Posts Tagged ‘ringmaster’

LEGO Sleigh Ride

December 16, 2010

Sleigh

Jordan Schwartz constantly comes up with unconventional ways to make a model. Who else would combine Duplo and Bionicle in the same model and manage to make it look like neither of them? πŸ˜€

This is just a little rustic 19th century sleigh; I built the runners first, using lots of little bits of hose, the PoP/Ringmaster whips and some bars. From there, I built the body… or, more appropriately, stuck the body on [using minifigure hooks.] I’ve struggled with this shape for a long time, and in this case, I found this particular Bionicle mask to be effective. And for a finishing touch, I added what is quite possibly my favorite element, the DUPLO bearskin. I think it adds a nice, warm texture to compliment the minifigure’s fur-wrapped torso and hat.

Sleigh Construction

Here’s hoping his unique building skills will show up in LEGO sets once he starts working as a set designer in Denmark. πŸ˜‰

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MiniFig Presentation by Hillel at BrickCon 2010

October 18, 2010

As if they posted it just for me, Hillel Cooperman’s Presentation from BrickCon 2010 has now been posted on Youtube. It is just as funny watching it a second time.

Warning — for all those parents out there, there is some language in this video.

Hopefully the people of LEGO are listening to this, I know there was at least one LEGO VP in the audience at BrickCon. It would be awesome if some of Hillel’s ideas (which mirror a great many of my own) are implemented in future LEGO sets.

Nicole Snyder, of Dynamic Video Creations, did a wonderful job filming this and running all the audio and visual aspects of BrickCon this year.

Life’s a Beach

September 3, 2010

Life's a Beach

Joshua Morris is known for his elaborate and creative MOCs (My Own Creations) and his newest is no exception. At first glance it looks like a pretty simple beach scene that he made primarily to show off all his new Collectible Minifigure Series 2 figs. But as you look closer you see the level of detail he’s put into this model.

Life's a Beach
I love how the Pharaoh is making sphinx and the Spartan is making a sand castle. πŸ™‚

Life's a Beach
The wave the surfer is riding is an excellent use of a simple curving technique.

Great job Joshua!

Eurobricks Raffel and Mystery Treasure Hunt

August 30, 2010

Just like everyone else, the members of Eurobricks are searching for the new Series 2 Collectible Minifigures. But they are doing it in a fun and interesting way. A combination of a scavenger hunt and a raffle all rolled into one their newest contest is a bit of both. If you’ve been drooling to get your hands on the Pop Singer, Karate Master, Pharaoh, or any of the other figures this might be your chance.

They are systematically unveiling a figure a day and giving you a hint at where in the vast Eurobricks forums to find them. Once all 16 are revealed (they are on figure #5) you have to compile a list of the exact link of where the figures are and send it in. If your list is correct then you get put in the raffle for a chance to win one of the 16 figures.

I guess I’m not all that good at guessing the clues, I only found the first one so far and the others seem to stump me pretty good. Not that I’ve tried very hard. πŸ˜‰

If you are not already a member of Eurobricks, then unfortunately you can’t enter. But if you are, this is a fun and interesting way to win one of the new figures. You can read all the official rules of the contest and then get hunting. Good luck! πŸ™‚

Collectible Minifigure Series 2 starting to show up in the US

August 18, 2010

While Europe has had the new Collectible Minifigures for a while now, they are slowly starting to trickle over on this side of the pond.

There has been only one confirmed sighting that I know of so far, at least among my friends. Tony Sava down in Texas found them at his local Toys “R” Us. I imagine that if it is a one TRU, than it will be at many soon.

Like Series 1, this is a small production run. So if you see them, get them, as they will most likely disappear just as fast or faster than the previous set.

I don’t know what will be the “hot” figures from this set. There definitely seems to be more winners than losers in this one. There are so many fun new elements, my favorite being the tiny Minifig trophy the karate master has.

There is a very nicely done review of all the figures on Eurobricks and Tony was nice enough to compile a barcode sheet for the US.

What’s even more exciting is that Steve Witt confirmed LEGO already has up through Series 5 designed and that they will keep making them as long as they are popular.

I look forward to the hunt and good luck at finding your favorites! πŸ™‚

Collectible Minifigure Series 2

February 7, 2010

Although we have yet to see the first wave of these Collectible Minifigures which are set to be available in June, the first images of the Series 2 are already showing up thanks to the Toy Fairs. Proceed drooling now — πŸ˜€

This is by no means an official list but it does mention a couple more figures you can’t see in the picture:

– female lifeguard (Baywatch minifig)
– vampire
– judo fighter (with a great detail: a mini-trophy that looks like a mini-figure)
– Mexican with Sombrero
– 70s like guy with black curly hair
– witch
– Pharaoh
– Roman (or Greek) soldier
– surfer
– guy with skis
– female singer
– weightlifter
– thief
– ringmaster

One assortment contains 60 figures. Each assortment is planned to contain all 16 figures, but there may be 10 of a certain figure and only 3 of another.

Series one is supposed to be out in June as we all know, the second series in September will be packed in blue bags by the way.

via homoludens of Eurobricks.com

These Collectible Minifigures are making me excited about minifigs again. And all the fun new elements that these figures have makes me even more excited! πŸ™‚