The next LEGO Shop gifts

LEGO Shop is known for giving a lot of interesting polybags with purchases over a certain value. Also in some exclusive Events (like SDCC) we might see some of the below being given.

And here are the next giveaways:

40173 The Scarif Stormtrooper

The rumours say it is going to be given in the force friday in September.

/40177 LEGO City Jungle Polybag

A new polybag featuring the new LEGO City jungle line.

5004394 LEGO Ninjago Movie Polybag

This does not look like a norma polybag. It seems to be a scenario so you can take pictures of Ninjago Characters like they were in the movie.

5004914 LEGO Nexo Knights Armor Pod

LEGO is really into the Pod business now. This is one more example of that.

5004915 LEGO Ninjago-Movie-Wu-Key-Chain

One more promo from the Ninjago movie. This time featuring Marter Wu in a keychain.

5004916 LEGO Ninjago Movie Kai’s Dojo Pod

One more Pod this time for the Ninjago Movie. It features Kai with a lot of weapons.

5004920 LEGO Friends Ski Pod

The last Pod in this list. This time a LEGO Friends one.

5004934 LEGO Seasonal Christmas Ornament

This is probably one of the Christmas giveaway. An ornament for your christmas tree

LEGO Ninja Movie Minifigures – Last 10 Revealed

Today was the day LEGO Revealed the last 10 minifigures of the Ninjago Collectible minifigures. I’m impressed with the detail of all the minifigures, very very good. And without any more wait, here they are:

N-POP Girl

Lloyd

Garmadon

Flashback Garmadon

Kai Kendo

GPL Tech

Shark Army Angler

Cole

Zane

Shark Army Octopus

The full collection will be available August 2017. Stay tune for more updates

One of the biggest LEGO sets ever

With the new Ninjago Movie LEGO decided to make one of the most impressive sets until date. A small city composed of 4867 pieces!!!! Yes, that big!!! And it brings 17 minifigures. WOW!!!

The set has incredible details and looking at the images, it seems fenomenal.

The price will high, but expected for a set this big: US $299.99 – CA $349.99 – DE 299.99€ – UK £259.99 – DK 2599.00 DKK

Event if you are not a Ninjago fan, you have to give credit to this build. It looks amazing. I really think that the master builders have done a terrific job.

Early access to VIP members is likely mid-August.

LEGO Ninja Movie Minifigures – First 10 revealed

August will be the month that LEGO will release its brand new collection of minifigures. This time the theme of the collection is the new Ninjago Movie and will feature 20 minifigures (like in the LEGO Batman Movie).

Today LEGO revealed the first 10 minifigures and they are below:

Volcano Garmadon

Master Wu

Spinjitzu Training Nya

Lloyd Garmadon

Sushi Chef

Misako

Jay Walker

Shark Army Great White

Shark Army General #1

Gong & Guitar Rocker

Tomorrow LEGO will release the next 10 figures. Stay tuned.

The History of the LEGO Big Figures

A Big Figure is basically a big sized LEGO minifigure, normally with no points of movement and no customisation. This means that we cannot swap heads, torso or legs.

The first Big figure was released with the set Lego 4950: The Loader-Dozer in 1999 from the ROCK RAIDERS theme. The first Big figure was a Rock Monster, a figure that only moved the right arm.

Lego-4950- The Loader-Dozer

We then had to wait 8 years until the next big figure was release in 2007. The big figure was a Giant Troll from the set Lego 7036: Dwarves’ Mine.

Lego-Giant-Troll

Several variations of this Troll were made, 5 to be exact, all between 2007 and 2009.

In 2009, in a upgrade to the ROCK RAIDERS theme, the Power Miners, 3 new big figures were made. They were called Geolix, Tremorox and Eruptor. These big figures were different from the previous because they had a translucid body.

Lego-Geolix-Tremorox-Eruptorr

Next in line were several big figures from IPs that Lego acquired over the years like Star Wars, Marvel, DC, TMNT, Moana, Harry Potter and Lord of the rings. In the list are big figures like Wampa (Star Wars), Cave Troll (LOTR), Goblin King (LOTR), Rancor (Star Wars), Green Goblin (Marvel), Darkseid (DC), Gorilla Grodd (DC), Thanos (Marvel), Killer Croc (DC), Hulk (Marvel), Red Hulk (Marvel), Dogpound (TMNT), Leatherhead (TMNT), Troll (Harry Potter) and Maui (Moana).

Lego-Wampa-Darkseid-Cave-Troll

From all of the previous, most of them shared the same body although there were some exceptions like Dogpound (TMNT) and Harry Potter’s Troll that had a minifigure head and a full one piece custom body with something that is not common in a LEGO figure: clothes.

Lego-Harry-Potter-Troll

From the LEGO brands there were only 2 more Big Figures: Dogshank (Ninjago) and Mungus (Chima).

Lego-Dogshank-and-Mungus

In resume, almost all the latest big figures that LEGO released share the same base (excluding a couple of exceptions): fixed torso with custom fixed head, removable arms and fixed legs in the same position walking position.

It’s and interesting type of figure, but the lack of customisation and movement makes it an uninteresting piece of LEGO. I would prefer a big size version of a minifigure where we could change the head, torso and legs and interchange parts. But, for most of these figures, it’s the only representation of them in the LEGO world, so they basically a need to have.

In my 34th Birthday…

.. My wife presented me with one of the greatest UCS on sale at LEGO: The TIE Fighter.

lego-gifts-tie-fighter-ninjago-super-heroes-nexo-knights

With that came a series of small gifts. The strange part was that the only that should have come was the Ninjago one. The other 2 were a surprise and perhaps due the frequent bugs in the new LEGO Shop website. The following paper was inside:

lego-gift

At the end of the day, my win with a brand new UCS, 2 new polybags and my first NEXUS Knights minifigure. Not a bad way to end my birthday. Now the only thing that is missing is the space to put the TIE Fighter. That is going to be a challenge.

New LEGO minifigures for 2017

Lego Batman Minifigures

According to the site brickfanatics, 2017 will be the year when LEGO will unveil 2 new thematic series of minifigures besides the usual LEGO Collectable minifigures (series 17).

This time there will be an exclusive series of minifigures for the Ninjago Movie and another for the LEGO Batman Movie. The site also suggests that the LEGO Batman minifigure collection will have more minifigures than the Disney collection. This means that we can expect more than 18 minifigures! This is great news because there were a lot of great Batman suits in the last movie trailer.

For LEGO minifigure collectors like me this are great news because we will get the chance to collect thematic minifigures without buying LEGO sets.

THANK YOU LEGO!