Wrong Sewer! stars Raphael and Donatello LEGO Minifigs from Baxter Robot Rampage (79105) and K’nex Mario Kart Mario and Lugi.
Another series 10 minifigure, the Warrior Woman.
Had time off and good weather so I went on a photowalk with some minifigures.
Plus my minifigures Character Encyclopedia arrived today. I still think the Toy Solider should have been in series 10 for army building. Grandpa, Librarian, or Sea Captain should have been included in the book. They are single character not good for groups. Grandpa has unique hair part and is used in the book to show haw a figure is designed from concept to final figure. The Librarian cause she ties into books. The sea Captain is colorful and
would attract attention.
See previous post about the Character Encyclopedia. Minifigures Character Encyclopedia.
Sick of Snakes stars LEGO Minifig series 10 Medusa and Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. flying car from LEGO Super Heroes Spider-Cycle Chase 76004. Based on Samuel L Jackson’s Snakes on a Plane.
I found another Medusa.
The Medusa tail has been used in Ninjago snake minifigs. I remember seeing some of the figs before and thought they were cool. I checked E-bay to see how much the figs costs. I hit search and boy was I surprised. Look what showed up as a related search. Woman’s home companion cookbook. What does Ninjago have to do with cooking? Or is it the snakes that matched the cooking theme? I haven’t searched for cook books.
Giving benefit of doubt maybe Moms search Ninjago for their kids and eBay marks recognized the same user had looked at cook books.
I finally had time to shoot the Medusa minifig. She looks even better than the pictures. The tail is really big as it should be to keep it in scale. I want more of these. I don’t know what I’ll do with them but these are cool. This is my favorite from the collectible series.
LEGO mini figures series 10 is finally in stores. I ran to toys r us during lunch hoping to find some figures. I was there at eleven just an hour after they opened. They’d been hit hard. Two boxes on the shelf one had a dozen or so figures the other was empty.
I did a felt the bags for a Medusa and didn’t feel the tail. I didn’t have much time so I just grab a couple bags.
I tried Target they didn’t have any figs. So what did I get?
Need help findings a figure check my page What’s in the bag? for tips and links to help. the Brick Blogger has a great feel guide for series 10.
UPDATE: I found a Medusa. Looks even better than I thought it would. The tail is huge.
Just got an update on Toys R Us May the fourth plans. There is a free Jek-14 build for children 5 and up. Plus a free Gauntlet with a LEGO purchase of $20 or more.
Visit Toys R US for more information and some online games.
*Offer available in-store only. Limit one per child. Quantities limited; no rain checks. LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group ©2012 The LEGO Group.
Event intended for children, ages 5-up. Parental supervision required at all times. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participating children only.
For my part in May the fourth celebrations I’ll be having an online print sale. Details to be posted here on the blog tomorrow.
UPDATE: My TRU is already handing out the Gauntlet polybag. They have signs in the LEGO Aisle about the promo offer. I saw a cashier get one from the service desk for customer that had a larger LEGO purchase.
See the bard live and in person.
I had to cancel my trip to the Nashville LEGO Store’s anniversary event. I was all prepared to go, had my VIP card, an anniversary coupon, and I knew what I was going to purchase. I was also taking a small camera. I wanted to take a couple of pics of the store and the planned USA map build event.
I headed out the door. Cranked the truck. The engine would not turn over. The battery is only a couple of years old and I still had lights and electronics. I didn’t think it was the battery. I cleaned the connections. The were a little corroded but not too bad. Still nothing.
I called AAA. He tested the battery, and connections. All were good So I had to get a tow. Luckily there’s a shop nearby with Saturday hours. The truck just needed a tune up, ignition coil, and distrubutor cap. The fixed the truck the same day. But the unexpected expense killed the entertainment budget. The cost lets just say it was enough to by the recently announced Orthanc set. That set is not out till July so I couldn’t get it. But I was going to buy a couple smalls sets. Those will have to wait till mid May.
BTW: Get AAA they are worth the price.
The LEGO Lord of the Rings Tower of Orthanc 10237 images hit the web today. The set is massive and beautiful. The set contains 2359 pieces. You get an ideal of how big the Tower is when it is shown in the shot with the Trent and the minifigs. But this video of it gives a better view of the scale of the tower. The set retails for 199.99. I would love to have this.
The LEGO Lord of the Ring sale that was hinted at earlier today is now live. For a limited time get LEGO Lord of The Rings for 50% off, $19.99.
For two hours or till they sell out
- Explore all of the open-world of Middle-earth and experience epic battles with Orcs, Uruk-hai, the Balrog, the Witch-king, and other fearsome creatures.
- Wield the power of the Palantír or Seeing-stone (?one that looks far-away?), and jump between multiple storylines.
- Experience the LEGO The Lord of the Rings heroes come to life in an all new way with the minifig characters delivering the dialogue from the films.
- Discover and unlock over more than 60 playable characters, including Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf, and many others.
- Collect and use a variety of weaponry and magical items, including the Light of Earendil, Elven rope, swords, and bow
Look gold LEGO mini bag! Series 10 on the shelf cool!
So I was running errands today. I stopped at the store for some 2 liter drinks. Eventually I made it to the toy section. I checked the LEGO aisle and saw blind bags. It took a second to realize these were series 10 bags. I tried to remember what was in the series so I would know what parts to feel for. I try a few bags and found a Medusa and a black and white clown. Plus a mystery one. I checked price on the self-scan, $2.99.
I waited in line for an extremely long time. When I finally get there the cashier scan the bag, scans it again then just walks away. She talks to another employee and comes back. “Cant sell them look.” she scans it and the screen says BEFORE SALES DATE. “It doesn’t say when we can sell.” She pushes them across the counter and says maybe customer service can help.
I go over there tell the customer service associate about it and that they scan at the price check kiosk. She looks for paperwork with a date finds nothing, Pages the toy department. Says she can’t sell but she’ll see if they know the date. She calls again. Someone finally shows scans it and say s they can’t sell till May 1st.
So I almost had a Medusa. It was easy to feel in the bag. I just hope I can find it on the first. I never saw series 9 at this store at all. I can’t blame the cashiers they have to hold to the Hold off floor date but man, so close to a scoop for the blog.
Today LEGO is sharing LEGO Lord of the Rings codes on their social media sites. Visit their Facebook, Google Plus and Instagram sites for codes. EDIT: I’ve added the code pics here.
LEGO Lord of The Rings game on sale!
Today Amazon.com’s lighting deals are video games. Every couple of hours another game goes on sale. It looks like LEGO Lord of the Rings will be the deal at 9:00 p PDT. So if you don’t have the game yet tonight might be a good time to snatch it. The price won’t be revealed till 9:00 PM PSD but so far most sales are save 9%-33%. Hitman was 53% off.
The deal of the day is “God of War: Ascension” for $39.99 or get the God of War Legacy Bundle–a limited-edition 500 GB garnet red PS3 system and controller plus all six God of War games–for $279.99.
Amazon.com Gold Box deal
I was at Toys r US today, They had a poster for a Yoda Chronicles build on Saturday May the fourth from noon till 2. It’s a black mini star fighter. See if your store has a sign in the LEGO aisle. Not sure of the qualifications to get it. I’m guessing the regular TRU rules apply.
*Event intended for children, ages 5-up. Parental supervision required at all times. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participating children only. Limit one per child. Quantities limited; no rain checks.
New Man of Steel Trailers.
Wonder Women special on PBS tonight. Check your local listings for Independent Lens.
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating birth, evolution, and legacy of Wonder Woman, and introduces audiences to a dynamic group of fictional and real-life superheroines fighting for positive role models for girls, both on screen and off.
I’m testing my new lightbox. This is one of the images I shot in it. I’ll post more pics from the light box later this week. These Mini Legs are made for walking post was shot in the new lightbox. I’ll also have something special planned for Thursday. I’m trying to beat my views for this month verses 2012 views. So that means more posts.
It rained all day yesterday. Today I got off work early. I had time to run my errands, work on future posts and still had time to enjoy the sunshine.
Mini Action Legs by Brick Fortress
Hobbits can’t run, at least LEGO hobbits and other short character can’t run. Normal short LEGO legs are not moveable so the smaller characters cannot move, or sit. The mini-action legs offered by Brick Fortress allow poseability for the minis in either in your MOCs or stop motion films.
I just bought a few of these and would like to share my thoughts on them. The legs are nicely made and feel similar to LEGO. They feel solid and move easily without fear of breaking like some knock off brick brands. The colors are near to LEGO colors. They are available in five colors now, others will be offered in the future, more on that later. Current color options are black, gray, dark blue, reddish-brown, and tan.
Here we can see side by side comparison using the Evil Dwarf from series 5. The dwarf on the Left has mini-action legs, the dwarf on the right has the standard legs.The legs have some curve to them rather than the straight look of LEGO legs. There is a center to the legs that allows the movement. And the legs are slightly taller due to the hips.
Price: The legs are listed for $1.25 each but currently sold for $1.15 each with price breaks at higher volumes order 20 or more and the price drops to $1.00 each and order 100 or more and they drop $0.95 each. Shipping is cheap. Plus They fill orders fast. I ordered on the 31st the legs were shipped on the 2nd and arrived the 4th.
The tan legs match Yoda and allow the Jedi to Move.
The next color will be.. up to you. Brick Fortress held a survey for most requested colors. The top four are now up for voting. The choices are: Dark Green, Green, Dark Tan and Dark Brown. You’ll notice in the Frodo and Dwarf pics the color don’t match the original that because they figs were made with dark brown legs. Dark brown is not offered yet so I used the reddish-brown legs. I need my Hobbits to match. Frodo and Samwise can’t complete their mission if their outfits are not color coordinated. So vote dark brown Frodo needs action legs so he can simply walk into Mordor.
Voting ends April 30th so be sure to get your votes in by then! Choose your color and vote!
Summary:The legs are well made and look great. They function like the regular size LEGO legs. I can see these being used in stop motion films. You should try a few and give your figs added poseability.
About National Tartan Day: April 6
Americans of Scottish descent have played a vibrant and influential role in the development of this country. However not until 1997 was this influence recognized by a single-year U.S. Senate Resolution that appeared in the Congressional Record of April 7, 1997. In 1998, National Tartan Day of April 6 was officially recognized on a permanent basis when the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 155 recognizing April 6th as National Tartan Day. This was followed by companion bill House Resolution 41 which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on March 9, 2005. The passage of this bill was due to the work of the National Capital Tartan Committee, Inc. and president James Morrison.
The date of April 6 commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, which asserted Scotland’s sovereignty over English territorial claims, and which was an influence on the American Declaration of Independence.
or the Tartan Terrors
A 250-room hotel at the Legoland California theme park in Carlsbad opened its doors Friday that not only allows kids to play out their LEGO fantasies, but is designed to maximize their fun.
The lobby has a castle-themed play area that features a LEGO pirate ship and a LEGO-filled moat. Behind the reception desk guests are greeted by 6,000 different LEGO mini-figures and colorful brick flowers on the counter, which has been lower to accommodate its pint-sized clientele.
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
6,000 different LEGO mini-figures!
Another article from NBC
Everything has finally clicked into place. The dragons, monkeys, and ladybugs and thousands of other LEGO brick models are ready for their legions of fans to descend for the April 5th opening of LEGOLAND Hotel, the country’s first hotel devoted to the hugely popular building block.
“The buzz surrounding this hotel is massive,” said Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, managing editor at the family-travel site MiniTime.com.
As LEGOS do not actually make for a safe and practical building material outside the playroom, the three-story, 250-room hotel, which sits at the main entrance to the 28-acre LEGOLAND California theme park in Carlsbad, isn’t actually made out of the construction toys.
All guest rooms include:
As a special privilege, LEGOLAND Hotel guests will get entry to select LEGOLAND rides and attractions before the Park officially opens. Please see the Hotel concierge for details.
High-definition flat panel television with complimentary On-Demand content
Kids’ own sleeping area with bunk bed, pull out trundle bed and entertainment unit (sleeps up to 3)
In-room treasure hunt with LEGO prize
LEGO brick to build with during your stay
In-room mini refrigerator
Complimentary Wi-fi access