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LEGO Adventurers Jungle

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On the latest installment of Brickology LegoLee treks into the jungle to discover the treasure of the LEGO Adventurers Jungle subtheme and all the hidden secrets it holds. 

...agood morning, good afternoon and goodevening, whenever, wherever you're listening, thank you so mot for makingme a part of your day. My name is liparmy might know me as Lego, Lee orLego Lee three tw, nine from facebook, instagram, twitter, Youtub, patronyname it. I am all over the Internet, and this is the brickology podcast, thestudy of small plastic bricks. How are you doing today? I really hope you aredoing oh so well and welcome back to brick ollogy episode, forty three firstoff, I want to apologize for missing last week. It's the first episode week.I missed in like two months now. The reason I missed last week's recordingis for a very particular reason and I' normally not one for excuses, but Ithink this is about as good of an excuse as it gets for not recording apodcast. The reason that did't record an episode last week- and I literallytried to last Thursday I literally sat down and tried to record the episode itwas just too painful for me- is because I had my wisdom, teeth removed lastMonday and the first couple days were fine and I was like Dang I'm going tobe fine to record bicalgy this week, but then, after the anesthesia wore off,I basically had just throbbing pain in my mouth and it's hard to talk for likean hour with throbbing pain in your mouth. It was really really bad. I satdown a tried to record for like a few minutes and it just was not going towork and I don't like making bad content. If I make bad content, I justdelete it. I have actually recorded episodes of bricology and completelyscrapped them, because I wasn't happy with the result, so I want to give youguys the best possible content. So I just decided to delay this week'sepisode of Brickology, but we're back and I actually have additionalannouncement season Fort bigology would be ending next week. Normally, Inormally have done the past few seasons. I have done ten episode seasons.However, I have so much content. I Av so much. I want to talk about, andsince I also just did two straight star wars, episodes WBUT, you know I astwenty percent of a normal ten episode season. I was like you know what Idon't think I have enough time intent episodes to talk about all. I want totalk about an each season and there's still some stuff. I need to talk aboutthis season on brickology, so without further do the big announcement isbrickogy will now be thirteen episode seasons? Yes, I'm adding additionalthree episodes to each season of bricology for the forciable future andthat will also add on the additional Qanda at the end of the seasons oftechnically fourteen episodes, so that is very, very exciting. This is theninth episode of season, for I believe so we are going to have four morenormal episodes of brickology and then the QNA to in the season so get excitedfor all of that, I am super hygh for that as well. I'm also super excited totalk about this week's topic on brick Ology, because it's something I wassupposed to talk about months and months ago. Actually this episodebelieve it or not was originally planned to air in September of lastyear over six months ago. This episode was supposed to come out over sixmonths ago, but I got delayed a lot for a number of reasons. Now the biggestreason is chedbick bosman passed away last August September, and I decided toscrap this episode and replace it with the episode about Lego. Black Pantherinstead go check ou that episode. If you want to listen to it and then I waslike you know what I can't really fit this episode in to season three, wehave to delay it to season for and then season four had that weird little twomonth, Piatis that I've already mentioned on brick allg in the past fewweeks and so and pretty much jus ended...

...up with this episode getting delayedrepeatedly, but we're. Finally, here were finally going to talk about thisparticular Lego, subtheme and I'm very excited because it is lego adventurers.Now, I'm on an adventure series I started in the season to when I talkedabout adventures. Egypt definitely go check out that episode, because I'm notgoing to be explaining the characters and some of the specific details that Idid in that episode, but kind of like I do Nojago Star Wars, I'm going to coverall of Lego Adventures, there's not that much of like goodventures. Ibelieve, there's only four separate lines, so it won't take too long forinto comer just one adventures episode per season, but the next adventurersufthing we coeld to talk about this week is Lego adventurers jungle and I'mreally excited to talk about this for youall today. But before I get startedgoing to shamelessly plug my other accounts here. Real Real, quick, so gofind me online. Like me on Facebook, follow me on instagram. Follow me ontwitter, subscribe to my Youtube Channel and maybe consider becoming apatreoon supporter literally, you can donate like one buck a month and itactually goes a long way to helping out this show and all the other content Imake. Additionally, I do some other podcast Ihave, a podcast called thevery manly muppet, show that mean a buddy from college made literally aboutthe muppets. It's Super Super Fun stream that on spotify and apple.Additionally, I have another podcast that has not come out yet, but it'sgoing to be entertainment based I'll talk about things like Wan Division,Orte to justice, League snadercu and stuff, like that. That podcast will becoming, hopefully next week, so tune into brickology next week, and thereshould be announcement about that. Other podcast, I'm trying to make awhole catalogue of podcast here, while I'm still kind of looking for afulltime job position. So look out for that as well all right announcementsout of the way, let's dive en deep into the jungles of Lego, adventurers, onerandom teeny little thing. If you hear like a litter box, wrestling around thebackground or some kind of sad meawls, I did get a cat a couple of weeks agoand he doesn't like it when I record these podcasts, because I close thedoor to the closet and he consistently like puts his PA under the door. He isnot like being separated from me: It's a little bit annoying, but it's alsoadorable. So please forgive my cat Yoshe if he distracts a little bit fromthis recording of Bricology, but let's jump into Lego adventurers jungle, likeI mentioned a few minutes ago, please Strin the episode of Lego Adventures,Egypt to get some more context on the main characters of the adventurers line,because I don't want to reiterate everything here: I'm Gon Na go aheadand assume you've already listen to that episode, and this continues thestory from the first line. Like I said, Egypt was the first line of adventurers,and this is the new adventurers plot, so very similar to Indiana Jones.Obviously, the first Indiaa Jones movie begins in the jungle, which, ironically,is the second line here, but it begins the jungle and ends up in Egypt andobviously inthien Jones goes back to the jungle and temple adoom and cameoef the crystal skull and goes to all of these sorts of places. Obviously,conny thunder is a complete rip on Indian Jones and it just gets more andmore apparent with this particular sub theme. Now here is a plot descriptionof adventure, jungle that I got from brick apedia and it is as follows: Theadventurers have headed to the jungle to find the ancient Sun Disk, apowerful artifect protected by the mysterious Ochu, the adventures, alsoor pitted against Segnor Palamar and Rudi Vollano every hon, the nos namedthere who are attenting to find the disk, but the factions Trye to collectthe treasures for different reasons. The adventures were historicalpreservation, the others were fame and money. Very typical, very, very typicalIndiana Jones plot obviousl in the engine is very famous for it, but longsan museum that kind of line very, very on the nose with their comparisons toIndiana Jones, and here are some of the new characters that were added Deulheare, some of the returning carcters...

...from the original adventures line. Buthere are the new characters added for this particular subtheme of adventurers.You have senior Palamar, who is the main antagonist of the Amazon jungletheme? You also have Rudo Vollano, like I said the name is last name is Volano.It's literally just villain with let's one different letter: That's prettypretty stupid if you Aski me and he is Inyour Palamargs closast criminalpartner, you also have Gabaro a sailor who works or both the adventurers andthe villains, kind of a neutral character there and finally, you haveachew the ancient guardian of the Sun Disk, so that is the plot descriptionand the new characters for this line. So it's now time to jump in and talkingabout the Lego Adventures. Jungle sets themselves. These sets were released inthe year nineteen. Ninety nine, which I was two years old in ninety nine. So Idon't really have a whole lot of memory from this particular year, but it's apretty great year, there's some pretty cool stuff that came out, one thousandnine hundred and Niety nine. Of course these sets as well. The first side iscalled jungle. Surprise, and this set has thirty three pieces in retail andfour two dollars. Yes, this was a two dollar set. That just sounds so wrongto me now, like in moder, Dey lego form there are'tny sets that are less thanlike four nd. Ninety nine, at this point so noing gas set used to retailfor only two bucks. It just sounds so strange, but I love it and thirty threepieces of two dollars is actually such a good deal, so the figure in this setis miss gale storm. Returning from the adventurers, Egypt Linand, she has oneof those really big backpack pieces. I believe this is a discontinued pice.It's a much bigger backpack than the normal Liko backpackage actually couldfit supplies in the back. It would open up. It was a very cool piece and I dontsay I let O see. Let go make something like that here, an the near future andthe build of this set here is a very small little shride that you can liftoff a piece and it does have these sun disk inside thatso includes a snake, aspider and a treasure map really boring stuff. Like I said this was atwodolar,say wel just slightly over thirty pieces, not a whole lot. You can dowith that peace count. The next set was four dolars and fifty cents, and itonly had nineteen pieces. That is a terrible peace count. There's an awfulprice orpiece for a four dollar. Fifty cent set nineteen pieces is awful. Imean you really can't make anything with nineteen pieces, that' substanted.That would take like twelve seconds to build very, very funny, and the figureincluded with this set is my favorite character Max Vallano and the build isa raft shacker. The set called a river raft has a Bild that is a reaft andit's so few pieces that this raft is literally just like three parts with anadditional red paddle, that's on a hinge piece and it looks prettyterrible Shaker the nineteen piece set has a terrible, looking build. Thotsoincludes a snake, a map and that same large, backpack piece in this set sucks.This is a terrible set. I know it's a small impulse by type set, but Lego cando better than this. I mean they did better than this in this exact way ofthis is a pretty awful set unless you want a cheap way to get some pieces andthat mini figure, an the next set is another two dollar set thits. One onlyhas twenty four pieces and the figure included here is a choot. Now a cho isa fantastic figure. One of the best figures from the adventurers theme as awhole, not just limited to this jungle sub theme. He has an awesome, hair,dress, piece and an Awesome Cape piece. Now I personally did not own any ofthese sets. However, my brothers clearly did because I have this Atumini figure in my collection and I love the hedddress piece they made for him.It's a really really cool. Looking pizz and honestly reminds me a lot of thenew subething from Ninjago set on islands very kind of similar vibe tothat it also kind of reminds me of the island subething from pirates a littlebit earlier in th s as well a so the...

...build of this sent. You get a smallshrine with some cool colors ind detail. But again it's a twenty four piece setand a lot of those pieces go to the mini figure. So not a whole lot. Youcan do, but it doesn't look too bad and it's definitely better than theaforementioned raft. So those are these small impulse by type sets from thisadventurer subtheme, nothing really to write hum abelt. But let's move on tothese slightly bigger sets from this line. The next set we're going to talkabout. Is These sixdolar? Seventy two piece set known as the Pon Toon plane.This had included the figure of Harry Cane, the returning character from theEgypt sub theme and the build is again Shokker, a pontoon playing which ofcourse, is another woard for a flut playing a plane that can land on waterwhich I've always loved, float playingits, always found that conceptof an airplane landing in the water super cool. I don't know why it's apretty simple thing: it honestly makes a lot of sense, but it just always blewmy mind as a kid nd kind of still blows my mind as an adult, and this is notthe most attractive, plaing color sking wise. It's Brown and Gray, pretty uglycolor combination, but for a six dollar set it has a really solid build. Youdon't get big airplanes that can fit in minifigure and have storage for shovelsand pickax in six dolar Lego sets anymore so for six bucks. This is anincredibly good lego set besides, I, which I think the colors ould couldhave been a little bit better, but hovesly they're also probably prettyrealistic to the time period. This theme is trying to imbulate, so nothingamazing, but a definitely a great small set and would really satisfy any kid atthe time. Doubling an price point for twelve dollars. With one hundred andtwenty eight pieces, we have the set known as these spiders secret. I lovethe illiteration in the name of this set. This at includes two figures toget miss gale storm it again, and you also get our first appearance of SenorPalamar that the builds here continue a joke from the Adventureo episode youget a small geep build now. If you listen to tha episode, there are somany small jeeps in that line. There's not as many in this one, but the jokestill does continue to get a small jeep style build with this set- and I lovejeeps, but it's definitely an overdone shrope with leco adventurers. It'sdefinitely a cool vehicle, though you also get a video camera, which I love.The LEGO, video carand pieces that actually had bebility to like put thefilm pieace inside a little bit. anticliar Obvou seen the technology butvery cool, and it also had a small camp build on the side. Not The main build.Is this shrine that obviously has a big spider web, which is where the namespider secret comes from, and these spider web had a skeleton stuck behindit, but you could lift it up to reveal the sun disc, pretty simple stuff, butI think aesthetically speaking, it looks pretty good and overall for atwelve dollar set, which is over one hundred twenty pieces. Tha's definitelymade for a really good scene. So not amazing small sets here, but I thinkthey're pretty cool for the most part and definitely are worth the money backin the day. The next set is twenty oar with one hundred and seventy fivepieces, and this is known as the expedition balloon. This one came witha whole lot of mini figures for a twenty dolar set. You get JohnnyThunder very odd. We're talked about five sets so far from this adventure.Jungle sub theme- and this is the first time we are mentionng the main dudeJohnny Thunder himself. But of course you do get thee, Johnny Thunder figurein this set. You also get Dr Charles Lightning Er. Turning from the lastwave, you get Harry cane and Max Vallano. Yet again now the builds ofthes set. The first one is a shrine build. If you hear the word trying alot in today's episode. That's because almost every set from this sumethingincludes some sort of Amazonian shrine. It's a little weird. It's just the way.It is there's lots of shrines in this particular adventurers line. So gets asmall shrine, build that has a spider...

...web and it does have these sun disk andthere was a little play feature where the Sun Disk was on a platform thatcould be slid out and stolen and taken away very easily to put in the mainbuild of this set, which I guess likee refers to it as a balloon. But it's waymore blint shape to me. It's a blimpit's, essentially a small blip,now blimps, there's not too many blimps in the world. Fun fact, I believe,there's only like twelve blimps in the world right now, really really specificand weird useless fact, but blims are super uncommon vehicle. So, if you eversee a Blim, it's a very rare, currence and they're, even more rare n Leco Leco,hardly ever makes balloons or blimps of any kind. So it's really cool to getone here and obviously blamps do feature heavily in the third IndiaJones Film. Continuing on with the comparisons between Indina Jones andthe adventurers live. That would be a fun tengetil episode of Bricology. Itwould break from my normal trends but be fun to compare India Jones, themovies to the lego adventure sets. Would you guys be interested in that ifyou're listening on Youtuber any way of commenting just let me know, I wouldlove to hear your thoughts on that idea that I literally just came up with offthe top of my head. Okay, let's get back on topic focusing on this Blib,it's made from a huge specialized piece that is literally so big it couldn'tfit in the box. Now like, I could have just made a bigger box, but insteadthet made this really creative packaging were the front and the backof the blimp are sticking out of the box super cool packaging. I would havebeen obsessed with this if I saw it on shelves like a toys arust. When I was akid, I would love to go back int time and see this sort of thing. It's reallyreally cool and the bottom of the BLENP has a very simple boat like the dignbut can fit all the mini figures. ICH is super important for us say thatcomes lots of figures, it's a great set and, in my opinion, the best set and,in your opinion, also the best liquod adventures, jungle side, a wot it on bymy fans on Instagram to now surprise. Here this it is super unique, it's kindof iconic to this line. Honestly, I love this set and you do as well, Ihonestly and considering going on Ebay right now and just bind this setbecause of how cool it is now. Admittedly, it does feel a bit anticlimatic when you rave about one of the smaller sets- and I still have thebigger sets from the line to talk about. But we do have bigger sets here, butusually are the more desirable ones. The first one here is known as theriver expedition. This set was fifty or three hundred and eighteen pieces andincluded the figures of Johnny, Thunder, Maxwellonodr, Charles Lightning,Garabos, Senor, Palimar and Achu, very, very cool. As for the build of the set,you get a boat and honestly, this boat's kind of ugly, it's kind of anugly build. If you don't know what this looks like, I was to just looking it uponline. It's a weird Combo of it looks kind of like a steamboat which wouldmake sense for the jungle ish setting, but it also has like a sailed design. Idon't know I don't know boat expert. Maybe there are boats that look justlike this and I'm just an idiot or completely uninformed, but it lookslike a combination of two very distinctly different styles of boat, soI'm not really sure what's going on here, it couldn't fit the many figures,and I has some storage at the back, which is nice. It wasn't bad forplaying bility's sake, but for display sake, it's definitely not an attractivebuild. On the other hand, we have the other build of this set, which is anisland type cave thing, and this caves in the shape of a face. I can't tell ifit's supposed to be a human face or like some kind of monkey face orsomething it's in a very scollish looking face. Design like it has doneplenty of cave shape, faces before it's...

...not a very normal thing, but it doesappear in Lego, and it also includes the sum disc, of course, and you getsome spider webs and some snakes, which is a trope that happens in a lot ofthese sets, and you do get some big palm trees all around what they buildto kind of add to the island jungle asthetic, which I do like and there's avery, very small dock for the boat and honestly this is a mediocre set. Thisis one of the bigger sets from the line and neither build or presses me. Ithink, they're, both just not super attractive. Looking and yeah, I don'tknow, there's not much else to say about this one. This is definitely oneof the worst big adventurer set in my opinion, but there is one more set fromthis line that hopefully can redeem the last set, and that set is known as theAmazon Ancient Ruins. This is an eighty dollar set that includes four hundredand fifty eight pieces as o. The figures included with this set. You getJohnny Thunder at Cou, Tor, Charles lightning, Garabos, miss gale storm andSenor Palamar. Obviously, all these characters have been included in othersets in this way to think really special or exclusive. Here the build ofthis set is a small cheep. You, a small little CEEP build. Of course you gosmall tiny little jeep build with this set nothing to write home about there,you al to go a small boat which is kind of cute, and then the main build of theset is, of course, the Amazon ancient ruins themselves and it's built on abig raised, baseplate piece. Now I've mentioned these a few times onbrickology before they are no longer in circuit. I believe it's been over adecade now, since Lego has used. One of these raised base PLA pieces. Now theyuse baseplate pieces all the time with, like majer buildings and stuff, likethat. Those ones are completely flat. These baseplate pieces, if you don'tknow what I'm talking about they're very large and they have fourindividual sections that kind of raise out of the ground it's hard to explain,so it sugjust just kind of looking up if you're not entirely sure what'sgoing on, but they have these sections that come out of the ground, with studson them and they're able to interact with likeo pieces in a very particularway, there's even little holes kind of edded in and printed details throughout.Where there's no studs very strange, I kind of understand why Lego has gottenrid of them. I don't really think they encourage creative lego building asmuch as as building something completely outer brickswood, butthey're, also pretty cool and very, very nostalgic, I think, to classicLego fans now. One side of this base plate has some palm trees and a lot ofskeletons. So clearly, a lot of people have died here and there's a trap andthere's also a video camera. It's pretty barren on one side, but that iskind of like the front. This actually is oriented differently than most ofthe big basepate pieces. Normally they kind of go across from the wider side.This one is more narrow but deeper, and there is a rope bridge in the middlewhich of course, is a classic trump from Indian Jones and plenty ofadventurer sereals. That goes over a river that is printed on the baseplate,where you can put the aforementioned boat built on. So that is a pretty coollittle detail now, of course, you can cross that Little Bridge to lead to theancient ruins of the Ammazon temple very good. This looks very good. It'scolorful, it's got good building techniques and there are lots of greatplay. Features. Ache stands on top with these sundisk piece, not really surehow a shoe s alive. I don't really don't know the context there in thestory. So if you know please let me know, but there are some traps: Thoprovent, anyone from reaching him. There are some spears that come out ofthe ground, there's things that can fall and, of course there are trapdoors, which is all very typical but of course, very fun to play with- and thisagain is so similar to Indiaa Genale. It's honestly pretty much just a riffon the first scene from baders of the last Ark, and I love that, andobviously lego eventually made sense based off that scene as well, very,very cool set and definitely a fairly...

...high note to end talking about the Lego.Adventurers jungle sets. However, I want to in this episode by saying Ithink of all the adventurers lines. This one is the worst it's slightlyunderwhelming to me. There's only two sets really that stick out a lot of thesets are very small and then one of the bigger sets, I think, is Loki kind ofcrappy. So besides the BLINP and the ruin sets, this is a pretty mediocurewave. If you ask me which adventures has such a great way with Ejot the nextone I'll talk about unseason, five with Dinal island is great, and then I loveOrient Expedition, but this one is definitely the weakest adventurers wavein my opinion. But what do you think? Please? Let me know and thank you somuch for listening to today's episode of brickology. This was a fairly quickepisode of brickology and I really appreciate you tuning in today. You canfind me online. Thank you for listening to everybody on spitify and applepodcast or Youtube Erever. You are listening. I just really appreciate youtuning in today and please come back next time. I'll see you guys later peceout by.

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