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Brick Swag May Unboxing Theme: Super Heroes

It’s July and I just now have time to post the May box. It’s kind of fitting since it’s Independence Day and I’m wearing the May shirt today.  The theme for Brick Swag this month is “Super Heroes”. BrickSwag


The shirt design features a LEGO Captain America’s Shield. This is on of my favorite shirts. It tarnished a bit by that stupid Hydra Cap publicity stunt started right after I got the shirt.



The Silly Brick Pics poster features Superheroes. The text says “Always be yourself, unless you can be a Superhero.” There are five Superhero themed trading cards.

BrickSwag’s May Build


The build for May is a Creator Tiger polybag. Nice little set but disappointing considering it doesn’t fit the theme.  The BrickSwag brick is orange and has the May 2016 printed on on end.There’s also some custom capes from Cape Madness.

Brick Books

brick_swag_may_book  There was only one build in this month’s box but we did get a DK readers Super Heroes book. Plus a comic that is usually packed in the DC comics LEGO sets. brick_swag_comic

Have you noticed what Brick periodical is not pictured this month. This month my copy of Build was a digital copy. They are considering going digital to save on printing cost and putting that saving into more bricks per month or more colors on shirts.

BrickSwag Box Contents

  1. Tiger Build
  2. LEGO Captain America Shield Shirt
  3. BrickSwag 2×3 Brick
  4. Build Magazine
    • An article on how the Super Station Master minifigure from a 1998 PC game.
    • A timeline of how many Hero mini fig were released year by year.
    • Instructions on building a baby Kal-El Spaceship from AbbieDabbles
    • An Article of how they build the brick shield that used as a reference for the shield shirt.
    • An article on the LEGO Ideas Maze set.
    • A list of events BrickSwag will be attending.
  5. Custom capes
  6. Five mini-fig Cards
  7. Be a Super Hero poster
  8. Lego Book
  9. LEGO comic


Cape Madness

Brick Builders Club

Silly Brick Pics


So how much does this cost? A monthly subscription is $26 plus shipping. It was $7 for me so total cost was $34. The price per month goes down if you buy in 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscriptions. Subscribe to their email sometimes they send  discount code for new subscribers.

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Independence Day speech clip and text!

My traditional posting of one of film’s great speeches with text so you can recite it.

President Whitmore’s Speech From Independence Day

“Good morning. Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world, and you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. Mankind, that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences any more. We will be united in our common interest. Perhaps it’s fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution, but from annihilation. We’re fighting for our right to live, to exist. and should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice, ‘We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on, we’re going to survive.’ Today we celebrate our independence day!”