Overall this is simple set but it succeeds to bring out the role-play of exciting underwater scenes from the Aquaman movie.


Monday, February 11, 2019

S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Son Goku -Super-

New Bandai S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Son Goku - Super - will be released in July 2019. We now accept preorder for this item, click here to preorder.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

HG Grendizer (Infinitism)


After the HG Great Mazinger (Mazinger Z Infinity Ver) and HG Mazinger Z (Mazinger Z Infinity Ver), Bandai has just announced another great kit to be released in April 2019 - HG Grendizer (Infinitism)! I believe this is a "must have" kit for all the fans. Preorder is now open, click here to preorder.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

LEGO Chinese Zodiac Animal Sets Review


In this Chinese New Year season, I decided to open and build the few LEGO seasonal sets (Piggy, Rooster and Monkey) that I collected.  Here's my opinion after build:
  • I like the Rooster most because it is the most colourful set. The downside is the eye stickers, I prefer if LEGO could use a printed eyes. The head is rotatable as it sits on a turntable piece, the beck, wings, feet and tail are movable too. You can find 3 colours combination on the tail (blue, green and white).
  • In term of building, I prefer the Piggy. Her head, arms and tail are rotatable. Unfortunately I can't set the arms and tail at the angle I want. The printed eyes are common but the printed nose is specific on this set. 
  • The Monkey uses mostly brown colour bricks with some tan colour bricks on the face, torso, hands and legs. Just like the Piggy, the ears, arms and tail are movable. The head is rotatable too.
Each set comes with an Angpow Packet (which is much bigger than the normal Angpow Packet that we use 😆) that printed with very nice picture on both sides.

Here's the photos of each of them.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

First Lego League Competition


We are very pleased to become one of the sponsor of TEAM APHELION to take part in the yearly First Lego League Competition.

First Lego League is an International competition organised by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) for elementary and middle school students (age between 9~16)

Every year, First Lego League introduces a scientific and real-world challenge for the teams to research on. The challenge involves:

  1. the Robot Game
  2. the Robot Design
  3. the Project and
  4. the Core Values. 
The team will design and program an autonomous robot (LEGO Mindstorms/EV3) to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), develop a solution to a problem they have identified (project), share their knowledge and display their robot design, all guided by the FIRST Core Values.

TEAM APHELION is the first team (in Negeri Sembilan) to take part in the First Lego League Competition. The team is formed by 10 persons (8 students from age 9 to 16 and 2 adult coaches).

Team Members
No.
Name (Job)
Role
Experiences
Exposure
1
Sean Lam Chi Him
Strategic Planner
10 years
Local & Int’l
2
Bergmen ooi
Programmer
10 years
Local & Int’l
3
Joey Lai Shan Xin
Researcher
8 years
Local
4
Evan Lew Wen Kai
Strategic Planner
11 years
Local & Int’l
5
Wong Yong Onn
Technician
Newbies
Nil
6
Max Lim Feng Jie
Researcher
5 years
Local
7
Mok Jun Xi
Builder
5 years
Local
8
Nicholas Quah Nien Fung
Builder
5 Years
Local






COACHES / MENTORS



1
Lew Yoong Yee
Mentor
n/a
n/a
2
Alison Lo
Coach
n/a
n/a

The team members consists of newbies and experienced students that participated in local and international robotic competitions since 2011, such as:

  • National Robotics Competition, organised by Sasbadi, Malaysia
  • World Educational Robotics Contest, organised by Abilix, China
And awards received by the team are:
  • Best Teacher Awards and Best Innovation Award - NRC 2012 (Malaysia)
  • Best Innovation Award and Fourth Placing - NRC 2013 (Malaysia)
  • Third Placing - NRC 2014 (Malaysia)
  • Best Innovation Award - WER 2016 (China)
  • Participants - NRC 2016
  • Champion - WER 2017 (China)
  • 1st Runner's Up - NRC (Malaysia)
The project had started in September 2018 and the competition will be held in mid year of 2019.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Model Paints and Tools restocked 28 Jan'19

Tamiya Enamel Paints are back in stock! Check out our latest restock on model paints, top coat, surfacer spray can, Gundam Markers, Tamiya Panel Liner and tools. Online store updated, click here to order.


Thursday, January 24, 2019