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New Crazy Bricks Kickstarter Tuesday


https://crazybricks.com

Crazybricks has a new kickstater launching Tuesday October 13. The new set is Brick Buddies and features brick built animals. So far there are just some illustrations. 

This will be a blind bag series with two Brick buddies in each bag. Not sure how I feel about blind bag for a kickstarter set. I know it will be a quality product since it is Crazy Bricks. It’s just a long wait to get a fig I may not  like then have to again and hope I get the Watermelon cat. Plus it’s only been three month since the Dino Dudes campaign ended. My wallet needs a longer break. Don’t know about pricing yet, We’ll find out soon.

Day one supporters will get a Brick Buddies top hat. 

http://crazybricks.com/

Note: The campaign was suppose to state last week but there was a delay.

Once the campaign goes live I’ll post about it here


Update: Dino Dudes Kickstarter


The Dino dudes Kickstarter. is wrapping up. Theres the campaign will end early Thursday.  They have just reached fossil print add-ons for Triceratops and T-rex. With three more left to unlock!

Ends Thu, July 16 2020 9:05 AM CDT.

 

Crazy Bricks has a new Kickstarter Dino Dudes. Crazy Bricks makes some cool custom pieces. I have some of their Munchkin and Mouse Guard set. They make a great product. For a $22 pledge you can get a single color accessory set or a fully printed single Dino Dude. Or for $44 one set and a fully printed Dino Dude.

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Each SET ( Head and body of all three starting Dino Dudes, which are Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus and T-Rex ) of accessories you pledge will come in a singular color.  If we unlock all the stretch goals, then the SET will ALSO include the Triceratops and Pterodactyl with matching CrazyArms.

 

 

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Update: Dino Dudes Kickstarter


Quick update on the Dino dues Kickstarter. They have added a new stretch goal, fossil print Dino Dudes.

Crazy Bricks has a new Kickstarter Dino Dudes. Crazy Bricks makes some cool custom pieces. I have some of their Munchkin and Mouse Guard set. They make a great product. For a $22 pledge you can get a single color accessory set or a fully printed single Dino Dude. Or for $44 one set and a fully printed Dino Dude.

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Each SET ( Head and body of all three starting Dino Dudes, which are Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus and T-Rex ) of accessories you pledge will come in a singular color.  If we unlock all the stretch goals, then the SET will ALSO include the Triceratops and Pterodactyl with matching CrazyArms.

 

 

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Update: Dino Dudes Kickstarter


Quick update on the Dino dues Kickstarter. They have now unlocked extra color options, an second set of digitigrade legs, and a skull and a tophat. Next stretch-goal up is Pterodactyl!

 

Crazy Bricks has a new Kickstarter Dino Dudes. Crazy Bricks makes some cool custom pieces. I have some of their Munchkin and Mouse Guard set. They make a great product. For a $22 pledge you can get a single color accessory set or a fully printed single Dino Dude. Or for $44 one set and a fully printed Dino Dude.

Dino Dudes kickstarter

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Each SET ( Head and body of all three starting Dino Dudes, which are Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus and T-Rex ) of accessories you pledge will come in a singular color.  If we unlock all the stretch goals, then the SET will ALSO include the Triceratops and Pterodactyl with matching CrazyArms.

 

 

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Dino Dudes Kickstarter


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crazybricks/dino-dudes?ref=thanks-copy

Crazy Bricks has a new Kickstarter Dino Dudes. Crazy Bricks makes some cool custom pieces. I have some of their Munchkin and Mouse Guard set. They make a great product. For a $22 pledge you can get a single color accessory set or a fully printed single Dino Dude. Or for $44 one set and a fully printed Dino Dude.  Plus supporters on 1st day JUNE 16 and get an “I heart Nessie” top hat.

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UPDATE: Funded in 5 hours. Stretch goals are being unlocked. Free digitigrade legs, new color, addon menu and overnight the Triceratops has been unlocked.

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This was an instant support!

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Each SET ( Head and body of all three starting Dino Dudes, which are Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus and T-Rex ) of accessories you pledge will come in a singular color.  If we unlock all the stretch goals, then the SET will ALSO include the Triceratops and Pterodactyl with matching CrazyArms.

 

 

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BrickFest


We were at BrickFest Nashville today. Had a great time, built some stuff and found some new toys.

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Brickwarriors Toys for Tots Campaign.


BrickWarriors has begun their Toys for tots fund raiser.

For BrickWarriors, November means the beginning of our 6th Annual Toys for Tots Campaign!  We want to make sure every child has a gift to open this holiday season…and we need your help!  From November 1st – November 30th, BrickWarriors is donating 5% of all online sales to Toys for Tots, a non-profit organization that is very dear to our hearts.  Toys for Tots donates toys to needy children during the holidays.  So, let’s make a difference together, and put a smile on every child’s face this holiday season!

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I Am Your Candidate.


LEGO Stormtrooper wearing a vote Darth Vader tee

This awesome custom torso is from Eclipse Grafx. They have shirts for the less interesting candidates as well. They also have some cool vending machine sets, that I didn’t see when I ordered this torso and a couple other bricks.


Creations for Charity Livestream Event Friday.


The Creations for Charity store closes for the 2015 season on November 30th. So It’s your last chance to help. C4C is an annual fundraiser for underprivileged children. LEGO builders create custom items from bricks, minifigs and MOCs. They donate the items to C4C, which sells them to buy LEGO sets for children. You can even have a custom project built for yourself.

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But before the store closes there is a special event friday evening.

For a period of 24 hours last year, LEGO fans from all over the world joined a live stream to help support Creations for Charity. From building LEGO sets, working on MOCs, discussing the LEGO hobby, to sorting LEGO; it’s safe to say that everyone involved had a great time and all for a great cause.

This year’s event will be building upon last year’s success and taking the art of building with and talking about LEGO for 24 hours non stop to new heights! With 24 hours of non stop LEGO action, this is surely going to be something you won’t want to miss. From 5pm EST on Friday November 27th to 5pm EST on Saturday November 28th, we’ll be fighting off sleep to bring you all kinds of LEGO goodness!

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Creations for Charity 2015


Creations for Charity opened for the 2015 season. C4C is an annual fundraiser for underprivileged children. LEGO builders create custom items from bricks, minifigs and MOCs. They donate the items to C4C, which sells them to buy LEGO sets for children. You can even have a custom project built for yourself.

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The Creations for Charity brick link store opened on October 15 and closes on November 30th.

This is a great fundraiser. Help if you can purchase an item for a LEGO fan, pledge and watch the stream and feel good about helping.

Last year I got some brain slugs, a custom brick, and an awesome Ms. Marvel figure from Creations for Charity. Ms Marvel on the left came from a C4C builder.

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Crazy Arms Kickstarter


Crazy Bricks has a new Kickstarter project, crazy arms.

 

 

The Crazy Arms system allows you to replace your figure’s existing arms with ease and without fear of damaging your figure’s torso by repeated replacement of the system arms.


Mouse in the mail.


Monday I got the Bricks of the Mouse Guard bricks in the mail. These are a Crazy Bricks kick starter item celebrating the Bricks of The Mouse Guard anniversary.
I’ll post some images when I have the time.


Zulily Brick Warriors and Brick Books Sale


Zulily is having a Brick Master Event. No official LEGO products but they have a bunch of different unofficial LEGO books like the Brick Bible, Brick Shakespeare, Badass Bricks and Brick Films. Many of the books are by Sarah Herman and published by Skyhorse Publishing. Look for the Inspire the Brick master section.

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Zulily also has Brick Warriors accessory packs. Prices range from $11.99 to 15.99 verses retail of $22 – $27.These are made of ABS plastic and fig with LEGO mini-figs. I have a collection of Brick Warrior accessories and they are well made and look great.

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Hunter & Hunted Accessory Set.

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Knights & Knuckleheads Accessory Set.

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Wizards & Warriors Accessory Set.

Other than the Brick Warriors stuff, the only toys are Cobi, huge Massbricks, and more clone brands.
sales ends 4/8.

Disclaimers: You have to create a Zulily to see the price and order. I get some store credit if you use the link and place an order.
I am also a Brick Warriors affiliate when you but direct from them via my site links I earn credit there. But not for this Zulily sale.
 


Brickfair Alabama: The waiting is the hardest part.


I finally have time for a Brickfaire Alabama recap.

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We got there a little later than we had anticipated and we surprised by the huge line. The show started at 11am. I thought if we got there around noon, the early crowd would be gone.  We left later than i wanted and noon turned to one. Then after a stop for lunch, one turned to 1:30 before we made to the convention center.  The line outside snaked from the entrance across the front of the building to the corner and then up the side of the street. The line kept growing behind us. But the line moved swiftly. Every few minutes they would let another fifty people into the exhibit hall. They did come around asking if anyone had presale tickets. So next year I’ll get presale tickets.  There wasn’t one last year and we got there around lunch time.

 

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Once inside the building the line moved from the door to the right wall the back to the left and up the stairs. Then it flowed from above the stairs around the corner and down a hallway to the doors. They let more people inside and we almost made it but got stop at the door. At least now we were first inline.  A friendly Brickfair worker chatted with us. asked how long we’d been there at that point it was about forty minutes. We just had to wait a little bit long for a few people to clear out and we could enter the fun.

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Once inside to the immediate left was the play and stay area. To the right a massive brick built Crane and just a just pass that our first stop, EclipseGrafx. They had some awesome custom bricks. I had a list of what I needed and stuck to it. I got some food bricks and zombie heads, although they didn’t have one of the heads I was hunting.

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Part of the Mini-Con display. The Mini-Con was a model of the convention itself and individual exhibitors built tiny version of their builds.

After shopping it was train time. My son loved looking at the trains. We watched them for a little while then moved to mini-con. The Mini-Con is a brick model of the convention hall. BrickFair provided the basic structure to the model and then vendors add minimises of their displays. We turn from that table ans saw Thomas the train.
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After that we played a couple of the crane games. Didn’t win anything but didn’t spend too much either. They didn’t have the build a mini fig vending machine that were there last year. I wanted to build a random fig for the blog.  I tried to build a random fig at a booth by just blindly grabbing parts.  It just didn’t feel the same so I passed. My son however built his own minig fig. He was very proud of it. We took a chance at winning some bricks. There was a jar of bricks.  who ever guessed closest to the number of bricks would win the box.  I made a guess. My son want to drop the slip in the box, so I lifted him up. Then he want to fill out a paper. so brickfair got post note scribble in their box.

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We visited the Brick Warriors booth and got a full bag of fantasy pieces. My son was helping by filling my cup with round viking shields. We looked at minifig and models for a while. The swung around for another pass. We found the  Modern Brick Warfare booth. They had some great weapons and minifigs. I was too busy visiting to remember to buy some riot shields.

 

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We even saw a celebrity Emmet was at Brickfair! We looked at the train once more. It was time to admit we were tired and ready to head home. My son was asleep by the time we hit I-65.

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There will be three more Brickfair events later this year.

BrickFair NE 2015: Manchester, NH   May 2 – May 3, 2015
BrickFair VA 2015: Chantilly, VA   August 1- August 2, 2015
BrickFair NJ 2015: Somerset, NJ   October 31 – November 1, 2015

BrickFaire Alabama Continues today


Brickfaire Alabama continues today 11am-4pm at the Birmingham Convention Center (East Hall)  We attended yesterday and had a great time. There was a wait to get in but it was worth the wait. Next year I’ll get presale tickets.

I’ll try to process pictures and write a full post tomorrow.

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Tickets $10 three and under free. Parking $8 but metered street parking is free on weekends.

Brickfair Alabama runs January 17-18  at the Birmingham Convention Center in Birmingham, Alabama. 11am-4pm. $10 admission. If you are a LEGO fan and nearby be sure to visit.  There will be three more Brickfair events later this year.

BrickFair NE 2015: Manchester, NH   May 2 – May 3, 2015
BrickFair VA 2015: Chantilly, VA   August 1- August 2, 2015

BrickFair NJ 2015: Somerset, NJ   October 31 – November 1, 2015


Brickfair Alabama this weekend


Brickfaire Alabama is January 17&18 11am-4pm at the Birmingham Convention Center (East Hall) Come and see LEGO builds. They will have games and contests. Plus a vendor area with LEGO resellers and customize brick sellers. Brick Fair will host a Play area where attendees can just free build.

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A Crane game filled with LEGO Bricks.

 

LEGO models, displays and winding trains sprawled out over 58,000 square feet.

BrickFair brings together adult fans of LEGO from across the USA (and Canada, and a few other countries) to show off their projects, great and small, and to share their passion for LEGO – the most awesome toy – ever. -BrickFair

Tickets $10 three and under free. Parking $8 but metered street parking is free on weekends.

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I attended last year and had a great time. There was so many things to see and do you didn’t know where to start. There were dozens of s LEGO sold in sets or by the brick. Many vendors were selling loose minifigs either form the collectible series or from opened sets. There was also LEGO related media the Brickshow and Brick Journal were both in attendance.

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Clone Army Customs

Again this year there will be custom vendors that mold new part or take  official LEGO parts and repaint them. Some of these are Clone Army Customs, BrickWarriors, Modern Brick Warfare, and EclipseGrafx. Some of the LEGO resellers include Classic Plastic bricks, Atlanta Brick Company, and we like it bricks and studs.

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This one of the parts vending machines. There was a group of them called Build a Girl. Each machine had a body part one, a head, one a torso, and one legs. Onece you visited them all you had a randomly made minifig. There were also machine that had just bricks by kind or building function.  These are some nice options to get a bit of the randomness fun.

 

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Brickfair Alabama runs January 17-18  at the Birmingham Convention Center in Birmingham, Alabama. 11am-4pm. $10 admission. If you are a LEGO fan and nearby be sure to visit.  There will be three more Brickfair events later this year.

BrickFair NE 2015: Manchester, NH   May 2 – May 3, 2015
BrickFair VA 2015: Chantilly, VA   August 1- August 2, 2015

BrickFair NJ 2015: Somerset, NJ   October 31 – November 1, 2015


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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Creations for Charity 2014


The LEGO Car Blog just reminder me about a great program. Since 2009  Creations for Charity has run an annual fundraiser for underprivileged children. LEGO builders create custom items from bricks, minifigs and MOCs. They donate the items to C4C, which sells them to buy LEGO sets for children. You can even have a custom project built for yourself.

The Creations for Charity brick link store opens on October 15 and closes on November 30th. There are just a few days to pick up a custom item. I’ve messed up the past couple years and missed the deadline. I just place my first purchase and feel happy about it. If you are looking for something special for the LEGO fans on your list check them out.

According to a November 24 post, they’ve already raised over $6,000 this year. At that point there was a week left in the fund raising drive. Now it’s just the holiday weekend left. I hope they break their record this year.

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On Saturday the 29th C4C is joining Beyond the Brick for a 24 hour live stream. From 5pm EST 11/28 through 5pm 11/29, tune in for a full day fun and building with Lego fans from the online community on Google Hangout. “We will be raising money together for this year’s Creations for Charity through a pledge system. For each hour spent on the stream, anyone can pledge to donate a certain amount to the fundraiser. The LEGO Group has pledged to donate a Lego set for every man-hour on air!”

This is a great fundraiser. Help if you can purchase an item for a LEGO fan, pledge and watch the stream and feel good about helping.

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Kickstarter Project Versa Bricks connects LEGO, Hot Wheels, and K’Nex blocks


Versa Bricks are the brain child of Jerry Schutt of Ohio. Like many of us as a child he would  play with LEGO and Hot Wheels. He wanted to play with the two together and use bricks to build ramps for the cars.  But the ramps were didn’t work as he planned.  Fast forward to today. with his background in engineering,  computer  modeling software,  3D printers for prototypes, and his family, Versa Bricks can be a reality.

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Jerry has launched a Kickstarter Project to fund Versa Bricks. There are six different Versa Brick blocks designed to connect LEGO, Hot Wheels, and K’nex toys. A seventh brick that would connect HO scale train track tracks is an unlockable stretch goal.  The bricks will be red. They will be made of ABS material. The funding period opened on October 13  and ends on December 1, that’s just a week away. The Versa Bricks are projected to be delivered in March of next year.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/386984333/versa-brickstm-compatible-with-lego-hot-wheels-kne

The rewards that are offered include sets of Vera Bricks, the more you donate the more bricks you get, a key chain and holder set made from the versa Bricks, and a Desktop ramp that included a car and a minifig. Certain level s of donations get a bricks in a mystery color.  The biggest donors can attend a build party in Whitehouse, Ohio, where they’ll build a massive creation using Versa Bricks, LEGO, K’Nex and hot wheels.

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Funding period: Oct 13 2014 – Dec 1 2014 (48 days)
Estimated Delivery: March 2015

This is a pretty cool project. I wish them luck and hope to see these next spring.

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Twitter @versabrick


Save and Earn Store Credit at Brick Warriors!


Open a new account at Brickwarriors and get $5.00 credit for your next order. If you tell them I referred you, I’ll get credit on a future order.  Brickwarriors makes custom accessories for your LEGO minifigures. They cover several genres including wild west, fantasy, Greek mythology and modern warfare. You may remeber when I used their wings and armor with the Medusa minifig.

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We have just slashed prices on dozens of items.  Here are some highlights (all 75 cents or less!)- Brick Warriors.com

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Plus for November 5% of all sales go to Toys for Tots!

1)  BrickWarriors has several bricks on sale
2) 5% of all sales this month will go to Toys for Tots!
3) When you check out, write “referred by Chris Jarvis/YodaArchives” in the comments section. We’ll both get credit on a future order.

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Store Credit details: 1) Must be a new customer.  2) In order to apply store credit, you must create an account (credit cannot be applied to those who check out as guests).

 

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She didn’t get her wings from redbull.


A quick picture to show you my Brickwarriors demon wings. I got the wings in January at Brick Fair Alabama. I too busy checking out the cool stuff and forgot to get the armor that attaches the wings to the minifig. I placed an order over the weekend and the armor and several other parts arrived today. You will see more accessories here soon.

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Brick Warroirs at five below


A quick heads up to those that collect third-party accessories. I just found some Brick Warriors Warrior packs at Five Below. Each pack is a themed set of accessories. There’s a gangster set with several guns, a western set, a scfi set, a minotaur set, and more.  The bag says collect at 12.  The back of the bag is clear so you know what you are getting.

I got a gladiator set with a spiked helmet, shield, anvil, scroll, larger hammer, and a pair of boot wings.

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The packs are $2.99 which is a good deal. I know many of the pieces are $1.00 a piece online or at a convention.  There’s coupon code in the bag for some free items from brick Warriors.com. The code expires at the end of June so check your local five below.  I bought some pieces from Brick warriors at a con a few months back. I’ve been meaning to get some more so I ordered a few more items and you’ll see the results in another post.

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