Posts Tagged ‘Statue of Liberty’

Collectible Minifig Series 6 Now Appearing

December 21, 2011

Just like I predicted, Series 6 is starting to appear overseas in Europe and I’m sure the US isn’t too far behind. πŸ˜‰

This is already one of my favorite Series so far and I haven’t even seen them in person yet.

As I can’t do a proper review until I have a set of them you’ll have to check out the review onEurobricks.

Let's start our New Year by completing a set of 16 unique minifigures in Series 6!

Brucewaynelego has already created a very iconic and perfect use of the Statue of Liberty.
LEGO Statue of Liberty Architecture Style (how to build...movielink)

Series 6 and 7 Collectible Minifigs

October 16, 2011

The pictures have already been circulating the internet, but up until now I’ve been too busy to post them.

A toy website has jumped the gun a little bit by revealing a picture of not only the Series 6 Collectible Minifigures, but also the Series 7.

Series 6

Series 7

I have to admit, I’d seen Series 6 already, but not this particular image. I had already been drooling over those minifigs coming out before I saw Series 7.

There is almost too many cool figs and new elements for me to talk about without going into a long list of awesomeness. πŸ˜€

Okay, that may be a little cheesy, but there really are so many wonderful new parts coming out! It may be a bit painful to the wallet, but I’m sure I’ll be getting a full set of each and probably multiples of quite a few. πŸ˜‰

Toys R Us at Times Square

September 30, 2008

On my recent trip to New York, I was able to go to the Times Square Toys R Us. Although the LEGO section wasn’t quite as big as I’d hoped — I’m spoiled though, by living so near LEGOLAND California — it was still pretty neat to see.

Although its not made of LEGO, it is really cool!

Although its not made of LEGO, it is really cool!

I was surprised (but not too suprised) to see that the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and the Statue of Liberty are copies of the models that we have at LEGOLAND California. LEGO actually does this quite a lot, copying one model multiple times. Being a Master Model Designer, I totally understand why this is done, since once a model is designed, why reinvent the wheel so to speak?

They actually did that a few years back when LEGO first acquired the Star Wars license. One Model Shop had designed a Darth Vader that was standing with his hands on his hips and one had designed a Darth Vader holding a light saber. Because the Model Shops had not contacted each other, one Darth Vader (the hands on hips model) was actually at least a foot shorter than the other Darth Vader.

The Model Shops all around the world are now in much better communication with each other so situations like this don’t happen as much. In fact, even though I don’t work at LEGOLAND any more, since all my models are still there, some of my models have made their way to the other LEGOLANDs around the world and are on display there as well. Its kind of nice to know that I left a little bit of a LEGO footprint of my own after I quit. πŸ˜‰