Posts Tagged ‘Comics’

The Hulk Minifig is Smashing

May 15, 2012

Hulk MinifigImage via: FBTB

Starting now, since its already past midnight in the East Coast, you can get a special Hulk Minifig with any $50 purchase (in the US) on LEGO.com. According to BrickSet this offer is also available in the UK for a £50 purchase. I don’t know if this offer is available in other countries, so you might have to check out your country to see if it is available.

The offer starts May 16th thru the 31st or until supplies last. It will be available both online and at particpating LEGO Brand Retail Stores.

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Although I like the larger Hulk that is available in the Helicarrier Breakout set I am rather fond of this Lou Ferrigno esque version as I actually remember the old TV show , and yes, I know I’m showing my age. 😉

Minifig Talk Bubbles

October 28, 2011

Something new, and a kind of interesting is a product called LEGO Minifigure Speech Bubbles

I’m still not sure what to think of this. At $9.99 its not too expensive and it is available at Toy R US and other retailers.

Here’s the product details:

Create a scene and start a conversation between your LEGO MiniFigures with the LEGO MiniFigure Speech Bubbles. Each set includes 24 Speech Bubbles that can be connected to your MiniFigures to make it look like they are talking. Attach the stickers with pre-printed sayings or use the included stencil to make your own messages. Comes with one Lego MiniFigure to add to your collection!

The LEGO MiniFigure Speech Bubbles includes:
1 LEGO MiniFigure
24 Speech Bubbles in different colors and shapes
12 Pre-Printed Sayings
24 Blank Stickers
1 Stencil to make your own messages

To me it would have been better if they had all been clear and not in red, yellow or blue. I can see uses of it in creating a comic, but you could easily do that on Photoshop. But we will see. Who knows, it may be the next big thing.

San Diego Comic Con — Preview Night 2010

July 21, 2010

Well guys and gals I don’t know how much I’ll be writing the next few days as it is Comic Con. I have a tendency to start running out of steam by day 3 or 4, but I will do my best to get what I can out there to you.

Although today was the preview night I actually headed down last night to help out a little with the booth, some of the glued display set models were damaged in transport and I needed to put them back together again. So I got a really good look at the new Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter that they were premiering at this Convention. It is a pretty sweet model. I also got to help build the display of the new Imperial Shuttle that will be available this September. I have to say that is a really wonderful parts pack, even if I wasn’t into Star Wars (which I am 😉 ). Not only were the new Star Wars sets there, but the new LEGO Harry Potter sets were on display too.

As I was down there early I got to see something the public rarely does. LEGO in set up mode.

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What was a surprise to me today was that two of the display models that LEGOLAND California brought were actually promotional models I made several years ago.

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Recognize my signature dragon? He was originally made to promote the then new ride Knight’s Tournament. Also the figure in the yellow shirt is Miniland Stan, LEGOLAND’s former mascot. Little known fact — since I made all the Miniland Stan models for the video and print ads, I’m his “mom.” I’m even on the souvenir video with Stan referencing me as his creator. 😀

The booth is pretty cool this year with awesome graphics and a nice open floor plan.
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Even the back of the booth has really fun comic pictures
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I couldn’t fit it all in one shot so I had to take two pictures.
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The one thing I forgot to take pictures of was the special raffle drawing that they are doing for a Boba Fett commemorative display with three different Bobas — White Boba, 1 of 2 Gold Bobas and 1 of 2 Silver Bobas. At least I think those are the colors, I’ll take a picture tomorrow and let you know.

There is also a chance to play and sign up for LEGO Universe. I played it a little bit today. Its pretty fun and there are so many things that make it cool. If you do order it at Comic Con you get a special LEGO Universe shirt.

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That’s all you get for now. I’ll be posting more soon as the days go on.

Mini Wonder Woman

June 12, 2010

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While my brothers were building Venom and The Incredible Hulk I was also building some iconic comic book characters.

My first of several is Wonder Woman. I distinctly remember watching the tv show reruns when I was a very little girl.

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Creating something so recognizable can be a challenge. Its all the little details of color and element choices to get it just right that can be tricky. The only thing non-LEGO is her Lasso of Truth which is made of pearl cotton thread.

I will be bringing her along with several other superheros to BrickWorld. 🙂

Venom Captures Spiderman

June 2, 2010

While my brother Mike was creating the Incredible Hulk, our younger brother Matt created Venom capturing Spiderman.

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Now normally I don’t feature such dark models on my blog, I try to keep it as family friendly as possible. This is a special case however, as this was made by family during a family weekend. 🙂

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As you can see, Matt has his own style. Its a lot more organic. He is actually better at LEGO model building than me, at least when it comes to thinking “outside the box.” For a few months he even worked with me in the Model Shop at LEGOLAND California.

The only problem with Venom is that it is very fragile. He warned me to be really careful, because if you look at it wrong it falls apart. 😀

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You can see a few more pictures of this on my Flickr Photostream.

Doctor Who’s K-9 — Bladewood Style

February 27, 2010

Louise Dade creator of Tranquility Base Comic has created a trio of K-9 models in a variety of colors — classic Doctor Who gray, Classic Space blue, and Space Police white.

Simple in design yet properly proportioned considering the Minifig scale. I can just see them rolling along behind the Doctor. 😀

Miniland Comic Book Shop

September 14, 2009

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Here is another of my earlier models. I made my Miniland scale Comic Book Shop over six years ago. This model was part of a set of models I designed for my portfolio to get my job in the Model Shop as a Model Gluer (one step below Model Builder, the position is now called Model Associate).

Before this, I had never built in Miniland scale and didn’t really appreciate how versatile it is. I have to admit, once I really mastered it I haven’t gone back to Minifig scale very often. I know everyone loves Minifigs and their cute expressions, but you can only do so much with a Minifig. Their legs only bend at the hips, their arms can only be positioned so many ways, etc. Even with some of the more unorthodox methods that are out there (such as disconnecting said arms and legs), you are still limited with what you can do in Minifig scale.

I loved Miniland from the moment I first saw it over ten years ago. The main reason I got into LEGO in the first place was because I loved miniature houses. However, even as a small child, I realized that normal miniature houses you build and decorate and then they just sit there. With LEGO, you could build, decorate and play with your house then take it apart and build something else. All I built when I was a child was houses, castles and Forestmen hideouts. 😉

During my time working at the LEGOLAND Model Shop Miniland continued to be one of my most favorite areas of the park. In fact one of my nicknames at LEGOLAND was the Miniland Mom because I took care of Miniland throughout my tenure at the park.

There are a lot of details in this model, something vital in Miniland scale building. I also made as many different types of Miniland people as I could so that I could show that I understood the scale. If you will notice, all of my people have yellow skin. The main reason for this is that I didn’t have all that much Tan in my LEGO collection back then. And here’s a fun fact, the original Miniland people built in Denmark at the first LEGOLAND park were all yellow. That was because at the time LEGO only came in a few colors and Tan was not one of them.

There are Micro scale models of an X-wing, AT-AT, Tie Fighter and a UFO, racks and racks of comics, a bin of Lightsabers, “Life-size” Jedi and Spiderman displays, and a clown to attract buyers to the huge sale at the front. You can’t tell it from these pictures, but he guy buying a Star Wars comic at the register is dressed as Luke Skywalker. 😀

I don’t have this model any more, mainly because my cat knocked it off the table a little while after I made it. 😦

It was a fun model to build, and it helped me land my job, so it holds a special place in my hear. 🙂