Posts Tagged ‘Diver’

Finding Nemo

September 20, 2012

Finding Nemo

Blake Baer has created an awesome and accurate replica of the inside of the fish tank (sans tank) from Finding Nemo. All the characters are there, and even the volcano and little diver. πŸ™‚

The model has a very organic feel to it and the loose 1×1 round plates are a great effect as the rocks on the fish tank bottom.

Collectible LEGO Minifigs Series 1 Contest

May 25, 2010

Eurobricks is holding a Vignette Contest all about the Collectible Minifigure. The catch? It has to be a City vignette and you don’t actually put the minifigure its made for in it.

What You’re Building
Create a town based vignette where you could display any one of the 16 new Collectible Minifigs from Series 1. It’s just that simple. I’m not even going to provide examples for risk of taking a good idea, but I’ll tell you this: Imagination is the key. People vote for creative entries, not the same old boring scenes we all expect. Do something surprising, just make sure it’s town based.

From what has already been posted there are a lot of creative builders out there. For a complete set of rules and prizes check out Eurobricks. The contest will end on June 6th, 2010. So if you want to participate, get building. πŸ˜‰

Collectible Minifigures now at Toys R Us

May 21, 2010

First Set of Figs 1

The rumors of Collectible Minifigures showing up at Toys R Us are true. I just went to my local TRU and I found several different figures. Unfortunately someone had gotten a whole bunch before I did and certain figures were already gone. 😦

But I can’t complain too much, I did get 9 different figures. πŸ™‚

I know everyone has their favorites, but I actually like all of them. They all have their uses. New faces, hair, and elements.

Some interesting things to note is that the diver’s flippers are a harder plastic and aren’t connected to each other, the Forestman’s feather is also individual, the Wrestler’s cape isn’t in a cardboard case so it was a little tricky to tell what he was.

You can feel the figures in the bag, it is a little tricky but it can be done. I know there are barcodes, but what’s the fun in that? πŸ˜‰

I even made a quick table scrap model with one of the figures
Rabbit out of a hat

Not only were the new Collectible Minifigures at Toys R Us, but they also had several new City, Power Miners, World Racers, Castle, and even Disney’s Cars Duplo.

I picked up the new Wizard set.
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I have to say my favorite part is the printed tile. It even has an awesome quote — “You are far more powerful than you would ever imagine . . .”

Definitely a must have for any Castle fan out there.

So, if you are hankering for a new set, check out your local Toys R Us and see what you find. πŸ™‚

Collectable Minifigs Series 1 available June 2010

January 23, 2010

I mentioned in November about the possibly of Collectable Minifigs coming this year. Well now Brickset has posted detailed pictures of both the figures and the packaging.

I was already excited before I saw the close up images, but now I’m practically drooling (okay, not really πŸ˜‰ ).

Apparently Mike Rayhawk was one of those who came up with this idea. He recently stated on Facebook:

They finally did the collectible minifigures idea that James Knight and Eugenia Chen and I pitched years ago – they told us it would never, never happen, but that was before Joergen took the helm. The luchador and the magician were part of my contribution to the original pitch; my caveman was still sitting on Cephas’s shelf last time I was in Denmark.

The only “problem” I see is that at the rumored $2 per unit price, people will be buying entire cases to ensure that they get all the figures or so that they can turn right around and sell the figures at outlandish prices.

The hardest thing to predict is what will be the most popular. I’m sure everyone who has seen these figures already has their favorites. Of course any of the exclusive elements that have never been produced before such as the cheerleader’s pompoms, the clown’s wig and trumpet, and the spaceman’s helmet and gun will go for more on the second market (i.e. Bricklink).

They are all exclusive, and the “Series 1” indicates that there will be more to come. I just hope that LEGO will be smart enough to not make them too exclusive so that everyone can get some! πŸ™‚

These fish are getting a LEGO house for Christmas

December 22, 2009

Nigel Guy has his little LEGO men hard at work in his fish tank. Its a pretty clever way to display your LEGO, as long as you don’t mind the bricks getting a little fishy. Of course the minifigs might disagree since they don’t have diver suits on.

My only question is how does he keep the models from floating? πŸ˜‰

LEGO Atlantis #8958 — Guardian of the Deep

November 17, 2009

Front of Box

The wait is over! Well at least if you were wondering what set I found at Toys R Us yesterday. πŸ˜‰ In case you didn’t read the title of this post, I got Guardian of the Deep. The other LEGO Atlantis set the had was #8056 Monster Crab Crash.

Here you can get a close up of the diver and the new ring element
Diver with Ring Element
The ring element reminds me a lot of the old Insectoid crystals and it has a similar connection on the back. There are five different colored rings with different images on each ring.

There are a couple other new elements
New elements

The built set looks like this
Diver with Shark 2
The shark’s tail look ridiculous, but I can’t complain too much since you get two 1×12 yellow plates to make that tail. πŸ™‚

All in all, for $15 (USD) its a great set. You get lots of the new larger tooth element in both white and black. Diver has decorated printing on the front and back of his torso and also on his legs and feet! And finally, the ring element is just cool, even if it doesn’t seem to have a purpose. πŸ˜€

I did a full review with more detailed pictures on Eurobricks.