If you think that your minifigure collection is a massive treasure trove, then you may want to check this out. LEGO is sponsoring a contest where you can be one of the two proud owners of this very special, ultra rare Platinum R2-D2 minifigure valued at £2,500 or $3,200++. UK’s shop.LEGO.com is currently running the said raffle until January 12, and is open to all contestants 18 years old and above, residing in Europe, Canada, the US and other countries where the LEGO Brand Store can be found.
The best part of it is that no purchase is necessary to join the contest. All you need to do is simply enter your email address, birth date and country of origin on their contest registration page. You are also asked to subscribe to LEGO Shop’s email list, hit the Apply button and your entry will be recorded. That’s all there is to it. Do take note that one email is equivalent to only one entry, and purchasing any LEGO material is not needed in order to increase your chances of winning.
The winner will receive his/her Platinum R2-D2 minifigure on a custom display case, together with a certificate of authenticity to flaunt your prize. For full details of the contest’s guidelines and other mechanics, head over to this link.
If there is one thing that I am fond of collecting other than the latest collectable minifigure series from LEGO (I’m particularly looking forward to add to my collection the LEGO Batman Movie CMF Series 2), these are the latest polybag offerings that often times end up as exclusives. It’s nice of LEGO to also give some attention to this particular niche among its sets, and thanks to YouTuber Freedom Bricks, we now have an idea on what LEGO has in the works for next year’s series of polybags.
As it seems, we are to expect no less than 15 polybag sets in 2018 coming from LEGO’s various themes. Though the images are not that crisp as compared to official ones, we can have a fair amount of information on their set names and number. We don’t have a piece count yet on each of these polybags including their availability, but the pictures themselves are clear enough so we can see what they have to offer.
I personally like LEGO’s selection of City polybags, especially the Hotdog Stand and Road Worker. They are great additions to any City-style MOCs or modular sets that you might be working on. The LEGO Creator Cute Pug is also a must have, since this is the very first Creator polybag that comes like a 3-in-1 set. I’ll definitely go on a LEGO hunt for these goodies.
Here are the rest of the images as edited and shared by Promobricks.
It is no secret that LEGO has been representing some of the best titles and licenses from every corner of the entertainment world. Ever since The LEGO Group struck gold with its partnership with Disney and Warner Bros., it has never run out of new material – and characters – to immortalize in that iconic LEGO plastic mould. From Star Wars to Marvel, to the Simpsons and Batman, there seems to be no limit to the potential of what LEGO can do with its minifigure renditions. In fact, there is still a lot of room for other official LEGO minifigs that already carry the LEGO brand. One particular subtheme (if one can call it that) is Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. However, like what most Jake and Finn fans know, LEGO didn’t seem to do justice about the highly popular CN series. Sure, we have the LEGO Ideas Adventure Time (21308) that was released earlier this year; and also don’t forget about the uber cool (and now discontinued) LEGO Dimensions Adventure Time Level Pack (71245), Team Pack (71246), and Marceline the Vampire Queen Fun Pack (71285). But with only four official LEGO minifigures representing the cartoon series, there is still a lot that we’re missing.
Long before LEGO closed the deal with CN to render the world of Adventure Time into brick-built form, Chris Malec from Buckinghamshire, England already came up with the idea of rendering Jake, Finn, and the rest of the good ‘ol folks from the Land of Ooo, in custom LEGO minifigure form using a medium that has recently caught the fancy of many budding artist – 3D printing. He managed to design an initial 16 Adventure Time minifigures, close to creating a custom LEGO Adventure Time Collectible Minifigures. Take a look at these sweet, gorgeous renderings. Click on the images to have a better look.
Though they may not feel the same way as compared to a standard LEGO minifigure since they are 3D printed, the level of detail and accuracy, if I may say, exceeds that of LEGO prints. The clean look and finish on these custom CMF is beyond expectations.
Chris is still working on another series of Adventure Time custom LEGO minifigures and other titles, including another personal favorite, his rendition of a custom LEGO Super Mario Odyssey minifigure. I reckon that if LEGO will ever come with a Super Mario set, THIS is how Mario should like.
So if you are impressed as much as I am about these custom LEGO Adventure Time Collectible Minifigures from Chris Malec, be sure to check out the rest of his 3D masterpieces right here. Image credit goes to Chris for sharing his creation to the rest of the brick-loving world.
As it seems, it looks like LEGO has earned a greater chance of bagging the same title again. Earlier this week, online voting for this year’s TOTY has officially begun, and LEGO once more dominated the nominees’ list with five sets under various categories. Nominated for Collectible of the Year, we have the LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures (71017). For Construction Toy of the Year it is everybody’s favorite droid in brick form, LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (75187) and Captain Salazar’s dreaded ghost ship, the LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Silent Mary (71042) that has made it to the cut of being qualified as nominees. The still elusive, and hard-to-find, LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) also made it as a nominee for Specialty Toy of the Year, and the LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox (17101) was named as a candidate for Tech Toy of the Year.
It should be noted that a LEGO-compatible product also made it to the roster of TOTY finalists with the Mayka Toy Block Tape by Zulu. The concept behind a LEGO-tape is relatively new and has recently caught the fancy of builders both young and old.
The voting process officially began last November 3, and will end on January 5, 2018. The voting will include not just Association members, retailers, and journalists, but also the consumers. The winners will be announced in a formal presentation ceremony on February 16, 2018. You may refer to this link for the complete set of guidelines on how the Toy of the Year finalists were selected. Consumer voting is on-going, and if you wish to show your support for these LEGO sets, then head over to the voting page for the Toy of the Year Awards.
Do you agree with this year’s selection of nominees? Do you have another LEGO set that you wish were included in the nominees list? Drop us a comment below and tell us what you think.
Retail store chain, Target has been remarkably full of surprises lately when it comes to their offering of LEGO products. Quite recently, one of their stores in Texas surprised buyers by not just stocking LEGO Star Wars sets that were supposed to come to the market only towards the end of this year, but actually selling them now.
And then, after treating customers to a glimpse of the future, Target is bringing back one of their exclusive minifigure gift packs from two years ago. If you happened to miss this then now’s the time to get it since Target is making available once again their 2015 LEGO Minifigure Gift Set (5004077) exclusive. This pack contains four minifigures, one from DC Comics and the other three from LEGO’s own themes: Ninjago, Legends of Chima, and good old LEGO City.
For its original price of $9.99, fans can get minifigures of Lightning Lad from DC’s Legion of Superheroes, Ninjago’s Kai (voiced by Michael Peña in The LEGO Ninjago Movie), Sir Fangar from Legends of Chima, and a generic diver from LEGO City. All but Lightning Lad have either helmets or accessories, though it features a dual printed minifigure head.
The 2015 LEGO Target Minifigure Gift Set making a comeback is but one of the numerous surprises that the store chain has been springing on LEGO buyers lately. Remember that they already have a bunch of other promos lined up throughout November as outlined in the LEGO section of their 2017 Toy Book catalog.
As of this writing, their current giveaway is the LEGO Seasonal Christmas Ornament (5004934), that goes for free with a minimum $35 purchase of any LEGO products at Target. This lasts up until November 11, when a new giveaway will take its place.