Posts Tagged ‘ninja’

2012 LEGO Model Review

January 1, 2013

2012 Model Review

Happy New Year Everyone! As I reflect on this past year of 2012 I decided to make a compilation of all the models I created this year. To be totally honest, this isn’t all of them. I made over 30 wedding cake toppers and literally hundreds of earrings, necklaces and key chains. But this gives you a pretty good idea.

This has been a whirlwind of a year. I went to ten Conventions this year — five LEGO Conventions, three Comic Conventions, the McDonald’s Worldwide Convention and Focus 12 Convention. I had six large project (even if one of them was microscale) — 3 ft x 3 ft Statoil logo mosaic, 4 ft long McDonald’s building, a giant Harting Connector (the big black thing on the left), a 2 1/2 ft microscale replica of a home, 4 ft x 2 ft John Hancock logo and 10 giant bricks, and a 5 ft x 5 ft Google Chrome logo. I flew to Portland, Orlando, Chicago, Virginia, and Seattle. I drove to northern California twice, Phoenix and Vegas — while building the top of the Harting model the whole way in the car (I wasn’t driving πŸ˜‰ ).

Who knows what I’ll be building next year. I’m certainly excited. πŸ™‚

Hopefully you had a wonderful 2012 and welcome 2013!

Ninjago Battle

January 4, 2011

Ninjago battlePhoto and model created by Legoagogo

Take a few figures and elements from the new Ninjago Spinjitzu Dojo mix in some Prince of Persia claw blades with back lighting and you get this awesome picture.

In some ways I’m not that interested in the new Ninjago sets themselves, especially the game aspect (even if that’s the main point), but what I am interested in is all the new elements — especially the printed ones. πŸ˜‰

I’m a big fan of the original 1999 Ninja sets, so much so that I have pretty much the whole line and even multiples of several sets. These new sets on the other hand don’t jump out as must haves to me as a whole, but there are definite must have parts and new weapons that I will pick up. πŸ˜€

First Look at Ninja Go

November 15, 2010

Other than in the Collectible Minifigures, Ninjas have not been part of the official LEGO line since 1999. But starting in 2011 those clever warriors of the shadows will be back!

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The original Ninja sets were some of my favorites and I’m looking forward to all the new elements. πŸ™‚

Trick or Treat

October 22, 2010

Trick or Treat

Somebody had to do it sooner or later, but Matthew Hurt got to it first. πŸ™‚

He used several of the Collectible Minifigures as trick or treaters hunting for candy on all hollows eve.

Trick or Treat

I like how he used the tiles and pumpkin’s heads as candy bags. And the house isn’t too bad either. πŸ˜‰

Great job Matthew!

2011 Set Early Pics

September 19, 2010

I know we still have a few months of 2010 left on the calendar, but at the same time rumors of next year’s line have now turned into images. πŸ™‚

If you want to be surprised, don’t read any further. And, as these are preliminary images, the quality isn’t all that great.

Series 3

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New Atlantis!!!!!!
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I can certainly see wanting all of these! Especially the new 2×2 rounds! I’m surprised they had to make two waves of Atlantis before they made a set like what we were all hoping for. And new Series 3? What can I say, I’ll definitely want a box. πŸ˜‰

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
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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™‚

LEGO’s Collectable Minifigs Homepage

April 28, 2010

LEGO.com has a new section all about everyone’s favorite new Minifigures. Not only do we get to see what each one looks like, we also get to know the official names of all the figures (like we couldn’t figure out most of them ourselves).

Collect all 16 unique LEGO minifigures!

Each minifigure comes in a sealed β€œmystery” bag, so you never know which minifigure you might get. And each minifigure has its own special accessories, display plate and collector’s leaflet. Inspired by movies, sports, history and just everyday life, this collection includes: Demolition Dummy, Forestman, Cowboy, Super Wrestler, Zombie, Ninja, Cheerleader, Skater, Tribal Hunter, Circus Clown, Magician, Deep Sea Diver, Robot, Nurse, Caveman, and Spaceman.

The most interesting name of the 16 is “Tribal Hunter”, I guess they didn’t want to offend any one. πŸ˜€

Not only can you find out each figure’s name, but you can also read a bio about each figure. Some of them are actually pretty funny.

β€œLike a shadow in the night, I – oops!”

Stealthy. Sneaky. A cunning master of martial arts. None of these things describes the Ninja, although he sure wishes they did. He tries his best to dramatically blend into the shadows or hide in plain sight like all the other ninjas can, but no matter what he does, he always seems to mess things up. The truth is that he’s just plain clumsy, and no matter how gracefully he may start a back-flip, creep along the rafters or launch himself into an epic sword battle, healways manages to trip over his own feet, fall off the ceiling, or bonk himself on the head with his ancient and mystical blade. Also, he’s afraid of the dark.

No one is quite sure how the Ninja ever managed to graduate from ninja school. But no matter how bad he may be at his chosen profession, he always keeps trying and never gives up, convinced after each blunder that the next time, he will prove himself a true ninja warrior for the ages.

To read the other Minifig Bios or check to out the Downloads and Games go to LEGO.com.

First Review of the new Collectable Minifigs

March 13, 2010

I don’t exactly know how, but CopMike of Eurobricks.com has already gotten his hands on one of the new Collectable Minifigs. He claims that it “came through a wormhole using a shortcut in spacetime.” πŸ˜›

He was hoping for a Cheerleader, but he got the new Spaceman instead.

The nice thing with this review is that it clears up a debate some people had about what actually comes inside a bag. Some people thought that the bag might have random parts from the random Minifigs. As for myself, I didn’t think so. Its bad enough that you don’t know which figure you’re going to get. If you just got say the legs of a Ninja, the pom poms of the Cheerleader, the torso of the Clown and the head of a Zombie that would be far worse. Plus it doesn’t really make sense packaging wise.

Another interesting thing is that the “laser” from the space gun is shorter than a lightsaber blade! πŸ˜€

You can check out the full review on Eurobricks.com

The more I see of these, the more I want an entire case or so. πŸ˜€ They aren’t set to be available till June, but I have a feeling they will crop up earlier if you keep a look out for the. πŸ˜‰

Horay for Girl Power!

February 25, 2010

The LEGO Vintage Minifigure Collection Volume 5 is all about the girls! For some reason its taken LEGO a very, very long time to acknowledge that girls like LEGO too. Until the last few years, female minifigures were few and far between as seen in this new Vintage Minifig Collection. Just the fact that this is the 5th collection and that all the previous ones feature only men might be an indication.

My opinion? Its about time! Feature girls, and not just in pinks! The newer sets have a much better male/female ratio. The new Harry Potter sets and the new Collectable Minifigs offer even more variety and hairstyles to delight even the pickiest female. Watch out boys, I feel the winds of change. πŸ˜€