Posts Tagged ‘LEGO Town’

Fairytale and Historic Minifigure Set

December 27, 2010

A new set has popped up on, unfortunately, it is not available in the States, at least not yet. 😦

This is a very different set from most LEGO sets and seems like a fantasy version of the new Community Minifigure Set which also will be available starting in Jan. (again, not sure if it will be in the States yet).

I really like both of these sets. They are full of fun minifigs, great for both boys and girls, and have a lot of potential for all kinds of fun scenes. πŸ™‚

Apparently both sets will be available in the UK, Australia and European countries. Maybe all of us AFOLs in the States will have to petition Customer Service to bring the set over the pond. That or contact a friend (if you have one) that lives where these are available. πŸ˜‰

Forestmen’s River Fortress in Winter

March 21, 2010

Have you ever wondered what a LEGO set looks like in a different season?

Yoshix has recreated a winter version of the classic 1989 Forestmen River Fortress.

This got me thinking. What would happen if other sets were winterized? It seems like all Castle sets, heck all most all LEGO sets seem to be in this eternal spring. I know, there are specific sets like the Winter Toy Shop and I’m not talking about licensed Disney or Star Wars sets either. What I’m talking about is the LEGO themes — Castle, Town, etc. There seems to be no season other than “nice” in LEGO. πŸ˜€

Winter Toy Shop Set #10199

August 9, 2009

In an earlier post I mentioned the new Christmas set. At the time we only had a small image, so we couldn’t see all the details. Now thanks to Eurobricks we’ve finally gotten some better pictures. πŸ™‚

We also know the official name of the set now: Winter Toy Shop.

Seeing the Christmas tree close up, I’m not that thrilled with the design. I am happy that it is brick built, but I don’t like how they designed the top. It’s just not the best solution in my opinion. πŸ˜•

I really like the carolers. πŸ™‚ They are sooooo cute! And I can already see uses for that head design.

I really look forward to getting this set and I hope that LEGO makes more of them to compliment this in the future. πŸ˜€

New Christmas Set 10199

May 22, 2009

Thanks to Dɐno aka Daniel Drisdelle on Flikr, we get our first look at this upcoming set. As for price, well on Amazon Japan the original price is οΏ₯12,600 (Yen) and the discounted price is οΏ₯8820 (or around $93). Japan is normally more expensive than the US on LEGO sets, so I still don’t know the price here. Not much else is known about this set, at least not yet. Over at Eurobricks there is a forum discussing how cool this set is. As for me, I’m really excited! This is what the Medieval Market Village was last year, the set. So far I haven’t seen anyone say one thing bad about this, except for maybe the possible cost. Someone even mentioned that they hope it might be the start of a LEGO Holiday Village.

With each of these new Ultimate Collector sets I see, the more and more happy I get with the LEGO company and the direction they are going in. πŸ˜€ What I love about these newer sets is that the appeal to both boys and girls, something that the company has been lacking in for the past 30 years.

No offense to the boys out there, but it seems that LEGO is finally realizing that they’ve been missing out on marketing their products only for guys. Every time they have tried to sell something as a “girls” set, it didn’t do as well because they were going about it the wrong way. Not every girl likes to build in pink, not every girl wants to make jewelery, and not every girl has to have a Barbie-like set. Sorry, rant over. πŸ˜› I’m just happy they are making the kind of sets that I’ve always wanted. πŸ˜‰

Oh yeah, Christmas is going to be good!

May 15, 2009

I’ve been hearing rumors of this set since the start of the year. Okay, so this isn’t the greatest image, it’s still in the “Preliminary” phase. Just looking at all the wonderful piratey goodness makes me all excited! Last year’s Castle edition was my most favorite of the Advent Calendar sets since they first appeared in 1998 (at least I think that’s the first year). I was totally bummed when I heard that they wouldn’t be available in America. Then, like some Christmas miracle, they magically were. Maybe it had something to do with all of us here in the States wishing and hoping that there just might be a chance. πŸ˜‰

This one is getting me equally excited! Just the fact that the Mermaid is one of the figures makes me want to get a couple of this set. Okay, so I did break down and buy two of the Mermaids on Bricklink and I bought two of the Harry Potter Rescue from the Merpeople sets when they were out. Can you guess that I really like mermaids? πŸ˜€

But where was I? Oh yes, the Pirate Advent Calendar. I really can’t find anything wrong with what basically comes down to a nicely priced parts and Minifig pack. The only thing I’m hoping is that LEGO will make it internationally available, or that a shipment will “accidentally” find its way to the States.

Oh, and here’s a preliminary picture of the Town Advent Calendar too: