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Episode 75 · 3 months ago

LEGO SpongeBob SquarePants - Brickology 75th Episode Special

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?!

SpongeBob SquarePants, of course! 

In the latest episode of Brickology, LegoLee celebrates 75 episodes by diving deep into the long-running LEGO line of SpongeBob sets from 2006 to 2012! Do these sets live up to the hype of the iconic cartoon? 

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, whenever wherever you are listening. Thank you so much from making me a part of your day. My name is Lee Palm. You might know me as Lego Lee or Lego Lee. Three, two, nine from facebook, instagram, twitter, Youtube, Patreney, name it. I'm all over the Internet and this is the brick Ology podcast, the study of small plastic bricks. How are you doing today? I sincerely hope you're having an absolutely fantastic day, week, month, whatever it is for you, and brick Ology's been rolling steady man. I'm pretty happy with my output of content and the last month or so. It's my fourth podcast and I think about the last five or six weeks and I've been trying to hit that by leak we schedule. I always promise that. Never actually succeeded doing but I have hit that here for the last four episodes of brick ology and I'm very excited about that. It's might not continue, at least for the next month or so, because well, actually in about ten days, you boy is moving. I'm not moving far. I'm literally moving five minutes down the street from my apartment into a town home, little bit of a bigger place for me, my dog and my cat has two stories, more square footage, easier to the closer to the ground, take out. The Dog, got a little court yard all back. It's an awesome little place and I'm super excited about it. But if you know me, obviously I have a lot of Lego and packing up lego is just such a pain. It is so, so difficult and I've been very careful, working very diligently. I still have a lot more to do. It's been a methodical pack. I've been doing like an hour of packing every day instead of doing, like you know, thirty hours of packing in the few days leading up to the actual move. So one I'm not procrastinating, which is different for me, but it is taking a lot of my time. So next weekend is the big move. So I probably won't record another episode of brick allogy for another two or three weeks, but hopefully it's not too long of a break. And today is a very special episode because this is a milestone episode for brick ology. That's right, this is the seventy five episode of this show. Seventy five episodes. That's a lot. That's a lot of episodes of brick oology. They're no. There's more episode of brick oology than there are episodes. I think I've game of thrones or breaking bad. This has been a podcast. It is now over two years old and we are seventy five episodes and and I did a special episode for the fifty. I didn't do one for twenty five. I thought I did, but I actually looked it up in my twenty five episode was about Lego time cruisers, which really wasn't all that special of an episode. So I'm not really sure why I skipped twenty five. But for fifty I did the episode about Lego Bionical, starting off that new bionicle series. And now for hundred and seventy five I'm doing a fun lego theme. Obviously you've read the title the episode. You know what theme I'm talking about. However, I wouldn't say this is like the most special lego theme. To me personally, it is special and that's why I saved it for this episode. However, episode one hundred, whenever that comes out, probably like a year, I am saving for my all time favorite lego theme, not called Star Wars, so look forward to that eventually. I didn't want to blow that one too early on seventy five. So seventy five we're doing a different but still special theme and it's a oneoff license theme because I'm trying to get back into a good rhythm of trend and, you know, balance between license and unlicensed theme. So you know, the last episode was an unlicensed theme and Lego Ninjago possession. So we're back to a license theme with, of course, Lego Spongebob Square pants.

I'm so excited to talk about this theme today. So, Pun intended. Let's dive in. To start off this episode, as per usual here at Brick Ology, I like to give a bit of a history lesson of the theme and basically where the theme came from. So, of course, in this case this is a license theme. So let's talk about the license first, which is, of course, sponge Bob Square pants. Know what is Spongebob Square Pants? I don't think I need to explain this. I feel like if you are listening to this podcast, that means that you have access to the Internet in the twenty one century and if you're a fan of me, you're probably around my age or younger. I don't think too many fans of brick ology are significantly older than I am. You're probably within the range of the generations that grew up with Spongebob Square pants, because this show began in the year nineteen ninety nine. Yes, this is technically a s cartoon. I don't associate this cartoon with the S. I know they love to throw Spongebob logoes on some s cartoon shirts and that sort of thing, which, you know, whatever, that's either here nor there. I associate the cartoons and s being stuff like hey on, old were rug rats or, you know, cat dog, that kind of stuff for Nickelodeon. Technically those spongebob is the no very tail and of the s cartoons. And this show is still running. Yeah, spongebob is still on the air. There are nearly three hundred episodes. Oh, Spongebob Square Pants, it is twenty three years old. To put it into perspective, I'm about to turn twenty five. As of recording this episode, I actually turned twenty five and literally a week I will turn twenty five a week from today, Tuesday, March twenty two, legally three to nine. The reason it's three two nine is because my birthday is March twenty nine. Aka Three, two nine. So that is my birthday episode. Is Not going to go up on the day of the twenty two. I think I'll probably go up on the twenty five or something. But where I'm really just kind of I don't need to explain all that information, but I'm just trying to put into respective that I was too when spongebob first came out. The first EPIs spongebob actually premiered in May of one thousand nine hundred and ninety nine, which just so happens to be the exact same month that the phantom menace came out, the first movie I ever saw in a movie theater. I was just a little bit over two years old, and now I'm about to be twenty five years old and this show is still running. Immediately. I haven't kept up with spongebob since, frankly, I was a kid. I've seen random episodes. The most recent episode I can remember watching they had like this really strange episode where everybody turned into like a hyper realistic version of the animal they were based on. I watched that a few years ago. It was honestly pretty funny, but for the most part I have completely fallen off with spongebob, which is fine. It's not like I hate spongebob now. I still love Spongebob and I have tons of nostalgia for Spongebob. Now explain my love for Spongebob here and just a second, but it is something that I ultimately did out grow. However, I mean, obviously meme accounts are being run by people my age and people that grew up with spongebob, and Spongebob might be the number one source of memes of any IP. Ever, I don't feel like that's an incorrect statement. I don't have like real statistical analysis to back up that claim, but I feel like it's true. I mean, spongebob has been everywhere and the meme circuit for like a decade now, and it seems like every few months a new spongebob meme is born. He is just a meme gold mine. This show is a meme gold mine, and this show, I mean, let's just talk about some of the random specifics of this show. He was...

...created by Stephen Hillenberg, rest in PC. He died a few years ago. Stars Tom Kinney, the legendary voice actor as spongebob squarepants, and number of other characters such an amazing cast. Seriously, clancy Brown among others, it is a fantastic voice cast for this show. It is the biggest show in nickelodeon history by like a landslide, like. I don't feel like anything remotely even comes close to Nickelodeon. Hence why they are still milking this show to this day. It also is the biggest cartoon of the twenty one century and is probably in the top five biggest cartoons like ever. I don't again, I don't have like any statistical analysis for this. It's just kind of my exposure to pop culture, but I feel, like, you know, spongebob is up there with like the looney tunes and that sort of stuff as the most iconic cartoon characters ever created. It is spawned three movies, has two spin off shows. There is a Broadway play that's been running now for five years about spongebob. I mean seriously, spongebob, and every sense of this term, is a pop culture phenomenon. It really is a phenomenon which is very interesting and, like I said, it continues to chuggle along, continues to rule the mean landscape. I mean spongebob is absolutely huge. Now, before we talk about Lego Spongebob, I'm going to talk about my personal experience with spongebob. I wouldn't consider myself a spongebob Super Fan anymore. Like I said, I've lost touch with the show. However, there was a point in time where I was absolutely certifiably obsessed with this show and I remember it pretty well. I was of you know, an enough age to remember this fairly well. It was the year two thousand and six is when I remember my spongebob fandom. Really was bored. I didn't really watch spongebob up until that point, but I remember to them the six is when I first have memories of watching spongebob. I was finishing up third grade and going into fourth grade, and I remember my ninth birthday party in March of two thousand and six was spongebob themed. My mom made me a spongebob cake that had some yellow I sing with kind of like a squiggly border to look like how sponge Bob does in the show, with other icing spots to look like a sponge. I mean, it was incredible. I have pictures from that birthday party. I'm just a gangly little kid who's super tall. I was wearing a spongebob shirt that was orange, that had Patrick Star with the hook coming through the back of his swim trunks. I mean, I love Spongebob. Back then, I own the first five seasons of Spongebob on DVD. I have a bunch of the DVD like special edition box sets. They were super bizarre and weird. They'd put like seven random episodes from one season into like a small box set and give it kind of a theme, even though the episodes ultimately never really had much to do with each other. But there is one called like lifeguard on duty that had that episode of Spongebob as a lifeguard with the sunscreen on his nose. I mean seriously, I love spongebob so much I even themed my Pinewood Derby car. For those of you who are unaware, Pinewood Derby is a very oddly specific thing that the boy scouts of America do. We're basically they give you these kits and you build a car from these kits and you race them against one another in a big competition. My car was not the fastest. However, my spongebob car where the entire back of the car looked like Spongebob and my dad and I did some like actual wood working and really good paint with it. It was an incredible looking pine with Derby car, and then the front of the car had a spongebob logo and it had a little small figure of Patrick Start Driving. But that...

Pinewood Derby car got third place most original, which is like one of the only trophies I ever won as a child. I mean seriously, I was just so obsessed was spongebob. That year in two thousand and six also just so happens to be the year that Lego Spongebob squarepants was released for the first time. And back in the day I didn't have access to the Internet. I mean we had computers, but I was nine, and I'm very glad that I grew up and like the one generation right before this new generation where everybody had phones at like age four, like, I didn't get to use the Internet that much until I was like thirteen onward. So when I was nine I wasn't on the Internet, I wasn't perusing through forums or watching youtube videos. Obviously, instagram and other social media platforms either, didn't exist or weren't as huge back then, an obviously I was just too young to be on them. So when Lego was released, I genuinely didn't really know what was coming out unless I saw it in a catalog that I got in the mail. So I just remember one time going to toys arous with my dad in the summer of two thousand and six and, Lo and behold, they had lego spongebob sets. It was like every dream of mine came true at once. I just remembered that feeling. I wish I could recreate that feeling because now every single time I see a new Lego a set, it's just on my phone when it leaks on like instagram or something. But having that experience of actually discovering the new lego sets in store for the first time, I mean that was truly an epic feeling, which was super, super cool, and Lego did a very interesting thing in two thousand and six with spongebob and a license with Nickelodeon, something they haven't really done all that much of before or after now. I actually referenced this in my episode about the other Lego nickelodeon license, which was Avatar the last airbender, which I did a long time ago, but that was an episode like one of the earlier brick ology episodes back in two thousand and twenty. So essentially what happened is Lego made two different nickelodeon themes. They came out at the same time and whichever one sold better got to become like a full time Lego theme and then the one that didn't sell nearly as good. That theme got canceled after one very small wave. And Look, I have no idea why anybody would have put Avatar, the last airbender in two thousand and six mind you, against Spongebob Square Pants. I'll look. Maybe in modern day, because Avatar is still huge and is still going strong and people love Avatar, it might have a shot at beating spongebob. But back then no way, like there was no way in heck that spongebob was going to lose tow avator the last airbender. It was honestly, they just unfair to Avatar as a lego theme. So obviously that lost the competition and Lego Spongebob One and Lego Spongebob from that point became a full fledged Lego theme. That ran from two thousand and six all the way until two thousand and twelve, so it ran into my freshman year of high school. Now that is a six year run or seven years total, for lego theme, which is the exact same linked actually as the first lego Harry Potter iteration. Now, obviously Lego Harry Potter has like, been remade and rebooted since them, but the original lego Harry Potter sets ran for six years, from two thousand and one to two thousand and seven, and then they stopped making sets for a few years. So six years for a license lego theme. I mean that's a lot. That is really a lot of years for a lego theme. So how many sets do you think lego...

...would make for this theme over a six year period? I'm going to do something a little fun, kind of interactive with the audience here. Obviously I can't hear what you're saying, but let's just pretend like I can. I'm going to let you guess how many sets total you would think lego would have made for Spongebob Square pants over a six year period. Seven different years. Say Your best guests and three, two, one, say it now. All right, you probably set it, and I'm gonna Guess Your Best Guess was probably like, I don't know, thirty to forty, because that would be a typical number of Lego sets to get for theme over that many years. Obviously some themes produced like fifteen to twenty sets a year. So like Lego Star Wars over a six year period, is going to have well over, probably one hundred different sets. Not every theme is that big, but normally themes that run that long will produce a number of sets a year, like five to ten sets a year. However, that is not even remotely the case with Lego Spongebob Square Pants. Despite lasting six years, Lego Spongebob Square pants produced only fourteen sets and that entire time frame, which is just barely over, an average of two sets per year. And there was never a single line of LEGO SPONGEBOB SETS for any given year that had more than three sets. So, while Lego dedicate a lot of time and like physical, like lengthy time to this theme and never felt like they went all in, there was never like a giant wave of lego spongebob. It's very bizarre if you ask me. And the sets also get fairly repetitive. And now let's just dive in and talk about the Lego spongebob sets themselves. Will for we do. I want to shamelessly plug myself here real quick. If you're still listening, you probably are, probably already following me, but if you haven't already follow me on your respective streaming platform, also give me a review on your platform. You can even write a review if you're listening on Apple Podcast, or write me out of five stars. I'd love to hear your feedback and then go find me on social media. I have a page prime where you can donate to this account outside of a facebook page, a twitter account and, of course, an instagram account. Go find me on all of those different various websites. Now it's time to talk about the Lego sets based off Spongebob Square Pants. So of course we're going to start off with the first wave of Spongebob Sets, Aka Bob The ponge sets, which is how I believe you say spongebob and French all the boxes say that. I just love saying Bob La Ponge. But the first way of spongebob sets, the way that I, course, saw for the first time, in person in toys are us. was released in two thousand and six and there are three sets in total. The first set is the KRUSTY KRABB. Yes, of course, the Krusty Krab, one of the most iconic things from Spongebob Square pants. Got A set that was twenty one thousand nine hundred and ninety nine and had two hundred and ninety five pieces. So great price to part ratio. And this thing was legit built on, I believe, a thirty two by sixteen base plate. That is a large basse plate for a Lego set that has twenty dollars. It was a nice size and a nice deal. Four hundred and twenty bucks back in the day. And it's not like this set didn't have like crazy new pieces. Literally, there are brand new molds for SPONGEBOB AND MR krabs. So seriously, this was an absolutely fantastic deal back in the day. Now, how was the set itself? It of course came with three and kind of a figure, and you get everybody iconic for the Krusty krabs. You get spongebob squarepants, who uses short legs,...

...a normal Lego minifigure torso, and then a specialized mold for his head that goes over the torstone has one stud on the top. Spongebob's lego figure looks great. I think it at an absolutely fantastic job designing him as a Lego figure. You also get Mr Krabs here, who has short legs, normal torso interesting head that I remember was kind of a rubbery head, and I believe the printing on mine rubbed off over time, which is quite unfortunate, but it looks pretty good. You also gets squidward in this set, normal size figure, normal sized legs and has a normal Lego minifigure head, not a head mold, which looks a little bit weird if you ask me, and will get back to squidboards head mold later in this episode. And finally you get plankton, who obviously is well a plankton. He's very, very small and he's honestly too big and Lego form that is used a normal lego cylinder piece to represent him, which I think worked out okay, and that this was a printed cylinder. So kind of a minifigure, but it's more like one tenth of a minifigure, not really counting it as a full figure. As for the build, itself. It's the Krusty Krab on a base plate, so the exterior has some seaweed. It has a dumpster which is very cool and of course has the iconic the Krusty Krab shell sign, which looks very cool. A lot of stickers in this set and then the build itself. It looks like the Krusty Krab has a door of the front, couple of tables and some condiments on the inside. It also, of course, has the cash register boat, which also has the grill friar at the back, which had a feature to launch some Krabby patties which were brick built all around. It was a pretty solid looking Krusty Krab set with some decent designs and I think for the price back in the day, I mean seriously, that was just one of the better prices I think Lego has ever done. That was a fantastic value for this set and I did get this set back in the day. The next set, the Middle Spongebob set, was a thirty dollar set with four hundred and forty five pieces, so yet again an absolutely fantastic value. This set was called build a Bob and this is a very different lego spongebob set because it's not mini fixed scale. It's essentially the use CS equivalent of Spongebob. It is a very large brick built spongebob. Now, when this set came out, like I said, I was nine years old. It was not super interesting to me to get a big model of spongebob like this. When I was nine, like I saw it and I was like no, I don't want that, that's not something I want. I don't get my legos making it. I don't care. And hindsight I look at it now and I'm like that's it's pretty cool, like I kind of wish I actually got this set back in the day and it does represent the episode when plankton goes inside Spongebob and starts controlling came from the inside. So you get a plankton figure which actually uses, I believe, like the Astromech droid pieces or something like. It's a really odd looking plankton figure that as much bigger. It has a couple of Lego joysticks as his antenna and some printing. Very interesting. The inside also has a feature to launch a Jelly fish out of spongebob's mouth. You also have a gear mechanism that can rotate his eyes to give him different expressions and additionally you have a couple of different mouth options for Spongebob so you can make this look a little bit different. He also has some articulation using some EXO force pieces for his arms. The legs don't have much articulation from there, but overall pretty cool looking set, great value, definitely an interesting choice. I kind of...

...feel like, you know, for kids wasn't as interesting but you know, I think it does look very cool now as an adult. So I did not get that set, but I did get the next set, the biggest set from this first wave, which was only forty again, just great values all around for these sets. This set was called adventures in Bikini bottom. It had five hundred and seventy nine pieces and include the figures here of Spongebob yet again. You also got gary in this set, who was orange. Just not an accurate color for Gary. You also get Patrick Star and this set, who had a brand new mold for his head that looked fantastic, and the same squidward figure from the Krusty Krab set. And this is, of course the iconic street from spongebob with their three houses in a row. Now to make Patrick's house a used to burp pieces. There is a TV on the inside. It can fold open. It's not an accurate shape at all. Patrick's houses very, very dome shaped. In this is just not dome shaped. So not the best representation there, but it's they you know, they use the pieces they had at their disposal all the way back in two thousand and six for squidwards kind of Tekey head house. It looks pretty cool. The Easter Island head. I think it could have been a darker color, but it uses a very big piece for the head, which is nice, and overall is a good looking house. The majority of the pieces in this set, though, went to creating spongebob's iconic pineapple home and honestly, it looks pretty good. First up, orange pieces weren't as common back in the day, so it was a very cool looking thing to get all of those orange pieces in this set. The build of the set is very neat as well. I love the windows, I love the shape. It is obviously a facade and cuts off at the back, but you do have the interior that has his bed with his fog horn as a ladder as well and a little plaything for Gary, which is pretty cool. Additionally, there are some side builds, including a cart that holds jellyfish and a catapult for some jellyfish, and you also get a boat in this set, which, of course, is basically the equivalent of a car and these SpongeBob universe, everything in this set looked very cool and I absolutely love getting this set back in the day. So that is the adventures in Bikini bottom set, and that is the first wave of LEGO SPONGEBOB SETS. They made them two most iconic things from spongebob, so that's Great. Now they're starting to get a little bit different with the two thousand and seven wave of Lego spongebob sets, with some more obscure buildings from Spongebob, the first one being the chum bucket, the rival restaurant of the Krusty Krab across the street, of course, run by plankton. And this set here was thirty five dollars and had three hundred and thirty seven pieces. So all of a sudden the value of this set is not nearly as good, at least priced apart wise, compared to the last wave and you'll see the same thing consistent with the next set in two thousand and seven. So that is a bit odd. I never got this set but honestly it looks pretty good. Similar kind of build actually to the pineapple. It's a facade that kind of folds around, uses some very large kind of panel pieces as a big sticker that says the chump bucket and a brick built hand at the top. There are some very cooled accessories included with this set as well, of course, including Kate and plankton's computer wife Karen, which is very cool, spongebob and a robot version plankton on a robot Krabby Patty, and to some other robots and playability functions, opening doors and some cool details from the interior. All of that looks great and spongebob included with this set actually had kind of like a crazy mesmerized expression. So that is our first variant figure of Spongebob. The ones that came in the last line. We're all the same. So that is the chum bucket. The next set a fifty set with three hundred and ninety three pieces. Not...

...a very good priced apart ratio. This is Mrs puffs boating school, of course, something that is a recurring thing throughout all of Spongebob Square pants. This set was pretty interesting and Mrs Puff figure is very bizarre, interesting mold. Not sure how much I like it, but the definitely did something there. You do get her school, which Looks Pretty Nice. Again, mostly a facade, but it's a nice build of does have the lighthouse with a light that con spin around. You also get Patrick here, is the same figure and he has a Walky talky control for using spongebob to kind of help them pass his boating task, because spongebob is a notoriously awful driver, and spongebob in this set has an antenna on his head and his expression is different yet again, with his tongue sticking out. The rest of this set is a track for the boating school driving test, and you actually get a boat in this set with a pullback motor to go through this track. This track kind of reminds me of the early Lego racers sets, which is an interesting throwback and maybe someday I'll talk about those Lego racers sets here on brick ology. But it made for some pretty fun playability with some obstacles to dodge, like an anchor and a wall, and of course you can break those things down, and there is a start and finish line, kind of a ring of fire and a ramp of sorts as well. So overall a pretty cool set. A little bit expensive and I wish I got this set back in the day, but I think it's a pretty decent representation of this location from the Spongebob Universe. Moving on a year with another three lego SpongeBob sets in two thousand and eight. The first one is the new smallest spongebob set. Was a twenty dollar set with two hundred and ten pieces. The Bikini Bottom Express Spongebob and Patrick were included here. The exact same figures from two thousand and six, but you did get a bus driver here at a brand new count generic fish head mold. That looked very cool and over all this looks very nice. It's got that very unique shape for the bikini bottom undersea, kind of like submarine looking buses. That is very cool. There also was a ticket dispenser and a bus stop. Fairly simple, but did also have white tires, which was a pretty interesting look for the tires on this vehicle. Pretty cool set that I still regret not getting to this day, but I've almost ordered on Ebay number of times, bout fifty dollars out of box and I'm still considering it. Also, all these spongebob sets are very expensive out of box or a very expensive in sealed box, but they are less expensive out of box and I'm considering ordering some of the ones I didn't get because I kind of wish I had some of these scenes in Lego form. Next up was a thirty set with two hundred and seventy nine pieces. This set was called the rocket ride and this set included our first version of sandy cheeks in Lego form, who had an awesome mold for her squirrel head and her space suit looking thing with a dome over her head. I absolutely love that figure. You also get spongebob and Patrick in this set in these astronaut looking outfits, completely exclusive variance. They look very cool. As for the build of this set, you get a small rover with Sandy, kind of the same style as like the mission to Mars Rovers with those big plastic key wheels. There's also jellyfish that can be held in the rover there is a small side bill with some seaweed. There's also kind of a platform to get up into the rocket, and the rocket itself honestly looks pretty good. A lot of the details are accomplished through stickers, which I don't love, but you can fold it open to reveal a small control station, some storage and again some more stickers. So lots of stickers in this set, but it looks pretty cool and it has an amazing selection of figures. Definitely a set...

...that I regret not getting back in the day. The next set, which I believe is our first retail exclusive for the spongeby way. I think this was a toys or US exclusive back in the day, is the emergency room and only had two or thirty six pieces in retail for thirty dollars. So the price of part ratios for these spongebob sets really went downhill after the amazing deals we had year one. But this, like the Krusty Krab, was also built primarily on a sixteen by one thousand two hundred and ten bass plate, which was very cool. This set also includes an exclusive variant of Spongebob Square Pants, almost the same as the normal version, but he has bandages going over his head printed there, which looks really neat to you. Also get a fish doctor with a stethoscope on his head, a great looking figure. And then the same old, same old version of Patrick Star who is seen driving the ambulance boat on the box, which of course has a stretcher that you can load sponge up at up into the back, which looks pretty good. The emergency room itself looks pretty cool. Again, lots of stickers, but it has some good shaping. There is a parking spot for the ambulance and there are some big doors can go inside to reveal some, you know, fishy hospital details from Spongebob Square pants. So all in all, again a pretty good representation of this location from the spongebob show. Moving on to two thousand and nine four Lego Spongebob, this entire theme just reverted back to the same stuff we had from the original wave, but worse, this is a very odd phenomenon. So the first one is the KRUSTY KRAB adventure set. This was a twenty five dollar set with two hundred and nine pieces. So it's the Krusty Krab again three years later, almost one hundred less pieces. Does not come with the Bass Plate, does not come with the iconic Shell Krutti Krab sign. It is a much smaller version on the KRUSTY Krab with way less detail. Doesn't have the CAF redister or the actual like grill or any of that. Completely different. It does, however, have the hamburger car, the Krabby Patty car, I guess it's probably what it's officially called, the you know Krabby Patty Wagon from the spongebob movie, which is very cool. But I just feel like this is a much worse version of the Kutti krab overall. However, Spongebob is Cheesen in this set. He's got some big smiles on him. Patrick has his tongue outs. That I to our first variant of Patrick with a different face expression, not counting the astronaut version, and Mr krabs is also cheesen with a big smile in this set. So new versions of the characters, just a much worse build somehow and a much worse value only a few years later. So not crazy about that set and I don't regret not buying that set in particular. The next set is called good neighbors at Bikini bottom. And guess what? It's a remake of that Bikini bottom set from two thousand and six. But worse, it is the same price at forty over a hundred less pieces, at four hundred and twenty five. It includes the pineapple, which is mostly the same build. Okay, that's fine. Also get a TV for spongebob. Cool. You get Patrick Star here in a boat whatever. We seen those of this line. You get spongebob with the leafblower, which is one of the first episodes of Spongebob. Ever, that's a cool building. The actually has an inclusive smiled. They're Gary's finally in pink and has his bulbs. That's neat. You have to get squidward, who was sunbathing using a Lego book piece. I do love that. And squidward has a brand new mold for his head. So they finally gave squidward his own head mold. That is by far the best thing in this set. Otherwise it's the same set, but you don't get squidward's house and you don't get Patrick's house, but it was the exact same price. Not sure what happened this here. I...

...mean seriously, they just remade two sets but made them noticeably worse and less pieces less value. Now there were exclusive figures, which is Great. That's really the only thing positive I can say about the two thousand and nine wave of Lego Spongebob Square pants sets. Luckily two thousand and ten is here to say, Oh, never mind, two thousand and ten, Lego Spongebob does not exist. There were no Lego Spongebob Square pants sets in two thousand and ten, so a strange year off for the theme. However, the theme did come back in two thousand and eleven for our first set here. Now all, the smallest spongebob set is this one. It was a fifteen dollar set with only ninety five pieces. Called Heroic Heroes of the deep. This set included Spongebob and Patrick and their superhero attire, great awesome variants of these characters. You also got plankton and an interesting kind of like robot suit with the Krebby Patty secret formula. That looked very good. And you got a boatmobile here with some flick fire missile jellyfish launchers and an interesting seat, but it didn't like in dint, so it kind of looked like the characters are just sitting on top of the boatmobile. Weird design, not legos best, but it can fit both characters, even with their capes. Now here's the thing that annoys me about the set. I love this set for the figures. However, we never got mermaid man or barnacle boy in Lego figure form. That is a huge missed opportunity. Would have been awesome to get their invisible boatmobile, but alas they were never made. For five dollars more of a hundred and sixty nine pieces, so it pretty nice price of party shop, but still not great. Was the twenty set glove world. This set came with Spongebob, who had an exclusive face print looking very excited. You also get Patrick Star with a bib and just chocolate all over him from the ice cream, which is great, and you get a fish guy server in them ice cream, which is awesome. And this set came with the same version of sandy cheeks from the rocket set, which I did get this set, so I do have my own Legos Tandy cheeks figure, which is great. The builds for this set used to get the glove world ticket stand and ice cream thing, and then you get a small ferrets wheel and that is about it. The ferrest will did function. It had three seats and had a pretty good play featured there. But all at all, it feels like they could have done way more with glove world, but they didn't. Just a little bit disappointed to me. I think love world could have been a slightly larger set. So not super impressed with this one, but it did have four really good figures for only a twenty dollar set. Moving onto two thousand and twelve, this is the final year of Lego spongebob squarepants, and again it's kind of a strange year. So for twenty five dollars, with a little bit less than two hundred and fifty pieces, two hundred forty one pieces to be exact, we have the flying Dutchman. This came with a version of Spongebob in a pirate outfit wearing a pirate hat, which I don't know. Then mentioned this earlier, but the Krusty Krab version of Spongebob and never had his Krusty Krab employees hat on, which really bothers me. I really wish Lego had just made a custom piece for that. That would been very cool. And he's seen wearing a hat here, so obviously he can actually wear hats with that Lego Stud on his head. Also included here we get Patrick Star in his pirate outfit, which looks pretty cool. He hasn't eyepatch all very neat and obviously the main figure you get here that everybody wants...

...to get is the flying Dutchman himself, who used the kind of geniicmf piece for his legs. He used, I believe it was like the Davy Jones piece, for his hat. However, his face is just printed a normal minifigure face, because a nose print. They should have just made a custom head mold for this guy. It looks really awkward. I don't know. This does not look particularly good and neither does the rest of this set, because they make the flying etchment his boat. It's so small. This is such a strange decision that with this boat like tiny. It is just a tiny little design that uses like a fourth of a cylinder piece as the sale with a big sticker on it. There's just a steering wheel, like a little steering wheel for the boat's wheel. That just looks weird. It's way too small. Now, look, I get my lego wouldn't make like a giant set for this, because I don't feel like any child. Back in the day it was going to be clamoring for like a huge version of this ship in Lego form, but this is too small. They could have made it probably for fifty or sixty dollars and made it a little bit better. I am not in love with this design. There also was a side build of a rock with the cannon. It's useless. I don't even feel like described the good that's just dumb side build. Overall, not a super impressive set. The next set was called bikinny bottom undersea party and for the third time over fourteen total sets and only six years Lego spongebo square pants, we have spongebob's pineapple yet again in Lego form. This time it's fifty bucks this time, so I've been tense. Tens for piece because it only came with four hundred and seventy one pieces. I definitely got this set for half off on clearance at target and over all, this set basically is the street. You get squidwards house, which is nice. It's an improvement over the last version, but you don't get an improved version of Patrick's house. So the only version we ever got of that is the pretty mediocre one from two thousand and six and everything is like luval themed. In this set patrick is wearing sunglasses with a lay. You also have squidward who has a lay, spongebob has a lay, Gary is included here and then you also got Mrs puff, Super Random Inclusion. That really showing Mrs Puff is in this set, but she was a nice addition because I didn't get the other Mrs Puff set so I got my own Mrs Puff figure here. The built here included a DJ set up with some turning discs. There were a couple of speakers which actually had a clever part usage to speakers were built out of Lego treasure chess pieces. I actually really enjoyed that. There's a small like ice cream stand, there is a see saw and there is one of those weird spinny things like, oh, I don't what it was even called, the spinny things on playgrounds. I'm sure, I'm sure they have a name and I'm just not thinking of it right now. And then, of course you've got the versions of squidwards house and Spongebob's house which, like the figures, also have lays all over them. The inside of squidwards house had some of his artwork and a brick built version of his clarinet, which was very cool. The inside of Spongebob's house had a really, really poor representation of his bed and the rest the detail Dales were pretty much all stickers. So the interior of spongebobs house in this set was not very good, but overall it looked pretty good from the exterior. The same thing for the Pineapple House. It's very similar designed to what Lego had done the previous two times. And that is it for Lego Spongebob Square Pants, Aka Bob Laponge. This is a very interesting theme because I think the first wave was great. The second way it was a little over priced for great. The third wave was great. I...

...mean seriously, the first three years of Lego Spongebob Square Pants, I would say, was pretty spectacular, and then it just got weird and went downhill. The builds got kind of half asked, the kind of repeated things over and over again. That got more expensive and they just didn't make that much of it and then it kind of unceremoniously ends into thousand and twelve and then mega blocks ended up with the license actually after this point. So very, very strange. I think, like Oh, spongebob had some great moments and some rather poor moments. And that is all all the Lego Spongebob Square pants sets. And before I go Lego, if for some reason you are listening to this podcast, you made it this far in make more spongebob stuff, and I think if Lego were to make new spongebob stuff, they should do like eighteen plus spongebob st up as weird that sounds because obviously spongebob, like most of these lego spongebob sets, are for like ages six to twelve. Spongebob is a cartoon show, but a lot of spongebob hands now are people that are my age, people that grew up with spongebob, who are not adults and had disposed will income. And if you guys made a two hundred dollar Krusty Krab that was super accurate and had tons of great details, Easter eggs references and all that fun stuff, I guarantee you it will sell. Do the same thing for the street. Give us more accurate versions of all these builds with way more detail I think they would sell very, very well, and I hope Lego just do it. Just do it, man. Everybody wants it. I'm sure they're willing to part way from mega that might have already actually part of the ways with their dumb license with mega blocks. Come on, Lego, get on it. Give us more lego Spongebob Square pants sets. And that is all of my time today. Thank you so much for listening today's episode of Brick Ology. I hope you learn something. Go find me on all those various social media platforms and online websites that I have accounts on. Please follow brick ology. I'm going over streaming service. You're listening, Guy, US love to hear your feedback and look, seventy five episodes and we're still going strong. Here's to seventy five more. More importantly, here's of twenty five more so I can get to that extremely exciting episode one hundred of Brick Ology. I love you so much. Thank you for listening to this podcast. I could not do this without you. Have a great rest of your day, week, month, whatever it is for you. Peace, sound God bless well, but it.

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