We got some images for the LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures.
It looks like we are getting some typical minifigures, but I wanted to point out that we are getting some Wizard of Oz minifigures. We already had the Wicked Witch from the LEGO Batman Movie, but now we have them all.
Thanks for reading this post. Did you have a great holiday season? Merry (late) Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Hey guys. We got a teaser thing for Lego Movie 2 for Christmas. It’s fun and leads to some cool theories about new minifigs and stuff.
If you watch it, you see some cool stuff that I’m going to run through quickly. First, Alfred is in the short, so it is possible that he will be in the actual movie. Second: We know Lego does a bunch of collectible minifigures and we can expect some for this. Do you think we could get Elf Emmet, Treasure Chest Metal Beard, Ugly Sweater Batman, and Ugly Sweater Alfred? Third: We see our villain for Lego Movie 2.
The last thing I noticed which I believe was in the trailer (and I somehow missed it) was that Benny has a robot arm.
I hope that you guys had fun watching the short. If you want to see the short on Youtube, you can here. I hope that you guys have a fun and fantastic day.
Two quick things for now. Lego just showed us a really hyped up promotion. If you were not aware, if you purchased the Lego UCS Millenium Falcon in 2017, Lego would give you an exclusive card. We haven’t had any real exclusives yet, but that changed when Lego revealed this.
It’s a stand for the VIP Black Card holders. It comes with an exclusive plaque and an exclusive minifigure with a great torso print. I don’t even want to know how much these will sell for on Bricklink.com and eBay.com. I personally don’t really like anything other than the torso print, but what do you think?
PS: Lego also revealed these Lego Movie 2 Creative Brick Boxes.
Lego just officially announced the 2019 Corner Garage. This is a continuation of the modular buildings series for city builders. The Detective’s Office (did you know it’s going to be discontinued in 2019?), The Parisian Restaraunt, and the pride and joy of my collection, The Downtown Diner. Lego has released quite a few over the last years, all being great sets but at a sort of high price. For example, The Detective’s Office is 149.99 USD, The Downtown Diner was 159.99 USD, and the Parisian Restaraunt was 159.99 USD. This one is going to be even more expensive at 199.99 USD. Will it be worth it? Let’s see.
So the building is three stories tall.
A garage (which comes with a truck),
A veterinarian’s office,
And an apartment.
The roof has a nice design with a nice door to get out onto the roof. It features a small garden and a chair.
This is actually one of the better selections of minifigures I have seen. Six minifigures, all simple but useful in city building.
So what do you think of this set? I probably won’t buy it, but I want to know what you guys will do. Thanks for taking the time to read this post. I hope you have a great day.
PS: Lego also released pictures for the Fire Plane.
It will probably retail for 69.99 USD or 79.99 USD.
We finally got images for two new architecture sets. These images are for San Francisco and Paris.
Paris features some of the more famous buildings of the city, including Arc de Triomphe, the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Tour Montanparesse. You might remember that the Eiffel Tower was a set, the Louvre was a set, and the Arc de Triomphe was a set which is interesting that they are re-releasing them.
San Francisco obviously features the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. It also features the Painted Ladies, Salesforce Tower, Coit Tower, Fort Point, 555 Street, and the Transamerica Pyramid. This is one that you might want to pick up. I know I want to.
That’s it for now. I will be back to report on Speed Champions and Disney next.
Hey guys! Today I’m bringing you an interview with the Surly biker. I reached out to him and he was kind enough to respond to my questions, He’s from a LEGO a day, a LEGO photography site. He can tell you more about that…
Q: What did you do on a LEGO a day?
A: For two years I did a ‘365 Project’ – where you take a photo every day for an entire year. Mine all included LEGO minifigs because I love them and I loved the perspective they brought to our everyday world. It’s been over 10 years since I started the first project and I still remember taking most of the photos. The project was recognized by a few publishing companies with LEGO-themed books in the pipeline so I was asked to do reviews and contests for fans of the blog. I haven’t added content to a LEGO a Day in a number of years as I transitioned to another blog to chronicle regular everyday things and cycling. I have taken a few LEGO pics since then and have posted them on my current blog, but for the most part, I’ve left a LEGO a Day up on the net merely to serve an archive and for people to discover and enjoy.
Q: What got you interested in LEGOs?
A: I’ve loved LEGO since I was a kid. I had some of original classics from the 80s growing up, but I largely forgot about them as I got older as most kids do. I didn’t really get back into them until the modular buildings began releasing – and at about the same time the first Ultimate Collectors Series of Star Wars sets were coming out. It reinvigorated my love of LEGO, and I suddenly wanted to start collecting sets again. The first set I bought was in 2007, and it was the UCS Star Destroyer. And it’s still in its box. I haven’t put it together yet. It’s so big I never had a place to put it during apartment life – and even in our house, I haven’t quite found a place for it.
Q: What was your first LEGO set?
A: I honestly don’t remember. I have vague recollections of a passenger plane, and also some Blacktron stuff.
Q: When did you start a LEGO a day?
A: June 1, 2008.
Q: What is your favorite Minifigure?
A: Oh man, this is a hard one. Since they started releasing the collectible series there are so many that are absolutely brilliant. The details are remarkable, and hilarious at the same time. But a lot of the classics are good too. In the end, though, I think it comes down to a tie between the collectible Hiker fig (because its what I always wanted after using a classic figure as my Hiker character for both projects), and a good ol’-fashioned Storm Trooper. There’s something about putting Storm Troopers in everyday situations that just makes it 10x funnier.
Q: What Photo is your favorite?
A: This is a tough one. I took so many really great pics over the course of 2 years. Some I loved because they were great composition, others because they were hilarious. Some don’t stand on their own without a caption, either, so the message is lost if you just look at the photo alone. I’m proud of almost every pic I took during the 2nd year-long project. I had improved my photography skills substantially and had a much better location to shoot outside. So many of the Hiker pics are so good. So many of the Stormtrooper pics are hilarious. It’s almost impossible, so I don’t think I can pick a favorite. Instead, I’ll pick one I’ve always loved because it’s simple, stands on its own, slightly humorous, yet also photographically pleasing. And it’s just a simple picture of a Stormtrooper riding a bike at night.
A: Absolutely. There were a handful of really, really, prolific and incredible ones on Flickr back in the day. Some of them still post, others not so much. I’ve found a handful more on Instagram as well. There are literally thousands of people who photo LEGO, but only a small percentage of them have what it takes to be outstanding LEGO photographers.
Q: Do you build MOCs? Which is your favorite?
A: Never got into it.
Q: What is your favorite thing about LEGO?
A: I love LEGO because it gives me the opportunity to enjoy other things I love in LEGO form. LEGO as a company, and it’s designers, have become incredibly innovative with model design in the past decade. Piecing together Star Wars spaceships – which I geeked out over as a kid (ok and as an adult) – but with LEGO is just an awesome experience. Then displaying them around the house brings a sense of enjoyment. Same with the small cities you can build with the modular buildings. There’s something fascinating about it. Some people hang paintings, some people display candles, some have a doll collection to display – I have LEGO sets. Sets that showcase my other loves – science, sci-fi, etc. I think the greatest thing is that LEGO is ageless. Anyone can build, anyone can “play.” I chose to blend my love of photography with my love of minifigures – and I’m almost 40.
Around two months ago, I did a post on LEGO Forma’s Indiegogo Kickstarter (here).
credit to thebrickfan.com
The Kickstarter has officially ended, so that means that for you guys who didn’t buy it, your chance to get a set is gone until the official launch. If you did buy it, you will receive your set in early 2019. If you want some more numbers and a better break down, check out The Brick Fan’s post here.