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2014 Year in Review Favorite minis.


My favorite 14 mini figures of the year. Fourteen for 2014!

#14 Krusty the Clown
#13 Nebula
#12 The LEGO movie Bad Cop

Bad cop wants to know what is in the blindbag. check this page for tips and link for lego and other blind bag toys.
#11 Drizzit (D&D Kre-O)
#10 Gamora
ninth doctor meets gamora

#9 series 12 Wizard
#8 Galadriel (79015)
#7 The LEGO Movie William Shakespeare
#6 Drax the Destroyer
#5 Bart Simpson
LEGO bart simpson dressed as Godzilla
#4 Santa Darth Vader

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#3 Series 12 Battle Goddess
#2 Rocket Raccoon polybag

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and

classic_spaceman_on_moon classic space white minifig

#1 promo classic space white suit guy


Star wars Tees at Tee Fury and Mermaids at shirtpunch


TeeFury: Limited Edition $11 tees!  Available December 30th, Samurai Wars and Kessel Run Arcade.

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If you like these shirts remember to use the links in this post. Tee-fury is an affiliate site. Sales made through these links help support this site.TeeFury: Limited Edition $11 tees!

Today at  ShirtPunch Sous La Mer  by Megan Lara and Henchman by Creative Outpouring.

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New Sponsor Modern Brick Warfare custom minifig accessories


New Year, New Sponsor

Please welcome Modern Brick Warfare they are a reseller of Police and Military custom minifigs and accessories.

Modern Brick Warfare (MBW) is the USA Official reseller of Minifig.Cat products that specializes in original, compatible LEGO® custom weapons and custom gear for minifigs.
All toys are produced using high quality ABS plastic resulting in top of the line detailed toys to use with your LEGO® minifigs. MBW also sells a number of LEGO® custom minifigs and custom sets to meet your army building needs.

They have minifig rifles, shotguns, pistols and knives. Modern Brick warfare also has tactical vests, gas masks, riot shields and more to outfit your minifigs. Please check them out by clicking their banner.

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2014 Year End Review part 1


It’s been a great year for us at Yoda Archives. We have a lot of fun at the fairs and conventions. It’s great to get out there at meet people face to face. The traffic and support for my toy photography has been amazing. We’ve picked up more followers and sponsors. And also supported some Kickstarter projects and Creations for charity. In the next few posts I plan to recap the year.

Traffic

One of our 2014 blog goals was to beat 2013 views for each month. I’m happy to report We made that goal. We had an increase in views for every month some month were small increases others were huge. You broke my all time traffic record in July then again through out the year. In 2013 October was my least trafficked month, this fall October was my busiest month of the year. My Followers set another new record during October. The record was quickly broke in November and then shattered in December. With a few day remaining in December, the site had more traffic in one month than the entire first year. In fact it’s very close to being double that first year.

Thank You for all the support.

New thor custom lego minifigure.

 

 


LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2014 December 24 Vader Claus is coming to town


The big man has finally arrived. Darth Vader Claus is here. Merry Christmas! Merry Sithmas! This is one awesome looking minifig.

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LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2014 December 23


Today’s advent gift is father and son fireplace with lightsaber holders on the mantle. This might be the first time an item has had items for an Imperial and Rebel character. I added a few bricks behind the fire-place to make the flames stand out more.

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You better watch cause Santa Darth Vader comes tomorrow.


Affiliate Post Shirtpunch buy a hoodie get a free Tee


At ShirtPunch today only buy one of four hoodies get a free tee with the same design.  Detail buy a Zip or Pullover Hoodies is guaranteed to receive a Unisex tee in a matching size and design!

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ShirtPunch is an affiliate site and purchasing the shirts via the links on this site helps supports my artwork.

 On another note my Nerd block arrived today.  P


LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2014 December 22


Today’s advent gift is Tree-Two Dee-two.  Another cool mini-fig.

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Affiliate post: Minions shirts at Tee Fury


At TeeFury December 22th only!  $11 each.

Batnana Nana by Ian Leino and Frozen Banana by DJKopet

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If you like this shirt remember to use the links in this post. TeeFury is an affiliate site. Sales made through these links help support this site.


LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2014 December 21


Today’s item is a Y-wing. It’s made of a bunch of tiny bricks. The kind of pieces that are usually included as extras in sets. So you might have the parts to build more of these. Now it’s just a couple more days till  Santa Darth Vader arrives.

dec-21This Y was late for an important meeting.

 


LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2014 December 20


The December 20 LEGO Star Wars Advent gift is an Imperial Shuttle.

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LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2014 December 19


The December 19 LEGO Star Wars Advent gift is Vader Santa’s speeder bike. They added Santa’s bag and gift to the bike to mark it as a Christmas Sleigh.

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LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2014 December 18


The December 18 LEGO Star Wars Advent minifig is General Carlist Rieekan. He was the leader of Echo Base on Hoth. Another nice looking figure. I like the focus on Hoth we’ve had in recent days.

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LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2014 December 17


The December 17 LEGO Star Wars Advent gift is another snow cannon.

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Captain Marvel 100th solo issue!


Captain Marvel(2014) #10 hits the stores today. This issues marks the 100th solo issue for Carol Danvers. How can  ten equal 100. Ms Marvel/Captain Marvel had has many series throughout the years. The current series by Kelly Sue Deconnick is amazing.

 

CAROL’S 100TH SOLO ISSUE ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL! • We’re celebrating 100 issues of Carol Danvers’ high-flying, smack-talking, and butt-kicking adventures, thanks to you our beloved Carol Corps! Join writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and artists David Lopez, Marcio Takara and more as we bring you a momentous (and over-sized) issue almost 50 years in the making! -Marvel Comics

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Here is my collection of custom Captain Marvel minifigs. Captain Marvel and black suited Ms Marvel are from buygofig, The red suited Ms Marvel was made by Paul Janowski.

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LEGO Polybags at five below


Five Below has a few LEGO polybags in store. There are listed at $3.99 which is usual retail for the sets pictures. Selections may vary by store I’ll try to check the store sometime this week.
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LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2014 December 16


Today’s item is a Rebel Pilot. Most likely Dak Ralter who was Luke snowspeeder Gunner in the Battle on Hoth. The LEGO Character Encyclopedia says the minifig has a unique blue Rebel Alliance markings on his helmet. This version has a dual sided head.

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LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2014 December 15


Today’s item is a Snow Speeder. It’s built slightly different from the minibuild from a previous year. It’s LEGO so there’s multiple ways to build the same thing.

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LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2014 December 14


Today’s item is a Gx-8 moisture vaporator from Luke’s homestead. So it is an accessory for yesterday’s Luke Skywalker minifig. While it’s not a cool ship, it is a scene builder. It’s not too exciting but has some great parts. A couple of the blocks with studs on each side and some tan tubes that I could have used for a thw Merry Clone-mas build. Those blocks are named after a LEGO employee.  I learned about them on the LEGO Creator Advent calendar. Which has a new video tip or animation everyday.

whta is the dec 14 star wars advent build?From Star Wars Wiki

A moisture vaporator was a relatively simple device used to harvest excess atmospheric humidity. It was ground-based and used on planets such as Tatooine.

 

What I really need is a droid that understands the binary language of moisture vaporators.”
“Vaporators? Sir, my first job was programming binary loadlifters—very similar to your vaporators in most respects.
―Owen Lars and C-3PO

Merry Clonemas!


lego clone troopers under a christmas tree. two are playing lightssabers with empty wrapping papers tubes

Sets featured here include Decorating the Tree (#40058), Available at Toys R US and Kroger, The Clone Trooper from this years advent calendar, plus clones from previous advent calendars and Clone Troopers verses Droideka battle pack (#75000).

I’m offering this as an 8×10 print in my store. Order soon for Christmas Delivery.

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LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2014 December 13


The December 13th build is Luke Skywalker in his Star Wars: A New Hope outfit. Will tomorrow mean his accessory pack. I guess we’ll see in the morning.

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Chima sale at Entertainment Earth.


Entertainment Earth’s daily deal is 15% off LEGO Chima sets. The deal is today only and ends at 11:59PM PST 12/13/14. They have 39 items listed on the page but many are flashing “just 1 left”.

For 24 hours only, get 15% off LEGO Legends of Chima. Don’t wait – buy now and save! Limit 5 per person.

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Christmas LEGO stop motion film



Double VIP points Sunday


LEGO is having a Double Points event on Sunday. So add up those points on your Christmas shopping.
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