Thomas tests the Gudi Lego Bumblebee Transformers Robot from China

Thomas is a big fan of LEGO, but he doesn’t have much experience with the Chinese Lego brands yet. His first order ever was a Lego Bumblebee Transformers Robot from China (produced by Gudi). How did he like it?

At first, Thomas didn’t plan to make an article about it, so as he constructed the robot first, he didn’t make any photos, nor video. But, he was very satisfied with the robot, and it wasn’t even that hard to create. In other words, Thomas believes that people with some building skills from the age of 8 and up will manage to construct the robot quite easily.

The price of the product as Thomas bought it was 8 USD.

Gudi Transformers Bumblebee from China
Gudi Transformers Bumblebee from China

The instructions manual looks very similar to the one from Lego, but you should expect the steps to be harder to follow. Thomas felt this as they often include several steps and bricks in the same instruction, and sometimes these depend on one another, which can make it feel complicated. They will also instruct you on how to build both legs at the same time and both sides of the car, meaning that you will have to calculate a bit in the head as you construct (with real Lego they show you both sides step by step).

Bumblebee Lego from Gudi
The Bumblebee car from Gudi is finished and it looks really cool!

Thomas builds the Gudi Bumblee car

The car was a bit harder to construct than the robot, but still not very hard! The finished product looks really cool until you start playing a lot with it. Unfortunately, both the door and the window are really easy to tear off, meaning that a kid who wants to open and close the door, will be sure to make it fall of every single time he makes a move. The same is quite true if you try to make the window go up or down. Take a look at the video to see how easy it is.

Is Thomas happy about the Bumblebee Lego from Gudi?

What is the destiny of most Lego? You construct it, play with it for 5 minutes, and then you throw it away somewhere and the next time you want to play with it, some parts are missing. In other words, the process of constructing it is actually 85% of the actual fun. If that is true, then this was a great robot! The stability of the car in use wasn’t the best, but since Thomas isn’t going to spend much time actually playing with it, he doesn’t car. It was a great value for the 8 USD he spent on it, and soon he will get some more Chinese Lego he is going to test and write about!

Thomas almost forgot to mention it, but this is very important. The Gudi bricks are 100% compatible with your existing original Lego bricks.

If you have any comments or questions about this Gudi Bumblebee robot in the so-called Transform series, write a comment!

How to play Dixit with two persons?

Thomas brought some Dixit cards to a cafe here the other day, but they ended up being only two by the table. Is it possible to play Dixit with only two persons? How can it be done?

Thomas didn’t even have a working smartphone nearby, so he asked himself… how can I play Dixit with only two persons? Is there a working method or way to play the game that will work with only two persons? He came up with an idea, and he was actually quite satisfied with the result.

 How to play Dixit with two persons?
How to play Dixit with two persons?

How to play Dixit when you are only two persons?

The solution is to hand out 5 or 6 to both players. The first player looks at all his cards and finds one for which he finds a describing word. He then selects two or three other cards that he adds to the selected one and places them on the table.

The other player now has to pick the card the first player described with the first word he said!

There is no good way to decide who is the winner in this game, because you can easily trick the other by selecting stupid words… but if the goal is to have fun with a kid or someone you love and you do not really count the points, only play to have fun, this can actually work quite well!

Have you ever tried to play Dixit with only two persons? How did you play? I would love to hear your thoughts!

A Playmobil 9482 review

Thomas gave away a set of the Playmobil 9482 for Christmas to someone he likes, and he was curious to see the quality of his gift.

As Thomas discovered the Lots of Fair Fun/Family Fun Playmobil set on, it was available at a great discount. It was written that the original price of the set was more than 100 Euro, but at that given time the sales price was only 39 Euro. That was quite amazing, so Thomas quickly bought it.

The package of the Playmobil Family Fun (9482)

What do you get in the Playmobil 9482 set?

There are four main parts in the Playmobil 9482 set. You can take a look at the video beneath to see the four parts. The stickers are not properly attached in the video, but besides that, it is the way it should look once you make the correct preparations.

The video is little, but you can see the movements and what the four different parts are capable of doing.

After testing it for a few minutes, Thomas is quite sure that this package would never be worth 100 Euro. Yes, it might be worth 30-40 Euro, but he was a bit disappointed that the carousel didn’t move by itself, but it was hand-driven. The lights are blinking at the top of it, but that is all!

In other words, it might be cool and give kids something to play with for a few hours. But, it isn’t the coolest. If Thomas had to mention one thing he actually liked it has to be the shooting game in which you have 4 arrows you can shot at 6 boxes in total. This can be fairly fun, and you can compete with kids to see who is best at it!