Works With Lego: QLT Qiaoletong

Good Friday, everybody. Click the pic to read Chris’s review of Peeps Pepsi and the Happy Easter Building Blocks set, then catch up with the most famous surprise guest ever to drop by The Sci-Fi Guys.

I didn’t find this in cans. There were only plastic bottles available at my store. Apparently this isn’t new, but I’d never heard of it. It’s been around since at least 2020.

This stuff is ridiculously sweet. I could only drink half the bottle before my body refused to ingest any more. But the flavor is surprisingly enjoyable. I would not have thought marshmallows and soda would go so well together. I’d buy it again. But only once a year.

I found the Happy Easter Building Blocks set quite by accident, and I didn’t look too hard before I bought it. It was on sale and I needed an Easter article.

The sets are, appropriately, packaged in eggs. And they are all sealed with the same label, so the contents remain a surprise until you open them.

The pieces are brightly colored and Easter appropriate. Nothing to complain about so far.

These eight models are kid friendly Easter fodder. Your children may find the Easter wreath unorthodox. And the one-eyed hatching is a little odd, but according to the instructions that’s not part of the design. Just a packaging error. These were quick, fun builds, and I think any kid who digs Lego will dig these.

Normally I wait until the end of the article to reveal my verdict, but our special guest celebrity deserves the final spotlight. So I will tell you now that QLT Qiaoletong bricks definitely do NOT make the list of what Works With Lego. Most of these pieces are quality, but the eyes and wreath greenery in particular are problematic. A few of them have no clutch at all, and fall right off the studs they’re attached to. That said, these eight models still land safely within the realm of standard Easter fare. From here on, however, things get a little… unconventional.

It’s always amusing to see Chinese interpretations of American holidays, particularly when they get it wrong. Like this. Here we have some unidentified particolored bird. Is it a parrot? Who knows. What’s important is that it has a friend. I am, of course, referring to that most traditional of all Easter mascots, Rooster In A Straw Hat (…two bits!).

Rooster In A Straw Hat (…two bits!) may be the most traditional Easter mascot, but by far the most famous and beloved by children worldwide is Queaster, The Easter Quadruped. Is it a dog? A bear? Groundhog? Some kind of weird, tailless beaver? Who fucking cares, it’s Queaster.

The math geniuses among you might have noticed that Queaster brought the total number of models to eleven, but our eggs came in a dozen. Well, here is that unassuming final egg.

So we see a minifigure head. Looks like our surprise guest is gonna be a human. But who? Wait. Oh, no. Surely they wouldn’t…

Oh, yes, they fucking would. This Easter, lucky children will get to build a surprisingly cleverly-designed model of Jesus dying on the cross. What fun!

Ginger Action Jesus comes complete with a hinged waist to more accurately depict his body slumping as he slowly, painfully expires in the hot Roman sun. Gruesome historical accuracy for the win.

My hasty purchase meant that I did not examine the box before clicking Buy Now, so the surprise was unspoiled when I opened this egg. I had no idea I was getting this gem. I’m not at all joking when I tell you this is now one of my favorite possessions.

Happy Easter, everybody.

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