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Hobbit Day My Little Prancing Pony


Frodo and Samwise arrive at their destination, or do they?

lord of the rings prancing pony

My Little Prancing Pony Stars LEGO Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee (from Shelob Attacks 9470 and Gandalf Arrives 9469) and MLP Apple Jack.

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Happy Hobbit day.


September 22nd is Bilbo Baggins’ and Frodo Baggins’ birthday. It’s also known as Hobbit Day.  I’ll repost some Hobbit comics today.

Here is what happens after Gandalf makes six movies.

Gandalf goes Hollywood

LEGO Frodo

 

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LEGO Dol Guldur Ambush set on sale at Amazon


December 10 2014

Amazon has the Dol Guldur Ambush set on sale for a limited time. The suggested retail of the 212 piece set is $19.99. Amazon has it for $ 12.99. only amazon prime members can get it now. at 7:30 non prime members can if they haven’t sold out. UPDATE:It’s waitlist only now.

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At the fortress ruins of Dol Guldur the Gundabad Orcs lie in wait for Beorn™ with their weapons and firing mobile catapult. But that’s just the start of the danger for the great warrior. There are traps everywhere in the old ruin. Can Beorn avoid the huge spikes at the entrance, hidden flick missile and deadly swinging hammer and axe traps? That’s for you to decide. Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons: Beorn and 2 Gundabad Orcs with exclusive new armor.

  • Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons: Beorn™ and 2 Gundabad Orcs

Features a hidden flick missile, huge spikes and swinging hammer and axe traps

  • Also includes a firing catapult with wheels
  • Weapons include a sword, long axe and a mace
  • Beorn™ minifigure is exclusive to this set
  • Gundabad Orcs are equipped with new armor exclusive to this set
  • Use the mighty long axe to fend off the Orcs
  • Fire the mobile catapult
  • Turn the handle to operate the swinging hammer
  • Shoot the hidden flick missiles
  • Swing the axe at the castle gate
  • Combine with 79014 Dol Guldur Battle to stage the ultimate Dol Guldur conflict!
  • Dol Guldur fortress measures over 4” (11cm) high, 5” (15cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep

Happy Hobbit day.


September 22nd is Bilbo Baggins’ and Frodo Baggins’ birthday. It’s also known as Hobbit Day. For that reason we have a new Bilbo comic today which asks what happens after Gandalf makes six movies.

Gandalf goes Hollywood

As you can see I found a series 12 Wizard.

A Hobbit sale? why not? Today only save 22% off prints in my storeny store.  Use the code “adventure” to get 22% off on all prints.


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From the extended edition.


Marge adds a woman touch to bagend


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He’s in the source material.


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Legolas, LEGO event at Toys R Us, Minions Surprise


Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug is out on dvd and bluray today. Target has an exclusive Legolas Greenleaf with Accessory Kit with purchase. Be sure to look for the packaging with the mini fig on the cover.15244585_201402200652

Minion Surprise

Target also still have the Minion Surprise blind bags for $2.39. The only one i saw were in the entertainment section next to Despicable me 2 dvd which is on sale for $10 this week.

Walmart has Minion Surprise in the toy section and in the Easter section. I just wish they have a series 2 of the figs. I have all the minions.

 

Toys R Us event on Saturday

 

the lego movie build event at toys r us     *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 1 per child. Quantities limited; no rain checks.


Year In Review. Favorite Minis


My favorite mini figures of the year.

#10 Despicable Me Surprise Minion Blind bags
#9 Tin Solder from Character Encyclopedia
#8 Red Harrington Stage Coach Escape
#7 Series 11 Scarecrow
#6 Bilbo from the Hobbit DVD set.
#5 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
#4 Marty McFly
#3 Series 9 Cyclops
#2 Series 11 Yeti

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and my favorite of the year.

Series 10 Medusa

LEGO minifig Medusa series 10


Year end Review: Favorite Builds


It is the end of the year so here’s a quick look and my favorite builds of the year.

LEGO Cuusoo Back to Future DeLorean.

This is the first Cuusoo project I supported that was made into a set. I got it the day it was released. There were a couple problems with the build but it’s an great set. The minifigs are well done with a layered looked to the clothes.

bttf_flying bttf2_21103   My Favorite set of the year The Hobbit: An Unexpected Gathering (79003). The set was released at the end of 2012 but I didn’t get it till 2013. It was the first of The Hobbit sets and still my favorite. It’s Bagend the home of Bilbo Baggins. The set did not disappoint. Bag End is a Beautiful build.

LEGO unexpected gathering set 79003 bilbo baggings meets the minions

I plan to do a list of my favorite minifigs of 2013 plus finish the tale of the K-mart Medusa. I’m also sure wordpress will send me my year end stats soon. I’ll add my thoughts about those too. It’s been a busy year for the blog featuring LEGO, Star Wars, and Minions.  Dec 2013 has been the busy month ever for the blog.A new record for views and just a couple days to see how far we can push that record.

Thank you all for the great year.


LEGO The Hobbit trailer


A trailer for LEGO The Hobbit video game to be released next year.


NoShavember 2013 Champion announced!


Announcing the 2013 NoShavember champion congratulations Bombur.

lego hobbit dwarfs in no shavember


LEGO The Hobbit Videogame


LEGO The Hobbit Video games has been announced. The game will be released in 2014 and will be available on most gaming consoles. The game will cover the first two films in the Hobbit trilogy, An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug. The third film, There and Back Again will not be released till December 2014. So why not wait till then to release a game? legothehobbit-header01-600x300


Yoda is here for the 500th post.


Here it is the 500th post on Yoda Archives.com. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this blog back in January 2011, with Found me you have. I just wanted to have some fun with my camera and some action figures. I’ll hit the three year mark in just a couple of months.I’ve made a lot of friends here and hope to meet more of you in person at a convention sometime.

Thank you all for your support.

For this special post I had to go back to the character that was the impetus for the blog, The Jedi Master, Yoda. And I placed him in my favorite set of the year.

lego yoda and bilbo baggins at bad end, 79003 An Unexpected Gathering

featured here is Yoda, Bilbo Baggins, and Bag End from 79003 An Unexpected Gathering


An extremely Unexpected Gathering


Looks like Bilbo Baggins is playing host again.

LEGO unexpected gathering set 79003 bilbo baggings meets the minions

Appearing in this scene Bilbo Baggins at Bag End from LEGO An Unexpected Gathering  #79003 and from Despicable Me 2 Dave and Minion Surprise minions; Carl, Stuart, and Tim.


Brick Fortress Mini Legs update.


Back in April I posted about the Brick Fortress Mini-acton Legs, These Mini Legs are made for walking. At the time they were running a poll for the next mini leg color. The have closed the voting and hopefully soon we will know the new color. I’m still hoping for dark brown so I can use them with Frodo and Sam. I now have the unexpected Gathering set (#79003) so I’ll be ordering more legs soon.

rear view of mini action legs, Dwarf with reddish-brown, Yoda w/tan, Frodo in normal, and Bilbo with dark blue.

rear view: Dwarf w/ reddish brown, Yoda w/tan, Frodo in normal, and Bildo w/ dk blue.

The polls for voting on the next color for articulated mini-legs are officially closed! Sorry it’s taken so long, we extended the voting period to give more people a chance to vote.
We are counting up the votes now and should have the final count in a day or so.
We would like to thank all of you that participated.

Thank you,

Brick Fortress


Loser pays


loser buys first round
Mirkwood elf verses Hawkeye from the Avengers.


These mini legs are made for walking.


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.

lego frodo comparisson

Left:Frodo with Action Legs Right: Frodo with standard Legs

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.

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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 piece to the legs that allows the movement. And the legs are slightly taller due to the hips.

mini LEGO Legs

rear view of mini action legs, Dwarf with reddish brown, Yoda w/tan, Frodo in normal, and Bildo with dark blue.

rear view: Dwarf w/ reddish brown, Yoda w/tan, Frodo in normal, and Bildo w/ dk blue.

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.

LEGO Yoda

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!

LEGO Frodo
Frodo cannot walk he needs mini-action legs. Don’t let Sauron win vote dark brown legs!

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.

Brick Fortress

LEGO Frodo on horse back

UPDATE:they are still taking votes for the new action leg color. This color vote will end the night of A̶p̶r̶i̶l̶ ̶3̶0̶t̶h̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶3̶ [not decided]


The Elves are watching


mirkwood elf

I shot this a couple days ago. Yesterday was too cold and overcast to get great outdoor marco shots. We’re still at that time of year where its warm one day and near freezing the next. Plus there’s not much flora and fauna to shoot yet.

The elves are watching stars the Mirkwood elf from LEGO The Hobbit: Mirkwood Elf Guard Set #30212


Exculsive Minifigs with DVD or Target and Back Again


March was great for Mini-fig collectors. There were two dvd releases that included exclusive min-figs. Target had an exclusive Bilbo Baggins mini fig with the Hobbit DVD/Blu-ray combo pack. Plus the Cartoon network LEGO Star Wars special, The Empire Strikes Out had an exclusives Darth Vader mini-fig. I’ll tell you about my experience with each.

Bilbo LEGO from Target.

I’ll start with The Empire Strikes Out DVD cause it a shorter story. The special aired on Cartoon Network last September. Last time there was a Star Wars:LEGO special the dvd release was announced right after wards. This time it took a while for the announcement. Speculation was what would mini-fig if any, would be included in the dvd release. This time it was Darth Vader with a medal.

The figure looks pretty cool and an alternate Darth Vader is always cool. The dvd retail for $14.99 but Amazon and Target have it for $9.99. It was easy to find on the shelfs at Target unlike the Hobbit dvd. The dvd was released on March 26.

When it was revealed that Target would offer an exclusive mini-fig with the purchase of The Hobbit dvd/Blu-ray combo I was eager to shop at Target. I decided to pre-order the set. I was afraid the store would sell out before I could get there. So I ordered from target.com, the delivery date was a few days after the date the dvds would be in store. I didn’t expect to be able to watch the movie that night anyway so it wasn’t that big of a deal. But I remember the days when you could pre-order a dvd or game and it would be delivered the same day it was in the stores. I had the same problem with the LEGO:Lord of The Rings Game.
The Sunday ads were released and the in store price was two dollars cheaper than the online price. Did Target guarantee and match prices like amazon did? No. The day the dvd came the online target.com listed the set as unavailable. I was worried they’d sell out. But They tell me if they were out right? I thought about going to the store but didn’t. The next day still no shipping notification. the set was still listed as unavailable online. I had to run some errands and went to Target. They still had about four sets with the mini-fig so I grabbed one. Turned out to be a good decision. This was on Wednesday.

hobbit bluray

The expected delivery date was between Friday the 22-tues 26. I thought about cancelling the order but I knew some birthdays were coming up and that make a good gift. Finally they send a shipping notification on Saturday. But the pic they sent with it was of the regular DVD/Blu-ray set sans Bilbo. But when I clicked the link in the email it showed the set with Bilbo. And the expected delivery date was changed to March 30. a week after the original expected date.
Finally on Saturday I open the mailbox and inside in a small package, It’s thin so I know before I open that there is no figure in the set. It was a holiday weekend so I waited till Monday to return the dvd to a Target store. The Hobbit dvd was released on March 19 it arrived on March 30. From the time it was released and arrived i had gone to Target bought the Hobbit dvd, made another trip to Target and got the Star Wars special. So lesson learned don’t preorder from Target. get out there and fight the crowds.
The Bilbo figure is very well done. He has blue jacket, a vest and an ascot. His head is double-sided. You will see him in this blog again.

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Hobbit mini-fig included with The Hobbit


Don’t tease the Archers.


LEGO Hawleye meets LEGO mirkwood elf

Archers stars Hawkeye from LEGO Marvel Loki’s Cosmic Cube Escape #6867 and the Mirkwood elf from LEGO The Hobbit: Mirkwood Elf Guard Set #30212


Tolkien Reading Day!


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Tolkien Reading Day is an annual event, launched by The Tolkien Society in 2003, that takes place on March 25. It has the aim of encouraging the reading of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, and the use of Tolkien’s works in education and library groups. The date of March 25 was chosen in honour of the fall of Sauron, in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

via fb events page

So log off and go read. I’m taking The Hobbit to work to read at Lunch. What are you going to read today? What is your favorite J. R. R. Tolkien book?


My Little Prancing Pony


Frodo and Samwise arrive at their destination, or do they?

lord of the rings prancing pony

My Little Prancing Pony Stars LEGO Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee (from Shelob Attacks 9470 and Gandalf Arrives 9469) and MLP Apple Jack.


Hobbit Mini-fig included with Target Hobbit dvd/Bluray


Groove Bricks reports that Target will have a Hobbit DVD/blu-ray pack with an exclusive Bilbo Baggins mini-fig. So I know where I’ll buy my Hobbit Blu-Ray set. Now do I wait and buy in store or preorder? The release date is March 19. A week later the Empire Strike Out Dvd will be released with an exclusive Darth Vader mini-fig.

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Groove Bricks
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Also this week Target has a few LEGO sets on sale. The Spider-Man’s Spider-Cycle set, Superman vs. Power Armor Lex Luthor set, Batman Arctic freeze set, and Star Wars AT-RT set are $18.00 each. These sets are usually 19.99. It’s only 10% off but since I was already there so I picked up a set rather than use my LEGO VIP card. There maybe other sets on sale. When I checked the weekly ad online they didn’t show up. But they showed up on a Google shopping search.
I checked Target’s Easter section. Their seasonal polybag is the same as they had for valentine’s day. It is Winzar’ pack patrol from Legends of Chima.

The mini-fig was posted here, Winzar’s Pack Patrol

Updates: The Droid Escape set also shows up as a temporary price cut.

I just got back from Target the temporary price cut sign on the sets said 3/3-3/16 so there’s a little time to grab some of these sets. Now I just need to sell a bunch of prints so I can get these sets and DVDs.

There was a 19.99 LEGO City fire truck for $18.  The Easter section had a Friends polybag and the KRE-O GI Joe figs.


Happy Birthday J.R.R. Tolkien


lego frodo happy birthday J.R.R. Tolkien

Happy Birthday J.R.R. Tolkien!