By Drew Bennett

Husband, Dad, Blogger, Photographer, Transformers Fan and Wired Kayaker

  • The Sleepover
    Photo-A-Day #4716

    Since we already knew that tomorrow would be a snow day we said yes to Andrew’s request to sleep on Eva’s floor. The kid has wanted to be able to have a sleepover for such a long time. He’s seen Eva have them and has wanted to be able to go on them, too. He’s still too young for it, but he can certainly sleep a night on Eva’s floor. He was over the moon about that.They didn’t even stay up all night, so that was good, too.

    I’m glad that the kids did this, and Eva let Andrew stay with her. She’s starting to want more time to herself and at the same time he just wants to be with her and do everything he can to spend time with her. I hope that she lets him in but I think she’s just naturally going to pull away for a while. Let’s hope that they have the foundation to always be able to help each other and have fun.

  • LEGO Star Wars The Freemaker Adventures Season 2 DVD COVER

    I received a copy of the new DVD LEGO star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures for free to watch and review. I also have five additional copies to give away. Opinions are 100% my own.

    When I first learned about the LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures I was excited. I had watched all the other LEGO Star Wars specials but those were based on the movies and told the stories from different perspectives in the humorous way that LEGO can. The Freemaker Adventures was also a show that would have the humor of LEGO and be set in the Star Wars Galaxy but these would be all new stories with new characters. The time in which these stories are set is during the beginning of the Rebellion from the original trilogy of movies. However, the story draws upon so many aspects of the Star Wars mythology. We spend time with many familiar faces between seasons 1 & 2 but in season 2 the Freemakers are now part of the Rebel fleet and are working directly with the rebels.

    One funny part of this season was the introduction of M-OC an agent of the Emperor. The funny thing is that M.O.C. means something in the LEGO community and at the same time the spelling of M-OC makes it a droid designation. In the LEGO world M.O.C. stands for My Own Creation. Working with Brian on Built from Bricks I have learned a lot of LEGO lingo and I love how they put that into the Star Wars Universe. I also liked how there were some special LEGO sets made based on this series, the Arrowhead ship was particularly awesome but even the Freemaker’s ship was an impressive build.

    The DVD has the complete season and final season plus it also has five bonus shorts.

    Speaking of the number five. I have Five copies of the DVD to give away to anyone in the US who is interested in winning one. To win, just enter through the Rafflecopter widget right below. After that you can learn more about the DVD release.

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  • A Wrinkle in Time

    A WRINKLE IN TIME has been released in theaters this weekend. We did not get a chance to see it yet, though. We received four passes to attend the movie while we were at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. I also saw an extended preview of the film and I am looking forward to seeing the rest. I know I read the book years ago but I don’t remember it very well. I don’t think I’ll be able to re-read the book before we get to see the movie. Maybe seeing the movie will make me even more interested in reading this book again with the kids.

    I have a clip from the movie to share with you. In this clip we are introduced to Reese Witherspoon’s character Mrs. Whatsit. Below that I also got some character posters to share with you.

    “Mrs. Whatsit” clip:

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  • Marvel Mini Sets
    Photo-A-Day #4715

    There are five LEGO Marvel Super Heroes micro builds out there and they are really fun. They are the two Quinjets, a Milano, The Talon from Black Panther and the Guardian’s ship from the upcoming Avengers Infinity War. I have three of these and am hoping to find the Guardian’s ship soon. It will be interesting to compare the two ships as this one is in the style of The Milano but it is not that ship. I also want the larger set that had that ship so I can compare it to the other two Milanos that were released.

    The two sets pictured are nice. The Milano is so well done in microscale. It looks perfect. The Talon is also nice and it uses Star-Lord’s blasters as the wings on the sides of the ship. I now have 10 additional blasters in my collection. I may have to pic up another set just to get more blasters.

  • It is still months out but there was an announcement that the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is going to be released on The Nintendo Switch, XBOX One and Steam for the first time on July 10th. I’ve never gotten to play a Crash Bandicoot game before but I do play with Crash on the last Skylanders game, Skylanders Imaginators. I also liked seeing Crash on the Skylanders TV show on Netflix because the voice is done by Jess Harnell. Jess is a master of voiceover work and one of my favorites. You can see the trailer for the game heading to the new platforms below and there is a press release below that.

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