Posts Tagged ‘zombie’

Monsters, Rockers and Business Card Holders

August 15, 2012

A few new sets are starting to appear. First there was the Beach Set that came out earlier this year, now there are two more offerings. Remember when LEGO Rock Band came out, I kept saying we needed a set, well this is probably the closest we’ll ever get.


They are basically the same as the collectible minifigure versions except with slight color variations and brick built instruments.

There’s also a Monster Fighter’s set that is similarly packaged.

The both retail at $14.99 USD, and are already available at LEGOLAND California. Most likely they will appear at the LEGO Stores soon.

There is also a new official Business Card Holder set. Although not as cool as the Business Card Holder I make, its still pretty awesome. 😉
LEGO Business Card Holder

LEGO Business Card Holder Parts List

Also available currently at LEGOLAND California and retails for $16.99. For me the most exciting thing is the return of the letter tiles that were last seen in 2004. I got a whole bunch of the letter tiles then, and I’ll most likely buy a good selection of them now.

Thanks to my friend Jason for letting me know about the sets and Eurobricks for the images of the two minifig sets. 🙂

Tricky Treats

October 31, 2011

I was looking for something fun and unique for this Halloween post. Of course it has to be LEGO related. That’s my main rule with this blog, not that I can’t break it if I want to. 😉

But anyway, so I was looking on Flickr and found this
halloween lego minifig candies

And it led me to the Sugar Swings blog and how they were made. Its similar to the chocolate peanut butter bricks I made a couple of years ago.

The non-decorated ones are almost as cool
lego minifigs

And the final result is just plain tasty 🙂
halloween lego minifig cupcakes

Happy Halloween every one and may you get LEGO and chocolate in your Trick or Treat bags. 😀

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. 😉

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 “mystery” 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. 😀

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.

“Like 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.” 😛

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! 😀

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. 😀 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. 😉

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 😉 ).

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! 🙂

Series 1 of the Collectable Minifig

December 16, 2009


Translation:

“16 very special
LEGO minifigures
to build, play,
collect and trade…

…and what’s your
favorite minifigure? ”

I mentioned earlier about these new collectible minifig series that are coming out. Still not much info on these yet, but at least we get a better image.

I’m very interested to know if —
1. Will they be available in the States?
2. How much will they be?
3. Will it be in a bag or a box?

I guess will have to wait and see. 😉

New Collectable Minifigures in 2010?

November 29, 2009

Brickset has a very interesting article posted via Legobloggen.

“In June 2010, Lego will launch a new collectors series with only minifigs. The figures will be of various types, but is reportedly not being those from current themes. They could be anything from cowboys to ninjas or adventurers, etc. The first wave will appear in stores in June, reportedly contain 16 different characters. These will then be replaced by 16 other figures in August.

“Figures will be sold in opaque polybags, so it is chance that determines which figure you get. This is the same approach as in the example trading cards. The bag with the figure will cost 25 SEK. May seem much given to impulse setter costs only £ 5 more and then there is also the accessories. But I suspect that the high price is because the characters will be unique to this collector series and that they will only be produced in two months (at least the first wave).” (thanks et314 for the news and translation)

On Brickjournal.com we get an even better view of some of the figures.

If this is true it is possibly the coolest thing coming out next year! 🙂

Think collectible cards meets LEGO. I’m rather excited by the concept. Although to be fair Playmobile has been doing that sort of thing for years.

The only difference is the “unknown” factor. But from the look of the figures available even if you do get multiples it would be okay because these are all pretty neat looking and I can see lots of uses for the figures and their respective parts.

No word on if these will be available in the States. In fact there is very little info on these at all. As soon as I know anything I’ll let you know.

Slick Bricks Custom Plates

September 27, 2009

Choose from any state or Canadian Provence or if you have a plate that we don’t currently make, just ask! We’re always happy to work with you to get the custom plate that you need.

My good friend Heather LEGOgirl and Alex Eylar have started a

company specializing in custom decals designed by builders for builders, for use with LEGO® products and models.

It’s good to see a fellow FFOL (female fan of LEGO) dipping her toe in the commercial side of LEGO. The LEGO company itself will never offer everything that the LEGO fans want and companies like Slick Bricks fill in the gaps.

Slick Bricks is just getting underway, but it looks like a very promising company. 🙂 They’ll be offering custom decals (license plates available now, street signs coming soon), custom minifig torsos, and custom LEGO sets. They aren’t available yet, but from what I saw of the thumbnails, the customs sets look really cool. My favorite has to be the “Starblox” and I don’t even like coffee! 😀


They are also offering custom Zombie Heads just in time for BrickCon which is less than a week away. Both the license plates and the zombie heads are $1 each.

Heather and Alex will be bringing a bunch of the license plates to BrickCon as well. The license plates really are pretty slick so order yours today! 😉