Retrospective: 2017

Retrospective: 2017

As I do each and every December, I sat down to write about the past year, and all its up and downs, reflecting on whether it was a good year, or a bad year. 2017 must be categorized as both. For Houston, it was both a great year, and a terrible one. For me and my...
UCS Millenium Falcon Time-lapse build (4K) – LEGO 75192

UCS Millenium Falcon Time-lapse build (4K) – LEGO 75192

The LEGO Star Wars 2017 UCS Millenium Falcon is not only the largest LEGO set ever produced (and most-expensive), but is an EPIC build that took me right around 29 hours in total to assemble. This is a timelapse video showing the entirety of the build, spread out over...
UCS Millenium Falcon Unboxing – LEGO 75192

UCS Millenium Falcon Unboxing – LEGO 75192

I barely managed to snag the largest-ever LEGO set released today: The Ultimate Collector’s Series Millenium Falcon This thing is HUGE, and is going to take a LONG time to put together. I wanted to show the unboxing of this massive set, and tell the story of how...
What I Read in 2016: The Year In Review

What I Read in 2016: The Year In Review

For the Goodreads graphical version of this report, click here. Over the past few years, I’ve set myself fairly aggressive reading goals, and managed to hit those goals. 2016 is the first year that I can remember falling short of my goal, and not by a little bit—but a...
Retrospective: 2015

Retrospective: 2015

As 2015 ends, I take my yearly look back, at what has happened, not happened, and try to determine how happy I am with the previous year. 2015 has been quite a year, with mostly some very significant ups, and the downs being fortuitous in that they could have been far...
What I Read in 2015: The Year In Review

What I Read in 2015: The Year In Review

For the condensed, graphically pretty version of this that Goodreads provides, click here. While my reading rates continue to decline, my to-read list certainly hasn’t kept pace; it has grown by a full 20 books this year, which means nearly every book I read got...
What I Read in 2014: The Year In Review

What I Read in 2014: The Year In Review

Here we are in 2015, what should be the ‘future’, and yet it’s still very much the present. As I look back at the previous year, and all the books I read, it’s interesting to see where we are in regards to the fictional version of...
Book Review: Apocalypse

Book Review: Apocalypse

The Fate of the Jedi series concludes with Apocalypse, penned by Troy Denning. Wrapping up the nine-novel arc begun by Aaron Allston with Outcast, readers will see the ultimate victory–or defeat–of Luke Skywalker and the Jedi Order. Does Apocalypse live up to it’s name–or even its title?

Book Review: Darth Plagueis

Book Review: Darth Plagueis

Star Wars books are a dime-a-dozen nowadays, so it takes something unique to stand out in the overwhelmingly mediocre crowd. Darth Plagueis, by James Luceno, is one that has the potential to do just that. Detailing Palpatine’s apprentice-ship, and revealing more...