The best Lego sets ever - No. 9

Hello! Today there will be the next post about the best Lego sets. Now there is the time for number 9, namely:

6990 Monorail Transport System from Space theme, Futuron subtheme:

I also do not own this set. Nevertheless it is the best Lego Space set (so it will be the only representative of this theme). It was the first set, in which my favourite Monorail system, about which I have written here. It is of course present on my list of priority purchases. :)
The assortment of the parts from this set is not very extraordinary, but it is large enough to build your own Monorail train. There are few tracks, but when you will have some other sets with this technology used, you can expand them to quite large sizes. The set also contains parts with lights, a cable and so-called battery box, which allow to build MOCs with shining parts, not neccessarily related with Space or trains at all.
The main model of the set itself was well designed and it is nice looking. It is also quite playable - it contains various lockers and five minifigs - two blue astronauts and three yellow ones. The next advantage are alternative models given on the back of the instructions sheet:

It is all for today. In the next part there will be a set which is already in my possession. :)

Best regards, Dr Kilroy


Adventurers comics by Athos


Today I want to show you Adventurers-themed comics made by Steven Bishop, also known as Athos.

At present, he made four of them:

1. Johnny Thunder and the King of the Gypsies - it tells the story of Eridanus Cooke (a friend of Johnny, a "replacement" for dr Kilroy) and his peripeteia with the king of the gypsies and his daughter. The content is perhaps not very elegant, but the plot is interesting. ;) The comics, apart from Kilroy, also does not contain Baron von Barron.

2. Johnny Thunder and the Poachers of Prehistory - one of the less interesting, in my opinion. It tells the story of poachers hunting for dinosaurs on some South American island. They also capture miss Pippin Read.

3. Johnny Thunder and the Cave of Terror - this is my favourite comics. This is a story about Johnny and his friends and his enemies - including dr Kilroy and Baron von Barron - searching for a treasure in a cave, which they found out to be magic and haunted (it sounds a bit funny :) ). It is worth mentioning, that the story was published on the All Saints Eve, also known as Hallowe'en. ;)

4. Johnny Thunder and Blackheart's Gold - all "classic" heroes and Eridanus Cooke are included. The story is about searching for a pirates' treasure in amazon jungle.

A comics named "Johnny Thunder and Valhalla's Stepchildren" telling about adventures of the adventurers with vikings, is said to be in progress, but I do not think that it will be finished in the nearest future.

Anyway, I encourage you to read and watch.

Best regards, Dr Kilroy