Bricks + World

Star Wars Polybag TC-4

  While the new Lego Star Wars sets have been available pretty much all over the world for more than a month now, they were released only last week-end in Japan! But it was worth the wait, as in my local Toys R’ Us (and...

Fushimi Inari Taisha

    Ryuichi Matsunawa is in Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto.     But he’s not alone. Somebody is lurking in the shadow :      

Krayt Dragon Skeleton!

    “A Krayt dragon skeleton! You know what that means, right?”     “Er….” “It means that we must be near the droids we’re looking for! That’s what it means…”          Here is my first attempt to insert speech bubbles in...

Je suis Charlie

    I assume that by now, you all know what “Je suis Charlie” refers too. As a reminder, I’m a Frenchman and while I wasn’t a regular reader of Charlie Hebdo, it has been with me since as long as I can remember and...

Ryuichi Matsunawa in Nishihongan-ji, Kyoto

  A new character is joining the blog, Ryuichi Matsunawa, and as you may already have guessed, he’s a samurai. He travels around Japan, and shares some of his travels here with you:     Here he is, in Nishihongan-ji, one of the many temples...

Lego Fukubukuro

  So, there’s this New Year’s tradition here in Japan called Fukubukuro. They basically are some big surprise bags that you buy on the first few days of the year and that contain in value about twice what you paid for, basically a 50% sale....