This past weekend, The Skirball Cultural Center hosted a LEGO event simply called LEGO Day and LUGOLA was invited to participate! Warner Bros. sent over a care package full of Movie-related goodies for the attendees and included in the lot were a handful of the promotional tins that given away to Willy Wonka-style Golden Ticket holders. They also gave away some bare bones Movie Collectible Minifigs but what they lacked in accessories they made up for with minifig stands printed with the movie logo. Nice! Now to just get my hands on 16 of them….
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The annual May the 4th sales extravaganza is still a few days away, but everyone’s favorite plucky astromech goes on sale today! 10225 R2-D2 is now available in the US for a hefty price tag of $179.99.
But wait there’s more! Also available for sale is Collectible Minifigures Series 7, which contains, without a doubt, THE best minifig ever made. It’s stylish, has all the qualities of making great army building fodder, and comes in an awesome color. That’s right, I’m talking about the Bunny Suit Man:
The great thing about this series is that you can order up to 32 minifigs instead of the old limit of 16, increasing your chances of getting a more complete set. They’re priced at $2.99 a pop though. If you’re patient, you may score free shipping during the May the 4th sale. Those postcards people have been getting didn’t indicate any restriction but I’d imagine you’d have to buy something Star Wars related in order to qualify.
It’s been a great contest with loads of fantastic entries and the final votes are in. The winner of this year’s Podrace Challenge is Sparkart with his Lady Liberty based Ghostbusters Chibi Pod Racer:
The idea behind this is just too clever if you ask me, and the build is right up there as well. A well deserved 1st place design. The collectable minifigures turned out to be an excellent source of inspiration and made the voting especially hard for everyone. Click here to view the rest of the top five entries.
The preliminary poll just closed and the finalists have been selected, now they’re going head to head to determine the winners. Click here to go place your vote! I apologize for not linking to the first poll here on the main page, I assumed anyone intent on voting would have caught it on the forum over the weekend. I’ll be sure to keep that in mind for future contests.
Midnight, Pacific time to be exact. That leaves you with just over thirteen hours left to polish off that podracer of yours and post it to the forum thread if you want to participate. The turnout so far has been spectacular and members are really going all out with this theme. I can’t wait to see what the last minute entries will look like. Once all the submissions are in we’ll double check them for compliance and set up the poll, so voting should be ready the weekend. Good luck!
We’ve just passed the halfway point for the building phase for our podracer contest and the entries are already pouring in. You still have two weeks left if you would like to participate and earn a shot at the prizes. That’s plenty of time to pick your favorite collectible minifig and build them a matching racer. The full contest rules are available right here on the forum so take a look and join the fun!
Eagle-eyed FBTB forum member mooslug spotted an interesting mistake on Lego Shop@Home’s Series 6 product page. It would seem the current series’ Zookeeper and Snowboarder were omitted from the list and replaced with previously unknown Flamenco Dancer and Jungle Boy. Spoiler for Series 6? 7? 8?
Also, a tipster sent us an image of more possible collectible minifigs that leaked onto the interwebs a few weeks ago, and they’re pretty fantastic:
Lady Liberty, a minotaur, awesome pink space vixen, a genie, Braveheart, a Leprechaun, pompadour hairpieces, meat cleavers and more to love: I’m willing to throw down right now and call this the best series so far, and we haven’t even seen all 16 figures for this wave yet.
Forum member JAYMATIK found Series 1 Collecible Minifigure parts in the build-a-minifigure tubs at a LEGO store in California. This was advertised on the April LEGO Store calendar, but this is the first sighting I’ve come across.
The calendar included a picture of the caveman and robot. This tub had the forestman and clown, along with mermaid parts (pictured above). No accessories or stands though.
The build-a-mini can have some great random parts in it. Sometimes you can strike gold amongst the tubs, so it’s worth a peek. At $9.99 for 3 minifigures, however, it’s a bit steep for the more common parts.
Thanks for sharing your find, JAYMATIK!
Fellow LUG member Kelly reports buying Minifigure Series 3 at her local TRU (Los Feliz store in SoCal in case you’re wondering). They qualified for the current BOGO sale, 18 packs costed her $45 which works out to… $3 per pack? I thought they were $4 each. In any case, stay diligent and you may get lucky. And don’t forget your cheat sheet.