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Since the Unicorn Girl minifig was announced, I wanted to do some kind Despicable Me “It’s so Fluffy” joke. Deadpool likes my little pony, so surely he likes fluffy unicorns.
The newest batch of minifigs are in stores now. As always I keep a list of feel guides on my What in the Bag? page, but I figured why not just do a new post as well.
Series 13 minifigures
The BrickBlogger series 13 Pictures and details
The Brick Blogger Touch Guide.
Touch Guide the Brick Fan
EuroBrick’s Series 13 Review and Distribution breakdown
Stepping sideways with bricks review and feel guide.
BrickFinder, a Singapore LEGO Fan Group has made an informative touch guide for series 13.
The My Mini’s app has a feel guide for every LEGO minifigure series. They update it as new series are released. You can also use it to keep an inventory of your collection.
General Touch guide tips
- Learn the common parts all figures have. Torso, legs (moveable for most figs, non movable short legs), and a head.
- You feel for the accessories or body parts that are unique to each figure. sometimes you will need to verify by identify a second part.
- Take one of the checklists with you to remind you of what items are in the series.
- Hold the bag by one corner and shake it till the pieces fall to the bottom opposite corner of the bag.
- Study previous series, A character in the current series might have a similar item as one in a previous series. Ned Flanders has a coffee mug. The computer programmer and gingerbread man has a coffee mug. If you have one of those put the mug in a bag and learn what it feels like.
Awesome mix shirt at Riptapparel mixes two of the best films of the year, awesome. Plus Super Star-Lord and Super Villain shirts.
I finally found Homer a drinking buddy. The quote comes from the first season of The Simpsons.
May is wrapping up and it’s been a busy month. I’ve spent the weekends vending at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival. It was a great year at faire best weather in a long time. And the crowds were awesome.
For the first time I have collected an entire series of LEGO minifigs. And I bought them using the feel guides listed on the What’s in the bag page. So many thanks, to everyone that creates these guides. I made a couple of mistakes guessing. But that was mainly when I did not take enough time to verify by identifying two different accessories. I plan to use every figure in my toy photography. So far I’ve posted pics with Bart, Milhouse, Marge and now Mr Burns. I’m processing one with Lisa right now. Plus making use of a Simpsons accessory on friday’s post so look forward to that.
Good luck if you are still searching.
Also May has been a great month for traffic. It’s my busiest May on record and busiest month so far this year. So thank you for all the support.
Today is the official release date of The LEGO Simpsons minifigs. I was unable to find any in store early, so I’ll be checking a few stores today. Some of the fan sites already have the figs and have provided guides for those of us that are still searching.
Brick and Bloks has made a chart of bump codes for the Simpsons minifigs. He does note that in the past LEGO has changed the bump codes, so these may not be the same. The Brick Fan has a touch guide detailing what accessories to feel for in the bag. I will use a combination of these as I collect the figures. I want to get the entire set this time. I will get a few bags today and hold off on anymore till after I see all the May the 4th sales. If LEGO has some great deals on Star wars sets I’ve been eyeing I’m getting them.
What did you find?
Any more tips for other collectors?
Any idea on the how many of each character are in a box?
Thanks to Grace who shared Euro Bricks’s great review and distribution breakdown for the Simpsons minfigs.
Ript Apparel has Shut up and take my money for the next 24 hours. For $10.
At TeeFury January 23 only! Shaun by Brinkerhoff and Three Flavours Crest by Arinesart $11 each. Finally a new LEGO mini fig shirt.
Shaun is offered on black, charcoal, or silver. Flavours if offered on Red, Kelly Green, and Tahiti blue.
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.
The Birckblogger has posted a touch guide for the LEGO movie blind bags. Read the post here Some of these have similar accessories so they may be hard to ID. Plus there seems to be a higher number of rare figures this time. There are six figures that have only two copies in a case.
Good luck hunting.
I found the LEGO Movie minifigs.And unlike the K-mart Medusa I was able to purchase these. There have been spotting of lego movie figs in Target. But I found these at Toys R Us. I got two and used my rewards points.
Thanks to the Brick Fan for this information.
There will be a Minifig trading event in Burlingame, California on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Classic Toy Museum. Follow link for full information! Classic Toy Museum LEGO Minifigure Trading Event.
Welcome to Robot Tober. I decided to challenge myself to do a post a day for this month. The theme for the month is Robots. each day I plan to post a pic of a robot, mech, or power suit action figure.
Today’s toy is the Krang in minifg form. Krang is in his mech suit. This set is a polybag with brick-built turtle targets, think minimalistic, and a laser turret. He has front and back printing.
Aquaman protects the harbor from the Imaginext robot.
Today.com article of the female scientist minifig. I posted a pic of one these a few days ago one of my favorite of series 11. Why because it’s a minifig of my wife. She’s a scientist and has a minor in chemistry. Two great articles to read.
This LEGO minifigure isn’t wearing pink, and she isn’t showing any skin. Her wardrobe consists of a crisp white lab uniform and glasses, and her little claw hands grasp two itty-bitty Erlenmeyer flasks.
The “Scientist” just hit stores on Sept. 1 as part of LEGO’s Minifigure Series 11, and she’s already being hailed as a stereotype-busting hero of the toy aisle. Those who have kept a wary eye on LEGO’s pastel-hued, cleavage-heavy, hair-salon-loving minifigures for girls say the Scientist is a big, big deal and the first of its kind.
“Let us hope that this is only the beginning,” science editor and writer Maia Weinstock declared in an in-depth blog post for ScientificAmerican.com.
“I think this figure is a positive step because it portrays a woman in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) career without resorting to gender stereotyping by making her pink or calling her a ‘lady scientist,’” Elizabeth Sweet, a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of California, Davis, told LiveScience.
For more read the full article
Breaking Brick Stereotypes: LEGO Unveils a Female Scientist
Another article on the Female Scientist This is the blog mentioned in the Today.com article.
It’s 11:47 am on the Sunday before Labor Day, and I’m staking out a LEGO store inside a Byzantine shopping mall on the outskirts of Boston. I am here with a coterie of children and parents, the lot of us waiting impatiently while three LEGO associates in black shirts and khakis make their last-minute preparations before the onslaught begins.
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.
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.
Chris McVeigh has two LEGO minifig shirt on the Yetee today. The mini crowd and A Real mini hero.which is a collaboration with Mike Handy. The shirt start at $11. Mini Crowd is available on chocolate or charcoal. A real mini Hero is offered on black or Navy.
Spoilers: the next Doctor has been revealed by the BBC.
Spoilers: the next Doctor has been revealed by the BBC.
A great CUUSSO project shared by The Brick Collectors. CUUSSO Member Jedikermit has created some custom Muppet minifigs and vignettes with suggestions for more Muppet sets. The stage from the opening credits of Muppet show would make a great display for mini-figs.. Sam the Eagle would be easy to make reusing chicken suit guy’s body.
The Muppets would make an excellent series for LEGO sets, and have potential for both young builders and Adult Fans Of LEGO. There are dozens of popular characters, but there are also vehicles, playsets, and scenes that would make great buildable LEGO sets. Like other Disney properties that LEGO has produced, including Toy Story, Cars, and Pirates of the Caribbean, there’s a built-in audience of fans young and old that would be able to enjoy the system.
Some suggested sets at various price points:
KERMIT’S SWAMP $7.99
Kermit the Frog in a small swamp scene, with his banjo, some lily pads, and possibly a friendly alligator or his nephew Robin to add some play value. Could even include his bicycle that he uses to pedal away from it all in The Muppet Movie.
ELECTRIC MAYHEM BUS $39.99
The band from The Muppet Show has always been popular with kids and adults, and this set would include their bus as seen in The Muppet Movie. Characters would include Dr. Teeth, Floyd, Janice, Zoot and Animal, and all of their instruments would come with the set. A small stage could be built with the bus, or they could perform on top of the bus. They’re hippies like that.
MUPPET THEATER $59.99
The largest set would be The Muppet Theater, which would include a stage area, and a balcony to the side. Exclusive minifigures like Statler and Waldorf (the two old guys from the balcony), Sam Eagle, Swedish Chef, Rowlf the Dog, Mahna-Mahna and the Snowths, and unique versions of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy could be included. Ideally, it would be wonderful to have different scenes for sketches that could be put onto the stage: some brick-built arches that represent the beginning of The Muppet Show; a small kitchen for the Swedish Chef, a grand piano for Rowlf..
This is is an awesome CUUSOO project please support Muppet LEGO CUUSOO.
I fund turtles in the garden. What kind of turtle? Teenage Mutant Ninja kind.
Teebusters is “home of the cheapest daily t-shirt.” I found two LEGO inspired designs in their polling section. All eleven Doctors as mini-fig heads and Sherlock in mini-fig form.
We sell a unique t-shirt and hoody every 48 hours for only €8.99 and €28.49 each! We have a huge range of styles including music, movie, humour, pop culture, gaming, comic book, tv show and retro inspired designs. Artists and designers submit their tee shirt designs here where they are reviewed. The design that gets the most votes is then sold on the website.
They are UK based but ship world wide. I’ll watch this to see if the Doctor design makes it to a shirt, either here or some where else.
LEGO Sherlock mini fig design, Solving Mysteries