My 2015 in Reading

Every year I will try to make a list of all that I’ve read in the year. Here is my list of everything I read in 2015: Continue reading

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LEGO: Hulkbuster

I was shopping and my eye fell on this box, and I was compelled to buy it. Earlier this year I saw Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the scene with the Hulk Buster is one of my favorites since we got Bruce Banner all hulked out and Tony Stark/Iron Man in a special Iron Man suit, this Hulk Buster stopping him.

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In addition to the Hulk Buster (with insertable Iron Man), I found in the box Wanda/ Scarlet Witch and Ultron mini figure.  Creating the Hulk containment block and the Hulk Buster didn’t take that long, but it was fun to do.

 

LEGO: Rey’s Speeder

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After seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a lego version of anything Star Wars couldn’t stay far behind.  Lately, a lot of Star Wars lego boxes have been released, and since the big boxes are much too expensive I opted for a small one. As Rey is now one of my favorite fictional women (at least for the moment – I’m fickle that way) I chose this box.

It’s quite a quick build because there are not that many pieces, but loved making every piece of it.

Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens

I have been watching the previous 6 installments of this series from somewhere in the summer. It took me some time since I have had a busy year.  This year was the first time that I saw the films I -III and I still stick to it, if you don’t have to see them don’t see them (I thought they were kinda boring and the best part is when Obi Wan leaves Anakin deathly wounded in the lava pits. Up till this summer I was pure – I had only seen IV – VI. But since VII is directed by J.J. Abrams and that he is one of my most liked directors around (I have to say something like: Revolution and the Star Trek remakes here).

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So expectations were high, the trailer has been teasing us for ages, old familiars are back like Han Solo, Leia and Chewbacca.

People who haven’t seen it, please don’t read further, because of spoilers!

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Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt 2

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Final installment of the adaptations of the Hunger Games books. 3 books 4 films – this seems to be a trend in  adaptation world, prolonging the last book into 2 films (and then we are not speaking of making 3 films from a thin-ish youth book – The Hobbit?!).

Since I have read the books a few years back it’s not like there will be humongous spoilers for me, it’s just to see how they have gone about bringing the book to screen. I had high hopes before because the others (The Hunger Games,  Catching Fire, Mockingjay pt1) have been done wonderfully and my hope was to have a similar story quality here.

The film did not disappoint, all the hard parts of the book were in there. Sometimes we jumped up because we didn’t expect some things (especially since it now has been a few years since I finished the books and didn’t remember some small parts – like Finnick dying, although not a small death, I had blocked this out, it’s not like remembering Hedwig’s death in Harry Potter).

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LEGO: Tardis

A few months ago my love of building LEGO got renewed when a friend asked a few of us to help her build the S.H.I.E.L.D helicarrier. I had so much fun that since then I’ve been buying small boxes. When LEGO IDEAS announced the Doctor Who TARDIS set, I was over the moon – it’s just combining two of my favorite things – Doctor Who and LEGO.

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Doctor Who Season 9 finale

Watching the roller coaster of a season that was the 9th season of Doctor Who. Really I do mean rollercoaster, there were ups and downs,  there was the departure of a companion,  we got to know Ashildr and her alter ego Lady Me. And just generally the writing got better, the Toby Whithouse episode in which a deaf signing actress was kinda the star. We saw the return of Missy,  that Michelle Gomez was cast as her can’t be denied as being one of the best casting choices ever! Ingrid Oliver as double and maybe even triple Osgood – the one character all Whovians see themselves being.

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