Posts Tagged ‘Collectible Minifigures Series 3’

Be My Brickentine Contest

January 10, 2011

Will you be my Brickentine? Just in time for Valentine’s Day Klementina Kos has started a new contest. And, as I am one of the judges I figured I better let everyone know about it. πŸ˜‰

Be My Brickentine – Men’s Contest 2011

NEW CONTEST!! Join our group for all questions and adding entries!

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1578666@N20/pool/with/5337226004/

With Valentine’s Day approaching, Klementina is organizing an international contest named “Be My Brickentine”. I am looking for the most original or seductive love story.

Award:
All 16 of minifigure collectable series 3 – get them all!
Free world wide airmail shipping included!

Start: January 8, 2011

End: February 14, 2011

Results:The winner will be announced on February 25, 2011

Organizer: Klementina Kos

Awards provided by: Brickarchitect

Judges: Stacy Sterling, Mariann Asanuma, Klementina Kos

Goal:
The main goal is to win the hearts of our female judges. Love can be expressed in different ways: through songs, gifts, love letters, etc. Be creative, build the most original seductive or love story. Show us your seductive capacities, what you would do to win her heart. Prove that love can be expressed through bricks as well!

Judging:
Judges will pay particular attention to the originality, details, setting, quality of pictures (not a condition), but also to the romantic aspect of the entries.

Rules:
1. Only men are allowed to compete, no women will be allowed to enter the contest.
2. Only one entry per person. Each creation may have accompanying text (optional). Entries may be minifig or other scale. Entries that were published before the beginning of this contest (January 8, 2011) are not allowed.
3. Minimum resolution for photographs is 800×600 pixels. Some basic editing in Photoshop is allowed – cutting out the background, editing color, contrast, etc. LDD is not allowed.
4. Only original LEGO parts are allowed. Entries that have non-LEGO parts will be disqualified, and authors will be notified.
5. You need to post your entries to MOCpages or Flickr group for this contest.
www.mocpages.com/group.php/15409?message=edited
www.flickr.com/groups/1578666@N20/pool/with/5337226004/

If you didn’t notice, this contest is for men only, no girls allowed. But, as most builders are men, that isn’t too big of a deal. So start building and good luck guys!

Series 3 Code has been cracked

November 18, 2010

Leave it to obsessed AFOLs to figure out the code for the different Collectible Minifigure Series 3 figures. Apparently there are these raised dots at the bottom of the packages that are different for each figure. The “secret” code was figured out by that guy on fbtb.net

Series 3 Minifigures Code 1

And too make it a little easier to tell where the bumps are Rick Therouxa has made a cheat sheet:

Collectible Figs Series 3 Dot-code

Collectible Figs Series 3 Dot-code

PLEASE NOTE: The gorilla apparently does not have dots, but instead is a “weird melted look.” Not sure what that means, but I guess you can distinguish it that way.
_______________________________________________

Based on THIS.

The bags have unique patters of raised dots along the bottom. I tried to reproduce the pattern the best I could tell from the pictures.

The Indian Chief and Samurai have very similar dot patters. I expect those to be the hardest to identify in-store.

And as a teaser, here’s a picture of all the figures:
minfigs 3

I still say that it will be easier to just feel the bags, but hey do what works for you. πŸ˜‰

Series 3 Collectible Minifigures Available Now!

November 17, 2010

On the heels of predicting to my friend yesterday that we’d be seeing the Series 3 LEGO Collectible Minifigures soon Hillel Cooperman has already gotten his hands on some!
Via brickpop.com

Not only that, but its no surprise they are already starting to show up on Ebay as well (for ridiculous prices I might add).

As promised by LEGO, there are no barcodes on the back 😦
Via brickpop.com

No word on if there is some other “secret” way of telling which figure is which without opening the bag. At least for me the “feel” method is faster anyways than either the barcode scan or the barcodes printed out so I don’t mind too much. πŸ˜‰

We’ll all have to keep our eyes on the look out now, but I also heard directly from LEGO representatives that there will be a much larger supply of cases available for series 3, 4, and 5. So hopefully more people will get them. Now if only LEGO would just tell us what they were, it would be a lot better for everyone.

I know the whole point is that they are supposed to be a surprise, but for all us diehard AFOL (Adult Fans of LEGO) fans out there, we’ll get them all regardless. And the whole “guessing” aspect of it is just plain stupid in my opinion.

Ah well, I’ll most likely buy a case myself again anyways. At least with that “method” I’m guaranteed to get at least three sets.

Series 3 Collectible Minifigures

November 7, 2010

Series 3 minifigs

Here’s the first non-preliminary image of the Series 3 Collectible Minifigures slated to come out in January.

There are some new elements and new colors, but if you read some of the online comments this series isn’t as exciting as Series 1 and 2. One of the most exciting, at least if my suspicion is correct, is the Elf Lord. If you look really closely, it almost looks like he actually has pointed ears. I don’t know if it is true or not, I guess we will find out in a couple months. But if it is true, it would be the first time that LEGO has given a standard minifig head ears of any sort.

Other exciting elements are the sand green fish and the white beard of the Fisherman, both new colors for those elements. And even the Fisherman’s fishing rod is different from the old style fishing rod.

The baseball bat, which up till now has only been produced by BrickArms, now is an official part. There is also the tennis racket and a new snowboard, for those who want more sports themes.

Some people fear that LEGO is becoming more Playmobile but I don’t necessarily see that as a bad thing. Playmobile has always been willing to take more chances and do themes and subjects that LEGO would find too controversial such as the Nativity. Plus, as I’ve been paying attention to the sets that are produced by both companies for years, LEGO seems to always be a year or two behind Playmobile in making very similar sets. For example — Playmobile came out with The Egyptians and next year LEGO is coming out with Pharaoh’s Quest next year (and from what I’ve seen of the sets, I’m super excited about it). πŸ˜‰

Now don’t get me wrong, LEGO is my first love when it comes to toys of course. But I had both LEGO and Playmobile growing up. I made the decision a long time ago to stick with LEGO rather than Playmobile for the simple reason that LEGO can be built into anything while Playmobile you are stuck with whatever you bought.

Okay, now that I’ve gone completely off topic from the start of my post, what do you think of the new series? Will it be as popular as the past two?

I know for a fact that there are definitely 2 more series slated to come out, and who knows what will be in those? πŸ™‚