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My Little People Collection ๐Ÿง’๐ŸŒˆ

Hey guys! I wanted to share my Little People collection. Some of this I’ve had for a while and some is newer. I actually have been longingly gazing at Little People toys basically for as long as I have been in the USA… They are so, so very cute, and the sort of toy I would have loved as a little girl. But even as a toy collector I always felt like they were just… I don’t know, too babyish? I felt too self-conscious. I did get The Office set for Christmas last year, which I didn’t feel awkward about putting on my Christmas list:

But, nothing beyond that until this year. Now I actually have enough to “play with” (AKA, take photos of multiple fun scenes). So I’d like to share my sets/collection.

First, I got the Elf set with Buddy and Jovie. It kinda broke my heart to open this box! It had paper snow inside, making it effectively a snowglobe. But I really want to play with the figures. ๐Ÿ˜…

Very cute illustration in the back too…

Next is my Christmas Story Little People. Like the Elf one, the box is beautiful, really feels like a shame to open it:

Here’s the back:

The figures are so cute and detailed –here’s Ralphie!

I think Randy is by far the cutest and most detailed:

I also have a small recycling truck. I love how all of the vehicles in the Little People world are sentient, kinda like in Thomas’ world:

Next is the Food Truck. It’s so cute, too!

Out of the box:

Even if it’s just a sticker, look at that detail!

My nicest set so far is the Amazon Exclusive Big Helpers Home. What makes it exclusive is the special colors. I really love this little house. It’s super cute!

To be quite honest it has brought me far more joy than I imagined. When I ordered it, I thought “the moment I take this out of the box I’m going to feel like an idiot”. But I don’t, it is too adorable, everything is so perfect. When I moved things around for this posts’ pictures, I just felt so much happiness.

Here’s some photos of the very charming inside:

I thought I’d hate the sounds/effects and leave them off, but even those are adorable, starting with the kitchen light that turns on:

And the playroom:

There’s many fun sliding things and details even when you have no sound:

When it comes to actual figures, my most favorite set is the recent E.T. one. I love it so, so much!

This is just a random little figure I got the other day:

Finally, recently Christopher let me get this school bus. It should arrive tomorrow, and I’ll take photos then!

That’s all I have for now. I hope to have time to play/take photos sometime soon, but I am so busy with work. Hope you enjoyed seeing my cute little collection!

New Coloring Books! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ“š

I’m trying to catch up on posts regarding new goodies I’ve gotten. I can’t really post everything as my blog was really neglected for a long time (though, you wouldn’t be able to tell since I post a lot when I catch up and it’s all properly post-dated). Anyway! Today’s post is about coloring books.

Even though I’ve been collecting coloring books for the better part of five years, I don’t think I’ve actually ever voiced that. I don’t use them: I keep them for scanning and then printing into Bristol board, my favorite method for coloring. This also allows me to keep certain irreplaceable books pristine, such as the NIB collection I got on eBay of Muppet Babies coloring books (from the original show) or the set of Moomin coloring books, all in Swedish, that I found brand new at Goodwill of all places.

One of my newest finds is this Mandalorian coloring book. I love it!

This might be one of the few that are more for collectible purposes only rather than ever printing and coloring, but I never know if a friend I happen to have over might like to color them.

Ok, this was a HECK of a find! If you know me well, you’ll know that I love, LOVE Hercules. It’s one of my favorite Disney movies. Herc merch isn’t that easy to find, but a coloring book?? In 2022?? What? I jumped on it. It even has holographic stickers!

Here’s one of the inside pages…

So, the Bluey one I’ve had for a few months. But I don’t think I’ve showed it yet. Since I’m showing the Berenstain Bears one, I figure I might show this one also. I’m so excited for the season, so I can use these!

The Berenstain Bears one is AMAZING. It is SO thick, and the scenes are my most favorite sort of thing to color. I can’t wait!

The Bluey one is actually an activity book for the most part. But I’m really excited about it too!

Also, I’ll probably use this letter… ๐Ÿ˜

That’s it for now!

Dreadnoughtus Is FINALLY Here!! โœจ๐Ÿฆ•โœจ

OMG. I thought I’d die of old age before this was released! It had already been long announced well before July, which is when Mwako gave me the funds to preorder it as a birthday present. Months passed with no release date in sight, even as other countries were getting it. It was so frustrating! Eventually, I found it in the wild and just canceled my preorder. Both Target and Mattel really suck when it comes to preorders, at least for Jurassic stuff.

But I digress. Dreadnoughtus is here and it’s beautiful. And HUMONGOUS!!

The measurements were quite accurate. From tip of the head to tip of tail, it is about as long as I am tall.

โœจ JOY!! โœจ

I felt, and still do, that such a monster of a dinosaur really marks the end of my non-stop Jurassic collecting. I have Jurassic toys in the garage that Christopher is giving me for Christmas, and I keep lowkey hunting for that tiny Nasutoceratops, but beyond that, only a Colossal scale Trike would really get my attention now (probably).

A Walk And More LEGO Fun With MILS Plates ๐ŸฆŽ๐ŸŒˆ

Here’s a little friend I met on a recent walk!

Today we had more fun with our LEGO. I finally got to use the four MILS plates that Christopher made for me. It’s a lot of fun to create a landscape for my tree house! We are going to set up a table for our (very small) LEGO city soon, and I’ll be including this in it.

Here is the minifig that represents Christopher. I got him a pet rat, a gameboy, and a bag of brand new LEGO, along with pants and a shirt of a more accurate color!

My minifig has a nicer haircut and more accurate hair color, a new shirt and new pants, as well as a few new accessories.

Our partner’s minifig has jeans now:

But he needs a new shirt, because I just realized this is another female torso. Sigh.

Today, with Christopher’s and our partner’s help, I made a brand new meal for dinner –Creamy Broccoli and Fennel Casserole! ๐Ÿฅ˜

It had a very unique flavour. I liked it a lot! Technically, since this is a Blue Apron meal that I saved the recipe from, I’d already had it, but I didn’t remember at all. This time I used better ingredients I’m sure, and just overall did my usual bit of doctoring that generally yields pretty great results. ๐Ÿ˜Š

LEGO Friends Friendship Tree House Is Finished! ๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ™Œ

My LEGO Friends Friendship Tree House is all done! This was my favorite build yet, I really loved it so much! It is so colorful and packed with fun little details. Here’s a couple of in-progress shots, well underway by this point:

โœจ Ta-daah! โœจ

While I am not fond of the Friends line minifigs, I have to admit the actual sets are probably my faves!

Halloweeny Playdate With Shelly ๐ŸŽƒ

Today my friend Shelly visited! We had some Halloween fun to start off the season (a bit early, but I’m too excited!) I had a whole-ass Halloween Plex playlist for us –all kinds of Halloween cartoons/specials and movies. This isn’t even half of the list!

I dressed up Marzi in her new Halloween dress, we colored Halloween coloring books and pages, and decorated a special Halloween sticker book! It was so much fun. And of course we had lots of Halloweeny snacks.

Here’s Marzi with some of the goodies!

Marzi and I had a surprise for Shelly and Samantha, a Halloween dress of Samantha’s own! She was already wearing a cute autumny dress, as was Shelly, but she changed into her brand new one for our get together:

After our playtime, we made a fancy dinner. Then Shelly’s partner showed up and we all ate together before playing Mario Party. It was a really fun evening and I can’t wait to see Shelly and Ben again! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Finishing LEGO Haunted House ๐Ÿ‘ป

We (well, my husband and our partner) finished building the LEGO Haunted house today! This is an intricately detailed, gorgeous building. It’s also a very fun build in spite of some repetition.

Here’s some photos of the very awesome inside:

Putting the tower together…

The first attempt at working the elevator didn’t work so well, but our partner’s scream is so perfect I can’t help but laugh every single time I watch this:

A more successful attempt:

Did you know this set belongs to LEGO’s Fairground series? There is even a register in it, to get your ticket. That’s because it is a ride, not a house!

Anyway, an absolute blast. On to the rest of our LEGO backlog!