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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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

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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.

LEGO 30611R2-D2 Polybag with Building Instructions

Recently a strange polybag that no one has heard about just appeared on ebay here and here. Don’t know how or when it will be available but when I do, I’ll create a post with that information. Meanwhile, some pictures:

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Just a few days later the instructions have appeared online and are below. enjoy!

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Remembering the old LEGO comercials

In this first day of 2017, let’s make a trip down the memory lane. Found this 3 videos in youtube with some old LEGO and LEGO Star Wars commercials.

Do you remember any of them? I actually remember some of one’s that aired in the final of the 80’s, maybe because I loved the pirates theme.

Carrie Fisher is Gone

Princess Leia

Our dear Princess Leia is gone. She will be missed…

Star Wars Rogue One

This became one of my favourite movies of the Star Wars Franchise. Disney, you are doing it right!

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LEGO Star Wars 2017 Summer Sets lineup rumour

There are some rumours on the internet about the new Star Wars sets of 2017. This is what we know until the now:

75166 Battle Pack

Probably a episode VII Battle pack. The rumour is that will bring 2 Stormtroopers, 1 Flametrooper and an Officer.

75167 Battle Pack

This is rumoured to be a special battle pack with 4 bounty hunters that appeared in episode V: Dengar, IG-88, 4-LOM and Zuckuss.

75178 (Jakku Quadjumper)

Yes this is the quad jumper that exploded when Rey and Finn were escaping for the stormtroopers. Although it didn’t had any airtime, it will be featured in a set along with Rey, Finn and probably a Stormtrooper and BB8.

75180 (Rathtar Escape)

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Do you remember the monster inside Hand Solo ship? This is it. So we probably have Han and Chewie and some cannon fodder.

75182 Republic Fighter Tank

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We already had one of this back in 2008, set 7679. So this is probably a new edition with some new Clone Troppers.

75183 Darth Vader Transformation

– Battle Damaged Anakin, Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine

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Probably a reedition of the set 7251 Darth Vader Transformation of 2005.

75185 Tracker I

75186 Arrowhead

2 sets of the Freemaker theme.

75191 Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive Booster Ring

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A known ship but this time with the Hyperdrive Booster Ring similar to 7661. Rumoured to have Obi Wan Kenobi and possibly Kid Boba Fett or a small Astromech droid.

75144 – Snowspeeder

A new UCS reedition?

75179 – Rebel Hangar

This might be one of the biggest sets of Star Wars 2017. Maybe a Rogue one set of the hangar that is seen in the movie.

75184 – LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017

The advent calendar of 2017. Probably just released on the second part of the year.

Buildable Characters

And to finish, 6 new Buildable Characters: 75526, 75528, 75529, 75530, 75531 and 75532.

May the force be with you.

New 2017 Star Wars sets reveal

With less than 1 month away from the premier of the new Star Wars movie, new Star Wars sets images are leaked. A lot of them seem to be Rogue One related, but some explore the prequel movies and the Rebel animation series. There are also 4 new series 4 Microfigthers.

The sets are very interesting expecially the 2 new Battle Packs, the Y-Wing with Moroff, a Gigoran that is part of the rebellion, the Rogue One movie scenario, the Battle on Scariff, and finally the Duel of Fates featuring Darth Maul, Obiwan and Qui Gon Jinn. Check all the box art and previews below.

Microfigthers

U-Wing Microfighter (75160)

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Tie Striker Microfighter (75161)

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Y-Wing Microfighter (75162)

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Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle Microfighter (75163)

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Sets

Rebel Trooper Battle Pack (75164)

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Imperial Trooper Battle Pack (75165)

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Battle on Scariff (75171)

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Y-Wing Starfighter (75172)

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The Phantom (75170)

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Duel of the Fates (75169)

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Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter (75168)

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Action Figures

Scarif Shoretrooper (75523)

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Chirrut Imŵe (75524)

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Baze Malbus (75525)

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The Ultimate Clone Turbo Tank

I consider this the ultimate version of the Star Wars Clone Turbo Tank! I think this was taken in Italy, but unfortunately was not able to find who took the picture or who is the creator.

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If someone recognizes the build, please contact me because i’ll be more than happy to make the reference.

Lego sets that are retiring soon

A quick browse in the European store and I noticed that are several great sets are near retirement, 8 to be exact. For now, the US store is safe, that i think is a matter of time.

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LEGO 10218 Pet Shop

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Lego Shop link: LEGO 10218 Pet Shop
Price: £119.99 / $149.99 / 149.99€

LEGO 10234 Sydney Opera House

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Lego Shop link: LEGO 10234 Sydney Opera House
Price: £249.99 / $319.99 / 299.99€

LEGO Ideas

LEGO 21108 Ghostbusters Ecto-1

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Lego Shop link: LEGO 21108 Ghostbusters Ecto-1
Price: £44.99 / $49.99 / 49.99€

LEGO 21302 The Big Bang Theory

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Lego Shop link: LEGO 21302 The Big Bang Theory
Price: £49.99 / $59.99 / 59.99€

LEGO 21303 WALL-E

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Lego Shop link: LEGO 21303 WALL-E
Price: £39.99 / $59.99 / 49.99€

LEGO 21304 Doctor Who

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Lego Shop link: LEGO 21304 Doctor Who
Price: £49.99 / $59.99 / 59.99€

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LEGO 10236 Ewok Village

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Lego Shop link: LEGO 10236 Ewok Village
Price: £199.99 / $249.99 / 249.99€

LEGO 75059 Sandcrawler

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Lego Shop link: LEGO 75059 Sandcrawler
Price: £249.99 / $299.99 / 309,99€

From these i secured 3 of them: The Ewok Village, the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 and the Big Bang Theory set. I count to secure at least the Doctor Who because the Sandcrawler is a bit expensive.

So run for your lives and secure them before they vanish. The Retiring Soon mark means that the sets will only be available for a couple of weeks, maybe while supplies last.

Awesome experience in the Online Lego Shop

Although the new LEGO shop is a little buggy, the LEGO customer service continues to amaze me.

This time i was thinking of buying the set 75096 – Sith Infiltrator because I really love the minifigures that come with it.

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Qui-Gon Jin, in particular, is pretty rare and expensive and i currently don’t have a Darth Maul in my collection so this set was perfect.

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So i decided to buy it during the force Friday promotion that ended on the 3rd of October. But I forgot to make the purchase and only submitted my request to buy on the 4th of October at 1 a.m. Of course I didn’t get the Star Wars Stormtrooper polybag and didn’t triple my VIP points.

So I sent an email to the LEGO customer care explaining the situation and asking if they could add the contents of the promotion. The girl that answered my request answered it the following text:

Usually we can’t add point or send promotional items out of the time of the promotion. But today I decided to be a little ‘rogue’. I’m going to open an exception and give you the extra vip points and the First Order Stormtrooper!

For me this is an awesome customer service! Not only i got the stormtrooper Polybag, but also got the current promotion, the London Bus and a Ultimate Spiderman polybag.

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With this i got 5 new minifigures, 3 new polybags (the Stormtrooper, Spiderman and the london bus), tripled my VIP point, got a VIP discount of $15 and finally got a really good experience with LEGO customer Service.

In 2 words: LEGO Rules!