Category Archives: Origins

Origins – Batmobiles

70905 Batmobile, set 70905 from The LEGO Batman Movie range, is a fantastic set which I enjoyed a lot more than I was expecting. Aside from being a quality model, part of its appeal lies in how different it is from what has grown ...

Origins: Dinosaurs

1993 was the only year I ever took a break from collecting LEGO sets. That was the year Jurassic Park was released in cinemas, and like so many audience members the world over, I was transfixed. For the first and only time, I aske...

Origins: Freighters

Despite playing second fiddle to more prolific subthemes such as Police or Fire, freight has been a mainstay of the LEGO Group’s product line since before the inception of the minifigure. Among the many sets released through...

Origins: Cheese Slopes

Cheese slopes have become one of the most prolific LEGO elements, to the extent that it is hard to recall how anyone survived without them. In the twelve years since their inception, they have gone from being in just three sets in...

Origins: Sports

The LEGO Group and sports have had an… interesting history. In the early 2000s, as the company flailed around trying to find something, anything that would sell, the designers took a stab at playable sports sets. Most of the...

Origins: Mindstorms

It is hard to believe, but Mindstorms has been a LEGO theme for just shy of 20 years. As one who was there, and necessarily all that young, when the theme first emerged that fact makes me feel old. As many fans were probably too y...

Origins: Minifigure Hair

Minifigure hair is a fascinating study. One would be hard pressed to find a more potent example of how much the LEGO Group has shifted its focus to minifigure based sets in recent years than to look at the history of the hair comp...