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Episode 15 · 1 year ago

LEGO Adventurers Egypt

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On the latest installment of Brickology, LegoLee329 journeys back to discover the hidden secrets behind the LEGO Adventurers theme and the wave that started it all. 

...goodmorning good afternoon of goodevening whenever, wherever you are listing, thank you so very much formaking me a party of your day. My name is Leipparmi might know me as Legole orLegoli three to nine from facepok twitter, instrogram Ou to Patrion. Youname it. I am all over the Internet, and this is the brickology potcast, thestudy of small plastic bricks. How are you doing today? I sincerely hope youare having a fanastic day June is coming to their clothes ore almosthalfway through the year twsend and twenty this year has been absolutelybonkers. It's felt like it's blown by and been the slowest year all at thesame time. That makes no sense, but I also think you guys might be able torelate to that statement and before I start today's episode, I do need toaddress the elephant in the room. Yes, I missed last week's upload ofBricology. It was not planned. I had you know this episode, that's about tohappen now scheduled four last week, but I ended up postponing it a week andppears wha. I was out of town celebrating a very good friend ofmine's, graduation and first off. Congratulations to that person. I won'tname names, but you know of who you are if you are listening and we partiedhard for a few days and ended up staying at their place for a while, andI was really tired. I was very tired. I got home last week late on Thursday andthen I had my brother's birthday to celebrate and then father's Day was afew days later. There was a lot of celebration there all at once alsohappy Bertay to my brother and Happy Fathers Day to my dead, but there as alot of celebrating at once. I was pretty tired and my voice had kindogone away and I was just like you know what everybody needs a by weak. Ihadn't missed an upload of brikology since February. I had been utloadingconsistently every week for like three months straight almost but last week Itook the week off. I apologize if I lete anybody down. I definitely didn'tmean to take the week off, but it ended up being something necessary for me andnow we're going to get back into the swing of things with bricology no moredays off, brickology will get back on its normal weekly schedule. However,next week is fourth of July weekend, I know I'll be going out of town again.Hopefully I can plan accordingly, but I'm also moving out of my currentapartment. So if I miss next week, know that swire that episode might be posteda day early or day late, not entirely sure, what's going to happen there, butbesides that brick allegy will be back on the normal schedule, and the lastepisode of Brecology I did two weeks ago was about Lego Abatar. The lastAirbunder set wicha course is a license theme, so continuing with brychologiesconsistent pattern. That means this week is for an unlessened steem. Thisis actually going to be the last unlicensed steep episode of this weekthat I decided on because the next one in two weeks will be the fan, voteepisode Moreon that later and this week's theme was jump straight and andtalking about it is Lego adventurers and specifically the Egypt subthing. No.I already mentioned that my brother's birthday was last week and I went upwith this episode like right after his birthday, it's ending up being a weeklate, but leg adventures is my brother's all time. Favorite legothemehe'she's not quite obsessed with Lego, as I am, but he loved liquor adventureswhen he was younger and Ligui Adventures was a little bit before mytime really. I was alive for the whole run, but I was extremely young and tokin of set the scene. Of course. Let's talk about what Lego adventurers is, soit's an original legoaction theme and it follows the adventures shocker. Thething called adventurers is about the adventures of the main character namedJahnni thunder now who is Johnny...

Thunder? You may ask one he's like alegal icon. This man is one of the most iconic original legocharacters evermade and he's essentially Indiana Jones. He looks like India Jones. He wears asimilar phodoristyle hat two Indian Jones. For all intents and purposes,Johnny Thunder is a knockoff Indiana Jones and literally the sets are prettymuch just knockoffs of different India Jones films. Slash a couple of othermovie franchises mixed in won't really talk about those too much today. Butlet's continue on about talking about what Lego adventurers is. The theme ranfrom one thousandnine hundred and ninety eight to two thousand and three.So a solid five year run and it had many different sub themes. Now we willdiscuss every subtheme of adventures on Bricology at some point, I'm probablygoing to do one a season until I get through all of them, but today'sepisode is just going to be about the Lego adventurers set from the subthingthat brickset refers to as desert a lot of people refer to this as Lego,adventurers, Egypt and, I think, obviously, desert Egypt. It's prettyself explanatory. It's set in Egypt and it's extremely similar again to IndianaJones and the first Indianand Jones movie, which is primarily se in Egypt,and that is raiders of the lost arc. Now a very short plot description.According to Bicipedia, they write the adventurers, have tribeled to Egypt tofind the legendairy Rayco Raycou, Ruby, no idea. If I'm saying that correctly,which is said to have magical powers, it is under the protection of theundead Paro Hotep, very simple stuff there very similar to lots of popularmoriy franchises. Also like the mummy, however, the mummy movie StarinburtonFasur, actually came ou in I nineteen ninety nine, which was a year afterthis thume, came out in nineteen. Ninety eight, but there are some oldermonmy movies that this definitely drew some inspiration from it's very simplestuff. The plot is nothing spectacular, but the characters, I think, are reallykind of what helps this theme. I mentioned ton. My episode about RockWriters that Rock Rader is one of the first lega themes to ever have namedcharacters and adventures is actually one of the few things before rockraders that had specific, named characters. Now we already mentionedthe iconic Johnny Thunder, and each of these characters had a littledescription that I've found on Bricopedia that I will read for you alltoday. So Johnny thunders his cried as a leading man and Lego adventures line.He is an Australian and he is daring, compassionate archaeologist. He SportsKhaki shirt with a red BANDANNA, his black legs and a rown Bush hat. Sothere is Johnny Thunder now somuch Juy thunders cohorte include Dor CharlesLightning, who was later renamed Doctor Kilroy by he referred to as CharlesLightning. For this original wave he was described to as o Jony, one ofJohnny Thunder's companions on his epich adventurs he's a professor andIsa fatherlike figure to Johnny. He Sports, a pith helmet, a white shirtand a red bow tie with green legs. Now Charles Lightning is very similar toIndianand Jones's father Henry Jones senior played by seanconnery in thelast crusade film. In fact, they used the exactsame piece. They made fourCharles Lightning's hat for Henry Jones senior when he became a mine figurelater on and want to know more about. Lagindina Jones actually did an episodeabout Lego, Inia Jones a few months ago. I believe it was the seventh totalepisode of Brikology continuing on with some of these adventurers characters.We had gale storm, who was later renamed Pippin Reed. This is the femalecompanion of Johnny Thunder, who is a buddy journalist from the quote.Unquote World magazine recording all of his adventures. She sparts a GreenBrown or tanjacket red legs or Tan legs,...

...and either a pit helmet or a pilothelmet. So that is the main female character from this line and let goback in the day you know now they have a lot more female characters, which isabsolutely fantastic. Thankfully they did that. But you know back in the daythey kind of had the one token female character and, finally, for the goodguys we had the character Harry can who, if you cannot say that quickly, itsounds like the word hurricane and he wis one of Johnny Thunder's bestfriends who was an experienced pilot. He wears a pilot helmet with a leatherjacket and black legs. Not a lot else is described about him and oneconsistent thing for all the heroes from this wave is all of their namesare related to weather, Johnny, Thunder Lightning, one guy's name just soundslike hurricane and, of course, storm. All of them have weather teemed name,which ive always sound kind of funny, and this is actually something that wascarried over to the line of PARO's quest sets from the year two thousandand eleven that a lot of younger legof fans might remember all the charactersfrom Pharos quest actually continued. This trend of having weather relatednames, that's just kind of a funny little tidbit about these two thingsand some you know, kind o connuity between the two of them, and now we canmove on to talking about the villains from llego adventures and an iconicvillain that actually was featured heavily in a brand new legasette. Thatill talk about in just a second here is baron Vaun Baron. I love this name,it's one of the stupidest names, but it's just hilarious. It rolls off thetongue. Super Warowell Paren of vadvaren is the name and hisdescription reads as the main villain in the adventurers line he ceeks totake things. He considers valuable, including dinosaurs. He has a scarredface and he sports a monical khaki shirt with a holster gray, legsatpalettz and either a pit, helmet, topat or pilot helmet and a let handhis left hand is a hook now. Baron von Baren is actually like one of the mostimportant characters of the brand new lego haunted house set that just cameout a few weeks ago. The new Lego Hunted House set is specificallysupposed to be Baron van of Barons Mansion and it has lone of art effectsthat he would have stolen from his times in the Lego, adventurers' line,that's a really cool Easter Agd, like I really you know, wound in on with thatHota House set, and I love that about this SA and Bero Mnbaron is one of theMORE ICONIC LEGO villains. Now for his side, kickes, he had a caracter namedslie boots, who was also known later as same sinister slabe is kind of a weirdname. I think I prefer Sam Senster and he's suscribed as the psychic orpartner two varin Baron von Baren, one of the mainn villains, who dress asentirely in black as episitit of archityple villain not much there, butthat is slyboot, slash, Sam sinister and finally, of course we have thevillain of this line. That's not the human whele. He was a human and that isParo HOTEP. Who is an undead Pharaoh who guards the imaginical magical ReguRuby again. I have no t idea. F, I'm saying the name of that correctly. Sothose are the characters for Lego Adventures. It's a very colorful,castic characters. I love these characters. They have some reallyunique names and stories and they have become icons in Lego. So now that we'vedescribed the plot and the characters it's time to jump into talking aboutthe actual lego adventurer sets themselves. So the year is nineteen.Ninety eight, your boy Legolee here your residential brikologist, was oneyear old. I was extremely young. So obviously I don't really remember thistime period now. My two older brothers do and like I've already mentioned, myooneolone of my older brothers, absolutely loved the adventure lineboth of them hat. They were like five six years old when these sets werecoming out, the absolute ideal age to...

...be obsessed with the adventurers line,and basically there are a lot of sets from ninety eight based offliadventures in this Egypt subthin. Twenty five total sets were released intotal according to brick set now some of them were very random. PromotionalPOLYBAC sets that I wild not be focusing on today in some sets weredifferent promotional items available in different countries like in Japan,kind of like with rock raiters included with like some candies and stuff. Iwon't be focusing on that stuff today, and some of them actually came out inninety nine and two thousand, which is weird. So there are some odd outliersto the Egypt sub theme. I'm just going to be focusing today on the main lineof boxed sets from this Egypt subthing we're not going to dig super deep intoall the small promotional poly bags and all that jazz were only going to focuson what I consider to be like the really important adventurers Egypt setsfrom this year, so that further ado, let's dive in to those sets I'm goingthrough. These sets based off their sortid set numbers on Bricopedia. Thefirst Ronn I talk about today is the desert expedition. This was a twentydollar set with one hundred and ninety two pieces. It included the figures,Harry Cane, Sam sinister, Baron von Baron and doctor Charles Lightning.Interestingly, there is no Johnny Thunder included with Thi Sep you diget four named characters. Now the bills include, with this set. FirstOffye got a small sarcothicus. You also got a little old timy Kindo car buildan nineteen twenty style car lot of those we've mentioned, throut Todhay'sepisode of Bricology, and then you got a biplane with a shark mouth at thefront. This was a pretty cool. Look had some nice printed pieces for this sharkmouth. I definitely dug the look of this Bild for this set, and this setreally was a nice little scene. It was a twenty dollar set less than twohundred pieces, but you got a fair number of bills and made for a nicelittle battle scene. There was actually a lot going on with this set and,interestingly, this set actually Kindo has two names. It was released as anoralbox set preferred to as the desert expedition, but then the set was alsoreleased as I set titled Treasure Raiders, and this was the exact sameset for the same price of twenty. U S dollars, but it also came with thisstorage container. That was in the shape of a MU mummy. It was a plasticstorage container that looks kind of like a sarcophicus for a mummy that youcould put the pieces of the set into or coulduse it as like, a bottle or athermis, or something very interesting, ND, actually Bot. The last time, you'llhear something like that in today's episode. So that is very interestingnow for seventy pieces and no price, because this was actually a shop atHome Promo we had the adventurers car. This set came with dtor CharlesLightning and the Bild was an old timy car, andtony style car, with stores inthe back for a skeleton figure and a crate seveny piece set. It was a shopat home premo. All the way back in ninety eight has to be one of theearliest shop at Hum preoecause. Obviously, the Internet was stillfairly. You know little bit of a newer concept at the time and these old tinycars prepared to get sick of them prepared to get sick of me saying old,timy car, because a lot of them come in these adventurers sets, and if youcollected this entire wave, you would have a small little army of this kindof automobile. So just bear with me saying the word old, timy car. Icouldn't think of a better description because they're obviously not licensed,but they look like cars from the nineteen twenties now for eight dollarswith eighty one pieces from this line, we had the adventurers tomb. This setcame with Sam Sinister and Pharaoh...

...hotebelieve. It's the cheapest way, INAbox set at least to get Fero hotep and the builds here as you get a tiny old,timy car four Sam' sister. But it's a really small one, like it's, a very,very small car, a polly bag kind of build, and it also came with a smalltomb with some printed hieroglyphics and a sarcophicus for Farahotip, andthere was you know like a future for him to kind of break out and he had ascorpion and a snake in a little the ruby that he could hold. There was alsoa storage crate with some tools for Sam sinister. It was a good small. Eightdollar set eighty one pieces, good price, but a small set, never the lessmoving on to a slightly bigger set for twenty dollars, woth one hundred andsixty one pieces we had the set refer to as the Valley of the Kings. It wastwenty dollars o hundred and sixty one pieces, and the figures included herewhere Johnny Thunder actually the first time her mentioning the Johny Thunderfigure in the set segment of today's episode and he came with a video camera.You also got the main villain, Baron von Baren, and you got some bills. Youhad a car shocker, but this one was actually a little bit different becausethis car was built from a sarcophicous piece like the Chassy of the car, whereyou could put. The actual figures was made from the sarcophigus piecerecolored in Tan very strange. It was a really strange, looking car, I'm notentirely sure what Lega was going for there and actually on the box. The caris seen broken down. One of its wheels is completely detached. Very odd.That's a very odd thing. The car in this set, I think, is really quitestrange. Now the rest of the bills of this set. You got a small side TombBild that had some snakes kind of crawling Ol Ovit and, in the main,build was a bigger tomb that had a surprise skeleton mummy inside with afun little feature to reveal that and like the set that I mentioned earlier,this one also has another version of the set for the exact same price thathad th of for mentioned storeradge container and that one was referred toas the treasure tomb so very interesting. Little weird details aboutthis set. Now we can move on to. I was going to say the bigger sets from thisline, because I actually made a Typo in my notes. I listed the next seterfor toas the Scorpion tracker as a forty dollar set. However, I added an extrazero. This is a four dollar set with thirty five pieces and included JohnnyThunder and some Scorpions and the build was an old timy car yep. That'slately, all this set was johnny thunder, some accessories, a Mat Scorpions andanother old timy car. Let's move on from that four, not forty dollar setnow for six dollars. We had the set refer to as by winged baron that mybrother, who loved Lik Adventures, actually got me this set for mybirthday this past March. This set is a six dollar set with seventy pieces andincludes one many figure. Baron von Baren, with his pilot helmet on and thebuild, is a very small biplan and that sit has a couple of guns on the topreally simple. Biplane billt also included that same treasure, map thatwe've already mentioned, but a nice biplane Bild, never the less so kind ofgoing through some of these little impulse size sets. We also have theeight dollars. Seventy seven piece set known as The Oasis and Bush. This setincluded, Johnny thunner and Sam Sinister and the build was a quoteunquote. Oasis now, an Owastiss for those of you don't know, is like a spotin the middle of a desert that is fluent with you know. Wild life haswater and trees and stuff where everything else is completely dead andbaron. This oasis had one palm tree and...

...then a small Sphinx Bile. Now theSPHINXS fiell that was included here is very cool, but I think calling this anoasis is definitely a bit of an overstatement. I don't know of one treemakes something an oasis, but it was a pretty cool set. Neverthe less and thesmall sphinx fill is in the shape of onubous. Lego loves, making sphinxes inthe shape of anubous instead of like a Pharoh. Alas, O that's kind ofinteresting, because phinxes in Egypt are not in the shape of Anubus, butwhatever I do, love the aesthetic of the God of the dead from Ancient EgyptAnubaus. Nevertheless, and this one like a lot of these sets had a very funmummy reveal feature and also included some Scorpions as well, and a skeletonmummy a pretty cool little set, although I think the name is a littlebit on the misleading side of things now for thirty dollars. From this way,with two hundred and sixty pieces, we had the mummy's tomb, this included,Johnny, Thunder Dctor, Charles Lightning, Sam sinister and Paraohhotep,and the bills were wait for it, wait for it, a small old timy car yup,another small car. That's very similar to all the ones that we have gotten,but that was just a side bill. The main build here. The actual mummy tomb is abigger size tomb on a decent sized basemet. I believe it was a sixteen byeight base. Platue there was an Obolisk with some hieroglyphics ofto the side,which was definitely a cool thing to see. Then you had a small rock statuewith a booby trap that what kin of shoot some spears again vary akin to befirst Indian in Jones movie, and then you also had a feature here where hecould twist a thing and this kind of sarcophicis looking biled would turninto revealing Faroh hotep and he was equipped with a lot of Kogir in thisset. So the main bill of the set was very cool. It also included one palmtree. So I was this part of Tha a formentioned oasis because of just theone single palm tree, I'm not sure, but it was a cool thirty dollar set. Movingtowards the bigger sets from this line for fifty dollars. With three hundredand forty seven pieces, we had Sphinx secret surprise say that five timesfast lots of illiteration with the name there. The figures included with thisset were Johnny, Thunder, dctor, Charles Lightning, galestorm, Varon vonBaren, Sam Sinister and Paroh Hotet, and the bills incude wit. This set saywith me three to one: a small old timy car that just seems to com in prettymuch all of these adventurers Egypt set, and then you also had a tent sidebuildvery cool cloth, tent piece. We don't see that too often from Lego. That wasa really nice piece and then the main build was all on a big Lego. baseplatepiece like it does not use these kind of raize baseplate pieces anymore.Their Lik noral base plates what they have like built interrain and have somesections that are printed in some sections: that kind of act as likelittle hidden chambers. So when you add pieces to it, it makes for a moreimpressive display. I like the classic old BA pieces, even though they kind oflimit some creativity with the build. They are still cool pieces, and thisset had some Obolis Ho had multiple obilius bills, which I think are verycool. There was another small oasis type tree, so I guess all of these setsreally are part of this oasis. That LEGO has created. You had an anubousstatue of to the side of the Sphinx, but the Sphinx. This time is actuallywhat you would think. A Sphinx from ancient Egypt would look lick now. TheSphinx was kind of gray and very colorful, worse Sphinx. In actual agent,Egypt are kind of more tan and less colorful, especially after thousands ofyears of decaying overtime, but at...

...least this Phinx definitely resembledwhat you'd think a normal Sphinx from you know, ancient Egypt would look like,and I do like that. Lego actually went with that here and of course, yet again.Another repetitive thing is: there is a hidden mummy kind of feature whereparoh hotel can kindo hide inside this fix that made for a pretty cool fun.Action reveal play feature, and this set the fifty dollar three hundred andforty seven spinks his secret surprise set, was voted on by my fans onInstagram as the best Lego adventurers desert, slash Egypt set. Personally, Iwas a bit surprised. I kind of thought the next that I'm going to mentionwould be voted the best, but you know what it's a good set. I do appreciatethe Bild even with some interesting color, so I can understand why a lot ofpeople might have voted this set as the best adventures, Eg YP set, and finally,the biggest set from this line. The eight dollar seven hundred and elevenpiece set is referred to as the temple of a Nubis, this that included Johnnithunder doctor, lightning Gaile storm Farahotet, Baron von Baron, SamSinister, so pretty much all the maincharacters. Besides Harry Cane andthe build of the set, the first one is drummrall, please a small car, but wait.This car has six wheels. It's actually slightly different from all the otherfour wheeled cars we had mentioned throughout today's episodes. So, thankGod we actually got a little bit of a different car. With this big set andspeaking of vehicles, there was a hot air balloon included with this set,which is very cool and like it does not make too many hot air balloons meanstill to this day, they're very seldomly found in Legoset, so gettingone here is very cool. It was had some big hot air balloon specialized piecesand a cloth netpiece on the top. It was a very, very cool, build also they said,included a big temple bill. The outside shape kindo looks like a skull. Thisdesign reminds me a lot of an Alpatam set from the year two thousand and fourogols like ice space, has a very similar kind of Bild. Although this oneis not built on a raised Baseb that who just built on a more normal baseplateand they build it up really well, and there are printed pieces all aroundwith hieroglyphics and lots of cool design. That's a very cool and strikinglooking temple at the top was a sarcothicous looking piece and theentrance was kindof like the mouth of this skull. It was a reallyaesthetically and cool looking design, and this set includes lots of coolpieces. There are skeletons snakes, Scorpions, lots of cool things allaround and, of course, inside the temple kind of like a side build islike a little tob. Four Paroh Hote, which is very cool, there's also sometreasure for the bad guys to go after and Transteal, and yet again there aresome trees, because you know what trees are required for this line, becauseit's all part of an oasis. According to Lego- and like I mentioned this- is thebiggest set from the line. Really. The one thing that confuses me about thisset is: Why is this set? Not a pyramid? I mean seriously it's an Egypt basedtheme. That's like the most iconic thing from ancient Egypt. The Pharaoh'squest line from two thousand and eleven the biggest set of that line was infact a pyramid. It's strange to me that they built this temple but didn't makeit a pyramid- and it's not like pyramids ar it's Superhard to make. Letgo even in nineteen. Ninety eight, because it's just you know to steckblocks on top of each other, as you get you know smaller towards the top. Ireally think this should have been a pyramid. It's a weird complaint, tocomplain about this thing, being something it's not, but just based onkind of what I know about Egypt and just kind of what I think, a lot ofpeople might assume about a theme. That's inspired by ancient Egypt. Itseems like this should have been a...

...pyramid in some way, shape or form. Soit's not a pyramid kinda weird, but it's still a very cool looking set, andthat is all those are all the Lego. Adventurers, Egypt sets that came inboxes. I hope you guys learn something from today's episode. Ofbrickology hada lot of fun, researching this line and don't worry adventurers fans, there'sjungle, dino, island and Oran expedition, a lot more adventureosstuff that I will talk about in the future of Bricology, more adventureepisodes are going to come and thank you so much for listening to today'sepisode. Likei mentioned at the beginning of the episode. I sincerelyapologize for missing. Last week, hopefully it doesn't happen again, butif it does iw'll try to let people know a little bit more ahead of time,because this time I abruptly just didn't upload an episode and- anddefinitely you I mean my streams, went down and my Anstergran vigits went down.So that's something I hope to avoid in the future also get ready. In two weeksthere will be a fan vote for what the tent episode of season to for bigogywill be. So look out for that on my anstergram page and speaking ofinstegram go find me online. Follow me an Instogram, follow me and tuiter. Ijust made a brand new twitter Fort Lego League and Fin mantoiter at Legol, thto,nine subscribe to my utube channel, and if you really love my content, maybeconsider becoming a patrion supporter like any donation. One dollar a monthwill go a long way for getting more awesome content like this podcast forthe videos or instrugrent post. I do so think you Goy so much for your support.Thank you for listening to day's episode of Bricology. I hope you have awonderful rest of your day and week. Jus Go ater piece out, byby.

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